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Sep - 2009.

  • Channel swim victory for dentist
  • A dentist swam the English Channel last week and raised nearly 3 000 for a local charity Lancashire dentist Matthew Gormally 32 completed the gruelling Dover to France course in 13 hours and 20 minutes Funds raised will go to the Christie cancer hospital.. read more. Posted on : Wed 30th - Sep - 2009

  • PCTs The state of play for dentistry
  • It s been a hard road for everyone involved in NHS dentistry since the reforms of 2006 The move to local commissioning so championed by chief dental officer Barry Cockcroft has been a fraught one The distinctly mixed response from the profession has mirrore.. read more. Posted on : Wed 30th - Sep - 2009

  • PCTs Have your say Wishing on a rising star
  • I m only too aware that for some sitting down for a friendly talk with a PCT is a little like conspiring with the enemy But Kelly Nizzer is a far cry from your usual PCT commissioner The senior commissioning manager for dental services in Hounslow comes from.. read more. Posted on : Wed 30th - Sep - 2009

  • Dentists warn of perils of energy bars
  • Dentists are warning that energy bars used by sports keen patients are causing tooth decay Some dental professionals are noting an increase in dental decay in unlikely patients and they re finding energy bars could be the culprit That s because many of these.. read more. Posted on : Tue 29th - Sep - 2009

  • Black men who neglect teeth at greater health risk
  • A new study claims that black men are more likely to suffer serious consequences to their overall health if they neglect their teeth than any other gender or race The US report published in the Journal of Dental Research found differences in response to dent.. read more. Posted on : Tue 29th - Sep - 2009

  • News spotlight I m not complaining but
  • According to recent research a quarter of dental patients 26 have wanted to complain about their dental care but didn t So based on this finding consider this a quarter of the patients at your practice have had a concern about their dental care but didn.. read more. Posted on : Tue 29th - Sep - 2009

  • Revamping with a little help from their friends
  • No 45 Dental SurgeryMatthew and Liz Ogden of No 45 Dental Surgery Chichester West Sussex always had a vision to open a small boutique dental practice delivering the highest quality dental care along with exceptional levels of customer service Matthew had .. read more. Posted on : Tue 29th - Sep - 2009

  • Trainee dentists offer free treatment in Birmingham
  • Free dental work is being offered at two locations in Birmingham as part of a student dentist training programme Birmingham Dental Hospital and University of Birmingham School of Dentistry are offering dental treatment for adults who may require fillings crow.. read more. Posted on : Mon 28th - Sep - 2009

  • Dental students educate kids by the book
  • A dental school is handing out books to local schoolchildren in an effort to improve their oral health knowledge The Peninsula Dental School s dental education facility in Plymouth Devon has launched a lsquo Happy Reading Healthy Smile project for kids ag.. read more. Posted on : Mon 28th - Sep - 2009

  • All they want for Christmas is some straightened teeth
  • An increasing number of adults are getting braces fitted in the run up to Christmas That s according to prosthodontist Dr Farid Monibi principal specialist at Central London dental practice 76 Harley Street who says that he has seen an increase in adults boo.. read more. Posted on : Mon 28th - Sep - 2009

  • GDC reminds dentists of special care dentistry list
  • The General Dental Council GDC is encouraging dentists who wish to be specialists in special care dentistry to make their applications to the specialist list as soon as possible Special care dentistry is concerned with improving the oral health of individu.. read more. Posted on : Mon 28th - Sep - 2009

  • Rudkin quits General Dental Council
  • Chief executive and registrar Duncan Rudkin is quitting his role to head up the new General Pharmaceutical Council GPC Duncan Rudkin was appointed in the role in June 2006 In his time with the GDC he has been involved with the setting up of the Dental C.. read more. Posted on : Mon 28th - Sep - 2009

  • Indecent groping dentist struck off
  • A dentist who groped two nurses demonstrating a pattern of indecent and inappropriate sexual behaviour was struck off the dental register yesterday Friday Anthony Barton acted inappropriately and unprofessionally towards four nurses and his behaviour .. read more. Posted on : Sat 26th - Sep - 2009

  • Teeth the Musical DVD gets kids brushing
  • A new animated film has been launched aiming to stress the importance of regular brushing and dental check ups for learning disabled and primary school kids Somerset Primary Care Dental Service has teamed up with students at Bridgwater College and a Somerset v.. read more. Posted on : Thu 24th - Sep - 2009

  • Lamb calls for NHS reform
  • Dentists who work in parts of the country with higher oral health needs should be paid more the Liberal Democrats have proposed Norman Lamb the party s health spokesman told delegates at the Liberal Democrat s annual conference in Bournemouth that the move .. read more. Posted on : Thu 24th - Sep - 2009

  • Pay It Forward
  • Have you seen the movie Pay It Forward with Kevin Spacey The theme is about doing something that really helps people something that they cannot do by themselves and in turn something that you do for them they do for other people After crying buckets in t.. read more. Posted on : Thu 24th - Sep - 2009

  • Anti fluoride crusader taps up Green Party in bid to become MP
  • A leading anti fluoride campaigner is standing for Parliament in the next General Election in a move to halt a scheme to add fluoride to Southampton s water supply John Spottiswoode has led the fight to stop the controversial plan to add fluoride to the city.. read more. Posted on : Thu 24th - Sep - 2009

  • Older male dentists more likely to raise concerns
  • The referral rate for concerns about the doctors and dentists aged over 50 is five times the rate among the under 40s That s according to the UK s largest study of medical performance which analysed staff working in hospitals and the community The report is by.. read more. Posted on : Wed 23rd - Sep - 2009

  • Contract seeking dentists urged to plug indemnity gap
  • Dental professionals organising themselves into companies to bid for contracts from PCTs and other bodies are being urged to ensure their company has adequate indemnity in place Dental professionals individual indemnity will not cover their company if they a.. read more. Posted on : Wed 23rd - Sep - 2009

  • Dental patients want to complain but don t
  • A quarter of dental patients 26 have wanted to complain about their dental care but didn t That s to according to a survey by the Dental Complaints Service DCS Of the dental patients surveyed a third 37 had complained about some aspect of their dental.. read more. Posted on : Wed 23rd - Sep - 2009

  • Practice teams to direct website s dental research
  • A new website has been launched that aims to answer the questions members of the primary care dental team ask The redeveloped Shirley Glasstone Hughes Trust Fund website ndash www dentistryresearch org ndash puts research commissioning into the hands of de.. read more. Posted on : Tue 22nd - Sep - 2009

  • Child porn dental technician faces ban
  • A dental technician convicted of child porn offences is to be struck off the dental register John Stuart Martin from Shrewsbury was called before the General Dental Council GDC after magistrates convicted him on five counts of making indecent photographs.. read more. Posted on : Tue 22nd - Sep - 2009

  • Dentistry chain on the market for 200 million
  • Integrated Dental Holdings which operates more than 250 practices has been put up for sale for 200 million That is 100 million less than when Merrill Lynch Global Private Equity now part of Bank of America bought a majority stake early last year altho.. read more. Posted on : Mon 21st - Sep - 2009

  • Wales welcomes new dental training unit
  • A new dental teaching unit has opened in Wales housing some of the best technology available in dentistry The multi purpose unit in Porth is funded as a joint initiative by the Welsh Assembly Government Rhondda Cynon Taff Teaching Local Health Board and the .. read more. Posted on : Mon 21st - Sep - 2009

  • Dentist exposed himself wearing a thong GDC told
  • A dentist faces being struck off the register after a disciplinary hearing was told how he allegedly harassed female staff He is said to have repeatedly touched their bottoms and asked them if they shaved below the bikini line In the case of one member of st.. read more. Posted on : Mon 21st - Sep - 2009

  • Dental nurses polish up fluoride varnishing skills
  • The first wave of dental nurses to achieve the certificate in oral health and application of fluoride varnish were presented with their awards by the chief dental officer CDO Barry Cockcroft The awards ceremony was held in Rochdale and Leslie Mort executiv.. read more. Posted on : Fri 18th - Sep - 2009

  • Adding a little Sparkle to dental care in India
  • A West London practice manager is quitting her job temporarily to dedicate some time helping slum and street children in India Kavita Verma manager at Sparkle Dental Boutique in Hanwell west London will this week leave behind her sister and principal dentis.. read more. Posted on : Fri 18th - Sep - 2009

  • And implants for all
  • It s often said that the most successful dentists have something of the entrepreneur about them After all clinical excellence is all well and good ndash but it s your business nous that lets you put it into practice Jason Buglass is no stranger to this co.. read more. Posted on : Thu 17th - Sep - 2009

  • Dentist barred from treating women alone
  • A dentist charged with sexual assault has been banned from treating women alone after an alleged attack Roger Marcus Frazer Klein who practices in Knutsford Cheshire was disciplined by the General Dental Council GDC on August 21 after he was charged with.. read more. Posted on : Wed 16th - Sep - 2009

  • Dentist gets on board charity trip to India
  • Following a partnership between my practice Barbican Dental Care and the Impact India Foundation a global initiative supported by UNDF Unicef and WHO to assist in the prevention of disablement around the world I was able to take part in this fulfilling a.. read more. Posted on : Wed 16th - Sep - 2009

  • Expert urges dentists to review pensions
  • A pensions expert is suggesting dentists review their pensions due to the stockmarket lsquo jumping 40 since its nadir in March Nigel Callaghan pensions analyst with Hargreaves Lansdown suggests now might be a good time to get an updated fund value from p.. read more. Posted on : Tue 15th - Sep - 2009

  • Paedophile vetting plan impacts on dentists
  • The General Dental Council GDC is investigating how the controversial Vetting and Barring scheme will impact on dental professionals amid fresh Government plans to review it The scheme due to be rolled out next month was announced in detail last week It s .. read more. Posted on : Tue 15th - Sep - 2009

  • 7 6 million dental centre will see 7 000 patients
  • Scotland s public health minister has carried out the official sod cutting ceremony for a 7 6 million dental treatment and training centre in Perth The site at the Broxden Business Park will feature 20 surgeries a clinical skills training room laboratory a.. read more. Posted on : Tue 15th - Sep - 2009

  • Ch ch ch ch changes
  • There are many constants in life and you will often hear jokes made about those constants usually relating to death or taxation In my case it seems to be Bolton Wanderers yearly struggle to avoid relegation from the premiership But the one that has probabl.. read more. Posted on : Tue 15th - Sep - 2009

  • Weekend sees first ever World Oral Health Day
  • World Oral Health Day celebrated dental care at the weekend The American Dental Association ADA and the FDI World Dental Federation got together to raise awareness of dental health and how conditions like gum disease can affect world populations The FDI is k.. read more. Posted on : Mon 14th - Sep - 2009

  • Study in deprived area reveals negative attitudes to dentists
  • A new campaign to tackle poor oral health and boost numbers visiting dentists has been undertaken in a deprived area of London NHS Kensington Chelsea based in the west London borough is looking to increase the number of residents regularly visiting an NHS .. read more. Posted on : Mon 14th - Sep - 2009

  • Argos catalogues good dental care tips
  • Argos Smile Week ndash a campaign supported by the British Dental Health Foundation Argos and P G Oral Health ndash is launched on 30 September Most practices will be familiar with National Smile Month in May and organisers of Argos Smile Week believe th.. read more. Posted on : Mon 14th - Sep - 2009

  • General dental council fees frozen
  • Dental professionals annual retention fee will stay the same for a third year running following a decision made by the Council of the General Dental Counci GDC Council members decided not to increase the annual retention fee ARF for dentists later this y.. read more. Posted on : Mon 14th - Sep - 2009

  • Chief dental officer hails Healthy Smiles scheme
  • A scheme to improve the oral health of toddlers in an area of high rates of tooth decay has been welcomed by chief dental officer for England Barry Cockcroft NHS Hounslow in Middlesex launched the Healthy Smiles scheme with the aim of improving the oral heal.. read more. Posted on : Fri 11th - Sep - 2009

  • Student numbers up with dental hospital makeover
  • Twice the number of dentistry students will be trained in Sheffield thanks to a multi million pound expansion and refurbishment of the Charles Clifford Dental Hospital The refurbishment which is the most ambitious redevelopment project since the dental hospit.. read more. Posted on : Fri 11th - Sep - 2009

  • BADN survey aims to flag up dental nurses low pay
  • A plea has been made to all dental nurses in the UK to take part in a survey that organisers hope will highlight low pay throughout the profession The British Association of Dental Nurses BADN is conducting the survey into dental nurse salaries to present .. read more. Posted on : Thu 10th - Sep - 2009

  • Dentist plan for Sainsbury s store
  • Another Sainsbury s store could be set to open a dental surgery Sainsbury s in Trinity Street Bolton has applied for planning permission to open a dental surgery allowing shoppers to pop in for a check up as they stock up on groceries Last September dentis.. read more. Posted on : Thu 10th - Sep - 2009

  • Advanced gum disease may increase cancer risk
  • A new study suggests a common form of gum disease may significantly raise the risk of head and neck cancer Researchers found that people diagnosed with head and neck cancers were much more likely to have chronic periodontitis than people without cancer In fac.. read more. Posted on : Wed 9th - Sep - 2009

  • Judge pours cold water on fluoridation plans
  • A high court judge has given the go ahead for a court challenge to fluoridation plans of Southampton s water supplies The move is a major breakthrough for campaigners fighting a scheme which has stirred controversy in its aim to improve the state of local chil.. read more. Posted on : Wed 9th - Sep - 2009

  • PCTs jump the gun over NHS dental contract
  • Evidence of a shock new NHS dental contract that could cause the biggest upheaval to the profession since the 2006 reforms has been uncovered The access programme contract ostensibly in draft form appears to have been released ahead of schedule by several PC.. read more. Posted on : Wed 9th - Sep - 2009

  • MPs say dental fillings should not be banned
  • Mercury fillings should not be banned or phased out a parliamentary committee in New Zealand says The health select committee has been considering a petition from Juliet Pratt of Auckland who called for mercury amalgam fillings to be banned www tvnz co nz .. read more. Posted on : Tue 8th - Sep - 2009

  • Laser treatment will assess tooth enamel
  • Laser generated ultrasound could soon replace dental probes in identifying the early stages of decay dental researchers claim The health assessment of patients teeth could be made more accurate thanks to the new physics based technique developed by scientis.. read more. Posted on : Tue 8th - Sep - 2009

  • Views sought on dental hygienists supplying medicines
  • Views are being sought on proposals to amend medicines legislation to enable dental hygienists and dental therapists to sell supply and administer medicines under a patient group direction Following the consultation ndash which runs until 20 November 2009 .. read more. Posted on : Mon 7th - Sep - 2009

  • Male hygienists get thumbs down in US survey
  • Some dentists would not hire a male dental hygienist That s according to an online poll at the US website for dentists www thewealthydentist com Only 70 of dentists in the survey said they would hire a male hygienist if he were the most qualified candidate f.. read more. Posted on : Mon 7th - Sep - 2009

  • Society seeks maths keen dental hygienist
  • The British Society of Dental Hygiene and Therapy BSDHT is seeking a new treasurer Deborah Sheather the current BSDHT honorary treasurer is stepping down from the role at the annual general meeting on 16 October 2009 and a successor is required to ensure.. read more. Posted on : Mon 7th - Sep - 2009

  • Saliva check for mouth cancer is a lifesaving boost
  • A lifesaving saliva swab that detects early signs of mouth cancer has been welcomed by dental experts New research published this month in the Clinical Cancer Journal saw scientists detect signs of mouth cancer by checking saliva The findings were noted as .. read more. Posted on : Fri 4th - Sep - 2009

  • Orthodontic commissioning gets dentists talking
  • An orthodontic commissioning education day is being held at the Biritsh Orthodontic Society conference in Edinburgh this month The day is aimed at dental professionals involved in commissioning NHS orthodontic services and 100 primary care trust PCT represe.. read more. Posted on : Thu 3rd - Sep - 2009

  • Filthy dental lab fined for ignoring health risks
  • A dental laboratory was ordered to pay 4 000 for ignoring a health and safety notice slapped on it for its lsquo filthy premises that put workers at risk Manchester based Rossford Dental Laboratory was served with an Improvement Notice in March 2008 after .. read more. Posted on : Thu 3rd - Sep - 2009

  • A taste of the dazzling Dentistry Awards
  • Now in its fourth year the Dentistry Awards is the most prestigious event in the dental calendar celebrating regional and national excellence throughout the profession The Awards were created to recognise outstanding individuals teams and practices who show.. read more. Posted on : Thu 3rd - Sep - 2009

  • Dentist suspended for hiding John Lewis theft
  • A dentist convicted of six counts of theft amounting to 25 000 from his employer John Lewis has been suspended from the register Samit Ashok Shah failed to disclose he was under investigation by the police when he applied to the General Dental Council GD.. read more. Posted on : Wed 2nd - Sep - 2009

  • Poor fit crowns dentist escapes being struck off
  • A dentist who poorly fitted crowns in a patient s mouth and failed to tackle her gum disease has escaped being struck off the register Glaswegian dentist Stephen Reid formerly of The Station Clinic Shotts in Lanarkshire saw the patient ndash referred to a.. read more. Posted on : Wed 2nd - Sep - 2009

  • Dentist escapes ban despite sophisticated deception
  • A dentist who altered patients records to avoid litigation escaped being erased from the register with a ticking off from the GDC Dentist Karen Horne from Durham faced allegations over the failure to disclose information when it was repeatedly requested by th.. read more. Posted on : Wed 2nd - Sep - 2009

  • City s dental patients consulted over new practices
  • Dental patients in Nottingham are waiting to hear where two new NHS dental practices will open in their city It follows a 12 week consultation in the city which ended on 21 August NHS Nottingham City gave local people the chance to inform the decision makers o.. read more. Posted on : Wed 2nd - Sep - 2009

  • Cash injection for NHS dental care in Leeds
  • Almost 20 000 more Leeds residents will be able to register with an NHS dentist thanks to a multi million pound cash injection An extra 19 000 NHS dental places will be available in the city this year say NHS Leeds bosses That is the latest stage of a 2 3 m.. read more. Posted on : Tue 1st - Sep - 2009

  • Implant Dentistry Today subscription offer
  • This one off price crash applies to both one and three year subscriptions bull One year 4 issues only 57 Usually 95 SAVE 38 bull Three year 12 issues only 138 Usually 230 SAVE 92 strong The essential reference for GDPs and specialis.. read more. Posted on : Tue 1st - Sep - 2009

  • Dentist discovers bad breath secrets
  • Only one in 10 people are willing to tell friends and family that they have bad breath a survey reveals The poll of more than 1 500 patients at a Cheshire based dental practice found only 9 of people would alert friends and family to the problem with the o.. read more. Posted on : Tue 1st - Sep - 2009

  • Tooth tower alerts patients to oral decay
  • A Chinese dentist has built a tower of rotten teeth in his waiting room to remind patients about good oral health Yu Qian from Beijing displays the rotten ones he s pulled from his patients mouths in his waiting room in a resin cast tower He has used the pu.. read more. Posted on : Tue 1st - Sep - 2009


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