How much attention have you paid to the dental news this week? – 9 September 2023

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

GDC launches pilot to ‘improve timeliness’ of fitness to practise processes

Number of registered UK dentists stable after renewal, figures show

The General Dental Council (GDC) has launched a pilot to ‘improve proportionality and timeliness’ of fitness to practise processes.

Announced this week, process changes are being made to the way investigations are carried out in certain cases.

The regulator says it wants to ensure matters that do not pose a risk to public safety or confidence are concluded as quickly as possible.

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‘The new normal’ – patients queue at 4am for NHS dental care

Patients queue at 4am for NHS dental care


Patients are queuing at 4am in an attempt to access NHS dental care – a scene that the profession fears will become ‘the new normal’.

‘Too many bad stories’ – Botox providers in England face stricter standards

Botox providers in England facing stricter rules

The government could ban unlicensed providers of non-surgical cosmetic treatments in England following a new consultation.

Government ‘effectively said it cannot afford NHS dentistry’, says BDA

Maybe NHS dentistry is part of a different NHS that the politicians forgot to tell us (and the public) about, Kevin Lewis wonders.

The government has ‘effectively told the profession it cannot afford NHS dentistry’ as it prepares to impose an approach to pay, says the BDA.

The cookbook tackling the oral health crisis

Linda Greenwall spills the beans on the story behind her new cookbookFood Memories, and how it is tackling the oral health crisis.

Financial support to make dental studies more accessible

One third of dental students had severe depression during pandemic, study shows

Eligible students on a range of health courses, such as dental and medical, will be able to claim 50% more for travel and accommodation.

Last chance to register for the 2023 Private Dentistry Awards

The deadline for registering for the 2023 Private Dentistry Awards is just three days away – find out how to get involved.

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