How much attention have you paid to the dental news this week? – 19 August 2023

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

‘Absolutely appalling’ – profession reacts to dental technician’s GDC erasure


After a dental technician was struck off for failing to complete his CPD requirements amidst a brain tumour diagnosis, we heard from a number of dental professionals who are calling for him to be reinstated.

One retired dental technician described it as ‘disgraceful’, adding: ‘When rules are imposed, everything is black or white. Life, however, is shades of grey. It’s not the rules but the application of them that requires wisdom.’

You can read the full story here.

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Three in four orthodontists report increase in adults seeking treatment

adult orthodontics

More than three quarters (76%) of orthodontists report an increase in adult patients seeking orthodontic treatment within the past three years.

A dental technology student’s thoughts on the industry

Dental technology university student Eboni-Rose Williams shares her perspective of the industry and the challenges so far.

GDC reports more registrants and fewer removals in 2023

The GDC has released new data suggesting that the total number of UK registered dental care professionals has increased.

The myth of work-life balance – and what we should be thinking about

The myth of work-life balance – and what we should be thinking about

Lee Eldridge explains why the sooner dentistry accepts that a work-life balance is a ‘broken model’, the quicker it will reduce the pressure.

New AI platform for dentists could ‘save valuable time and money’

New AI platform for dentists could 'save valuable time and money'

A new artificial intelligence (AI) platform could allow dentists and dental students to read X-rays with higher accuracy.

Steven Bartlett announces investment in health business UNTIL

Steven Bartlett announces investment in health business UNTIL

‘This multi-trillion pound market is broken’ – entrepreneur Steven Bartlett has announced his investment in health and wellness company UNTIL.

Irish Dentistry Show – plan your visit now!

With the 2023 Irish Dentistry Show on the horizon, find out all the important information you need to know ahead of your visit.

Win a £50 Amazon voucher

A large percentage of electric toothbrush purchases are a result of recommendation from a dental professional. We would like to know which electric toothbrushes you recommend to your patients and why, to better support your recommendation.

All responses will be entered into a draw where three people will be chosen at random to each receive a £50 Amazon voucher.

You can take the survey here.

To keep you busy this August, you can also access all of our previous webinars via our On Demand section.

Have a wonderful Friday!

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