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Feb - 2006.

  • Make your vote count
  • PLEASE NOTE THIS POLL HAS NOW ENDED ANY FURTHER VOTES WILL NOT BE COUNTED Who commands the greatest power in the dental profession Is it dental gurus federation leaders politicians aesthetic specialists or the DoH s acting CDO Dentistry Magazi.. read more. Posted on : Mon 27th - Feb - 2006

  • Countdown to the new contract
  • With only four weeks to go to the final date before the new GDS contract must be signed this is a busy time for dentists Many have signed a new contract or are ready to sign many are still going through the interim stages PCTs were given a deadline of 28 Feb.. read more. Posted on : Sun 26th - Feb - 2006

  • Poster rally slammed
  • NHS dentists have been slammed for displaying posters in surgeries which MPs claim are frightening patients into signing up with private practices Dentists unhappy with the new Government contract which will come into force in two months time have launched.. read more. Posted on : Sun 26th - Feb - 2006

  • NHS dentist for 26 000
  • A private company is planning to provide up to 26 000 NHS places for dental patients in mid and west Wales Denticare is setting up five surgeries in Newtown Brecon and Lampeter Port Talbot and Killay The firm says it is receiving approximately 40 000 from.. read more. Posted on : Sun 26th - Feb - 2006

  • Outrage at MEP dental freebies
  • MEPs are entitled to huge dental allowances and taxpayers are footing the bill reveals documents leaked from the European Parliament s Council of Presidents Among the range of freebies on offer MEPs can be reimbursed for dental care including up to e.. read more. Posted on : Sun 26th - Feb - 2006

  • New CPD plans are underway
  • Plans to change the existing continuing professional development CPD scheme for dentists are being discussed by the General Dental Council GDC Dentistry magazine has learned of a brave and rushed plan to introduce compulsory core subjects by as early as Ja.. read more. Posted on : Tue 14th - Feb - 2006

  • New BDA chief
  • Dr Peter Ward is rumoured to be in line to take over as chief executive of the British Dental Association BDA Dentistry magazine has learned that Dr Ward formerly of Dencare corporate body Boots Dentalcare the Dental Practice Board and most recently Samer.. read more. Posted on : Tue 14th - Feb - 2006

  • Training places are inadequate
  • Government plans to fund an extra 100 places for trainee dentists have been branded woefully inadequate by opposition MPs Ministers will pay for 62 slots at the universities of Exeter and Plymouth 32 in Lancashire and Cumbria and six in Hull fuelling.. read more. Posted on : Tue 14th - Feb - 2006

  • The non sided contract
  • John Chope wonders what makes a successful social contract and whether the new GDS contract can survive HG Wells declared that The Social Contract is nothing more or less than a vast conspiracy to lie for the general good He claimed that Lies ar.. read more. Posted on : Tue 14th - Feb - 2006

  • New contract because I m worth it
  • Dr Richard JJ Pilkington FDS RCS talks about the new contract with reference to ancient oriental warriors As I sit in my practice I can only feel that it is like being in a political dojang The time has come to face the issue that has been swept under the c.. read more. Posted on : Tue 14th - Feb - 2006

  • Editorial Comment Mixing opportunities
  • Julian English reportsEarly Primary Care Trust PCT PCT returns in England to Strategic Health Authorities indicate a very much higher interest in signing up to nGDS than predicted At the same time in the last six months more dentists are choosing private .. read more. Posted on : Tue 14th - Feb - 2006

  • Support alert to dentists
  • The National Day Nursery Association NDNA is joining forces with the new website Stop the rot in a bid to stamp out increasing levels of decay in children The campaign which was rolled out earlier this month is hitting the trade and consumer press as we.. read more. Posted on : Tue 14th - Feb - 2006

  • Perio rinse cuts chair time
  • Dentists could detect patients at risk of periodontal breakdown using a simple oral rinse a new study has claimed Developed by the University of Toronto the technique works by measuring the level of oral neutrophils present in the patient s oral rinse The.. read more. Posted on : Tue 14th - Feb - 2006

  • Nip advances in the bud
  • The Dental Defence Union DDU is advising its members to be careful in a published document containing Valentine s advice to help dentists who find themselves in potentially compromising situations Mark Phillips dento legal adviser said Dentists usual.. read more. Posted on : Tue 14th - Feb - 2006

  • Don t forget to vote
  • Wrigley Oral Healthcare in Action has announced the names of the five dentists short listed to win the 10 000 cash prize towards refurbishing their NHS dental practice but it s down to Dentistry readers to choose the winner see below for voting detail.. read more. Posted on : Tue 14th - Feb - 2006

  • UDAs U s D entists A re s aved or U s D entists A re s crewed
  • High street GDP Shalin Kapoor has worked entirely in the NHS since qualifying He discusses whether the new contract will save or sink UK dentistsShalin Kapoor BSc BDS qualified from Guys Dental Hospital in 1996 He has been involved in NHS dentistry since q.. read more. Posted on : Tue 14th - Feb - 2006

  • The GDS and PDS Transitional Order
  • Michael Watson explains the GDS and PDS Transitional OrderThis order was laid before Parliament in December and came into force on 3 January It makes arrangements for GDS contracts to be negotiated and signed It also deals with the abolition of PDS pilot sc.. read more. Posted on : Tue 14th - Feb - 2006

  • You have called me doctor for 10 years
  • A press reception was held late last year to mark the tenth anniversary of dentists being able to use the courtesy title Doctor The reception provided an opportunity to hear the story from those closely involved with bringing about this change What hap.. read more. Posted on : Tue 14th - Feb - 2006

  • Sunderland PCT opens
  • A flagship new primary care centre for Sunderland has opened its doors to dental patients Sunderland Teaching Primary Care Trust s new 6 million Grindon Lane Primary Care Centre is the first of its type in the region The new facility includes a range of h.. read more. Posted on : Tue 14th - Feb - 2006

  • Fall of Athens
  • Dental evidence suggests Typhoid led to the fall of Athens say experts DNA examination of ancient dental pulp incriminates typhoid fever as a probable cause of the plague of Athens A mass burial pit unearthed in the Kerameikos ancient cemetery of Athens and da.. read more. Posted on : Tue 14th - Feb - 2006

  • Forensics discovery
  • Dental enamel preserves radioactive material The discovery that dental enamel preserves a permanent record of the amount of radioactive material in the atmosphere at the time the tooth was formed means forensic scientists will be able to more accurately estim.. read more. Posted on : Tue 14th - Feb - 2006

  • Dentist is jailed for a year
  • A dentist who was jailed for a year for letting her unqualified boyfriend work on patients faces being struck off Mogjan Azari 39 let Omid Amidi Mazaheri carry out procedures that repeatedly left patients in agony Amidi Mazaheri 42 an Iranian national dr.. read more. Posted on : Tue 14th - Feb - 2006

  • The new contract your questions answered
  • Graham Penfold operations director at Practice Plan answers the key questions about the new contract1 Should I check my UDA budget Yes We are receiving an increasing number of reports of dentists who have audited their UDA budgets and who claim that they ha.. read more. Posted on : Tue 14th - Feb - 2006

  • Dentists flock to workshop
  • Dentists dental nurses hygienists and receptionists flocked to the first of a series of four workshops last month to learn the secrets of running a thriving business Organised by dental coach guru Chris Barrow Construct a powerful three year vision plan t.. read more. Posted on : Tue 14th - Feb - 2006

  • Oasis takes leading role
  • Oasis Healthcare has taken a lead in patient education with the launch of a new initiative explaining the central role of the recall examination in maintaining healthy teeth and gums for life Oasis says it is responding to the growing number of patients who wa.. read more. Posted on : Tue 14th - Feb - 2006

  • Jack Straw opens IDH centre
  • Blackburn Dental Centre an IDH practice was recently opened by the Rt Hon Jack Straw MP The practice was delighted to be officially opened by the Foreign Secretary the Rt Hon Jack Straw MP who visited the practice to see the benefits that the new NHS dent.. read more. Posted on : Tue 14th - Feb - 2006

  • Lithuanian quits disaster
  • A Lithuanian dentist recruited to work for the NHS is set to quit after just three months Aivaraus Januskevicus was taken on at the end of the summer to help ease the dental crisis in Scarborough But because of budget blocks pending the new contract the p.. read more. Posted on : Tue 14th - Feb - 2006

  • Children take priority in Wales
  • Welsh NHS dentists will be allowed to give priority to young people when admitting new patients to their lists Health minister Brian Gibbons was forced to concede a change to the new contract after a government lawyer in Cardiff confirmed it would not fall fou.. read more. Posted on : Tue 14th - Feb - 2006

  • CDO says no to blackmail
  • By Ian Drury parliamentary correspondentBritain s top dentist has urged health chiefs to get tough with practices who blackmail parents into becoming private patients by refusing to treat their children Under new rules set to come into force on 1 Apri.. read more. Posted on : Sat 4th - Feb - 2006

  • A step towards revalidation
  • The General Dental Council GDC wants to change the current continuing professional development CPD scheme for dentists and introduce compulsory CPD for all dental care professionals These plans are a first step towards a revalidation system which th.. read more. Posted on : Fri 3rd - Feb - 2006

  • Denplan rolls out its new ad campaign
  • The UK s biggest outdoor advertising campaign for dentistry will be launched in February by Denplan in a bid to promote its member dentists in towns and cities across the nation The new posters will feature on more than 800 advertising billboards in prime l.. read more. Posted on : Fri 3rd - Feb - 2006

  • PCT relations helpful or hostile
  • Make an informed choice about the new contract says Jerry WatsonMake an informed choice about the new contract says Jerry WatsonThere can be no doubt that one of the most prudent new year resolutions must be to make an informed choice about the level of comm.. read more. Posted on : Fri 3rd - Feb - 2006

  • April fools day
  • Julian English talks about the new contract and the real issuesLast month I talked about the future of the new contract and what will occur before 2009 this time I want to talk about the present By the end of this month dentists should have negotiated and .. read more. Posted on : Fri 3rd - Feb - 2006

  • Students to foot bill
  • The worsening shortage of NHS dentists in Wales should be met by forcing dental trainees at the University of Wales to spend several years after graduating working in Welsh NHS practices The proposal from Plaid Cymru gained qualified backing from the Liberal .. read more. Posted on : Fri 3rd - Feb - 2006

  • Targets and contracts
  • John Chope GDC Councillor and GDP wonders whether or at what point the GDC should become concerned about contract provisions that could disadvantage patients Questions were asked at the last General Dental Council GDC meeting whether the new GDS contract w.. read more. Posted on : Fri 3rd - Feb - 2006

  • Dunmurry celebrates marketing excellence
  • Dunmurry Dental Practice has been awarded the New Business Marketing Award by the Chartered Institute of Marketing at the glittering awards ceremony held at the Waterfront Hall The award which was presented by Gay Byrne was awarded to the best young bu.. read more. Posted on : Fri 3rd - Feb - 2006

  • Dentists learn of the science of patients
  • Steve Anderson founder of the most widely attended treatment acceptance course in the world is bringing the science of case acceptance to the UK He will reveal the natural laws behind patients decisions and claims that 85 of treatment decisio.. read more. Posted on : Fri 3rd - Feb - 2006

  • The Dentist to the stars comes to town
  • True aesthetics require the whole face to be considered says renowned US dentist Larry Rosenthal presenter of a new seminar that teaches the art of facial aesthetics Qualifying for seven hours of CPD the seminar will explain how to determine true aesthetic.. read more. Posted on : Fri 3rd - Feb - 2006

  • The bear necessities
  • A Sussex dentist is bringing essential dental care to India s sloth bears Jo Bladd reportsEven 20 years of endodontic expertise couldn t prepare Sussex dentist Paul Cassar for his next patient Weighing 190kg and splayed furry tummy up on the operating t.. read more. Posted on : Fri 3rd - Feb - 2006

  • The Sunday Times prints apology
  • The Sunday Times has agreed to publish a correction following DPA complaints connected to its Dentists in NHS on 250 000 salaries article The Dental Practitioners Association DPA was so outraged by the article that it took reporters Johnathon Car.. read more. Posted on : Fri 3rd - Feb - 2006

  • Think outside the mouth demands the profit guru
  • Good clinical skills are no longer enough dentists must think like a business says Arun Mehra managing director of consulting firm SameraA marked increase in private practices has fuelled massive competition for patients and profits Upcoming business devel.. read more. Posted on : Fri 3rd - Feb - 2006

  • Wrigley s announces short list
  • Wrigley Oral Healthcare in Action has announced the names of the five dentists short listed to win the 10 000 cash prize towards refurbishing their NHS dental practice this year but it s up to Dentistry readers to choose the winner see voting details.. read more. Posted on : Fri 3rd - Feb - 2006


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