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Dentists among NHS staff marching against Covid vaccine mandate

Dental professionals joined NHS colleagues in a protest march against the Covid-19 vaccine mandate for healthcare staff. Rallying together last weekend in King’s Lynn, Norfolk, workers took to the streets to demonstrate against the policy, which comes into force in the spring. From April, healthcare workers who have not received two doses of the Covid … Continued

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Dentaid offer services to London-based vulnerable communities for the first time

People experiencing homelessness in Westminster and Camden benefitted from a visiting mobile dental clinic last November. Launched by charity Dentaid in partnership with Bupa Dental Care, the team offered free dental treatment to those most in need. This was the first time ever that Dentaid offered its services in the capital. Armed with help from … Continued

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North of England Dentistry Show – Gemma Forsythe on patient-centred care

Gemma Forsythe will talk at the first ever Dental Nursing Hub at the upcoming North of England Dentistry Show.  FMC is preparing to kick off this year’s events at the North of England Dentistry Show, taking place on Saturday 12 March 2022. It will feature an exciting line up of speakers, CPD for all attendees … Continued

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Hundreds of unvaccinated dentists suspended in Italy

Dentists and doctors in Italy who are not fully vaccinated have been suspended from the country’s professional association. This follows the passing of a law that requires healthcare professionals to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19, including a booster shot. It also applies to police, teachers, care home workers and armed forces members. Around 1,900 unvaccinated … Continued

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North of England Dentistry Show – Ben Atkins on National Smile Month

Ben Atkins will discuss how to plan for National Smile Month at the North of England Dentistry Show’s Dentistry Business Hub. The North of England Dentistry Show in Manchester on Saturday 12 March – the first of FMC’s 2022 events. This free-to-attend event will include an exhibition hall with the latest dental innovations and technology, … Continued

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Third season of Digital Excellence webinar series launched by Align Technology

Align Technology announced the third season of its Digital Excellence Series, a webinar programme that underlines the significance of digitalisation. It also looks at how it supports treatment outcomes, improve collaboration with laboratories, and optimise dental practice efficiency and workflows. The Digital Excellence Series will feature new digital opportunities and best practice examples for dental … Continued

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Catch Ashish Soneji at the North of England Dentistry Show

Ashish Soneji will lead a talk on minimally invasive cosmetic dentistry at the North of England Dentistry Show. Taking place on Saturday 12 March 2022, it features a leading line up of speakers, CPD for all attendees and an exhibition hall containing all the latest dental innovations. Held in Manchester Central Convention Complex, it is … Continued

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Dentistry Census – leaving no question unanswered in dentistry

We’re releasing the results of the first ever Dentistry Census, the most comprehensive survey the UK dental profession has seen. From August to September 2021, Dentistry, in collaboration with DD, undertook its own census to explore the current state of the profession and the future implications for dentistry. At Dentistry, we pride ourselves on having … Continued

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Hike in Scottish dental examination fees ‘barely scratch the surface’

New funding has been announced to support dental services in Scotland – but dentists say it does too little to address the backlog.  The basic examination (and fee of £9.95 per exam) is no longer claimable. Instead, teams can claim the enhanced examination fee of £14.85. There is also the opportunity to claim the enhanced … Continued

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Almost 1,000 dentists left the NHS last year

New data reveals that almost 1,000 dentists walked away from the NHS last year. According to Department of Health data analysed by the BBC, nearly 1,000 dentists working in 2,500 roles across both England and Wales ditched their NHS contracts. Access to NHS dentistry is worsening significantly amidst a significant hike in targets as the … Continued

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Sameer Patel at the North of England Dentistry Show

Sameer Patel will discuss the secrets behind becoming a dental entrepreneur at the North of England Dentistry Show. FMC will kick start its 2022 events with the North of England Dentistry Show in Manchester on Saturday 12 March. This free-to-attend event will include an exhibition hall with the latest dental innovations and technology, a leading … Continued

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Nilesh Parmar – the MBA in dentistry and why we should consider it

Nilesh Parmar is just one of the expert speakers taking to the stage at the North of England Dentistry Show.  FMC will kick start its 2022 events with the North of England Dentistry Show in Manchester on Saturday 12 March. This free-to-attend event will include an exhibition hall with the latest dental innovations and technology, … Continued

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Omicron wave – dental practices can submit claim for lost activity due to staff absence

Exceptional circumstances have been announced by NHS England in light of the continued impact of Covid-19 and staff absence. Where patient activity is lost due to staff absence as a result of Covid-19, dental practices can now submit a claim for this lost activity. This will be credited to the contract. This comes as the … Continued

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Eight in 10 support the recruitment of overseas dentists

Almost two thirds of adults (58%) think NHS dentistry has deteriorated in the last decade, with 40% saying access is ‘much more difficult’.  In a new survey called the ‘Great British Oral Health report’, researchers expose the realities of NHS dentistry across the UK. Carried out by Mydentist, the report also reveals significant support for … Continued

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The Apprentice – contestants tasked with designing children’s toothbrush

Dentistry made TV headlines yesterday as teams were tasked with designing a toothbrush on the latest series of The Apprentice.  The show sees 16 entrepreneurs compete in 12 weekly tasks in a bid to take home £250,000 and become Lord Sugar’s business partner. Lord Alan Sugar assigned contestants a mission to design an electric toothbrush … Continued


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