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Dec - 2010.

  • Dental patients urged to compare the market
  • Patients have been urged to compare the market before they choose a dentist under a new online government initiative to put the customer in the boss s seat The dentist comparison website will allow the public to contrast the services offered by local d.. read more. Posted on : Thu 23rd - Dec - 2010

  • Nightclub swings into dentistry
  • Chief dental officer Barry Cockcroft officially opened a new dental practice in Burnley ndash which was once a nightclub Dr Cockcroft welcomed guests at the Quest Dental Care on Red Lion Street Burnley who enjoyed a tour of this new NHS enhanced dental tra.. read more. Posted on : Tue 21st - Dec - 2010

  • The new face of dentistry
  • The face of dentistry changes each year and 2011 will be no different Here are the top five dental trends for 2011 brought to you by the editors of the US Consumer Guide to Dentistry strong 1 Smile makeovers meet Botox and injectables strong Soon you may.. read more. Posted on : Tue 21st - Dec - 2010

  • Dentists urged to stop the drivel
  • Hello I m Kate Adam marketing consultant and this is my second blog on the Dentistry website You may be surprised to learn that I ve been practising what I advise I like to think I don t preach Yes with my Mint co founder Alex Nicolaou I ve been work.. read more. Posted on : Tue 21st - Dec - 2010

  • Facing braces with a little help from Lego
  • Two life size Lego heads will illustrate mouths lsquo before and lsquo after orthodontic treatment in a new week long campaign to raise awareness of orthodontic treatment The plastic brick constructions will be unveiledat the launch of the British Orthodont.. read more. Posted on : Tue 21st - Dec - 2010

  • Revalidation dentists must get involved
  • Dental professionals are being urged not to miss their chance to have their say on draft plans for revalidation The General Dental Council s latest consultation on its plans will close on 6 January 2011 Revalidation will make clear the minimum standards which.. read more. Posted on : Tue 21st - Dec - 2010

  • Christmas appeal to restore nurse s smile
  • A weekly newspaper has launched a fundraising appeal to pay for the dental work of a 20 year old nurse who lost eight teeth in an attack The South Yorkshire Times has set up the Operation Christmas Smile campaign with the family and friends of Astra Taylor to .. read more. Posted on : Tue 21st - Dec - 2010

  • Money matters A look back at 2010
  • 2010 has been the Chinese year of the tiger Tiger years are typically characterised by dramatic changes this year has been no exception A general election a hung parliament two budgets and a spending review have left us wondering what s next During the yea.. read more. Posted on : Tue 21st - Dec - 2010

  • Dental hygienist s cross infection innovation
  • Working as a hygienist I despaired over the constant battle of trying to keep my appearance clean due to unsightly splatter marks caused by splash back deposits such as prophy paste air polish powder and of course blood and saliva contamination Keeping o.. read more. Posted on : Mon 20th - Dec - 2010

  • Dental roadshow with an eye to the future
  • The British Dental Trade Association BDTA is sponsoring the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry BACD Roadshow in 2011 The BACD prides itself on being a progressive organisation that keeps its members eyes firmly focused on the future With so many change.. read more. Posted on : Mon 20th - Dec - 2010

  • Mouth cancer drive must be all year round
  • A dental health expert is urging the dental the profession to continue to advise the public about the dangers of the killer disease Despite 2010 proving one of the most successful campaigns since its first outing 10 years ago Dr Nigel Carter of the British D.. read more. Posted on : Mon 20th - Dec - 2010

  • Data security ensure a Christmas clean up
  • A shocking 67 of UK businesses leave confidential data out on display when they go on holiday over Christmas reveals a data security expert Confidential data experts are warning companies to shape up their security measures and destroy all private papers bef.. read more. Posted on : Mon 20th - Dec - 2010

  • Dental hygienists urged to spread their wings
  • The January 2011 issue of Preventive Dentistry is out soon ndash and here s a rundown of the key oral health news features clinical studies and latest dental innovations for all dental professionals We announce the finalists in the Preventive Practice of th.. read more. Posted on : Mon 20th - Dec - 2010

  • New guidelines on dental sedation for kids
  • A new guideline published this week will ensure that anxious young NHS patients do not receive ineffective or unsafe sedation drugs ahead of any therapeutic or diagnostic procedure The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence NICE has developed .. read more. Posted on : Fri 17th - Dec - 2010

  • New study questions cavity fighting fluoride
  • Scientists have discovered that the protective shield fluoride forms on teeth is up to 100 times thinner than previously believed The study now poses a question mark over how this cavity fighter really works and experts say it could lead to better ways of prot.. read more. Posted on : Fri 17th - Dec - 2010

  • Dental patients with disabilities meet that need
  • Positives can be hard to come by in recessional times but a tough economy drives all businesses to look harder for new customers and this is the perfect time for dentists to look at the commercial opportunities to be gained from offering their services to par.. read more. Posted on : Fri 17th - Dec - 2010

  • US urged to re investigate dental amalgam row
  • Medical authorities in the US may investigate further the medical controversy surrounding mercury amalgam dental fillings A Food and Drug Administration advisory committee has announced that the agency should look at updated data which may indicate possible me.. read more. Posted on : Thu 16th - Dec - 2010

  • NHS dentistry pilots need time to succeed
  • Proposals that will help improve outcomes for dental patients were published by the Department of Health today The plans mark the first step towards a significant NHS White Paper commitment to introduce a new dental contract that will improve the quality of pa.. read more. Posted on : Thu 16th - Dec - 2010

  • Facebook and Twitter keep students in the loop
  • Dental students across the UK and Ireland are fast becoming fans and followers of 3M ESPE s Student Dentistry Awards Facebook and Twitter sites Student dentists are using these social media tools to keep up to date with dentistry news and connect with other u.. read more. Posted on : Thu 16th - Dec - 2010

  • Website makeover for dental insurance company
  • Hamilton Fraser insurance a UK provider of specialist Medical Liability insurance for the cosmetic industry announced the launch of their new dedicated cosmetic insurance website The new website has been completely redesigned to provide cosmetic practitioner.. read more. Posted on : Thu 16th - Dec - 2010

  • Beware sexist secret Santa gifts practices warned
  • Dental teams should think twice before buying gifts that could be deemed lsquo sexist or lsquo offensive for the traditional Secret Santa exchange at work A law firm is warning that humorous presents such as underwear aprons hair dye diet books breath .. read more. Posted on : Thu 16th - Dec - 2010

  • Office Christmas decorations spend hits all time low
  • A shocking 55 of offices have spent absolutely nothing on Christmas decorations according to a recent survey The overall average spend per employee was a Scrooge like 23p Only 2 of the 140 offices surveyed had spent more than 5 per employee on Christmas.. read more. Posted on : Wed 15th - Dec - 2010

  • Study may lead to personalised oral care
  • A new study into the bacterial immune system reveals that the defences of the oral microbiome are unique and traceable ndash which could lead to personalised oral health care Studies in the past have looked at viral communities of the respiratory and dig.. read more. Posted on : Wed 15th - Dec - 2010

  • Harry Style s tooth whitening caught on camera
  • They may have come third in the X Factor final but the One Direction boys are still number one with many fans And rumour has it they have another good reason to smile ndash they are believed to have a major record deal lined up already despite being runner.. read more. Posted on : Wed 15th - Dec - 2010

  • Dentists bosses urged to get legal savvy
  • Employers are being urged to read up on the dental regulator s rules concerning the dental professionals they appoint The General Dental Council GDC is beginning a fresh push to ensure bosses involved in managing and employing dental professionals are up to .. read more. Posted on : Wed 15th - Dec - 2010

  • Bringing the dental trade up to date
  • The BDTA s annual Midwinter Meeting was held this year at the elegant location of The Royal College of Surgeons of England one of the world s leading surgical institutions on 9 December 2010 As in previous years the event attracted many representatives from.. read more. Posted on : Tue 14th - Dec - 2010

  • Smile Train and Bridge2Aid welcome dental donation
  • The London Dental Fellowship has announced the following charitable donations from its members which were agreed at its last AGM in the summer of 2010 bull 2 000 will be donated to Smile Train an international charity that provides treatment for children.. read more. Posted on : Tue 14th - Dec - 2010

  • A treat for mouth ulcers
  • When it comes to the treatment of mouth ulcers bonjela has always had it covered Now new Bonjela Complete Plus literally leaves mouth ulcers covered Just like plasters are used on other parts of the body to protect against external aggression we should do.. read more. Posted on : Tue 14th - Dec - 2010

  • Commit to compensate dental patients
  • Medical insurance experts have welcomed today s government move to accept the recommendation that healthcare professionals should by law be required to have indemnity But the Medical Defence Union MDU claims this alone will not give the guarantee that doctor.. read more. Posted on : Tue 14th - Dec - 2010

  • Clowns and dentistry crowns
  • The 2010 Dentistry Awards was a huge success with comedy and clowns circus acts and ndash best of all ndash top class award winning dentists and practices from across the UK More than 500 guests flocked to The Athena in Leicester on Friday to spend an e.. read more. Posted on : Mon 13th - Dec - 2010

  • Tackle poor and poor oral health link says BDA
  • A dental professor is calling on the government to address the link between social deprivation and poor oral health Commenting on the preliminary findings from the 2009 Adult Dental Health Survey ADHS published last week Professor Damien Walmsley scientifi.. read more. Posted on : Mon 13th - Dec - 2010

  • Dental professor s daredevil drop in
  • A daredevil dental professor made a Christmas drop with a difference during the festive period Professor Damien Walmsley dressed up as Father Christmas to abseil down into the Star City leisure centre in Birmingham to raised funds for his local hospice With .. read more. Posted on : Mon 13th - Dec - 2010

  • Dental professor s daredevil drop in
  • A daredevil dental professor made a Christmas drop with a difference during the festive period Professor Damien Walmsley dressed up as Father Christmas to abseil down into the Star City leisure centre in Birmingham to raised funds for his local hospice With .. read more. Posted on : Mon 13th - Dec - 2010

  • DCPs inspired to pursue dental research
  • Preconceptions that DCPs do not or cannot undertake research were challenged on 27 November at an event run by the Faculty of General Dental Practice UK and the British Society for Dental Hygiene and Therapy This was the second such event following on from .. read more. Posted on : Mon 13th - Dec - 2010

  • 7 million cash injection for dental chain
  • James Hull Associates JHA today announced the next stage of its development with the injection of 7 million by AXA Private Equity one of Europe s leading diversified private equity firms This new funding will allow JHA to progress with its growth programm.. read more. Posted on : Mon 13th - Dec - 2010

  • Dentists back BDA red tape campaign
  • Local Dental Committees LDCs from across England are supporting a BDA campaign calling for the government to address dentists mounting concerns about the burden of red tape on general dental practice Attendees at the 2010 LDC Officials Day which took plac.. read more. Posted on : Fri 10th - Dec - 2010

  • Make the world cavity free
  • Worldwide health leaders launch global campaign through an information website called the Alliance for a Cavity Free Future During the 2010 FDI World Dental Congress the alliance called for a global collaborative action to challenge global leaders and other r.. read more. Posted on : Thu 9th - Dec - 2010

  • Cash injection for mouth cancer research
  • The Mouth Cancer Foundation has awarded a grant of 12 000 to The Institute of Cancer Research The founder of the Mouth Cancer Foundation Dr Joshi says Head and neck cancer survivors suffer from many severe side effects with current treatments Our charity.. read more. Posted on : Thu 9th - Dec - 2010

  • A Christmas appeal
  • Twelve years ago I was looking for part time work when my daughter went to nursery An impromptu visit to a local employment agency resulted in an interview at Belmont The rest as they say is history and I had a baptism of fire into the dental industry wher.. read more. Posted on : Thu 9th - Dec - 2010

  • New dental practice breaks corporate mould
  • James Hull Associates celebrated the official reopening of Hill House Dental Practice in Tunbridge Wells this week Thanks to an investment of more than 500 from the group the dental practice was able to relocate to its new custom designed premises that inc.. read more. Posted on : Thu 9th - Dec - 2010

  • Don t let gum disease spoil that mistletoe kiss
  • Hoping for that special kiss under the mistletoe this year Beware the hidden effects of gum disease and ensure your mouth is as fresh and inviting as possible Partygoers often think a quick gargle of mouthwash is enough to dispel bad breath but it may not be .. read more. Posted on : Wed 8th - Dec - 2010

  • Filling the gap in dental training
  • Teesside University s new 17 million health and sport science building has taken dental education and training in North East England to a new level With new facilities to teach students including a magnificent dental training suite complete with 18 dental c.. read more. Posted on : Wed 8th - Dec - 2010

  • Extreme dental anxiety a problem for women
  • Nearly one in five women ndash and one in 10 men ndash will suffer lsquo extreme dental anxiety before they even sit in the dentist s chair according to the biggest adult dental survey for a decade The results of the 2009 Adult Dental Health Survey ADH.. read more. Posted on : Wed 8th - Dec - 2010

  • Keep Up To Date with Oral B
  • Oral B has released the dates for their 2011 Up To Date scientific exchange seminars and are inviting clinical dental professionals to attend a complimentary CPD accredited evening event at one of 10 locations bull Torquay Imperial Hotel 16 February bull.. read more. Posted on : Tue 7th - Dec - 2010

  • Hair a bigger priority than teeth for UK women
  • An astonishing 18 of women in the UK do not go to the dentist new research has revealed today Yet ironically 33 deem a good smile and teeth an absolute must when looking for love The research commissioned by Periproducts ndash www periproducts co uk n.. read more. Posted on : Tue 7th - Dec - 2010

  • UK women care more about their hair than their teeth
  • An astonishing 18 of women in the UK do not go to the dentist new research has revealed today Yet ironically 33 deem a good smile and teeth an absolute must when looking for love The research commissioned by Periproducts ndash www periproducts co uk nda.. read more. Posted on : Tue 7th - Dec - 2010

  • Dream makeover competition to make you smile
  • A competition with a prize of a life changing makeover is up for grabs A dentist and an aesthetic surgeon have joined forces to create a fairytale in a recession with help from a whole host of professions and businesses in the North East Mike Heads of the D.. read more. Posted on : Mon 6th - Dec - 2010

  • New dental course to put Preston smiles ahead
  • Training provider Training 2000 has teamed up with the Skills for Health Academy North West in a bid to combat a shortfall in trained dental nurses in and around Preston The new dental cadet programme aims to train people from the area who it is hoped will .. read more. Posted on : Mon 6th - Dec - 2010

  • Adult Dental Health Survey results out this week
  • The results of the Adult Dental Health Survey 2009 findings will be published this Wednesday 8 December The survey ndash which takes place every ten years ndash is a snapshot of dental health across England Northern Ireland and Wales Around 6 500 adul.. read more. Posted on : Mon 6th - Dec - 2010

  • Dental professor s festive freefall raises funds
  • A dental professor is making a festive abseil with a difference this coming weekend Professor Damien Walmsley will be dressing up as Father Christmas and abseiling to raised funds for his local hospice at Star City on Saturday December 11 With his daughter .. read more. Posted on : Mon 6th - Dec - 2010

  • Top 10 sugary treats to avoid this Christmas
  • Approaching the Christmas holiday and New Year weekend there s going to be a basketful of sweets in most homes ndash cookies baked goods and drinks Most all of the endless food and beverage goodies will be loaded with sugar or some kind of substitute thro.. read more. Posted on : Mon 6th - Dec - 2010

  • Top 10 dental marketing New Year s resolutions
  • As we race towards the coming New Year many practice owners look for ways to make their business resolutions become a reality and not something forgotten by half past February Poorly planned New Year s resolutions will not survive and will destroy your determ.. read more. Posted on : Mon 6th - Dec - 2010

  • Leading lights of dental family honoured
  • Leading members of the dental family were honoured for their contributions to dentistry at a lavish ceremony at London s Hotel Russell on 24 November The fifth British Dental Association BDA Honours and Awards Dinner saw the presentation of awards to more th.. read more. Posted on : Fri 3rd - Dec - 2010

  • Award to all the presidents woman
  • Ann Craddock was presented with the British Society of Dental Hygiene and Therapy BSDHT lsquo distinguished service loyalty and mentorship award recently in recognition of her three years of service The presentation took place at the fifth annual BDA Hono.. read more. Posted on : Fri 3rd - Dec - 2010

  • Cannon sponsors BDA Northern Ireland branch 8232
  • Cannon Hygiene is delighted to sponsor BDA Northern Ireland Branch during Ed Livingston s year as branch president during 2011 8232 Welcoming Cannon as a sponsor Ed said lsquo We are delighted that Cannon has chosen to work with the Northern Ireland Branc.. read more. Posted on : Thu 2nd - Dec - 2010

  • Calling all innovative dental students
  • The 3M ESPE Award for Innovation recognises students ability to think beyond existing practices and technologies to envisage the future of dentistry To enter submit up to 500 words describing your dental practice in the year 2020 You will be judged on your a.. read more. Posted on : Thu 2nd - Dec - 2010

  • Big pay outs in dental negligence cases to end
  • The Dental Defence Union MDU is hopeful that government proposals to control civil litigation costs will spell an end to the inflation busting legal costs it sees in dental negligence cases The DDU welcomed a Ministry of Justice consultation which like t.. read more. Posted on : Thu 2nd - Dec - 2010

  • World Cup loss another trip to the dentist
  • Alex Ferguson rated it alongside a trip to the dentist ndash and our failure in England s bid to host the World Cup must be adding to that pain Last month the Manchester United boss who managed Scotland as they made a first round exit in the 1986 tournamen.. read more. Posted on : Thu 2nd - Dec - 2010

  • Celebrity smile auction raises 8 000 so far
  • Supermodel Jodie Kidd is heading up a host of celebrities who have all donated a personal lsquo smile to her Celebrity Smile auction on eBay Bidding took place last month and raised more than 8 000 The final lots are being auctioned at the Dentaid Christm.. read more. Posted on : Thu 2nd - Dec - 2010

  • Facebook s not just for teenagers
  • Facebook is for teenagers ndash this is a phrase I hear often and the perception is certainly that 16 year olds sitting talking to their mates in weird txt spk tht we cnnt undrstnd WU2 LOL that stands for What you up to laugh out loud ndash I on.. read more. Posted on : Wed 1st - Dec - 2010

  • Don t leave fellow dentists out in the cold
  • Do you remember last winter how bitterly cold it was for week after week Did you find you needed the central heating on for longer than usual despite wearing extra layers Did you say to yourself lsquo We must have the heating on now as it is so cold and we.. read more. Posted on : Wed 1st - Dec - 2010


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