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Oct - 2009.

  • Dentists mind the gap in oral health
  • Dentists have warned of an lsquo unacceptable and growing chasm between those with good and poor dental health The British Dental Association s BDA s Oral Health Inequalities Policy ndash published today ndash highlights the differences in social grou.. read more. Posted on : Fri 30th - Oct - 2009

  • Concessions to be made on contracts
  • The government is to make concessions to dentists leaders over the details of controversial access contracts The Department of Health will shortly announce changes to the draft contracts developed by the dental access team led by Dr Mike Warburton and releas.. read more. Posted on : Thu 29th - Oct - 2009

  • More dental patients getting the message about mouth cancer
  • An increasing number of dental patients understand how vital it is to spot ndash and then report ndash early signs of mouth cancer And dentists are the the perfect frontline troops to lead the way on this at the soft tissue examination stage That s accor.. read more. Posted on : Thu 29th - Oct - 2009

  • Dentists GDC payment period goes live
  • The annual retention fee ARF payment period for the UK s 36 900 registered dentists has kicked off in the run up to the 31 December deadline The General Dental Council GDC took a decision to freeze the fee this year ndash remaining at 438 The GDC is h.. read more. Posted on : Thu 29th - Oct - 2009

  • Dental X rays can harm heart suggests study
  • A new study suggests that low doses of radiation from dental X rays can trigger heart disease and strokes A team led by Dr Mark Little at Imperial College London constructed a mathematical model to find the risks associated with low background levels of radi.. read more. Posted on : Thu 29th - Oct - 2009

  • Veteran dental technician dies
  • Veteran dental technician Dr John Attenborough has died Recently rewarded for his lsquo outstanding services to dental technology the son of the founder of Nottingham s Attenborough Dental was born in 1926 and his years in the lab span decades Last year he .. read more. Posted on : Tue 27th - Oct - 2009

  • Shock figures reveal Asian women s risk of mouth cancer
  • A radio documentary tonight will reveal how women in the UK s South Asian community are at a high risk of developing mouth cancer as a result of using gutka ndash or chewing tobacco Gutka is currently more popular than ever before in the UK According to the .. read more. Posted on : Mon 26th - Oct - 2009

  • England rugby star at Showcase
  • Under Armour Performance Mouthwear and The Dental Directory are extremely excited to have World Cup winner Will Greenwood appearing at 2009 BDTA Dental Showcase With 55 caps and 31 tries for his country Will is an inspiration to many athletes today He is th.. read more. Posted on : Mon 26th - Oct - 2009

  • Free toothbrushes for kids and lessons in brushing
  • Children under three in Wales will be taught how to brush their teeth They will also be given free toothbrushes and toothpaste to take home with them in a bid to improve children s oral health where more than half of them have tooth decay The Welsh Assembly Go.. read more. Posted on : Fri 23rd - Oct - 2009

  • News focus Petrified of the dentist
  • It is unfortunate that dental professionals are more often than not greeted with trepidation from patients They often visit when they are in pain and keeping appointments is an inconvenience but they do go they receive treatment and go about their lives unti.. read more. Posted on : Fri 23rd - Oct - 2009

  • Dentistry Awards 2009 the shortlist
  • The wait is finally over ndash here are the entries that have made it to the shortlist ahead of the big awards ceremony in December taking place at Leicester s Athena To book your table for the glamorous Dentistry Awards ceremony on Friday 4 December at the.. read more. Posted on : Thu 22nd - Oct - 2009

  • Dental teachers battle for crown
  • Some of the most talented and motivational educators in dentistry will battle it out for the titles of dentist dental care professional DCP and vocational teacher of the year The Dental Defence Union DDU the specialist dental division of the MDU today a.. read more. Posted on : Thu 22nd - Oct - 2009

  • White wine does more damage to teeth than red say scientists
  • Regularly drinking white wine could be more harmful to teeth than opting for red wine scientists claim New research contradicts the commonly held belief that lsquo staining red wine causes more damage to teeth than white Grapes such as Chardonnay and Pinot .. read more. Posted on : Thu 22nd - Oct - 2009

  • Snap happy dentists scoop photo prize
  • Dental professionals scooped prizes in an international photo contest Dentists hygienists dental nurses and students from 63 counties submitted photographs for the 2009 competition which ran from March to July The Wrigley Company partnered with the FDI Worl.. read more. Posted on : Wed 21st - Oct - 2009

  • New dental service to treat 9 000 patients
  • Preston is one step closer to having new dental provision to meet the growing demand of people requiring routine care in the area The contract to provide the new dental service has been awarded NHS Central Lancashire s Community Services Team and discussions a.. read more. Posted on : Wed 21st - Oct - 2009

  • Dentistry needs you Visit Stand G02 at Showcase
  • If you haven t already please take a minute to complete our PCT survey ndash either by completing the form online or filling out a form at our stand at Showcase ndash G02 Simply click here to have your say or pick up a form and pop it into the ballot box .. read more. Posted on : Wed 21st - Oct - 2009

  • Verdict on new dental stats for five year olds Could do better
  • An oral health charity has urged the Government to focus on prevention of oral health problems following the release of new statistics on children s dental decay The British Dental Health Foundation BDHF has called for greater emphasis on rewards for prevent.. read more. Posted on : Wed 21st - Oct - 2009

  • Cheaper sugary medicines impact on children s teeth
  • An oral health expert is flagging up the dangers of sugary medicines to children s teeth The warning comes in light of fresh evidence that many healthcare professionals are unaware of the dental decay caused by frequently taken liquid medicines containing suga.. read more. Posted on : Tue 20th - Oct - 2009

  • Golden Poo awards a hit with the fans
  • The Golden Poo awards have been hailed a success in the campaign to raise awareness of hand hygiene and the perils of cross infection With the release of the updated HTM 01 05 government guidelines for dental practices and also the outbreak of swine flu H1N1 .. read more. Posted on : Tue 20th - Oct - 2009

  • Firm foundations for NHS dentistry
  • John Milne by his own admission is one of life s fighters ndash as anyone who has heard the tales of his rugby playing days will attest It s just as well considering that he s head of the General Dental Practice Committee GDPC at a time when the profess.. read more. Posted on : Mon 19th - Oct - 2009

  • The clues are in the teeth
  • It seems that you cannot switch the TV on these days without coming across an episode of CSI Waking the Dead or something similar The British public s appetite for stories of forensics has never been so high But what you don t see very often within these dra.. read more. Posted on : Mon 19th - Oct - 2009

  • Back to the future for dental payment plan company
  • The Forest of Arden Marriott Hotel played host to this year s Denplan National Conference which took place 11 13 September The venue boasts two golf courses ndash the setting for the Friday morning s golf challenge ndash a health club and a spa meaning t.. read more. Posted on : Mon 19th - Oct - 2009

  • Co operation is key to successful dental commissioning
  • The lead author of new guidelines for local commissioners has called for greater co operation between dentists and primary care trust PCT representatives Speaking at the launch of the Local Commissioning Working Group LCWG report on Tuesday yesterday Pr.. read more. Posted on : Thu 15th - Oct - 2009

  • Oral health charity welcomes ban on cigarette machines
  • An oral health charity has welcomed a landmark decision to ban tobacco vending machines ahead of November s Mouth Cancer Action Month A House of Commons vote saw MPs vote to retain a ban on tobacco displays at the point of sale and ban tobacco vending machines.. read more. Posted on : Wed 14th - Oct - 2009

  • Dental quackery captured in print
  • A new book featuring what s believed to be the first ever collection of 18th and 19th century dental cartoons has just been published in time for Christmas Open Wide A Series of Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Caricatures on Dentistry was compiled by John .. read more. Posted on : Wed 14th - Oct - 2009

  • Golden Poo awards serve as handwashing reminder
  • With the release of the updated HTM 01 05 government guidelines and also the outbreak of swine flu H1N1 virus the risk of cross infection in the dental practice is big news And this Thursday 15 October Global Handwashing Day will be flagging up the importan.. read more. Posted on : Tue 13th - Oct - 2009

  • Young inventor is a winner with tooth fairy toy
  • A six year old girl was inspired by losing her first tooth to come up with the winning entry in a competition to design a toy of the future Aine Gallagher pictured below has staked her claim to be the UK s youngest inventor after the design for a tooth fai.. read more. Posted on : Tue 13th - Oct - 2009

  • Something for everyone in the world of dentistry
  • On behalf of the British Dental Trade Association I should like to welcome you to BDTA Dental Showcase 2009 which this year takes place at the NEC Birmingham ndash the home of more than 160 trade and consumer exhibitions visited by over four million p.. read more. Posted on : Tue 13th - Oct - 2009

  • Dentist wins UK entrepreneur award
  • A dentist has won the UK s consumer services entrepreneur of the year award Dr James Hull was presented the award by actress Joanna Lumley at a ceremony in the Hilton Hotelin London s Hyde Park The award recognised Dr Hull s achievement of building a huge dent.. read more. Posted on : Tue 13th - Oct - 2009

  • Solicitors brief to get into dental health
  • A firm of solicitors has expanded its dental services team in response to a growing demand from the health sector Harrison Clark s specialist dental department now includes corporate commercial employment commercial property and commercial litigation expert.. read more. Posted on : Tue 13th - Oct - 2009

  • Strictly star s new teeth make him a hot favourite
  • Strictly Come Dancing hot favourite Ricky Whittle puts confident performance down to his new smile courtesy of a Manchester cosmetic dentist Ricky has become the hot early favourite to win this year s competition ndash thanks to a smile makeover The Hollyoa.. read more. Posted on : Tue 13th - Oct - 2009

  • Financial expert urges dentists Don t pay tax needlessly
  • A financial expert is urging dentists to lsquo use all available tax breaks to maximise their income and wealth with tax set to increase next year Nigel Callaghan pensions analyst with Hargreaves Lansdown suggests that one concession much underused is t.. read more. Posted on : Mon 12th - Oct - 2009

  • Flag up access to avoid poor teeth says city review
  • Dentists need to educate patients in Nottingham about the importance of keeping teeth healthy That s the verdict of a review of access to dental care in the city carried out between January and September this year It s also urging dentists to make existing se.. read more. Posted on : Mon 12th - Oct - 2009

  • New dental registration may harm patient care say dentists
  • Plans to change NHS dental registration in Scotland could harm patient care according to a survey of high street dentists Dentists are worried that proposals to introduce continuous registration could send the wrong message about the value of regular check up.. read more. Posted on : Fri 9th - Oct - 2009

  • An end to dental tourism
  • DIO Implant of South Korea is now operating in the UK after identifying a gap in the UK market The company has been manufacturing dental products for more than 25 years and Dio UK is now offering dental implants at low prices For example titanium RBM fixtur.. read more. Posted on : Fri 9th - Oct - 2009

  • Historic day for special care dentistry
  • The first ever specialist training programme for special care dentistry in England and Wales began this week Special care dentistry SCD is the newest UK dental speciality only being formally recognised by the General Dental Council GDC in October 2008 T.. read more. Posted on : Fri 9th - Oct - 2009

  • PCT survey paints bleak portrait
  • Watch out Barry Cockcroft ndash because the backlash is coming At least that s the first impression to emerge from Dentistry s newest campaign PCTs the state of play The replies are flooding in painting a bleak picture of the state of local commissionin.. read more. Posted on : Fri 9th - Oct - 2009

  • Dental school boosted by new director
  • Daryll Jagger has joined the Peninsula Dental School as director of clinical dentistry and professor in restorative dentistry She joins the school in Exeter from the University of Bristol Dental Hospital and School Professor Jagger qualified as a dentist in 19.. read more. Posted on : Thu 8th - Oct - 2009

  • Retired dentists invited to fill gaps
  • Retired dentists are being called on to help ease a waiting list crisis on South Tyneside In July the local newspaper the Shields Gazette ndash www shieldsgazette com ndash revealed that youngsters up to 16 were having to wait up to nearly three years fo.. read more. Posted on : Thu 8th - Oct - 2009

  • Dental tourists to get mishaps insurance
  • Health tourists seeking cosmetic surgery abroad ndash including dental treatment ndash will be able to buy insurance to cover specifically against lsquo mishaps for the first time ever PJ Hayman a specialist travel insurer has launched the first policy.. read more. Posted on : Wed 7th - Oct - 2009

  • NEW dental seminars for the new year
  • Independent Seminars has booked some dental heavyweights at their upcoming seminars for the rest of 2009 and into 2010 So far to date those booked include Dates for your diary for 2009 strong The Art of Endodontics with Dr L Stephen BuchananFriday 23 October .. read more. Posted on : Wed 7th - Oct - 2009

  • Dental school s online class goes global
  • A new online dental course has adopted an international flavour to train all those interested in dental public health worldwide The University of Manchester s School of Dentistry launched the Masters in Dental Public Health MDPH programme last month It aims .. read more. Posted on : Tue 6th - Oct - 2009

  • Scotland health survey reveals positive steps in dental health
  • The Scottish Health Survey has revealed that there are positive steps being made in the nation s dental health The survey reveals that three quarters of adults in Scotland rate their health in general to be lsquo very good or lsquo good while seven per cen.. read more. Posted on : Tue 6th - Oct - 2009

  • BDA slams 0 1 per cent pay rise for dentists
  • Chancellor Alistair Darling has recommended a pay freeze for 40 000 senior public servants He has written to salary review bodies calling on them to freeze the pay of judges senior NHS managers and GPs In addition about 700 000 middle ranking public servants.. read more. Posted on : Tue 6th - Oct - 2009

  • Dentist in overdose case suspended amid new claims
  • A dentist who was allowed to keep working after telling a patient to take a potentially lethal drug overdose has been suspended amid fresh allegations Colchester based Dr Sayed Hossain Faghany of Mersea Road Dental Surgery is serving an 18 month interim susp.. read more. Posted on : Tue 6th - Oct - 2009

  • Dental plan customers know best
  • Dental plan customers will be selling what they bought into at this year s BDTA dental showcase Practice Plan has invited some of its customers to be alongside staff and chat to fellow dental professionals at the stand at this year s trade event in Birmingham .. read more. Posted on : Mon 5th - Oct - 2009

  • The latest seminars lectures and events
  • Here the latest dates to book in your diary strong The art of endodonticsDr L Stephen BuchananFriday 23 October 2009 London strong strong Last chance to book strong By attending this seminar you will discuss cutting safe effective access cavities ne.. read more. Posted on : Mon 5th - Oct - 2009

  • 75 000 up for grabs for dental researchers
  • The British Orthodontic Society Foundation has 75 000 this year to offer support UK dental researchers The areas we are keen to support are Ares that the foundation is keen to support include bull Projects that will impact on clinical orthodontics bull .. read more. Posted on : Mon 5th - Oct - 2009

  • Talking to parents could cut kids caries
  • A recent study reveals that if dental clinicians had proper training in talking to children s parents it would reduce rates of kids developing early childhood caries ECC or cavities by 77 Researchers at Boston University School of Medicine BUSM found that.. read more. Posted on : Mon 5th - Oct - 2009

  • Dentist and his nurses takes a giant leap
  • A team from a dental practice took a leap from 10 000 feet to raise funds for charity Dentist Dave Stephens and dental nurses Ali Wilks and Hannah Wakefield from Chipping Manor Dental Practice in Wotton Under Edge Gloucestershire took part in the skydive an.. read more. Posted on : Fri 2nd - Oct - 2009

  • New staff for British Association of Dental Nurses
  • The British Association of Dental Nurses has appointed a new admin assistant Katie Ball 19 has joined the team at head office which currently consists of chief executive Pam Swain membership administrator Shirley Wetherley and front office administrator Chr.. read more. Posted on : Fri 2nd - Oct - 2009

  • Dental nurses fear costs of paedophile vetting
  • The British Association of Dental Nurses BADN fear the cost of the Government s vetting and barring scheme will hit members pockets hard The scheme ndash rolled out this month ndash is an attempt to prevent paedophiles gaining jobs or voluntary roles wh.. read more. Posted on : Fri 2nd - Oct - 2009

  • Biggest dental check up finally goes live
  • The National Adult Dental Health Survey 2009 will finally go live next Monday 5 October The survey had taken place every 10 years since 1968 but was delayed last year due to a lsquo departmental reorganisation according the chief dental officer for Engl.. read more. Posted on : Thu 1st - Oct - 2009

  • Dentist hails a cab for patients
  • A dentist is saving his patients money by providing a free taxi service Patients at the Kissdental clinic on Stanley Street in Manchester are encouraged to pre book the Tooth Taxi to get them to and from their appointments lsquo It may sound crazy but laying .. read more. Posted on : Thu 1st - Oct - 2009

  • Kids daily sweets linked to violent adulthood
  • Children who eat sweets and chocolate every day are more likely to be violent as adults according to new research The Cardiff university team studied almost 17 500 participants people is the first into effects of childhood diet on adult violence The study fo.. read more. Posted on : Thu 1st - Oct - 2009


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