How much attention have you paid to the dental news this week? – 17 June 2023

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

Love Island prompts ‘10,000% rise in “Turkey teeth” searches’

Jess Harding from Love Island
Instagram: @jesshardingox

It’s that time of year again – Love Island is back on our screens and with it an abundance of headlines surrounding dental and beauty care.

Reports suggest that searches for ‘Turkey teeth’ on Google increased by 10,000% following a mention by a contestant on the ITV reality show.

Contestant Jess Harding surprised many viewers when she stated that her ideal partner would have ‘Turkey teeth’.

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Top-up fees judgement highlights need for consistency in regulation

John Makin on confusion surrounding top-up fees

John Makin advises practices to tread cautiously before making changes based on the recent top-up fees judgement of GDC versus Williams.

NHS to pilot weight loss jabs to tackle obesity

One quarter of year 6 schoolchildren now obese

Backed by £40 million worth of funding, the NHS will pilot weight loss jabs over the next two years in a bid to tackle the obesity crisis across the UK.

The Dental Lab Expert – the time-saving lab tech hero

This month, Ashely Byrne explains how dental lab technicians and their teams can help to combat the time crisis that is developing in dentistry.

How are dental degrees changing for students?

We hear from two dental students about the changes they have seen during their degrees and where they think the profession is headed.

Ministers urged to crack down on vape marketing to children

Restrictions on vaping products to be considered

The children’s commissioner for England has called for a ban on the ‘insidious’ marketing of vapes to young people.

Irish Dentistry Show 2023 – register now!

the Irish Dentistry Show is open for registration

The Irish Dentistry Show 2023 is open for registration to all dental professionals – find out what’s on and how you can sign up now!

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