Missed out on last week’s dental news? Here’s what happened over the past seven days…
During the latest session of PMQs, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said the UK now has ‘more NHS dentists’ since the new NHS contract changes were introduced last year.
‘As a result of the newly-reformed NHS dentistry contract, there are now more NHS dentists across the UK with more funding, making sure people get the treatment they need,’ he said.
The BDA labelled it a ‘grotesque misrepresentation’ of the current dental climate.
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The UK government’s approach to pay is driving talent out of the NHS, according to the British Dental Association.
New US guidelines say that children with obesity should be treated early – with options including medication and surgery.
As the cost of living crisis continues into 2023, the number of people who avoid the dentist due to the cost of treatment has increased to 15% – up from 12% in October.
This month Gemma Forsythe discusses how to get your patients involved with Flossuary, the 28-day flossing challenge, including insight from the Flossuary founder!
Dentist Shaadi Manouchehri called out Tiktok trends that encourage people to carry out dangerous DIY dentistry.
A brand new dental show combining digital and implant dentistry is taking place next month – you can sign up here!
Our first webinars of 2023 are just around the corner. Here’s what we’ve got coming up:
- Guided surgery – making implant placement simpler – Dr Nick Fahey – Wednesday 18 January at 7pm
- Utilising a digital scanning DCP – Cat Edney – Thursday 19 January at 7pm.
Don’t forget, our On Demand page is available so you can stay up to date with all things dentistry.
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