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…
Dentists are praising Christiano Ronaldo after he moved two Coca Cola bottles during a press conference and encouraged viewers to drink water. That move alone caused Coca Cola shares to plummet 1.6%, or $4 billion. UEFA has now warned players they could receive a fine for any similar action. But rather than fine players, this is an opportunity for UEFA to listen. Instead of accepting sponsorship for sugary drinks, why not set an example and start accepting sponsorship from more healthy snacks and food?
Scotland is moving closer to its pledge for free NHS dental care for adults 25 and under. In April, the SNP vowed to abolish all NHS dental care charges if they were re-elected to parliament. And after a successful election last month, it is now making moves to fulfil this pledge. It’s an ambitious and positive step. But we wait to see what’s included under the umbrella of free NHS dental care.
More than a fifth (21%) of adults say brushing their teeth is more important than exercise. Just over two thirds (68%) couldn’t go a day without brushing their teeth. These numbers seem a little low. Although it’s good to see toothbrushing as the most valued day-to-day task, a third of respondents still feel they could skip a whole day of brushing their teeth. Reassuringly, just 12% however believe, however, that their oral health has declined through the COVID pandemic.
We have a hugely exciting digital show coming up that we’re eager for you to sign up to. The NHS to Private Dentistry Show will give delegates an expert guide on transitioning from NHS to private dentistry. Over the next week, we’ll introduce the speakers and the topics they’ll cover. But you can register for free now by visiting dentistry.co.uk/shows/nhs-to-private-dentistry.
Dentistry Cribs is back this week as Adam Thorne walks us around the hugely impressive Harley Street Dental Studio in London. Established in 2004, the practice includes eight dental surgeries across six floors with two patient lounges and five treatment coordinator pods. Make sure you take a look.
This week we introduced a new feature – A letter to my younger self. Mervyn Druian kick starts the feature by talking about some of the dentists that inspired him on his professional journey and some of the regrets he has today.
What a week over on Dentistry Webinars! There has been a new webinar with a leading speaker every day so far this week. Missed them? Don’t worry, you can still catch it all On Demand. Here’s what’s coming up in the next seven days:
- Peri-implantitis: aetiology, diagnosis and prevention – Fadi Barrak – Monday 21 June at 19:00
- Head and neck cancer care in the general practice setting – Imogen Fox – Wednesday 23 June at 13:00
- Thinking about moving to private dentistry? – Iain Stevenson, Magdelena Harding and Louise Bone – Thursday 24 June at 19:00.
Register now for any (or all) of these webinars for free, simply with one click.
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