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…

COVID-19 vaccines ‘mandatory for NHS staff from April’

COVID vaccines 'mandatory for NHS staff from April'

The government is looking to make vaccination against COVID-19 ‘compulsory for NHS dental staff’ in a bid to boost uptake. Latest figures show around 90% of NHS staff have had two doses of the vaccine. But in some trusts this is as low as 78%.

COVID-19 – UDA rates fell by 58% in 2020

COVID-19 – UDA rates fell by 58% in 2020

UDA rates fell by 58% in 2020 compared to the previous year, data shows. Inspectors found particular issues regarding access among children, suggesting the ‘most vulnerable’ infants were affected most.

Sustainability in dentistry – what is COP26 and why does sustainability matter?

sustainability in dentistry

After COP26 launched this week, Mark Topley explores what sustainability means for dentistry. Mark will come back with more tips throughout the COP26 conference to help practices looking to make a move to becoming more sustainable.

The recruitment expert – a recruitment crisis in dentistry?

Recruitment expert

Many practices are experiencing a recruitment crisis across dentistry right now. In a new column, Rachel Stewart explores the crisis currently facing dentistry and discusses new innovative ways practices are finding to recruit.

‘Demeaning their efforts’ – dentists in the armed forces slapped with ‘real-terms pay cut’

'Demeaning their efforts' – armed force dentists slapped with 'real-terms pay cut'

Dentists serving in the armed forces face a real-terms wage cut under recent pay recommendations. The latest Armed Forces’ Pay Review Body suggests a pay freeze for those earning more than £24,000.

How practising yoga could benefit dental professionals and patients


Laura Williams talks to us about how she took up yoga whilst studying and how it has helped her in the dental practice. As well as explaining how it could help improve treatment outcomes for patients too.

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