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…

‘The system is rotten’ – a whole years’ worth of dental treatments missed since start of Covid pandemic

Just shy of 40 million fewer courses of dental treatment have been carried out in England on the NHS since the start of the Covid pandemic. That amounts to a whole year’s worth of treatment. The BDA describes the system as ‘rotten’.

Dentist successfully fights vicarious liability claim in court

Less than half of poorer Scottish adults visited dentist in the last two years

A dentist successfully challenged a vicarious liability claim at the Court of Appeal, in a case that had ‘serious repercussions’ within dentistry. Raj Rattan had the decision overturned after previously being told he was liable for his associate’s work.

Kilimanjaro climb reaches new heights


Dentistry is fully behind Ken Finlayson and Tim Molony’s challenge to climb Kilimanjaro for Dentaid, raising over £45,000 so far. The challenge, taking place next week, is inspired by Ken’s late wife, Kimberley Finlayson.

Government propose changes on registration laws for overseas dentists

Government propose changes on registration laws for overseas dentists

Laws on registration routes for overseas dental professionals could change under a new consultation. The UK is approaching the end of recognition for EU qualifications as well as capacity problems relating to the Overseas Registration Exam.

North of England Dentistry Show – Victoria Sampson on artificial intelligence in dentistry

Victoria Sampson will talk about the use of artificial intelligence in dentistry at the North of England Dentistry Show next month! Make sure you register now for free and take advantage of everything available at this year’s show.

Adjunctive techniques for mouth cancer screening

Are you educating the public about mouth cancer? The Mouth Cancer Foundation recommends dental professionals carry out a mouth cancer screening on patients over the age of 16 at least once a year. Find out how and get CPD here.

Dentistry Webinars

If you haven’t been on the Dentistry Webinar platform, make this week the time to try it! With a whole host of webinars available live and On Demand, it’s a great opportunity to update your CPD and hear from leading speakers in your own time.

There are three webinars this week! Take a look and make sure you sign up with the simple click of a button…

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