How much attention have you paid to the dental news this week? – 1 April 2023

It’s been a busy week for dental news. Missed it? Here’s what’s happened over the past seven days…

Bupa to close more than 80 dental practices

Bupa to close more than 80 dental practices

Bupa Dental Care is to close, sell or merge 85 dental practices in the UK, due to the ‘national shortage of dentists and the impact of inflation’.

Revealed this week, the release states the decision was influenced by increased costs and high energy prices, as well as the struggle to recruit dentists to deliver NHS care.

As a result, patients at these practices have not been able to access the NHS dental services they need.

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Teledentistry can improve global dental access for millions, experts say

A team of experts have found that teledentistry has ‘incredible potential’ to provide regular access to dental care around the world.

‘Grotesque display of priorities’ – NHS dental charge increase will hit hard

NHS dental charge prices will increase by 8.5% in April amidst growing concerns over the impact on the public.

Bupa closes NHS practices: what does this mean for labs?

Matt Everatt discusses what Bupa’s closure of more than 80 practices means for the dental laboratory sector and technicians.

Tall poppy syndrome and its effect on women in dentistry

Martina Hodgson

Martina Hodgson highlights ‘tall poppy syndrome’ and why it continues to impact the successes of women in dentistry.

Contemporary Hygienist – the additional skills you need that they don’t tell you about

Establishing the hygiene department as a practice cornerstone

Claire Berry and Faye Donald discuss the unexpected skills you may find you need to be a contemporary hygienist.

Register for the 2023 UK Dentistry Golf Championship!

Join FMC for a day of networking and friendly competition at the UK Dentistry Golf Championship this June.

Celebrating Women in Dentistry webinar

Throughout March, Dentistry has been sharing different experiences and stories of women right across the profession.

Last night, the campaign culminated in a webinar that saw a group of fantastic clinicians come together to have an open and honest discussion about their experiences as women in dentistry.

It addressed what needs to change in the profession, the main issues women in dentistry are facing, and how women can support each other.

You can watch it here.

Don’t forget, all of our previous webinars are available On Demand.

Catch up with last week’s dental news here.

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