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

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

New government plans to boost number of dentists in England

The government will train thousands more dentists and doctors as part of a new scheme to boost staff numbers.

The NHS Long Term Workforce Plan, published today, proposes plans to train thousands more dentists in England over the coming years.

As part of the plan, it will increase training places for dental therapists and hygiene professionals to more than 500 by 2031/32.

It will also increase training places for dentists by 40% to more than 1,100 by this same year.

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People seek dental treatment at Glastonbury due to access troubles at home

People seek dental treatment at Glastonbury due to access troubles at home

Festival goers at Glastonbury sought dental treatment after having trouble finding appointments at home, according to a charity.

European dental qualifications will be recognised in UK for the next five years

Dentists join £2 billion legal claim against energy firms

European dental qualifications will continue to be recognised in the UK for the next five years, the government announced this week.

Technically Speaking – why Pride Month is for everyone

Eleanor and Emily Pittard discuss recruitment

Emily and Eleanor Pittard discuss what Pride Month really means, why it’s important and how practices and labs can show their support.

The Secret Dentist – the only way to save the NHS?

the secret dentist discusses the ideal scenario for the future of NHS dentistry

This month, The Secret Dentist asks: ‘When will we realise that nothing is going to happen without drastic action?’

Almost 80% in healthcare report higher tooth decay among children, says survey

Almost 80% in healthcare report higher tooth decay among children

Nearly four in five health practitioners report seeing higher rates of children’s tooth decay or damage.

Last chance to register for the South West Dentistry Show!

South west dentistry show

The South West Dentistry show is touching down in Bristol tomorrow – register for free today so you don’t miss out.

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