How much attention have you paid to the dental news this week? – 14 January 2023

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

Rishi Sunak claims that UK now has ‘more NHS dentists’

Rishi Sunak asked if he visits an NHS dentist in PMQs

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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Poor pay is pushing talent out of NHS, says BDA

Poor pay is pushing talent out of NHS, says BDA

The UK government’s approach to pay is driving talent out of the NHS, according to the British Dental Association.

Surgery and medication advised for some children with obesity in US

Anti-obesity drugs now advised for some children in US

New US guidelines say that children with obesity should be treated early – with options including medication and surgery.

Cost of living crisis – 15% avoid dentist due to cost of checks ups

Cost of living crisis – 15% avoid dentist due to cost of checks ups

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.

Nursing Matters – get your patients involved this Flossuary!

Gemma Forsythe Nursing Matters

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 urges colleagues to call out dangerous dental trends on Tiktok

Dentist Shaadi Manouchehri called out Tiktok trends that encourage people to carry out dangerous DIY dentistry.

Introducing the Digital and Implant Dentistry Show!

A brand new dental show combining digital and implant dentistry is taking place next month – you can sign up here!

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