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…

Conservative Party Conference – Health Secretary sidesteps NHS dentistry

Conservative Party Conference – Health Secretary sidesteps NHS dentistry

Health Secretary Sajid Javid bypassed NHS dentistry in the latest Conservative Party Conference. The BDA slammed the sidestep, saying patients need more than slogans.

NHS access troubles – woman extracts 11 of her own teeth

NHS access troubles – woman extracts six of her own teeth

Patients are resorting to DIY dentistry due to a lack of NHS appointments. One woman reportedly pulled out eleven teeth after failing to get an appointment.

NHS handled one million alcohol-related hospital admissions

NHS handled one million alcohol-related hospital admissions

Hospitals faced almost one million alcohol-related admissions in just 12 months. This is the third annual rise in admissions. Men make up three times the figure for women.

Is NHS dentistry still viable?

Is NHS dentistry still viable?

Neel Kothari discusses the latest NHS dental targets. He explains why he feels NHS practices are now stuck between a rock and a hard place.

Searches for ‘tweakments’ up by 50% in the UK

Searches for 'tweakments' up by 50% in the UK

Last year marked a 50% increase in online searches for ‘tweakments’. There was also a 50% increase in the search for ‘aesthetic treatments’ and a 309% increase in searches for ‘skin care’.

The dental lab expert – lab owner stress and when to trust your team

the lab expert

In this month’s column, Ashley Byrne discusses lab owner stress and when to trust your lab team. ‘Trusting and empowering your team will bring out talent and skills we might never know we were capable of,’ he says.

Dentistry webinars

Webinars are a great way to top up your dental knowledge, for free, from the comfort of your own home. With so many to choose from – both live and On Demand – and a whole host of leading dental speakers, there’s sure to be one that piques your interest. You can sign up for free and see all upcoming webinars simply by visiting dentistry.co.uk/webinars. Here’s what’s coming up next week:

digital patient journey webinar


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