Dental news you’ve missed this week – 28 May 2022

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

‘This is how NHS dentistry will die’ – 75% of dentists likely to reduce NHS commitment in next year

75% of dentists likely to reduce NHS commitment in next year

‘This is how NHS dentistry will die’. Damning words from Shawn Charlwood, chair of the BDA’s GDPC, after the association’s report found almost half of dentists have reduced their NHS commitment since the start of the pandemic.

NHS dentists feel ‘chewed up and spat out’, BDA warns MPs

NHS dentistry decaying, BDA warns MPs

NHS dentists feel ‘chewed up and spat out’ the BDA told MPs recently. Speaking about the urgent NHS dentistry crisis, the association highlighted the desperate need for government support, saying NHS dentistry is at death’s door.

Cost of living pressures – NHS dental charge freeze is crucial

Cost of living pressures: NHS dental charge freeze is crucial

Dentists are calling on government to freeze NHS dental charges following a stark rise in the cost of living. Eddie Crouch, BDA chair, said: ‘With inflation at a 40-year high, families face real and growing pressures with the cost of living.’

One in five employees looking to change jobs

One in five employees looking to change jobs

Nearly one in five employees across the UK say they are likely to change jobs in the next 12 months. According to PWC UK, younger and highly-skilled workers are most likely to be unhappy in their jobs and seek a change.

Fresh investment in UK dentistry following sale of DD

Fresh investment in UK dentistry following sale of DD

IDH Group – the owner of Mydentist – has announced the sale of DD in a move that brings fresh investment to the UK dental market. Mydentist says it will use the proceeds of the sale to increase investment across its network.

Straight to the Point – aligners versus fixed: battle of the braces

Straight to the Point Saba Qureshi

This week we launched a new column – Straight to the Point – covering everything orthodontic related. In her first column, Saba Qureshi compares aligners with fixed braces and questions which is better for patients.

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Exploring attitudes and trends

The British Dental Industry Association (BDIA) is undertaking research to explore attitudes and trends in the usage of dental products and technologies amongst dentists. You can take part by simply filling in the survey here.

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