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Mar - 2007.

  • Fears raised over training shortage
  • A shortage of orthodontic specialists is forcing patients to consult inexperienced practitioners and risks damaging clinical research the government has been warned More than 30 MPs have signed a Parliamentary motion expressing concern about the shortage of t.. read more. Posted on : Thu 29th - Mar - 2007

  • Spears dentist in Hollywood appeal
  • Britney Spears new dentist has called for Hollywood s paparazzi to leave his star client alone after photographers swarmed her as she visited his surgery this week Dr William Dorfman recently voted 40th in Dentistry s Top 50 poll of the most influential pe.. read more. Posted on : Thu 29th - Mar - 2007

  • NHS access problems highlighted
  • Patients have found no improvement in gaining access to an NHS dentist a year after the introduction of the new contract according to three separate surveys A British Dental Association BDA poll of 394 dentists found the majority of them did not think the n.. read more. Posted on : Tue 27th - Mar - 2007

  • O Brien lands new GDC post
  • Professor Kevin O Brien has been appointed as chair of a new General Dental Council board to help guide the development of training paths for dentists wanting to become specialists Professor O Brien who takes up the post with immediate effect will play .. read more. Posted on : Tue 27th - Mar - 2007

  • Gum disease linked with diabetes
  • Poor oral hygiene could lead to diabetes as well as a range of oral health problems the British Dental Health Foundation has warned The dental charity s comments came after a study published in the Journal of Periodontology revealed that advanced forms of g.. read more. Posted on : Sun 25th - Mar - 2007

  • Dentist guilty of neglect
  • A dentist who failed to treat patients with major oral health problems has been found guilty of serious professional misconduct Andrew Kirk s conduct was described as horrendous by a General Dental Council disciplinary panel after it was revealed he fa.. read more. Posted on : Sun 25th - Mar - 2007

  • Wales manifesto launched
  • The British Dental Association BDA has challenged those standing for election to the National Assembly for Wales to solve the problems facing dentistry in the country Included in the BDA Wales 2007 manifesto for dentistry which was launched this week are .. read more. Posted on : Fri 23rd - Mar - 2007

  • Help for military families
  • The government is seeking to improve its assistance to military families trying to find a dentist after moving home The existence of a review was confirmed after junior defence minister Derek Twigg conceded Some service families have encountered problems d.. read more. Posted on : Fri 23rd - Mar - 2007

  • New CDO for Scotland
  • Margie Taylor faces significant challenges after being appointed as Scotland s new Chief Dental Officer BDA Director for Scotland Andrew Lamb welcomed the appointment saying The BDA would like to extend its congratulations on her appointment to Mi.. read more. Posted on : Fri 23rd - Mar - 2007

  • Digital publication breaks new ground
  • For the first time in the history of UK dental publishing a magazine has been produced in a digital e zine format The Dentistry Education Guide is the first magazine to be produced in this format and is available free of charge strong You can see this digit.. read more. Posted on : Fri 23rd - Mar - 2007

  • Denplan launches new VT scheme
  • Denplan has announced it is preparing to enter the Vocational Training market with a pilot programme aimed at supporting young dentists following their VT year The VT Plus scheme which will focus on private practice and be run within Denplan member sur.. read more. Posted on : Thu 22nd - Mar - 2007

  • John Chope column
  • Regular Dentistry columnist John Chope explains why GDC members have asked the Privy Council to extend their term of office Turkeys postpone ChristmasAt its last meeting the GDC considered the implications of the government white paper on reform of health reg.. read more. Posted on : Wed 21st - Mar - 2007

  • Childcare initiative off and running
  • A mobile dental surgery which will visit children in schools and nurseries has just been launched in parts of Scotland The initiative set up by the Scottish Executive as part of the Childsmile scheme will treat children as young as three years old and aims t.. read more. Posted on : Wed 21st - Mar - 2007

  • Lib Dems hit out at lack of information
  • The Liberal Democrats have accused the government of making it harder to extract information about NHS dentistry Sandra Gidley the party s health spokeswoman said that while MPs had once been able to find out what was going on in a particular area of the c.. read more. Posted on : Wed 21st - Mar - 2007

  • Kevin Lewis column
  • Kevin Lewis ponders the inconsistencies in the relationships between certain PCTs and the private sector We appear to be in something approaching a state of confusion regarding the fit between the private sector and the NHS Mention private dentistry in .. read more. Posted on : Tue 20th - Mar - 2007

  • Helpline welcomes minimal rise
  • The British Dental Health Foundation has welcomed Health Minister Lord Hunt s announcement that dental charges will rise by less than the rate of inflation The UK s leading dental charity responds to tens of thousands of queries every year from members of .. read more. Posted on : Tue 20th - Mar - 2007

  • Roger Matthews column
  • Regular Dentistry columnist Roger Matthews discusses the fallout of the recent DDRB report Up to a point Minister This you will recall was about as close as Sir Humphrey ever got to saying no outright to the hapless Jim Hacker in the popular TV ser.. read more. Posted on : Tue 20th - Mar - 2007

  • Your indemnity questions answered
  • The General Dental Council has produced an information sheet on indemnity to answer the questions most frequently asked by dental professionals The information sheet which is available on the GDC website aims to provide greater clarity an to registered denta.. read more. Posted on : Tue 20th - Mar - 2007

  • MP calls for no show fines
  • An MP has called for dentists to be allowed to fine patients who continually fail to keep their appointments Sandra Gidley the Liberal Democrat spokeswoman on dentistry called for further scrutiny of missed appointments after the government admitted it had n.. read more. Posted on : Tue 20th - Mar - 2007

  • King s College attracts 2m cash boost
  • King s College London has secured 2 3 million over three years for an innovative online learning project to train dentists in specialist subjects The initiative which will be run by King s Dental Institute is mainly funded by HEFCE the Higher Educatio.. read more. Posted on : Tue 20th - Mar - 2007

  • BDTA heads to Harrogate
  • For the first time the British Dental Trade Association BDTA will be exhibiting at the British Dental Conference and Exhibition this year Stands 21 and 22 in the main exhibition hall will be occupied by the BDTA at the event to be held at Harrogate Internat.. read more. Posted on : Tue 20th - Mar - 2007

  • The top 50 influencers on the UK dental profession
  • The results have been compiled in our hugely popular annual readers poll to find out the most influential people in the dental sector Thousands of you voted online and here are the results If you would like to comment on what has yet again proved to be one o.. read more. Posted on : Fri 16th - Mar - 2007

  • BDHF issues smoking warning
  • The UK s leading dental charity is urging the one million plus smokers expected to give up for No Smoking Day to resist the urge to start back up again The British Dental Health Foundation coordinators of Mouth Cancer Awareness Week say that statistics sho.. read more. Posted on : Thu 15th - Mar - 2007

  • Scottish Parliament told to tackle dentistry
  • The British Dental Association has challenged those standing for election to the Scottish Parliament on 3 May to solve the problems facing dentistry The recently launched BDA Scotland 2007 manifesto for dentistry has called for improved access to NHS services.. read more. Posted on : Tue 13th - Mar - 2007

  • New test for overseas applicants
  • The General Dental Council GDC is finalising arrangements for a new exam that will test the clinical skills and knowledge of overseas dentists The exam is for qualified dentists who do not have a UK or recognised European dental degree and who wish to apply .. read more. Posted on : Tue 13th - Mar - 2007

  • Win a year s subscription to a top dental journal
  • Readers of Dentistry Online have been given the opportunity to win a year s subscription to one of three top dental journals All you have to do is click here and answer a few simple questions The closing date for the competition is 2nd April 2007 so enter no.. read more. Posted on : Mon 12th - Mar - 2007

  • Kevin Lewis column
  • Kevin Lewis points out that allowing technicians to join the GDC register isn t as clear cut a process as some may have assumed Extending GDC registration to Clinical Dental Technicians CDTs could never be quite as straightforward as for some of the other .. read more. Posted on : Thu 8th - Mar - 2007

  • Tee off with Dentaid
  • Oral health charity Dentaid is inviting golfers from the UK dental profession to compete for the famous Golden Molar trophy in the charity s fourth annual Golf Day this summer The event to be held at Hamptworth Golf Club near Salisbury Wiltshire on .. read more. Posted on : Thu 8th - Mar - 2007

  • Smile Month goes back to basics
  • The theme and dates for this year s National Smile Month campaign have been announced National Smile Month 2007 will take place from 13 May to June 12 with the back to basics tagline Two Minutes Twice a Day The event s organisers the British Dental.. read more. Posted on : Wed 7th - Mar - 2007

  • John Chope column
  • John Chope looks at the government s proposals for reforming healthcare regulation and how they will affect the GDC The 21st of February was the day for which all healthcare regulators in the UK had been waiting This was the day the government published its.. read more. Posted on : Wed 7th - Mar - 2007

  • Oral health on the agenda
  • Two wide ranging and stimulating forums were recently held in London and Huddersfield to discuss ways of improving the nation s oral health The events organised by the Department of Health and run in partnership with Colgate were titled Commissioning fo.. read more. Posted on : Wed 7th - Mar - 2007

  • Dentist ignores screaming toddler
  • A three year old girl suffering with toothache was denied treatment by a dentist because the surgery had run out of NHS funds Bethany Reid was reportedly screaming in agony and her mum Tracy White assumed she would be treated because Bethany had been registe.. read more. Posted on : Wed 7th - Mar - 2007

  • Denplan treks the Inca Trail
  • To mark its first overseas challenge event in aid of oral health charity Dentaid Denplan has chosen to trek The Inca Trail in Peru Taking place from 24 May 2 June 2008 the trip will be made up of Denplan members and employees all excited by the prospect of .. read more. Posted on : Wed 7th - Mar - 2007

  • BDA critical of pay review
  • The British Dental Association BDA has expressed its disappointment after the Doctors and Dentists Review Body DDRB recommended an annual rise to high street dentists gross earnings of just three per cent for 2007 08 High street dentists will be .. read more. Posted on : Mon 5th - Mar - 2007

  • Praise for new surgery
  • Health Minister Rosie Winterton has officially opened a new NHS dental practice in an area of Cumbria that has been seriously affected by staff shortages The minister was shown around the Carlisle practice by the husband and wife team of Susanne and Tobias Ber.. read more. Posted on : Mon 5th - Mar - 2007

  • Debt ridden dentist found guilty
  • A Devon based dentist has been found guilty of serious professional misconduct after racking up debts of 200 000 Peter Okuniek took out a mortgage in his native Germany in 1994 but failed to maintain his repayments after moving to England in 2003 a discipli.. read more. Posted on : Mon 5th - Mar - 2007

  • Dentists set for 9k bonus
  • The Scottish Executive has revealed that dentists working in the poorest areas of the country will be handed incentives of up to 9 000 a year to stay in the NHS The deprived areas allowance will be given to nearly 350 NHS dentists working in areas such.. read more. Posted on : Fri 2nd - Mar - 2007

  • School set for expansion
  • A Yorkshire dental school is expected to double its intake after it was revealed it would undergo a 14m investment Leeds Dental Institute already has 53 students and the extension means that that figure is likely to go into three figures by 2010 Part of the .. read more. Posted on : Fri 2nd - Mar - 2007


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