Missed out on last week’s dental news? Here’s what happened over the past seven days…
GDC unable to disclose number of suicides
After being unable to reveal data on the number of people who have died by suicide while under fitness to practise investigations, the GDC has spoken out about the reasons for this.
Earlier this year, the GDC received a freedom of information (FOI) request for the number of dentists who have taken their own life while under investigation.
The GDC declined his request to provide the information – although said more than 6,700 results were returned when ‘suicide’ was searched on its database.
Dental inequalities – water fluoridation should be ‘carefully considered’ with other options
Introducing water fluoridation is not enough to improve dental health inequalities across the UK, according to a new study.
Tiktok orthodontist advised ‘harmful’ treatment to young patients, tribunal told
An orthodontist whose jaw-shaping methods have gone viral advised treatment to children that ‘carried a risk of harm’, a tribunal heard.
Baby breakfast pouches contain up to four teaspoons of sugar, study shows
Experts are calling for the government to fight misleading marketing claims following a new report from Action on Sugar.
A Dental Student’s Guide to…impacted maxillary canines
In this month’s Dental Student’s Guide…column, Hannah Hook discusses when and how to assess for the presence of impacted maxillary canines.
The Dentistry Club – it’s time to join!
The Dentistry Club is here – a must-have for you, your dental team and practice! You can find out more about it here.
We are bringing you these fantastic webinars next week:
- Question Time – NHS England’s dental contract changes and the findings so far – Nigel Jones, Chris Groombridge and Shiv Pabary MBE – Tuesday 22 November at 7pm
- How to grow your private practice by transforming your patient consultations – Justin Leigh – Wednesday 23 November at 7pm
- Understand the social media algorithm – and how to leverage it for maximum growth – Hazel Woodward – Thursday 24 November at 7pm.
Our On Demand page is always available in case you miss any webinars on the night!
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