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…

Record number of students apply for dentistry courses

A record number of students applied to study dentistry at university, according to new figures

A record number of students applied to study dentistry at university. The number of applicants rose to 100,240 – up from 95,835 in 2019. Dentistry is also among the UK’s top 10 most popular courses.

‘Enough is enough’ – York’s dental crisis continues

Councillors are are calling for urgent action in the face of York's growing dental crisis

Councillors are are calling for urgent action in the face of York’s growing dental crisis. No dental practices in York are taking new NHS patients. Eight report only treating existing NHS patients for routine care.

Dentistry Cribs – The Dentist Gallery

Dentistry Cribs

This week we walk around the absolutely unique Dentist Gallery in London with practice principal Jerome Sebah. The Dentist Gallery acts as an art gallery as well as a functioning dental practice.

Monthly events round up – and what’s coming next

fmc events 2021

Our 2021 events are off to a fantastic start – and there is so much more to come! Make sure you take a moment to add the dates for all our upcoming events to your diary.

Dentistry Census

Dentistry Census

It’s the last week to get involved with the most comprehensive survey in UK dentistry. Questions range from practice workings to mental health. Get involved at www.dentistry.co.uk/census.

Fast Track 4 – last chance to enter

Fast Track 4

It’s also the final week to get across your Fast Track 4 entry. You could win a free trip to the US. Brought to you by Six Month Smiles, Fast Track 4 is open to young dentists and professionals under the age of 35.

Almost three in 10 millennials delayed dental visits over last 12 months

Around three in 10 millennials and one quarter of all Brits have put off visiting the dentist in the last 12 months

Around three in 10 millennials and one quarter of all Brits have put off visiting the dentist in the last 12 months. And 22% of 16 to 24-year-olds feel less driven to care for their oral health.

MAGDS – what it means for Square Mile Dental Centre

MAGDS qualification

We speak to Nikhil Sethi and Sanjay Sethi as Square Mile Dental Centre becomes the first dental practice in the UK to have four dentists graduate with a MAGDS, and find out what that means.

Dentistry webinars

Webinars are back up and running. And they’re coming thick and fast over the coming weeks. You can sign up for free and see if any upcoming webinars pique your interest by simply visiting dentistry.co.uk/webinars. You can also catch any webinars you might have missed On Demand here too. Here’s what’s coming up next week:

digital dentistry webinar business of dentistry


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