Catch up with this week’s dental news – 10 February 2024

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

NHS dental recovery plan – what does it say?

Details of the long-awaited NHS dentistry recovery plan have been released – here’s all you need to know.

The report was released on Wednesday, with NHS England detailing new measures to tackle the current NHS dental crisis.

Measures include ‘new patient’ payments of between £15 to £50 (depending on treatment need) for NHS dentists to treat around a million new patients who have not seen an NHS dentist in two years or more

Around 240 dentists will also be offered one-off payments of up to £20,000 for working in under-served areas for up to three year.

We’ve also just released the white paper for the 2024 Dentistry Censusyou can download it here.

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‘The crisis will remain a burning issue’ – experts respond to the NHS dental recovery plan

the profession responds to the nhs dental recovery plan

Key figures and experts across the UK dental profession have shared their thoughts and opinions on the recently-released NHS dental recovery plan.

2024 Dentistry Census: key findings

2024 Dentistry Census: key findings

How do your earnings compare to the average? What do your peers think about the NHS? Find out in the Dentistry Census white paper – available now!

Labour says it would reform NHS dental contract within days of taking office

Labour says it would reform NHS dental contract within days of taking office

Shadow health secretary Wes Streeting has said Labour would reform dentistry’s NHS contract within days if the party was elected.

Police break up queues of people seeking NHS dental care

Police break up queues seeking NHS dental care

Police in Bristol were recorded breaking up queues of people who were attempting to access NHS dental care in the city.

Stop punishing dentists for technical payment errors, says BAPD

Stop punishing dentists for technical payment errors, says BAPD

The British Association of Private Dentistry (BAPD) details why the GDC needs to stop blaming current legislation for its lack of flexibility.

Sexual misconduct by colleagues a problem ‘for all of healthcare’

Domestic abuse – how dental teams can identify early warning signs

‘Surgeons can behave very badly when nobody is watching’ – these are the words of Professor Carrie Newlands as she led a talk on sexual misconduct.

Celebrating International Dentists’ Day

Celebrating International Dentists’ Day

As we mark International Dentists’ Day today, we speak to clinicians across the world about why they love and celebrate dentistry.

How my leukaemia diagnosis affected life as a dentist

How my leukaemia diagnosis has affected life as a dentistDr Ricky Duggal speaks to Gaby Bissett about his leukaemia diagnosis, and what it has taught him both professionally and personally.

Which song is most calming to patients in a dental waiting room?

which song is most calming in a dental waiting room?

Research has revealed which song has the most positive impact on patients in a healthcare waiting room.

Dentistry Webinars

We have some exciting webinars lined up, including a new instalment of Dentistry Live with dental therapist Cat Edney:

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