How much attention have you paid to the dental news this week? – 29 July 2023

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

Health Secretary Steve Barclay quotes inaccurate figures for NHS dentistry

Health Secretary Steve Barclay quotes inaccurate figures for NHS dentistry

The Health Secretary quoted inaccurate figures on the number of dentists carrying out NHS dentistry, sparking calls for better data.

Health Secretary Steve Barclay claimed that ‘around two thirds of dentists do not go on to do NHS work’ when discussing the NHS Long Term Workforce Plan.

However he was meant to say ‘around one third of dentists do not do NHS work’, according to a ministerial correction on the UK parliament Hansard.

The inaccurate claim was quoted to support a potential new policy to encourage dental graduates to work within the NHS.

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Why there’s no better time to be a woman in dentistry

As past president of the Womxn in Dentistry society at KCL, Faridah Otulana explains why it is so important and how she feels as a Black Muslim woman in dentistry.

One quarter of cosmetic injections in the UK are administered by dentists

Botox patients getting younger following 'Zoom boom' pandemic

Almost one in four UK practitioners who are administering aesthetic injections such as Botox are dentists – and 8% are dental nurses, new research has revealed.

Should we look outside our industry to run better labs?

With labs at the cutting edge of dentistry, Ashley Byrne discusses the value of outside influence and looking beyond the lab industry.

Unmet need for NHS dentistry ‘hits record high’

More than six million adults failed to get an NHS dental appointment in the last two years, statistics suggest, sparking calls for urgent reform.

Why are systems so important to dental practices?

Tracie Barnett offers a TCO's perspective on why you need a treatment coordinator

Tracie Barnett shares her top five reasons why systems are important in a practice and the importance of getting your team on board.

Ken Finlayson reaches the end of the Camino in memory of his son

Ken Finlayson walks the camino

Ken Finlayson, chairman of FMC, has successfully walked the Camino for charity in memory of his son.

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