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Mar - 2010.

  • GDC reprimands 81 year old dentist over whistleblowing advert
  • An 81 year old dentist who pioneered an alternative treatment to orthodontics has been reprimanded by the General Dental Council GDC for misconduct John Mew upset the governing body by openly arguing that the profession has promoted surgery as the only treat.. read more. Posted on : Wed 31st - Mar - 2010

  • University appoints new director of dental research
  • The University of Central Lancashire UCLan has appointed Professor StJohn Crean as director of dental research and knowledge transfer at UCLan Professor Crean will be working within the Institute for Postgraduate Dental Education IPDE at the University ha.. read more. Posted on : Wed 31st - Mar - 2010

  • Daniel Davis is new president for British Dental Health Foundation
  • Daniel Davis has been elected as the 19th president of the British Dental Health Foundation BDHF The news was announced at the Foundation s Annual General Meeting held at the Royal Society for the Promotion of Health in London Daniel operations director at.. read more. Posted on : Wed 31st - Mar - 2010

  • 2010 Dentistry Education Guide
  • Dentistry co uk brings you another chance to access the 2010 Dentistry Education Guide as it s now available to view online here The guide is designed to bring you all the latest in the world of dental education with news articles and information on availabl.. read more. Posted on : Wed 31st - Mar - 2010

  • Majority of dental nurses earn less that 20k
  • A survey into the salaries of dental nurses in the UK conducted by BADN at the end of 2009 shows that the majority of dental nurses are earning less than 20 000 a year The majority of dental nurses who participated in the survey had been working in dental .. read more. Posted on : Tue 30th - Mar - 2010

  • Special Care Dentistry deadline approaches
  • The General Dental Council GDC is reminding dentists that there are now only six months until the end of the lsquo transitional period for joining the Special Care Dentistry list The list first opened on 1 October 2008 and the transitional period will clos.. read more. Posted on : Tue 30th - Mar - 2010

  • UK orthodontists take Boris message down under
  • Orthodontists from more than 100 countries converged on Sydney for the 7th International Orthodontic Congress IOC A contingent of around 150 British orthodontists was amongst those who headed lsquo down under one of the largest international groups repres.. read more. Posted on : Tue 30th - Mar - 2010

  • National e Den project goes live for dental learning
  • The national e learning initiative encompassing dentistry s foundation years curriculum ndash e ndash Den ndash goes live tomorrow Wednesday to more than 1 200 dental foundation trainees and trainers across the UK The e Den project is the first major.. read more. Posted on : Tue 30th - Mar - 2010

  • Make those voluntary tax disclosures dentists warned
  • There are now just three days left for dentists to notify HM Revenue Customs HMRC of their intention to make voluntary tax disclosures in return for potential savings of anything from 20 to 90 in respect of the penalties on back taxes owed Following HMR.. read more. Posted on : Mon 29th - Mar - 2010

  • BDA warns against cuts in dental academia
  • Cuts to the funding of dental academia could adversely affect the ability of UK dental schools to maintain the supply of high quality new graduates into the workforce the British Dental Association BDA has warned today The BDA s warning follows the recent a.. read more. Posted on : Mon 29th - Mar - 2010

  • Whole team focus for British Dental Conference and Exhibition
  • The programme for this year s British Dental Conference and Exhibition 20 22 May 2010 at the ACC Liverpool offers something for the whole dental team with a number of sessions designed to appeal exclusively to dental care professionals and others scheduled.. read more. Posted on : Mon 29th - Mar - 2010

  • Denplan ranks in Sunday Times poll again
  • Denplan has ranked in lsquo The Sunday Times 100 best companies to work for 2010 listings for mid sized companies again placing inside the Top 25 companies to work for in the UK for the seventh consecutive year Open to all companies in the UK these awards .. read more. Posted on : Mon 29th - Mar - 2010

  • Don t let election delay improvements for hygienists and therapists
  • Dental Protection applauds the decision made by the Committee on Human Medicines of the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency to allow dental therapists and dental hygienists to perform extra functions under a Patient Group Direction These are b.. read more. Posted on : Mon 29th - Mar - 2010

  • New dental access indicator being rolled out
  • Implementation of the new dental access indicator is going ahead following the completion of successful trials with 12 PCTs last year The new indicator will assess the proportion of each PCT s population that has tried to get an NHS dental appointment and th.. read more. Posted on : Mon 29th - Mar - 2010

  • Dental professionals applaud new London showroom
  • Henry Schein Minerva celebrated the opening of their new London showroom and training centre earlier this month with some of the UK s leading dental professionals The centre in Stanhope Place close to Marble Arch and overlooking Hyde Park has been extensivel.. read more. Posted on : Fri 26th - Mar - 2010

  • BDA celebrates 130th birthday
  • The British Dental Association BDA has marked its 130th birthday with a reception celebrating landmark achievements in the history of the organisation and the profession it represents Guests from across the dental family gathered at the BDA s Wimpole Street .. read more. Posted on : Fri 26th - Mar - 2010

  • Real reactions robot patient created for dental training
  • A robot which can simulate the reactions of humans was unveiled in Japan this week The humanoid ndash Hanako ndash was developed to train dental students It s the joint creation of Showa University a research team led by humanoid pioneer Atsuo Takanishi .. read more. Posted on : Fri 26th - Mar - 2010

  • Acupuncture calms highly anxious dental patients
  • Acupuncture can calm highly anxious dental patients and ensure they can be given the treatment they need suggests a small study published in Acupuncture in Medicine A visit to the dentist provokes extreme fear and anxiety in an estimated one in 20 people and.. read more. Posted on : Fri 26th - Mar - 2010

  • Dental charges frozen
  • Dental charges will be frozen from 1 April The cost of NHS dental charges in England are to remain at 16 50 for band one 45 60 for band two and 198 for band three treatments Band one covers basic treatment such as a check up scaling and polish wherea.. read more. Posted on : Fri 26th - Mar - 2010

  • Award winner tells young dentists find your niche
  • Award winning dentist Sunita Verma reassured young dentists starting out that it s not all gloom and doom and suggested many practices are defying the economic downturn and expanding within the current market She was addressing an audience at the Young Denti.. read more. Posted on : Wed 24th - Mar - 2010

  • Dentists can learn about tax changes from new super podcast
  • HM Revenue Customs HMRC has launched its first ever super podcast to alert businesses to major changes in the way they file and pay VAT PAYE and corporation tax The free audio podcast highlights important VAT changes coming in on 1 April 2010 which mean.. read more. Posted on : Wed 24th - Mar - 2010

  • HPV related cancer leap to have big impact on health services
  • The rapid rise in cases of oesophageal squamous cell carcinoma related to human papillomavirus HPV infection has serious implications for health services around the world warn researchers They suggest that sexual transmission of HPV might be the reason fo.. read more. Posted on : Wed 24th - Mar - 2010

  • News review Dental students voice off
  • Ministers have recently been advised they should consider an increase in tuition fees for undergraduates taking courses such as law and medicine The report suggested many undergraduates were not opposed to the idea of paying higher fees for lsquo prestige co.. read more. Posted on : Tue 23rd - Mar - 2010

  • Addicted teen gamers more likely to have poor oral health
  • New research from the dental profession suggests snacking while video gaming could be responsible for poor levels of oral health among teenagers The study suggests that gamer addicts ndash who spend a long time on screen time ndash are more than twice as li.. read more. Posted on : Tue 23rd - Mar - 2010

  • National Orthodontic Week launches today
  • The British Orthodontic Society BOS launched the first ever National Orthodontic Week today Monday Numerous orthodontists BOS board members the press and conservative MP Lee Scott attended the event which had an exclusive private viewing of the Irving .. read more. Posted on : Mon 22nd - Mar - 2010

  • Students offer dental care to Cambodia s children in need
  • A group of dental students have just returned from their mission to Cambodia where they helped 1 500 children to better oral health Dr Monika Suorn of the Tooth Angel Project put together the team for the mission to Cambodia where dental treatment is a luxur.. read more. Posted on : Fri 19th - Mar - 2010

  • Dental phobic girl died due to lack of clarity between medics
  • An eight year old girl with a phobia of dentists died of starvation after she was failed by medical and professional experts a report claims Eight year old Sophie Waller from Cornwall developed pervasive refusal syndrome ndash a severe oral phobia ndash .. read more. Posted on : Fri 19th - Mar - 2010

  • City council calls for fluoride referendum
  • Southampton City councillors have voted to call on the South Central Strategic Health Authority to hold a referendum on its move to add fluoride in water Health bosses agreed the plans for the city s water in February last year despite 72 of 10 000 respondent.. read more. Posted on : Fri 19th - Mar - 2010

  • Fly glue ideal for dental wounds research reveals
  • Silk spinned by caddisfly larvae underwater could one day suture surgical wounds new research from the University of Utah suggests It found that the sticky fibres used by the insects to built protective shells that keep intact in aquatic environments and do n.. read more. Posted on : Fri 19th - Mar - 2010

  • Dental awards celebrate 10th anniversary
  • The Premier Awards ndash originally created to reward dental professionals who recognise the importance of patient safety within the dental practice ndash is celebrating its 10th anniversary Throughout their 10 year history dental professionals from a .. read more. Posted on : Thu 18th - Mar - 2010

  • School s out for tooth rotting sugary snacks
  • A new study reveals children are eating healthier lunches at school The nationwide study ndash carried out by the School Food Trust is the first of its kind since the Government s new standards came into effect in 2006 It s found that kids are dithcing sugar.. read more. Posted on : Thu 18th - Mar - 2010

  • Denplan appoints new deputy chief dental officer
  • Denplan has announcde that Henry Clover BDS has been promoted to deputy chief dental officer Henry will also join the Denplan executive leadership team Denplan s Board representing professional services A former general dental practitioner Henry converte.. read more. Posted on : Thu 18th - Mar - 2010

  • British Society of Periodontology celebrates 60 years
  • This year marks 60 years of the British Society of Periodontology founded in 1949 to promote the art and science of periodontology The Society is marking the occasion with events throughout the UK alongside its regular autumn and spring scientific meetings b.. read more. Posted on : Thu 18th - Mar - 2010

  • Indemnity costs cut for non surgical cosmetic treatment
  • Dental Protection has announced that with effect from April 2010 the use of injectable non permanent cosmetic procedures can be indemnified within normal subscription categories at no additional cost subject to certain conditions The procedures are botulin.. read more. Posted on : Thu 18th - Mar - 2010

  • Tooth whitening Try before you fly
  • A tooth whitening service for passengers launches next month April at Birmingham Airport Brighter White Teeth Company offers a 20 minute tooth whitening service under the lsquo Smile Company brand at Birmingham Airport Smile Company will begin trading at t.. read more. Posted on : Wed 17th - Mar - 2010

  • WIN 1 of 5 free places to bleaching seminar
  • As a dental professional making a conscience effort to stay up to date here s a chance to attend The bleaching interface 2010 free of charge Enter our competition to see Linda Greenwall chair of the British Dental Bleaching Society BDBS give a compellin.. read more. Posted on : Wed 17th - Mar - 2010

  • NHS dentistry pilot launches in PCT of Steele s cohort
  • Cumbria ndash where NHS dentistry review team member Eric Rooney is the consultant in dental public health ndash is to be one of the first pilot site primary care trusts PCTs to trial review leader Jimmy Steele s recommendation The county has been chosen.. read more. Posted on : Wed 17th - Mar - 2010

  • New advertising campaign for the BDTA
  • The BDTA is building upon the success of its lsquo Adding Value to Dentistry campaign in 2010 with a new campaign focusing on the key benefits to be gained from using BDTA member companies The advertisement and supporting communication materials highlight l.. read more. Posted on : Wed 17th - Mar - 2010

  • Software of Excellence invites Dentistry Show visitors to lunchtime drinks reception
  • Practice management software company Software of Excellence will hold a drinks reception on Stand E12 during lunch on Friday the first day of this year s Dentistry Show Throughout the two days 19 20 March Software of Excellence will be demonstrating thei.. read more. Posted on : Wed 17th - Mar - 2010

  • Preventive research award for dental care professionals
  • Colgate and The Oral Dental Research Trust are inviting applications for the Colgate DCP Research Awards for research conducted by dental care professionals DCP Four awards each to a maximum value of 2 500 will be made on the basis of an application fo.. read more. Posted on : Wed 17th - Mar - 2010

  • Leading US dentistry speakers top the bill at BDA conference
  • Leading US clinical speakers David Newkirk and William Bo Bruce are to headline the Friday lecture programme at the 2010 British Dental Conference and Exhibition Both are renowned experts in the field of restorative and aesthetic dentistry and are accredited m.. read more. Posted on : Tue 16th - Mar - 2010

  • Scientists closer to solving puzzle of tooth formation
  • Scientists have created a computer model reproducing variation in complex structures like teeth and organs And the team believes their research takes a step towards the growing of correctly shaped teeth and other organs Professor Jukka Jernvall and his res.. read more. Posted on : Tue 16th - Mar - 2010

  • Steele pilots now at full throttle
  • Dozens of NHS dental practices will shortly begin trialling new ways to deliver services under Government plans to start implementing recommendations from the Steele review The pilot sites will seek to improve patient access and test new ways of measuring qual.. read more. Posted on : Mon 15th - Mar - 2010

  • News feature Managing periodontal disease and empowering patients
  • Periodontal disease is one of most challenging and problematic of clinical issues for a plethora of reasons the diagnosis is often difficult the treatment inadequately remunerated by the NHS and most patients are unaware of it Yet the need to implement a pr.. read more. Posted on : Mon 15th - Mar - 2010

  • Gossip magazines reveal Jessica Simpson s bad dental hygiene
  • US pop singer Jessica Simpson says she barely brushes her teeth choosing instead to use antiseptic mouthwash for her dental hygiene efforts The website www usmagazine com revealed that she admitted she embraces questionable dental hygiene efforts that could p.. read more. Posted on : Mon 15th - Mar - 2010

  • Grasping the nettle at the General Dental Council
  • As I write this article I am approaching my 75th day in office ndash a great time to reflect on what the General Dental Council has achieved so far and to look ahead at the challenges we are facing During the past few years there have been substantial ch.. read more. Posted on : Mon 15th - Mar - 2010

  • Dental trade s code of practice now online
  • In 2008 the BDTA Council took the decision to review and strengthen the BDTA Code of Practice to update the existing code to conform to current legislation to improve the transparency and fairness of the code to raise standards within the membership and to .. read more. Posted on : Mon 15th - Mar - 2010

  • An innovative dentists waiting room screen and kiosk display system
  • Patients are getting hands on with a new marketing tool for dental practices Patient InfoPoint is a combination marketing display system that features a 40 rdquo LCD screen and a lsquo user friendly touchscreen kiosk Both can show content tailored for each.. read more. Posted on : Mon 15th - Mar - 2010

  • Dentists get a Finnish welcome at the Ambassador s reception
  • The Ambassdor of Finland Mr Jaakko Laajava welcomed dental professionals to the Finnish Embassy at 14 Kensington Palace Gardens London for a seminar by Planmeca the Finnish company that designs manufactures and markets high tech dental equipment The sem.. read more. Posted on : Fri 12th - Mar - 2010

  • Early births reduced by gum disease treatment
  • A new study has revealed the strongest suggestion yet that successful treatment of periodontal disease reduces the number of premature babies The findings which were publicised at the Annual Meeting of the American Association for Dental Research in Washin.. read more. Posted on : Wed 10th - Mar - 2010

  • Dentists upset over 2010 11 funding award
  • The British Dental Association BDA has expressed disappointment at today s Wednesday announcement of the pay uplift for dentists for 2010 11 The Department of Health has announced that salaried dentists have been awarded a 1 increase while general dental.. read more. Posted on : Wed 10th - Mar - 2010

  • Pay freeze will undermine confidence in NHS
  • The confidence of general dental practitioners will be undermined by today s announcement of a 0 9 uplift on contract values and a requirement to make efficiency savings in order to offset increases in expenses That s the verdict of Dr John Milne Chair of th.. read more. Posted on : Wed 10th - Mar - 2010

  • Recession fighting businesses focus on sales and marketing survey finds
  • Small businesses including dental practices are hoping to beat the recession by stepping up their sales and marketing strategies a new survey has revealed After cutting operating costs to the bare minimum many smaller firms are hiring sales staff improv.. read more. Posted on : Tue 9th - Mar - 2010

  • New government faces major challenges on dentistry says BDA manifesto
  • The BDA suggests the next government will inherit a flawed dental contract an unacceptable chasm in oral health inequalities and inconsistent commissioning of dentistry by PCTS That s the legacy the government elected this year will have to deal with accord.. read more. Posted on : Mon 8th - Mar - 2010

  • Dr Avijit Banerjee speaks at dental conference
  • Clinical expert Dr Avijit Banerjee is joining the prestigious panel of speakers appearing at the 2010 British Dental Conference and Exhibition to be held on the 20 22 May 2010 at the Liverpool Arena and Convention Centre ACC Dr Banerjee senior lecturer and.. read more. Posted on : Mon 8th - Mar - 2010

  • Dentistry and PCTs Room for improvement
  • After several long months the results of our all encompassing PCT survey are in ndash and with the fourth anniversary of the 2006 reforms waiting in the wings they make uncomfortable reading To find out how your PCT fared click here to view our table in w.. read more. Posted on : Mon 8th - Mar - 2010

  • Oral health charity backs No Smoking Day
  • The UK s leading mouth cancer charity has urged the UK public to kick their smoking habit and cut the risk of cancer ahead of next Wednesday s No Smoking Day campaign The British Dental Health Foundation who have previously worked alongside the No Smoking Day.. read more. Posted on : Fri 5th - Mar - 2010

  • Poor dental health flags up meths users
  • Severe dental problems in otherwise healthy young people could be a sign of methamphetamine addiction a new study suggests Researchers collected medical oral health and substance use data from 300 methamphetamine dependent adults and compared it with data fr.. read more. Posted on : Fri 5th - Mar - 2010

  • A dental endoscope just for you
  • Although there have been great advances in technology and procedures for dentistry dentists are still faced with the traditional issues of trying to work within a very confined space They invariably spend their time leaning across patients pulling at their m.. read more. Posted on : Fri 5th - Mar - 2010

  • News focus Dentistry gets mobile and takes to the road
  • Even the greatest ideas have to start somewhere And nestling in a pub car park in north Leicester is a prime example ndash the UK s first mobile dental surgery run by Dental Xpress You and I 8200 might think it s an innocuous location but the stream of p.. read more. Posted on : Thu 4th - Mar - 2010

  • Dental plan company ranked in top 100 best company list
  • Dental plan providers Practice Plan has been ranked 34th in the prestigious Sunday Times Top 100 Best Companies to Work For This year the lists were derived from entries of 964 companies and in total they surveyed more than 230 000 employee opinions as wel.. read more. Posted on : Thu 4th - Mar - 2010

  • New NHS dental practice to open
  • A new NHS dental practice is set to open in Rochdale later this month which will create 9 500 places for new patients The Roch Valley Dental Practice will accommodate four five new NHS dentists and the practice has been developed as part of a 1 3 million inv.. read more. Posted on : Thu 4th - Mar - 2010

  • Princess Royal opens new dental facility
  • A brand new clinical skills training facility at the UCL Eastman Institute was officially opened by the chancellor of the University of London the Princess Royal In a brief address she said she was lsquo particularly encouraged by the continued investment .. read more. Posted on : Tue 2nd - Mar - 2010

  • Dental hygienist gets fruity with brush design
  • A teething toothbrush designed by a dental hygienist looks set to encourage good dental hygiene from an early age but also offering gentle gum massage and help when teething The BabyBanana toddler training toothbrush and the BabyBanana teething toothbrush were.. read more. Posted on : Tue 2nd - Mar - 2010

  • Recession blamed for upsurge in teeth grinding
  • A growing number of patients are suffering with bruxism due to stresses brought on by the recession That s according to Edinburgh dentist Yann Maidment who says he has seen had seen an increase of 10 20 in patients grinding their teeth over the past 18 months.. read more. Posted on : Mon 1st - Mar - 2010

  • Dentists sickest of all health professionals
  • Dentists are the sickest of all health professionals according to the head of an NHS service aimed at helping clinicians struggling with physical or mental illnesses Clare Gerada medical director of the NHS Practitioner Health Programme PHP ndash the sch.. read more. Posted on : Mon 1st - Mar - 2010

  • Beer pressure means people drinking more
  • Peer pressure to drink to excess could be all in our minds according to a survey published for the Department of Health today A YouGov poll of more than 2 000 English adults suggests over one in five 22 people who have ended up drinking more than planned p.. read more. Posted on : Mon 1st - Mar - 2010

  • UK s most loved dentist revealed
  • A dental practice in west Sussex is truly loved by its patients High Street dental practice in East Grinstead has been named the most loved dentist in the UK according to a massive nationwide search run by www thebestof co uk The results of the two week campa.. read more. Posted on : Mon 1st - Mar - 2010

  • Scientists uncover genes that influence tooth development
  • Genes that influence tooth development in the first year of life have been identified by scientists The research team has also uncovered a link between the delayed appearance of milk teeth and the need for future corrective work The research which involved te.. read more. Posted on : Mon 1st - Mar - 2010

  • Mouthwear fit for a firefighter
  • Already a success in America UnderArmour Performance Mouthwear is now available in the UK exclusively through dental practitioners Originally designed to help athletes reach their full potential many US practices that offer the mouthpieces have also repo.. read more. Posted on : Mon 1st - Mar - 2010

 

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