How much attention have you paid to the dental news this week? – 7 January 2023

Missed out on last week’s dental news? Here’s what happened over the past seven days…

Children’s oral health in England is ‘a national disgrace’

Children’s oral health in England is 'national disgrace', says head of royal college

These are the recent words of the president of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health.

Camilla Kingdom said health staff are seeing health inequalities widen as the cost of living crisis takes its toll on the health of children.

She argued that when households are struggling to feed their families, toothbrushes and toothpaste can become a ‘luxury item’.

While this may come as no surprise to the profession, it will take more than one health expert to speak out for dentistry to be heard.

Please share your thoughts on this week’s stories by emailing [email protected].

Toothless in England urge patients to speak out ahead of government inquiry

Calling for better access to NHS dental care, a new Toothless campaign has been announced in Southampton. 
Credit: Sas Astro

A campaign group pushing for better NHS dentistry are encouraging people to share their stories ahead of a government inquiry.

Target for smoke-free England by 2030 ‘will be missed by nearly a decade’

Target for smoke free England by 2030 'will be missed by nearly a decade'

The current target for a smoke free England by 2030 will take an extra 10 years to achieve, according to a charity.

Lab in the Limelight – The Hive Dental Laboratory

We spoke to co-owners Emily and Eleanor Pittard about how their lab was created, the work it carries out and the biggest challenges it has faced so far.

The Green Hygienist – recycling symbols decoded

The green hygienist

Is a greener practice one of your New Year’s resolutions for 2023? This month the Green Hygienist, Lottie Manahan, helps you start as you mean to go on.

‘Words will be nothing without actions’ – GDC hosts Dental Leadership Network

We attended the GDC’s Dental Leadership Network event to find out what leaders in the profession think about recent GDC updates.

The Dentistry Club

The Dentistry Club

Treat yourself this January to a membership for The Dentistry Club. You can find out more about it here.

Have you registered for our upcoming events?

North of England Dentistry Show

We have two upcoming shows for you, jampacked with lectures and leading industry brands:

  • Digital and Implant Dentistry Show – Saturday 25 February – Novotel London West
  • North of England Dentistry Show – Saturday 11 March – Manchester Central Convention Complex.

You can sign up now! Visit to register.

Happy new year!

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