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Feb - 2007.

  • Screening initiative failing poor children
  • Children from poor backgrounds are not benefiting from the nationwide programme to screen school children for tooth decay government experts have claimed The Department of Health said the plan should be scrapped and suggested primary care trusts PCTs invest.. read more. Posted on : Tue 27th - Feb - 2007

  • Pressure on new Assembly to deliver
  • The BDA is calling on those elected to the new Northern Ireland Assembly on 7 March to seize the unique opportunity they have to address the poor state of the nation s teeth Northern Ireland currently suffers worse oral health than the Republic of Ireland En.. read more. Posted on : Tue 27th - Feb - 2007

  • School dentists on Lib Dem agenda
  • The Wales Liberal Democrats have announced their plans to boost children s oral health including employing salaried dentists to carry out school check ups A focus on dental health and prevention at primary school level and at playgroups and nurseries would .. read more. Posted on : Tue 27th - Feb - 2007

  • Last chance to vote
  • VOTING HAS NOW CLOSED The deadline is closing in on the Dentistry Top 50 readers poll to find out who the most influential people are in the dental profession We have been inundated with votes so far but there is still time to have your say if you hav.. read more. Posted on : Wed 21st - Feb - 2007

  • Kevin Lewis column
  • Kevin Lewis contemplates how the reorganisation of government departments does wonders for those wishing to avoid accountability Two of the great behemoths of government the Home Office and the Department of Health have in recent months given a c.. read more. Posted on : Wed 21st - Feb - 2007

  • DDU issues complaints advice
  • The Dental Defence Union DDU has issued advice to its members to help them avoid complaints about fees The advice follows a Healthcare Commission report into unresolved complaints which revealed that disagreements on fees and charges accounted for 30 of com.. read more. Posted on : Wed 21st - Feb - 2007

  • John Chope column
  • John Chope asks how reassuring is our brave new flexible world of dental team regulation It seemed like a good idea at the time a reformed GDC regulating the whole team regarding all its registrants equally and relying on each one of them to exercise his or .. read more. Posted on : Wed 21st - Feb - 2007

  • Dentists under the most stress
  • Stress levels among medical retailers including dentists is the highest of all retail sectors in Britain according to new research The survey of more than 1 000 retailers across the UK carried out by Barclaycard Business found that 63 of medical re.. read more. Posted on : Wed 21st - Feb - 2007

  • The shape of things to come
  • Denplan s Roger Matthews considers how fragmented the dental industry can become if current patterns are to continue Early in a New Year as I write is traditionally the time for looking back and predicting futures and nowhere is this activity more v.. read more. Posted on : Wed 21st - Feb - 2007

  • New Peninsula staff
  • The Peninsula Dental School has announced two major appointments as it prepares for its first intake of students Dr Jonathan Bennett has been appointed as Senior Lecturer in Dental Education A graduate of the Universities of London and Oxford in Dentistry Sc.. read more. Posted on : Wed 21st - Feb - 2007

  • Missed appointments
  • In his regular Dentistry column Bryan Harvey deputy head of the DDU explains how to deal with patients who fail to turn up A survey of 57 Cardiff dental practices revealed that patients who failed to attend appointments during the first eight months after .. read more. Posted on : Wed 21st - Feb - 2007

  • NHS patients being turned away
  • Three quarters of dentists are not taking on new NHS patients according to a survey carried out by the Liberal Democrats The poll of 1 013 dentists across England found that 72 were not accepting new patients due to local financial difficulties Lib Dem healt.. read more. Posted on : Fri 16th - Feb - 2007

  • Practitioners warned over health tourists
  • Dentists doctors and opticians have been urged to be vigilant over fraudulent claims made for free care including dental treatment and eye tests by so called health tourists NHS Counter Fraud Services said it has embarked on a study of the full scale of the.. read more. Posted on : Wed 14th - Feb - 2007

  • Water fluoridation edges closer
  • Plans to fluoridate the water supply in Bolton have received a boost this week Local health bosses are preparing to sign up to become members of the North west Fluoridation Evaluation Group which will decide whether to launch a public forum into plans to fluo.. read more. Posted on : Wed 14th - Feb - 2007

  • Growing alarm over whitening protocols
  • The dental industry has reiterated its warnings to the public over the use of teeth whitening products after an industrial bleaching agent was used on a young woman at a beauty salon Stephanie Ramezan 23 had her teeth treated with chlorine dioxide and two da.. read more. Posted on : Fri 9th - Feb - 2007

  • Alice in Euroland
  • John Chope looks at some of the anomalies of healthcare regulation in an expanding European Union What does it feel like to belong to the European Union Do you sense a refreshing breeze liberated deep in the continent sweeping over the open boundaries of a .. read more. Posted on : Fri 9th - Feb - 2007

  • Searching for the goalposts
  • Kevin Lewis reflects on the original principles of the new contract and can t help wondering where they seem to have disappeared to Has anyone seen the goalposts I m sure they were there in 2004 and 2005 I accept they had already been moved several times.. read more. Posted on : Thu 8th - Feb - 2007

  • GDPs petition Number 10
  • More than 900 angry dentists and British citizens have signed an online e petition in a desperate bid to scrap the new NHS dental contract once and for all The petition created by GDP Mark Preston reads We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to s.. read more. Posted on : Thu 8th - Feb - 2007

  • CPD now available online
  • FMC Professional has rolled out a new website giving CPD in Practice subscribers the chance to tot up verifiable CPD hours faster After filling in the subscriber number GDC number and an email address users simply complete the online questionnaire to qualify.. read more. Posted on : Thu 8th - Feb - 2007

  • Sheffield celebrates dental boost
  • The University of Sheffield s Dentistry School is undergoing a 5 5 million extension The four storey project due to be completed at the end of the year is a joint collaboration between the University and the neighbouring Charles Clifford Dental Hospital .. read more. Posted on : Thu 8th - Feb - 2007

  • Have you completed enough CPD
  • The General Dental Council GDC is checking how much continuing professional development CPD dentists have completed Dentists who first registered with the Council between 1 January 1990 and 31 December 2001 and were still on the Register at 31 December 2.. read more. Posted on : Thu 8th - Feb - 2007

  • Angry parents lash out
  • Large numbers of parents are upset or angry because new rules are preventing orthodontists from fixing their children s crooked teeth on the NHS according to the British Orthodontic Society BOS The BOS said rules forcing its members to prioritise cl.. read more. Posted on : Tue 6th - Feb - 2007

  • Running out of UDAs
  • Dentistry columnist Michael Watson runs through what is at stake when dentists meet their UDA targets earlier than expected In December the Sunday Telegraph reported that Anthony Smith a dentist in Grantham Lincolnshire had met his treatment targets early a.. read more. Posted on : Tue 6th - Feb - 2007

  • Gum shields for Wolves
  • A Warrington dental practice has boosted its campaign to get everyone playing contact sports to wear gum shields by securing sponsorship of a local rugby league team The Dental Academy has provided all members of the Warrington Wolves first team with speciall.. read more. Posted on : Tue 6th - Feb - 2007

  • Denplan turns up the heat for golfing fest
  • Entries are now being invited for the eight regional heats of the 2007 Denplan Golf Challenge The heats which start in May will take place throughout the country at some of Britain s most prestigious courses and for the first time finalists will head off.. read more. Posted on : Tue 6th - Feb - 2007

  • Dentistry Awards 2006 The Video
  • The long awaited video footage of the Dentistry Awards 2006 is now available to view online The Dentistry Awards 2006 held at the art deco Athena venue in Leicester in December attracted nearly 700 guests making it the biggest dental awards ceremony in UK h.. read more. Posted on : Mon 5th - Feb - 2007

  • BDHF praises smoke free law
  • The British Dental Health Foundation BDHF has welcomed the news that all enclosed public and work places are to be smoke free from July 1 2007 Dr Nigel Carter chief executive of the BDHF said The Foundation has been campaigning for a full smoking ban .. read more. Posted on : Mon 5th - Feb - 2007

  • Croydon calling
  • In his regular Dentistry column the Dental Defence Union s Bryan Harvey urges private dentists to be prudent and co operative with the DCS You have just finished treating a patient and a call is put through from your receptionist The caller says they are f.. read more. Posted on : Mon 5th - Feb - 2007

  • Dentistry Top 50 the battle is on
  • VOTING HAS NOW CLOSED The votes are flooding in as our readers poll to find out who the most influential people are in the dental profession takes shape but there is still time to have your say if you haven t already Who do you think commands the.. read more. Posted on : Fri 2nd - Feb - 2007

 

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