How much attention have you paid to the dental news this week? – 25 March 2023

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

Parliamentary inquiry into the state of NHS dentistry opens

This week, parliament received ‘brutally honest’ oral evidence on the state of NHS dentistry from dental leaders.

MPs heard the facts about the state of NHS dentistry in the first public evidence session into the Health and Social Care Committee’s NHS dentistry inquiry.

This aims to deepen MPs’ and the public’s understanding of the problems people are having in accessing NHS dentistry.

Almost one quarter of five year olds in England experienced dental decay last year

The dental profession is calling for urgent change after a new study reveals no improvement in decay levels among children in England.

How does Ramadan impact oral health?

How does Ramadan impact oral health?

As the holy month of Ramadan starts for Muslims around the world, Sakina Syed explains how fasting can impact oral health.

‘My priority in life was my career’: balancing work with motherhood

Deepa Bharakhda discusses deciding to start a family alongside her career, and the challenges of juggling her family and work life.

‘You can lead a fulfilled life with or without children’ – living child-free in dentistry

Alison Edisbury talks through why it’s important to not bow to pressure to have children if you feel it isn’t right for you.

‘Some children have never seen a toothbrush’ – concern increases over children’s oral health

A dentist who volunteers in schools has said that some children in Norfolk ‘have never seen a toothbrush’.

Celebrating Women in Dentistry webinar

Celebrating Women in Dentistry

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