Dental news you’ve missed this week – 6 May 2022

Missed out on this week’s dental news? No problem, here’s what happened over the past seven days…

More than 2,000 dentists quit NHS in last year, figures show

More than 2,000 dentists quit NHS in last year, figures showMore than 2,000 dentists have moved away from NHS dentistry in the last year, new figures suggest. Neil Carmichael, chair of the ADG, slammed the figures, highlighting ‘dental deserts’ that now stretch across large areas of the UK.

Is your dental team ready to Walk and Talk this May?

Is your dental team ready to walk and talk?Do you want to break down the stigma around mental health? We are encouraging you to get involved by walking and talking throughout the month of May. Put aside 30 minutes during your lunch for a walk and encourage the team to join you.

Dentists should log BMI of children, say health experts

Dentists should log BMI of children, say health expertsDentists and their teams should log the BMI of child patients when they attend the practice, a new study suggests. Researchers say dental check-ups provide an opportunity to measure BMI to improve early detection of long-term complications.

Sugar overload – 80% of seven-year-olds exceed daily limit

Sugar overload – 80% of seven year olds exceed daily limitFour in five seven-year-olds are consuming excessive levels of sugar, according to a new study. Research shows at least 80% are consuming above the recommended limit of 10% of daily calories coming from free sugars.

Dental Practice Accelerator – deadline extended: get your entries in!

Dental Practice AcceleratorDue to unprecedented requests, we’re extending the deadline to enter the Dental Practice Accelerator. You now have until the 31 May to get your entries in and potentially win the chance to transform your practice into a £1million+ practice!

Implant Insights – is implant dentistry the answer to the balance between work-life and mum-life?

Implant InsightsThe work-life/mum-life balance is a struggle familiar to many within dentistry. In her latest Implant Insights column, Morven McCauley explains why implant dentistry could be the answer to those looking to juggle both sides.

Dentistry Webinars

The Dentistry Webinars platform is continuing to bring you live and On Demand webinars thick and fast.

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 is the exciting webinar 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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