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…
Speaking yesterday at the Westminster Health Forum, the chief dental officer gave a brief update on dental contract reform.
She believes there is sufficient evidence to continue on the current path of contract reform.
The change will benefit more than 2,000 colleagues and comes as part of a focus to improve the offer to colleagues across the business following Bupa’s acquisition of Oasis in 2017, including developing career pathways and progression opportunities for staff.
New research led by an international team, including researchers at the University of Bristol, suggests hereditary traits and factors such as obesity, education and personality could influence tooth decay and gum disease.
Researchers know that two individuals who have a similar diet and oral health regime may end up with a different number of cavities but have not been able to explain why until now.
The research shows 55 out of 355, or 15.5%, practices in Wales are able to offer appointments.
Figures have dropped markedly since 2012 when 37% of new adult patients were able to find an NHS appointment.
According to new research by the School of Dental Medicine at Case Western Reserve University, not all burning mouths are the result of a medical condition known as ‘burning mouth syndrome’ (BMS) and dental professionals need better standards for an appropriate diagnosis.
Despite the connection, only one in five people recognise that smoking can lead to blindness, a poll for the Association of Optometrists (AOP) finds.
Dentina has acquired the Clifton Dental Surgery in Clifton Village which specialises in general, cosmetic and implant surgery.
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