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…

How mandatory vaccinations are going to impact NHS and private practices

covid vaccinations

Last month the government announced COVID-19 vaccinations would become ‘compulsory for NHS dental staff‘. Here Sarah Buxton explains what this will mean for dental practices and how to comply with regulations.

Six in 10 dental professionals hold negative perceptions of GDC

Six in 10 dental professionals hold negative perceptions of GDC

Most dental professionals hold a negative view of the GDC, according to the dental regulator’s latest stakeholder perceptions report. Dental professionals are the most negative (65%), with students the most positive (50%).

Why dental nurses are turning to locum work

With a recruitment crisis hitting dentistry hard, many practices across the UK are struggling to attract dental nurses

With a recruitment crisis hitting dentistry, dental nursing is one of the areas many practices are feeling the pressure. Here we speak to two dental nurses about the realities of the current workforce shortage.

New SOP guidance and appendix for dentistry

decon pete

Following last month’s new SOP guidance, Decon Pete continues his disinfection and decontamination series and explains what these changes actually mean for dental practices.

Dentistry Cribs – Smiles by Gurms

Dentistry Cribs

It’s the latest Dentistry Cribs and this month we take a walk around the newly-opened Smiles by Gurms in Leicester. The practice is an old converted NHS vaccine office and required a lot of updating to get it to its high specification finish.

A second a day for 30 days – Asha Pandya-Sharpe

Asha Pandya-Sharpe

And finally we round this week off following Asha Pandya-Sharpe. She shows us what she got up to in October as she had her eyes opened during her switch from an NHS to private practice in the latest ‘A second a day for 30 days’.

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