Dental news you’ve missed this week
Missed out on this week’s dental news? No problem, here’s what happened over the past seven days…
This week I learnt that if an overseas dentist fails the overseas registration exam, it’s not a problem! They can still register with the GDC as a hygienist and therapist without any assessments. No wonder many hygienists and therapists feel undervalued. The BADT and BSDHT says this is creating an obvious risk to patients and is calling for the GDC to make changes.
We’re all beginning to learn how to live our lives with COVID-19 existing in the background. But occasionally we still hear harrowing reminders of what the virus can do. This week Tony Jacobs reflects on his near-death experience and how, four months on, he’s still suffering with the side effects.
Public Health England seems to be one of the government’s COVID-19 scapegoats after it announced plans to abolish the agency. But is this really the right time, in the middle of the pandemic? We hear your thoughts on the plans.
It’s the final part of our 10 steps back to practice after COVID-19 series, where leaders around the profession touch on 10 separate areas practices might want to consider. This week:
New to tooth whitening? Thinking of introducing it in your practice or expanding your skillset? This week we’ve run a daily guide giving readers everything they need to know about whitening. Catch up here:
The A Level fiasco wasn’t far from the headlines this week. We heard from Emma Arjemandhar and Yewande Oduwole about their less than straight forward route into dentistry.
Following the confusion, the government announced a lift on the cap of dentistry places for students in universities. We’d love to hear your thoughts on this.
Today is the final day to take part in Colgate’s five-day biofilm challenge. Challenge yourself against colleagues and you could even win a pair of Apple AirPods!
Have you signed up to the Online Dentistry Show yet? With a leading line up of speakers, this virtual exhibition is something you won’t want to miss. This week we introduced:
You can also browse through our complete back catalogue of webinars over on the Dentistry Study Club.
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