How much attention have you paid to the dental news this week? – 16 September 2023

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

Dental nurse suspended for sharing ‘inappropriate and racially motivated’ posts on Facebook

Confessions of a dental nurse – part one

A dental nurse has been suspended after sharing posts on Facebook that made ‘negative and divisive’ comments about non-white racial groups.

The DCP was suspended for eight months after allegations were proved in a GDC Professional Conduct Committee tribunal.

The report reads: ‘…the committee could clearly identify posts that made negative and divisive comments about a range of non-white racial groups, typically asserting them to be non-British and frequently identifying those from the Islamic community in an offensive racial context.’

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Ministers considering ban on disposable vapes, reports suggest

disposable vapes

Government ministers are said to be preparing a ban on disposable vapes as concerns grow over the number of young people who use them.

Is safeguarding in dentistry fair and proportionate?

Neel Kothari

Neel Kothari analyses changing approaches to safeguarding – is dental non-attendance a sign of a child at risk?

Dental technician records CD for charity

Technician releases CD

Simon Whitehouse explains how he went from springs to sings to release a CD in support of two dental charities.

Plymouth ranked best UK university for student experience in dentistry

Plymouth ranked best UK university for student experience in dentistry

The University of Plymouth is the best UK university for dentistry when it comes to student experience, according to a new league table.

Most patients unaware HPV causes throat cancer, says study

Most patients unaware HPV causes throat cancer, says survey

Most patients are unaware of the relationship between human papillomavirus (HPV) and throat cancer, a study says.

Registration extended for the Private Dentistry Awards 2023

Private Dentistry Awards

The registration deadline for the Private Dentistry Awards 2023 has been extended, but only days remain – register today!

Clear aligner therapy with minimum maintenance

Clear aligner therapy with minimum maintenanceGina Vega considers the importance of dental practitioners seeing clear aligner therapy through to the end – and there are only a few spaces left on her upcoming course. You can sign up here!

Filling-In restores function, ease and longevity in locum dentistry

locum dental staff

The founders of Filling-In explain how the new and unique locum dental agency will transform the recruitment process for dental locums and dental practice owners all across the UK.

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