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…

UK fails to make top 10 list of European countries for dental hygiene

UK fails to make top 10 list of European countries for dental hygiene

The UK missed out on a spot in the top 10 list of European countries for dental hygiene, a new study revealed. Of the almost 30 European countries investigated, Norway was the most conscious, Luxembourg second and Germany took third.

Lords debate use of ‘unethical’ dental X-rays on undocumented migrants

Lords argue against use of dental x rays on asylum seekers

The House of Lords debated the use of dental X-rays to determine the age of migrants, arguing the process is ‘unethical’. The debate followed amendments put forward that look to control the use of dental age checks for undocumented migrants.

NHS complaints – 50% increase in concerns over hygiene among dentists and GPs

Hundreds of patients have filed complaints over hygiene in dental and GP practices. Data shows more than 300 complaints were submitted during the first year of Covid-19, with around two thirds concerning hand washing.

Rosie May Day – creating positivity and inspiration in dentistry

We speak to Catherine McCanny about the Rosie May Day, the horrendous story that inspired the Rosie May Foundation and what the day will involve. She also covers why the day is so beneficial for clinicians in dentistry.

Dentistry Jobs launches – making job hunting easier

Dentistry Jobs

Dentistry Jobs launches this week. It brings thousands of positions to UK dentistry’s leading online platform – With just the simple click of a button, anyone in the profession can easily apply for the dental job of their dreams.

GSK announces independent consumer healthcare company – Haleon


This week GSK announced Haleon, its new company from the demerger of its consumer healthcare. The creation of Haleon results from a series of successful investments and includes integrations of product portfolios from Novartis and Pfizer.

North of England Dentistry Show

north of england dentistry show

The North of England Dentistry Show is taking place in just a couple of weeks! Have you registered yet? Make sure you check out everything that’s happening on the day and register for free over on the Dentistry website.

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Creating a pre-endodontic build-up is an important first step in carrying out effective endo treatment, says Dhiraj Arora. Read this article, along with thousands more and get CPD for a limited time at only £14.99 with the code SOCIAL50 on Dentistry CPD.

Dentistry Webinars

Last week the Dentistry Webinar platform broke records for the number of people watching the webinars live. If you missed any, don’t worry! They’re all still available On Demand.

If you haven’t tried Dentistry Webinars, why not?! It’s a great opportunity to update your CPD and hear from leading speakers in your own time.

Below are the exciting webinars we have lined up this week. Take a look and make sure you sign up with the simple click of a button…





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