How much attention have you paid to the dental news this week? – 13 May 2023

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

High Court overturns GDC decision to erase dentist

The High Court has found that NHS regulations do not forbid ‘top-up’ fees, after the General Dental Council (GDC) struck off a dentist.

Lucy Jane Williams was erased from the register due to professional misconduct allegations including charging ‘top-up’ private fees in addition to NHS charges.

After confirming that ‘top-up’ fees are permitted by NHS regulations, the judge found Williams’ erasure to be ‘procedurally unfair’, and said the regulations are ‘not at all straightforward’.

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Has the GDC become too close to NHS England?

Following the GDC versus Williams case, Neel Kothari questions whether it has become too risky to work within the NHS.

Diabetes-related deaths up by 7,000 a year

Diabetes UK is calling for ‘urgent action’ after its report revealed the ‘catastrophic impact’ of the state of diabetes care in England.

Spotlight on dental hygienists

Dentistry speaks to dental hygienists about how they can be better supported and why their role is so crucial.

Dental Practice Accelerator – ‘this isn’t the end, it’s the start’

In the latest Dental Practice Accelerator episode, Jay and Kin discuss how their practice has transformed in just nine months.

Dental Business Coach – Bargains and buyers: all that glitters is not gold

Chris Barrow separates fact from fiction surrounding corporate buyers and bargain practice acquisitions.

Dentistry Scotland Show: lecture theatre overview

With less than one month to go until the 2023 Dentistry Scotland Show, find out what each lecture theatre will have in store.

Dentistry Webinars

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