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Jul - 2010.

  • Pay as you go dental patients most likely to cancel check ups
  • A new survey reveals that patients visiting thedentist on a pay as you go basis are twice a likely to delay or cancel aroutine check up compared to those on a monthy pay plan 1 The YouGov poll was commissioned by dental patient payment planproviders Denpl.. read more. Posted on : Sat 31st - Jul - 2010

  • Churchill s false teeth go for a record sale
  • A set of gold plated false teeth once worn by Winston Churchill has been sold at auction for 15 200 pounds three times the guide price A collector bid more than three times the guide price at the sale to snap them up for 15 200 They were sold by the.. read more. Posted on : Fri 30th - Jul - 2010

  • Top dentist to show off new patient relaxing gadget
  • One of the UK s top dentists will be talking about a revolutionary new gadget which calms the nerves of anxious patients at an event in London later this year Dentist Mervyn Druian will be focusing on patient care at this year s Private Dentistry Live Event.. read more. Posted on : Fri 30th - Jul - 2010

  • FREE seminar on managing caries
  • Hygienist Tim Ives will be looking at the role of the DCP in managing caries at a CPD seminar in September Tim Ives spent 22 years in the RAF graduating while in the RAF and practising as a hygienist in Hong Kong Cyprus New Zealand Germany Holland and UK .. read more. Posted on : Fri 30th - Jul - 2010

  • A toothbrush holder that tots will love
  • Flipper is the fun way to encourage children to use their toothbrush regularly A toothbrush holder that attaches to bathroom mirrors tiles or any shiny surface with a suction cup Flipper comes in five different animal characters from the Wild Family range a.. read more. Posted on : Fri 30th - Jul - 2010

  • Brace yourself
  • The first day of having braces feels weird in my mouth I find myself constantly licking my lips running my tongue over the braces and just generally moving my mouth a lot Cold water soothes the pain for a second As I have to go to my flute lesson on the sam.. read more. Posted on : Thu 29th - Jul - 2010

  • News feature An Olympic dental challenge
  • If Beijing was a baptism of fire for Tony Clough then London should prove a breeze On home ground and only a short trip from where he practises in Chelmsford London 2012 will eventually prove a home from home experience one that he is well equi.. read more. Posted on : Thu 29th - Jul - 2010

  • Katy Perry fears bad breath
  • Katy Perry brushes her teeth at least three times daily because she never wants to be accused of having bad breath The pop star admits she failed to take her dental hygiene seriously when she was a child but Britney Spears videos made her start brushing In a .. read more. Posted on : Wed 28th - Jul - 2010

  • Dentists opinions sought on ethical advertising
  • The GDC is seeking the opinions of dentists on the most ethical way to advertise their dental services The aim is to create a guidance booklet for members One of the suggestions in the draft document is that dentists should not use the courtesy title lsqu.. read more. Posted on : Wed 28th - Jul - 2010

  • Smile your way to success in the workplace
  • One in three Brits believes a quality smile will help propel them up the corporate ladder according to new research More than a quarter 26 of HR managers said they would be less likely to hire a potential employee if they had an unattractive smile The.. read more. Posted on : Wed 28th - Jul - 2010

  • Dentists rubbish fast food interest in anti obesity campaign
  • Dentists have slammed the health secretary s plan to get fizzy drink manufacturers and chocolate makers to fund anti obesity campaigns Companies such as Mars Cadbury and Coca Cola are to be invited to fund the government s advertising campaign to persuade p.. read more. Posted on : Wed 28th - Jul - 2010

  • Dental care donations will pay for Alex Higgin s funeral
  • The cash raised for snooker legend Alex Higgins dental treatment will now be used to pay for his funeral Just a few months ago shocking pictures of thesnooker star appeared in the national media after it was revealedHiggins was losing his fight to stay alive.. read more. Posted on : Tue 27th - Jul - 2010

  • Emily finally has adult teeth at 28
  • A 28 year old woman with a rare dental condition has only just got rid of her first teeth to secure an adult smile Six milk teeth stayed with Emily Cheeseman from Tunbridge Wells in Kent who suffers from hypodontia the dental condition whereby a number of a.. read more. Posted on : Tue 27th - Jul - 2010

  • Practice offers hair extensions with tooth whitening
  • strong A dental practice is offering a complete summer makeover that includes tooth whitening and hair extensions strong strong strong strong Experts at the Kalyani Dental Lounge in Glasgow s city centre wants clients to rethink the whole dental exper.. read more. Posted on : Mon 26th - Jul - 2010

  • Brits happiest nation in Europe
  • The Brits are the happiest nation in Europe a new survey reveals And poles apart are the Poles coming in last the Daily Mail reveals According to the recent study the Brits are nearly matched by the Spanish and the Italians both nations famous for their g.. read more. Posted on : Mon 26th - Jul - 2010

  • Children s electric toothbrush gets official dental recognition
  • An electric toothbrush for children has won accreditation from the British Dental Health Foundation It follows assessment by a panel of dental experts who verified a series of clinical claims for the brush This newly accredited brush will form one of the ce.. read more. Posted on : Mon 26th - Jul - 2010

  • Dentists urged to lobby MPs over tobacco display U turn
  • Dentists are being urged to lobby MPs following reports that the coalition government is considering repealing regulations to prohibit tobacco displays in shops The regulations ndash passed by the previous administration ndash also banned the sale of tob.. read more. Posted on : Mon 26th - Jul - 2010

  • New app for oral health care
  • A free dental treatment app has been launched that enables Apple iPhone iPod touch and iPad users get a better handle on their oral health The dental treatment application available from the Apple iTunes App store builds on the popularity of dentaloptim.. read more. Posted on : Fri 23rd - Jul - 2010

  • Fraud risk to dental hygienists and therapists
  • Hygienists and dental therapists risk falling foul of fraud laws unless they familiarise themselves with NHS regulations on making claims The UK wide dental defence organisation ndash the Medical and Dental Defence Union of Scotland MDDUS ndash warns th.. read more. Posted on : Fri 23rd - Jul - 2010

  • Dental professionals mean business
  • Dental practitioners gathered together recently for a seminar that aimed to help maximise practice performance Midlands dentists gathered at Sixways Stadium Worcester for the intensive learning experience Sponsored by accountants Ballard Dale Syree Watson .. read more. Posted on : Thu 22nd - Jul - 2010

  • Take a dental survey for a chance to a WIN a FREE iPod nano
  • Are you a dentist Do you know what changes are taking place to the NHS pension scheme between 2010 and 2012 And have you received any information about the planned changes to the scheme Wesleyan Medical Sickness has a vast experience in working with the de.. read more. Posted on : Thu 22nd - Jul - 2010

  • Forensics for the dental team
  • A forensics course for the whole dental team promises to enlighten dental professionals on all aspects of this area of dentistry From court presentations to bite marks and spotting child abuse Dr Freddie Martin will be talking forensics on Saturday 14 August .. read more. Posted on : Thu 22nd - Jul - 2010

  • Dentists take smile message to supermarket shoppers
  • Dentists took to standing outside a town s supermarket recently to remind shoppers of the abundance of NHS dental treatment available All this week a 10 feet high mobile advertising poster has also been used to remind the public that NHS dentists in Taunton .. read more. Posted on : Thu 22nd - Jul - 2010

  • Do it yourself emergency dental kit for holiday breaks
  • A do it yourself emergency dental kit has been launched in time for the summer holidays that can deal with anything from cracked teeth and broken braces ndash and even comes with an illustrated instruction manual Makers say it contains all the emergency es.. read more. Posted on : Thu 22nd - Jul - 2010

  • Absolute Dental sharing the same goal
  • It s one thing knowing what makes a good team it s another putting that knowledge into practice and actually making it work Emma John practice manager of Absolute Dental in Devon is in no doubt as to what the secret to good teamwork is lsquo Clear leaders.. read more. Posted on : Tue 20th - Jul - 2010

  • Diabetes doubles chances of tooth loss
  • A shocking new study suggests that males with type 2 diabetes are twice more likely to suffer from tooth loss than those without the illness The 20 year study was presented at the International Association of Dental Research conference held in Barcelona last .. read more. Posted on : Tue 20th - Jul - 2010

  • Poll reveals dentists unprepared for watchdog scheme
  • New research reveals that many dentists are unprepared for registration with the Care Quality Commission CQC With the government intent on retaining the requirements for registration by both NHS and private practices the poll shows that ndash with only si.. read more. Posted on : Mon 19th - Jul - 2010

  • Dentistry high priority big commitment great expectations
  • The outcome of the General Election on 6 May meant that no single party was in a position to form a Government and we now have the first coalition government in place since the Second World War Unlike previous years when policy was based on the pre election .. read more. Posted on : Mon 19th - Jul - 2010

  • Crowns and coronets for beauty queen dentist
  • Smiles are important to Dr Jennifer Bate As a committed young dentist she is dedicated to putting a smile on the faces of her patients And as a beauty queen the reigning Miss Charity she devotes time to raising funds for her chosen causes the Variety .. read more. Posted on : Mon 19th - Jul - 2010

  • Dentistry graduates have the best chance of securing a job
  • Dentistry students have a 99 chance of securing a job when they graduate This flies in the face of the current trend with one in four graduates from some universities left unemployed after finishing their degrees last summer New research reveals that almost .. read more. Posted on : Fri 16th - Jul - 2010

  • High fluoride in tea linked to bone problems
  • A new study reveals that heavy tea drinkers run the risk of bone problems due to the high content of fluoride The research reveals that the fluoride concentration in black tea is much more than previously thought The study conducted on four advanced skeletal.. read more. Posted on : Fri 16th - Jul - 2010

  • New health watchdog for dentists slammed by staff
  • The Care Quality Commission s annual staff survey has exposed low staff morale and a lack of employee confidence in the organisation s management The results of the survey were leaked to the Health Service Journal and showed just 16 of staff feeling the healt.. read more. Posted on : Thu 15th - Jul - 2010

  • Dento legal experts slam new local anaesthetic laws
  • Dental indemnity experts have slammed the recent changes in the law concerning dental hygienists and therapists and the prescription of local anaesthetic LA A spokesperson for Dental Protection claims that the amendment made to the Medicines Act 1968 fails t.. read more. Posted on : Thu 15th - Jul - 2010

  • Obesity linked to ability to taste fat
  • Obese men are less good at tasting fat and less responsive to the effects of fat in the gut than lean men according to a recent study Research finds marked differences between obese and lean men in how they respond to the taste of fat In obese men fat is al.. read more. Posted on : Wed 14th - Jul - 2010

  • Dentist s Slumdog Secret Millionaire evening raises 8 000
  • Guests at the Slumdog Secret Millionaire charity dinner held at the end of June were treated to a spectacular evening of Indian cuisine laughter and fantastic prizes The evening was the brainchild of dentist Seema Sharma who established The Sharma Foundation.. read more. Posted on : Wed 14th - Jul - 2010

  • Twilight fans sink teeth into vampire fangs
  • Cosmetic dentists in the US are apparently getting requests for fangs from Twilight mad moviegoers The vampire film addicts are paying around 200 about 132 for the temporary vampire veneers The veneers are attached to the top of existing teeth using a to.. read more. Posted on : Wed 14th - Jul - 2010

  • Dental practice management software experts commit to continue work with DH
  • Practice management software company Software of Excellence have pledged to continue their work with the Department of Health in spite of uncertainty surrounding the specific direction of dental policy under the new government Prior to 6 May both Conservative.. read more. Posted on : Wed 14th - Jul - 2010

  • Old dental equipment cast off is an eBay antique
  • A dental charity that farms out old dental equipment to developing countries is auctioning a donated 1916 dental air compressor on eBay as it s too old ndash and valuable ndash to pass on Dentaid based in Salisbury in Wiltshire is one of the leading oral.. read more. Posted on : Wed 14th - Jul - 2010

  • Dental team in recruitment appeal
  • Dental care professionals are the focus of attention as the General Dental Council GDC recruits new Fitness to Practise panel members They have until 3 September to apply for the roles which are central to the GDC s work in protecting patients Successful ca.. read more. Posted on : Tue 13th - Jul - 2010

  • Dental laser company cuts staff
  • A dental laser company has announced it is cutting staff and will be implementing cost cutting measures in an effort to remain profitable Biolase Technology in the US has got rid of 20 positions and made additional cost cutting measures across the organisation.. read more. Posted on : Tue 13th - Jul - 2010

  • Botox approved for the prevention of chronic migraine
  • Botox has been approved as a preventive treatment for chronic migraine by the UK drugs regulator It follows a trial of more than 1 300 patients showed success in reducing the frequency of headaches But only patients who suffer headaches for at least 15 days a .. read more. Posted on : Mon 12th - Jul - 2010

  • Free dental products for people giving up smoking
  • Dentists in Kent are offering free dental products to patients who complete the NHS stop smoking course NHS Eastern and Coastal Kent s Stop Smoking Service has teamed up with 10 dental practices to encourage people to stop smoking Each year more than 3 000 ca.. read more. Posted on : Mon 12th - Jul - 2010

  • Renowned dentists teach Records for Excellence
  • Leading US clinical speakers David Newkirk and William Bo Bruce are in the UK in November at the invitation of CO OP R8 Seminars Renowned experts in the field of restorative and aesthetic dentistry and accredited members of the American Academy of Cosmetic Den.. read more. Posted on : Mon 12th - Jul - 2010

  • Tooth whitening may improve oral health of elderly
  • A tooth bleaching agent may improve the oral health of elderly and special needs patients That s according to US dentists who have discovered that applying the tooth whitener carbamide peroxide through a custom fit mouth tray might combat problems associated.. read more. Posted on : Mon 12th - Jul - 2010

  • Winston Churchill s false teeth up for auction
  • A set of dentures belonging to Winston Churchill have gone on sale ndash and are expected to fetch 5 000 The dentures helped the British prime minister overcome terrible dental problems and he was believed to be so anxious about losing them that he alwa.. read more. Posted on : Fri 9th - Jul - 2010

  • Spotlight on the International Symposium on Dental Hygiene
  • Delegates at this month s International Symposium on Dental Hygiene were encouraged to rethink the systemic link between periodontal diseases and other chronic inflammatory conditions The 18th symposium ndash staged in Glasgow at the Scottish Exhibition and .. read more. Posted on : Fri 9th - Jul - 2010

  • Essential CPD all in one day
  • CPD Essentials is a seminar that promises to deliver the GDC s annual requirement of verifiable CPD in the five core subjects ndash all on one day It s being held on 17 September at the Royal College of Physicians in London and will include strong Radiograp.. read more. Posted on : Fri 9th - Jul - 2010

  • Dentists in giant burgers alert
  • Dentists in Taiwan have warned fast food chains to drop over sized hamburgers from their menus because so many people are suffering with jaw injuries They are also calling on the burger bars to label a warning on their kingsize burgers Patients have developed.. read more. Posted on : Thu 8th - Jul - 2010

  • Tory MP dentist to chair government dentistry group
  • Sir Paul Beresford MP has been elected as the new chair of the all party parliamentary group APPG for dentistry The Conservative MP for Mole Valley and dental surgeon replaces Charlotte Atkins who lost her seat in the general election Mr Beresford served a.. read more. Posted on : Thu 8th - Jul - 2010

  • The Colgate essentials for Oral Health Month
  • September sees the launch of the 2010 Colgate Oral Health Month and this year the theme is lsquo Discover three essentials for an even healthier mouth The advice to the public is bull Brush your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste and replace your t.. read more. Posted on : Wed 7th - Jul - 2010

  • New gadget to relax anxious dental patients
  • A new device to ease patient anxiety in the dentist s chair has been introduced to UK dental practices US neuroscientists have developed a device that helps relax nervous dental patients Nucalm uses cranial electrotherapy stimulation CES to put the patient i.. read more. Posted on : Tue 6th - Jul - 2010

  • Celebrity dentist s head shave gets him in the record books
  • A celebrity cosmetic dentist has been recognised by the Guinness Book of World Records for most money raised for a charity through head shaving by an individual Dr Bill Dorfman star dentist on TV s Extreme Makeover is well known for transforming the smiles .. read more. Posted on : Tue 6th - Jul - 2010

  • GDC has rethink on direct access to hygiene treatments
  • The General Dental Council GDC is considering the viability of restrictions that force patients to see a dentist before getting treatment from a hygienist or therapist It recently produced a paper on re opening discussions on direct access for DCPs ndash o.. read more. Posted on : Tue 6th - Jul - 2010

  • Dental healthcare is child s play
  • A project to promote children s oral health care through play has been expanded by the charity Action for Sick Children The north west of England has particularly bad statistics with regard to dental care ndash many children go through the unnecessary pain o.. read more. Posted on : Mon 5th - Jul - 2010

  • Ban for doing dentistry while driving
  • A truck driver is facing a careless driving charge for trying to pull out his tooth while driving Police in Toronto Canada stopped the driver who was driving all over the road They discovered the 58 year old lorry driver was driving so poorly because he wa.. read more. Posted on : Mon 5th - Jul - 2010

  • Hospitals ban sugar in tea and coffee
  • Hospital will see a ban on sugar in tea and coffee due to possible health risks health officials revealed this week The NHS in Wales is planning to stop the sale of hot drinks containing sugar from vending machines in its hospitals The ban is being put in pla.. read more. Posted on : Mon 5th - Jul - 2010

  • NHS dentists accessible to some patient survey reveals
  • New dental access statistics reveal that the majority of NHS dental patients are getting to see a dentist when they want to But 41 of respondents did not even try to get an appointment with an NHS dentist in the last two years That s according to new statisti.. read more. Posted on : Thu 1st - Jul - 2010

  • Dentist trip is a pre holiday essential say dental experts
  • A flying visit to the dentist before your summer holiday could help you avoid difficulties when travelling abroad ndash according to the UK s leading oral health charity The British Dental Health Foundation advises that if you are planning to go overseas thi.. read more. Posted on : Thu 1st - Jul - 2010


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