How much attention have you paid to the dental news this week? – 26 August 2023

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

NHS dentistry may not fully recover, BDA warns

Following the NHS Dental Statistics 2022/23 published today, the British Dental Association (BDA) has warned that there is no prospect of NHS dentistry returning to pre-COVID-19 levels.

Following the NHS Dental Statistics 2022/23 published yesterday, the British Dental Association (BDA) has warned that the ‘struggling service’ is unlikely to recover without urgent and radical change.

The statistics revealed that 17.5% less adults were seen for NHS dental treatment in the 24 months up to June 2023 compared to the 24 months up to June 2019.

In addition, 9% less children were seen in the 12 months up to June 2023 compared to 2019 levels.

The statistics also showed a decrease of 121 dentists performing NHS activity in 2022-23 from the previous year.

What are your thoughts on these statistics? Email [email protected].

GDC calls for DCPs to meet CPD deadline

With more than 2,000 yet to do so, the General Dental Council (GDC) has called for dental care professionals (DCPs) to make their CPD statement ahead of the deadline.

With the deadline three days away, the General Dental Council (GDC) has called for DCPs to make their CPD statement ‘before it’s too late’.

Consultation opens on plan to relieve NHS dental access

A consultation has opened on a proposal for dental hygienists and therapists to supply and administer specific medicines.

‘Living fillings’ could restore enamel, study finds

A team of scientists have created enamel-growing organoids which could help to restore and regrow damaged teeth.

A team of scientists have created enamel-growing organoids which could restore and regrow damaged teeth as ‘living fillings’.

Dentistry among most valued degrees in 2023

Dentistry named as top five degree in 2023

Dentistry and medicine have secured their place as the most valued non-technology degrees by employers this year.

How to treat gummy smiles

This month, Manrina Rhode discusses all the different methods of treating gummy smiles and how to choose the right one.

Dentistry Awards 2023 – not long left to enter!

The Dentistry Awards

There’s not long left to enter the 2023 Dentistry Awards – find out more about the categories and how to enter here.

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.

Don’t forget: you can access all of our previous webinars via our On Demand section.

Have a great bank holiday weekend!

Catch up with last week’s dental news here.

Follow on Instagram to keep up with all the latest dental news and trends.

Get the most out of your membership by subscribing to Dentistry CPD
  • Access 600+ hours of verified CPD courses
  • Includes all GDC recommended topics
  • Powerful CPD tracking tools included
Register for webinar
Add to calendar