How much attention have you paid to the dental news this week? – 15 July 2023

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

MPs demand ‘fundamental reform’ of NHS dentistry in new report

Dental professions bites back at claims NHS dentistry is 'recovering'

Members of Parliament today called for ‘rapid and timely action’ as they lay out their concerns over the future of NHS dentistry services in a new report.

Released yesterday, the Health and Social Care Committee unveiled its ninth report into dentistry of the 2022-23 period.

It stated: ‘It is frustrating to have to return to recommendations made by our predecessor Committee fifteen years ago that still haven’t been implemented. Rarely has an inquiry been more necessary.’

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Profession slams 6% pay uplift for dentists

NHS staff in Scotland have been offered a 4% pay rise – but dentists have been excluded

A 6% uplift on dentists’ pay has been accepted by the government amidst conversations over the future of NHS dentistry.

‘Just a short-term sticking plaster’ – the profession reacts to the NHS Long Term Workforce Plan

'Just a short-term sticking plaster' – the profession reacts to the NHS Long Term Workforce Plan

We hear from figures in dentistry who share their thoughts on the details of the NHS Long Term Workforce Plan.

Parents ‘significantly impact’ children’s development of oral habits

Moving from the NHS to private practice – the thorny issue of charging for children

Parents can significantly impact the healthy oral habits for their children by modelling healthy behaviours, says a new study.

Liver cancer deaths ‘soaring’ due to alcohol and obesity

Following a 40% rise in deaths caused by liver cancer in a decade, a leading health charity has called for urgent action.

Meta’s Threads: the dentist’s guide to leveraging the latest social media platform

Meta’s Threads: the dentist’s guide to leveraging the latest social media platform

Emma Petty answers the most common questions about Meta’s Threads and explores how dentists can incorporate it.

Calling all technicians and lab owners: award entries are open!

Matt Everatt talks about this year’s award opportunities for the laboratory community – and why you should enter!

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