What you’ve missed this week

Missed out on this week’s dental news? No problem, here’s what happened over the past seven days…

Brexit – what’s next for dentistry?

With Government Brexit plans up in the air, Michael Watson explains how the turmoil is affecting dentistry.

After the Brexit vote earlier in the week, Michael believes the recruitment of dentists and supply of goods and materials could be affected.

BDA outlines what it wants from a reformed dental contract

The British Dental Association is outlining what it would like to see in a reformed NHS dental contract.

NHS England has been testing a new clinical pathway and remuneration model for dentists for the last few years.

A new wave of prototypes was announced last year with the aim to include 50 more practices by March 2019.

The BDA is making a call for further changes to be made to the reformed contract before roll out.

Demand for dental practices staying strong through 2019


Christie & Co predicts demand for dental practices will remain strong through 2019 in its latest Business Outlook 2019.

Chris Day, global managing director, launched ‘Business Outlook 2019: Navigate, Innovate, Accelerate’, which reflects on 2018 and forecasts what 2019 might bring.

The dental sector grew by 5.2% in 2018, down from 12.3% in 2017.

In 2019, Christie & Co says the dental sector will be driven more by quality practices.

Its report also predicts further market consolidation, with corporates currently owning 12% of practices in the UK.

FMC launches major ‘free to attend’ regional exhibitions

Enhanced CPD Dentistry UK

Further to the tremendous success of the Digital Dentistry Shows, FMC has launched a series of regional exhibitions aimed at helping dentists in every corner of the country.

Building on FMC’s 25-year history of providing UK dentistry with practical help and information, these free-to-attend new exhibition/lectures will serve as a premier platform for thousands of dental professionals across the UK and Ireland to gain CPD-accredited education and learn from a vast array of international and local leading companies.

Attendees at the shows will benefit from excellent networking opportunities with companies as well as the opportunity to hear top-class speakers.

These speakers will share their expertise through short, sharp ‘power’ sessions – designed to provide clinicians with relevant knowledge that can be put into practice immediately.

Catch up on last week’s news here.

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