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Jan - 2008.

  • Jailed dentist struck off
  • A dentist who stole almost 140 000 from the NHS has been struck off by the General Dental Council GDC Olowashe Olojugba of Wigan Greater Manchester had claimed payment for hundreds of gold crowns he had not provided in a systematic three year fraud He w.. read more. Posted on : Thu 31st - Jan - 2008

  • No health risk over amalgam fillings
  • Amalgam fillings containing mercury pose no health risk to the human nervous system a European Union scientific committee has claimed The findings reflect the opinions of some dentists and governments who have insisted the material is safer and more durable .. read more. Posted on : Thu 31st - Jan - 2008

  • New contract for salaried dentists starts
  • The new contract for salaried primary care dentists in England comes into force this month It introduces mandatory annual appraisals a new pay structure job planning to support dentists career development and a 37 5 hour working week and covers all those w.. read more. Posted on : Wed 30th - Jan - 2008

  • Scottish figures up but half of adults still without a dentist
  • The number of people registered with an NHS dentist in Scotland has increased along with the number of NHS dentists ndash but more than half of all adults still do not have one By the end of September 2007 48 6 of adults were registered with an NHS dentist.. read more. Posted on : Wed 30th - Jan - 2008

  • Complaints against dentists rise
  • The number of patients complaints against dentists is on the increase ndash and high dental fees could be fuelling the rise The General Dental Council GDC dealt with 69 conduct cases against dentists in 2007 and 14 dentists were erased from the register .. read more. Posted on : Tue 29th - Jan - 2008

  • Adding a touch of Sparkle to a school in India
  • A West London dental practice principal and her manager opted for an unusual Christmas break ndash doing voluntary work with children in a remote village in Rajasthan India Sunita and Kavita Verma from Sparkle Dental Boutique in Hanwell west London are m.. read more. Posted on : Tue 29th - Jan - 2008

  • P Plates plan for Dentists Register
  • The General Dental Council GDC is considering a mandatory period of provisional registration for all dentists wanting to join its register The idea is that similar to a driving licence all new dentists should spend a year with a provisional registration .. read more. Posted on : Mon 28th - Jan - 2008

  • Darling does a U turn over tax plans
  • The government has abandoned plans to impose a single 18 tax rate on all capital gains ndash a move that will please many dental practitioners The change was outlined in October s pre Budget report and the tax hike would have badly hit small businesses nd.. read more. Posted on : Mon 28th - Jan - 2008

  • Banned dentists new bid for reinstatement
  • A dentist who was struck off the register after some of his patients lsquo suffered unnecessary pain and discomfort has applied for his ban to be lifted Robert Hossack had run practices in Clare Suffolk and Witham Essex before he was banned by the Genera.. read more. Posted on : Fri 25th - Jan - 2008

  • Go online to find an NHS dentist
  • A new directory on the NHS website has been launched in a bid to help people find a dentist The online service aims to make it easier for people to find their nearest surgery accepting new patients All they need do is key in their postcode By logging on to th.. read more. Posted on : Fri 25th - Jan - 2008

  • 9 11 forensic dentist sentenced in drug case
  • A dentist who used dental records to identify victims of the 9 11 terrorist attacks was sentenced to five years probation for forging painkiller prescriptions for his girlfriend Jeffrey Burkes 59 who pleaded guilty in November to criminal sale of a prescri.. read more. Posted on : Thu 24th - Jan - 2008

  • Needy Norfolk gets cash injection
  • Norfolk is to get a cash boost of 700 000 to provide more NHS dentists in towns that need them most Norfolk Primary Care Trust carried out a review of dental services across the county and agreed to spend the money on providing more NHS dentists first off i.. read more. Posted on : Thu 24th - Jan - 2008

  • Dentist uses webcam for check ups
  • A London dentist is giving patients check ups over the Internet ndash and believes that ultimately the technology could mean people getting a check up in the comfort of their own home At the moment patients still have to go to Dr Jerry Watson s clinic to be.. read more. Posted on : Wed 23rd - Jan - 2008

  • Dentist was acting as a medium patient claims
  • A Southampton dentist used non orthodox treatment on a woman suffering severe jaw pain and then claimed she was talking to the patient s late mother the General Dental Council GDC has heard The patient ndash known only as Patient A ndash complained to t.. read more. Posted on : Tue 22nd - Jan - 2008

  • Oral cancer link to ethnicity
  • Scientists in the US have discovered a connection between the incidence of oral cancer and race and ethnicity The investigation is part of an epidemiologic study of oral cancer in California by researchers at the University of Southern California School of Den.. read more. Posted on : Tue 22nd - Jan - 2008

  • UK dental regulator to prosecute practice
  • Community First for Treatment has been accused by the UK dental regulator the General Dental Council GDC of the illegal business of dentistry on two occasions in the last two years The charges against the company concern dental practices in Eastfield Road.. read more. Posted on : Tue 22nd - Jan - 2008

  • Dentist made me drunk patient banned from driving
  • A drunk driver who blamed his dentist for his alcohol reading has been banned Barry Squire from Ifield claimed he was unsteady and slurring after smashing into a car because his dentist had given him 12 injections of anaesthetic before having his tooth pulle.. read more. Posted on : Fri 18th - Jan - 2008

  • Conscious sedation framework set up for NHS
  • The NHS is being given guidelines for the use of conscious sedation for patients with an innate fear of the dentist The conscious sedation of anxious patients during treatment is outlined in The Guidelines for the Appointment of DwSIs in Conscious Sedation p.. read more. Posted on : Fri 18th - Jan - 2008

  • Millions cannot find NHS dentist
  • NHS dentistry is in a crisis ndash and only the government can resolve it That s according to the British Dental Association BDA who is calling on ministers to act upon the news that seven million people have not seen an NHS dentist for almost two years b.. read more. Posted on : Thu 17th - Jan - 2008

  • Chief Dental Officer in denial over figures says DPA
  • The Dental Practitioners Association DPA has accused Chief Dental Officer Barry Cockcroft of being lsquo in denial over the damning figures revealing that seven million patients have not seen an NHS dentist in almost two years Lack of access to the NHS wa.. read more. Posted on : Thu 17th - Jan - 2008

  • Dental school will do very little to ease waiting list
  • The Scottish government has been accused of conning the north east of Scotland over promises that a new dental school in Aberdeen would relieve the area s 25 000 long NHS waiting list It follows revelations that the school will only have 15 first year students.. read more. Posted on : Tue 15th - Jan - 2008

  • Red wine chemicals could cut cavities
  • A class of chemicals in red wine grapes may significantly reduce the ability of bacteria to cause cavities according to a US study published recently in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry The findings suggest that specific polyphenols present in .. read more. Posted on : Mon 14th - Jan - 2008

  • Young musicians are wired for sound
  • Teenage musicians who play wind or brass instruments and wear braces are being offered tips on how to tackle the problems their dental treatment may cause The British Orthodontic Society BOS has put together the advice for teenage patients who play mouth blo.. read more. Posted on : Mon 14th - Jan - 2008

  • You re never too long in the tooth to emigrate
  • A retired dentist became Britain s oldest emigrant this month when he left for a new life in New Zealand ndash aged 102 Eric King Turner who served as a dental surgeon in the Royal Navy is in the middle of the 12 000 mile voyage from Southampton with his 8.. read more. Posted on : Mon 14th - Jan - 2008

  • Walking in the air the Kevin Lewis column
  • strong Kevin Lewis explains why NHS primary dental care has never been a particularly good fit within the rest of the NHS strong In an ever changing world one of the few enduring certainties of life is that the epic cartoon short movie The Snowman would be.. read more. Posted on : Mon 14th - Jan - 2008

  • Brad s smile is a winner in the US
  • Hollywood star Brad Pitt is the celebrity with the snazziest smile in the US according to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry Actress Eva Mendes star of films Hitch and We Own the Night was voted as the female celebrity with the best smile Coming .. read more. Posted on : Fri 11th - Jan - 2008

  • Saliva test to check for breast cancer
  • US scientists are developing a test that will allow dentists to check patients saliva for signs of breast cancer Experts have identified proteins that can diagnose the disease and the saliva can be examined for these marker proteins Catherine Flaitz dean of .. read more. Posted on : Fri 11th - Jan - 2008

  • Terminator hacks dental aid to California s poor
  • Dental services are being slashed in California US thanks to ex Hollywood star Arnold Schwarzenegger The former movie tough guy is planning to cut dental benefits for the poorest families in his capacity as governor of state According to his budget summary.. read more. Posted on : Fri 11th - Jan - 2008

  • Cheap foreign lab work could prove costly
  • Dentists who slash costs by outsourcing their lab work abroad could find that cutbacks like this have a hidden price That s the message from the General Dental Council GDC that warns of practices risking legal wrangles if laboratory work carried out oversea.. read more. Posted on : Thu 10th - Jan - 2008

  • England tops Europe in dental costs survey
  • Dental treatment in England is the most expensive in Europe a damning survey has revealed According to the Dutch study of nine European countries the total cost of a standard filling was 117 here compared to 6 in Hungary The example used by researchers.. read more. Posted on : Thu 10th - Jan - 2008

  • Dentist jailed in Pakistan terror plot
  • A dentist was jailed for four and a half years after he admitted planning to fly to Pakistan to carry out acts of terrorism Sohail Qureshi 29 a qualified dentist told fellow extremists he planned to lsquo kill many during his mission the Old Bailey heard.. read more. Posted on : Thu 10th - Jan - 2008

  • Students cut their teeth in seaside town s new clinic
  • An Essex town is to get its pick of dentists ndash for free Residents in the seaside town of Southend can snap up some no cost treatment by local students thanks to a brand new clinic that opened its doors to the public this week The Barts and The London .. read more. Posted on : Thu 10th - Jan - 2008

  • The poll closes today
  • Dentistry s biggest feature of the year and readers have until the end of the day to vote for who they think are the most influential people in today s dental sector This is how to have your say strong VOTE NOW CLICK HERE strong The lsquo Dentistr.. read more. Posted on : Wed 9th - Jan - 2008

  • Dentistry Live booking prize up for grabs
  • Dentistry magazine has arranged yet another reason to book tickets sooner rather than later for its inaugural Dentistry Live event Anyone signing up before 22 February will be entered into an exclusive draw for the chance to win a one on one consultation with .. read more. Posted on : Mon 7th - Jan - 2008

  • NHS dental fees up by 60 million
  • Charges to visit NHS dentists soared last year while the number of patients fell new figures reveal The amount paid out by patients rose by 60 million up 15 on the year before in the wake of the new contract Patients representatives said they had been .. read more. Posted on : Mon 7th - Jan - 2008

  • Free dental treatment for rabbits
  • Dental care costs in the NHS may be on the rise but in Wales pet rabbits are getting their check ups for free Pet owners in Wrexham are being invited to take their bunnies along for a free dental health check at their local vets surgery as part of National Ra.. read more. Posted on : Mon 7th - Jan - 2008

  • Smile you re on YouTube
  • Uploading a video of your deftness with a scaler onto YouTube could prove a valuable way to promote your practice according to the New York Times The website famous for its entertaining clips now has a growing list of informative videos ndash among them .. read more. Posted on : Mon 7th - Jan - 2008

  • Cash injection aids Norfolk recovery
  • Patients in Norfolk are being promised big improvements in NHS dentistry over the next 12 months thanks to a government cash boost and improved communication That s the promise of Nick Stolls from Norfolk s local dental committee who will be updating peopl.. read more. Posted on : Mon 7th - Jan - 2008

  • Lacoste snaps but dentists bite back and win
  • A Cheltenham dental practice has won a second legal battle with international fashion giant Lacoste over the right to use a toothy crocodile on the sign outside their surgery For the second time in a year a trademark judge has rejected the French clothing co.. read more. Posted on : Fri 4th - Jan - 2008

  • Orthodontic treatment to be cut
  • Thousands of patients in Scotland face going without free orthodontic treatment after news that NHS services are set to be reduced Those with lsquo borderline orthodontic problems could be ineligible for help while it is likely that only the most severe case.. read more. Posted on : Wed 2nd - Jan - 2008


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