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…

Recovery of NHS dental care ‘too slow’ says Healthwatch

The recovery of NHS dental care is not moving fast enough, the latest Healthwatch England report concludes. It says NHS dentistry is ‘one of the most significant issues’ raised by members of the public. It highlights particular concerns over the health of children.

Dentist struck off after ‘repeatedly’ sexually assaulting two dental nurses

Dentist sexually assaulted two dental nurses

A dentist who sexually assaulted two dental nurses in the presence of patients has been struck off the register. The Northern Irish dentist ‘repeatedly’ carried out acts of ‘inappropriate, sexually motivated, non-consensual, intentional physical contact with female dental nurses’.

One in 10 dental staff have not had their first COVID jab

1 in 10 dental staff have not had their first COVID jab

Around 9% of dental staff are not vaccinated against COVID. Many are fearing further recruitment issues on the horizon as vaccinations become mandatory for CQC-registered health professionals.

Dentist who donned fake arm to dodge jab gets vaccinated for real

Dentist who donned fake arm to dodge jab gets vaccinated for real

A dentist who avoided the vaccine by donning a fake arm has now actually got the jab. He said: ‘I think at this point the vaccine is the only weapon we have against COVID. But there should be a freedom of choice.’

Racism in dentistry

racism in dentistry

Sharon Kaur explores the challenges of racism in dentistry and gives her personal experiences. As well as explaining how to tackle racism within the profession.

Stevie Potter – a life in dentistry

And finally we speak to Stevie Potter about her life in dentistry and how she balances that with life as a GB triathlete, as well as running her own business.

Dentistry Webinars

Live Dentistry Webinars have finished now for the year and after such a busy 12 months the team are taking a well-earned rest! But don’t panic, if you’re missing your weekly dose of webinars head over to the On Demand platform. The whole year’s webinars are there and freely accessible, offering a great way to catch up with your CPD.

We look forward to seeing you in the new year with an exciting line up of new live Dentistry Webinars.

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