It’s been a busy week for dental news. Missed it? Here’s what’s happened over the past seven days…
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.
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A consultation has opened on a proposal for dental hygienists and therapists to supply and administer specific medicines.
A team of scientists have created enamel-growing organoids which could restore and regrow damaged teeth as ‘living fillings’.
Dentistry and medicine have secured their place as the most valued non-technology degrees by employers this year.
This month, Manrina Rhode discusses all the different methods of treating gummy smiles and how to choose the right one.
There’s not long left to enter the 2023 Dentistry Awards – find out more about the categories and how to enter here.
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