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…

Almost 1,000 dentists left the NHS last year

Almost 1,000 dentists left the NHS last year

New data reveals that almost 1,000 dentists walked away from the NHS last year. According to data analysed by the BBC, nearly 1,000 dentists working in 2,500 roles across both England and Wales ditched their NHS contracts.

Dentistry Census – leaving no question unanswered in dentistry

Dentistry Census – leaving no question unanswered

We’re releasing the results of the first ever Dentistry Census, the most comprehensive survey the UK dental profession has seen. Take a first look at the results here and even head over to ITV News to see its report on the results.

Number of registered UK dentists stable after renewal, figures show


The number of UK dentists has remained the same following the recent renewal period. The GDC claims the number of dentists registered in the UK is ‘in line with the trajectory of previous years’, despite reports of staff shortages.

Eight in 10 support the recruitment of overseas dentists

Great British Oral Health report

Almost two thirds of adults (58%) think NHS dentistry has deteriorated in the last decade, with 40% saying access is ‘much more difficult’, a new survey reveals. Around 78% back the recruitment of skilled dentists from outside of the UK.

Omicron wave – dental practices can submit claim for lost activity due to staff absence

Omicron wave – dental practices can submit claim for lost activity due to staff absence

In light of the continued impact of Covid-19 and staff absence, NHS England has announced exceptional circumstances; where patient activity is lost due to staff absence as a result of Covid-19, dental practices can submit a claim for lost activity.

Veganuary – life as a vegan dentist

With January sparking the start of Veganuary, Jeylan Ramis speaks to Bijal Sisodia-Shah about her experiences being a vegan dentist. She also touches on some of the concerns about the effects of veganism on oral health.

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