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…

Petrol crisis – NHS health workers should get priority access to fuel, says association

NHS healthcare workers are calling for priority access to petrol stations. Calls came after days of chaos with drivers queuing after panic buying sparked a fuel shortage.

‘Effective solution’ – fluoride to be added to UK drinking water

Water fluoridation an 'effective' solution to tackle decay, says Chris Whitty

Chief medical officers deem fluoridation an ‘effective solution’ to solve oral health inequalities. Chris Whitty says it can decrease cavities by 28% in disadvantaged children.

‘I burst into tears’ – dental nurse wins fashion photography award

'I burst into tears' – dental nurse wins fashion photography award

A dental nurse has walked away with the Fashion Photographer of the Year award at the inaugural African Fashion Awards. You can see some of her work here.

Dental hygienist saves her mum’s life after detecting ‘suspicious’ mole

A dental hygienist saved her mother’s life after spotting a melanoma on the back of her arm. It came just weeks after she completed a training programme in skin cancer detection.

Improving the oral health of children in Kibera, Kenya

Sejal Bhansali is trying to put a toothbrush in the hands of 8,000 children in Kibera. This will help enable regular daily tooth brushing for children across Kenya.

Align Technology’s cycling team exceeds target raising over £30,000 for Operation Smile

cycling charity event

Align Technology announced that its UK and Ireland cycling team exceeded its charity fundraising target of £25,000, raising over £30,000 for Operation Smile.

Business expert – positive mindset and clear goals

business expert – positive mindset in dentistry

A positive mindset and setting clear goals is the key to running a successful dental practice. In his new Business Expert column, Jaswinder Gill explains how to keep a positive mindset.

FMC signs up to Mouth Cancer Awareness Walk

Mouth Cancer Awareness Walk

A team from FMC, dental communications leader in the UK, is signing up to the Mouth Cancer Awareness Walk. The team will walk multiple 10kms over the duration of the 60-day event.

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