How much attention have you paid to the dental news this week? – 22 April 2023

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

There isn’t a dental nurse shortage, and here’s why…

‘Practices should be looking at their dental nurses as an investment, not a cost for the practice’ – dental nurse Rebecca Silver discusses some of the reasons why practices could be struggling with dental nurse recruitment.

In response to an earlier article we ran by an anonymous dentist – ‘Why I’m unsurprised we’re in a dental nursing recruitment crisis’ – Rebecca explains why the profession should be working together to raise the standards of dentistry.

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Vaping ‘should be prescribed’ to reduce oral health risks, says dentist

As tests reveal some UK vapes that claim to be ‘nicotine-free’ still contain addictive substances, dentist Nilesh Parmar explains why he believes vaping should be prescription only.

Hundreds of dentists only doing one NHS check up a year

The British Dental Association (BDA) has called new figures into NHS dentistry a ‘work of fiction’, warning that the reality is far worse due to gaps in official data.

One third of surveyed dental students ‘had severe depression during pandemic’

One third of dental students had severe depression during pandemic, study shows

More than half of dental students in a newly-released study presented moderate or severe levels of depression.

Swapping sugary drinks for coffee or water linked to fewer deaths in diabetic adults

Swapping sugary drinks for coffee or water linked to fewer deaths in diabetic adults

Replacing sugary drinks with coffee, tea or water is linked to fewer deaths in adults with diabetes, say researchers.

Aesthetic Dentistry Expert – the importance of aesthetic dentistry training

Aesthetic Dentistry Expert – photography

Manrina Rhode discusses the importance of aesthetic dentistry training for all dental professionals and the correct way to go about getting it.

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