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Vivak’s unintentional move to private dentistry

Vivak Shah never intended to transition to private dentistry – reflecting back, he explains how his outlook has changed. Principal dentist Vivak Shah’s move to fully private practice came about organically rather than by design. Having joined the practice he now owns straight after graduating 20 years ago, he initially provided NHS care only. However,…

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Catch up with this week’s dental news – 15 June 2024

It’s been an interesting week for dental news. Missed it? Here’s what’s happened over the past seven days… General election: what has each party promised for dentistry? As the country gears up for polling day, both the public and the dental profession will be following the promises being made regarding the future of NHS dentistry.…

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Concerns over waiting list ‘to leave NHS dentistry’ in Northern Ireland

Dentists are increasingly leaving the NHS in Northern Ireland (NI), according to the British Dental Association (BDA), with work down by 30%. Ciara Gallagher, of the BDA, was giving evidence to Stormont’s health committee on Thursday, reports BBC News. The committee heard that there was now a waiting list ‘to leave NHS dentistry’, as Ms…

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NHS dentistry: primary care minister suggested £10 ‘monthly insurance’ fee

Andrea Leadsom has previously put forward a £10 ‘insurance scheme’ fee for NHS dentistry, reports have suggested. According to Health Service Journal, the junior health minister made the suggestion in April – before the election was called – at meetings with the Department of Health and Social Care. At one of the meetings, a possible…

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Catch up with this week’s dental news – 8 June 2024

It’s been an interesting week for dental news. Missed it? Here’s what’s happened over the past seven days… What do dental professionals want to see in party manifestos? With a general election fast approaching, we spoke to a number of dental professionals about what they would like to see in party manifestos. On 22 May,…

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GDC urged to strengthen commitment to reduce backlog in case examiner process

MDDUS (Medical & Dental Defence Union of Scotland) is urging the General Dental Council (GDC) to redouble its commitment to ease the existing backlog in the case examiners process. The dental defence specialist said that delays in concluding the case examiners’ consideration of allegations against registrants is a cause of stress and anxiety amongst dentists.…

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NHS dentistry delivery still 15% lower than pre-pandemic levels

NHS dental treatment delivery has still not recovered to pre-pandemic levels, with 2022/2023 treatment levels falling 15% behind. This is according to a new parliamentary report into the state of NHS dentistry in England, which was released last week. Latest estimates for 2022/23 show there were 32.5 million courses of dental treatment performed in England.…

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Catch up with this week’s dental news – 1 June 2024

It’s been an interesting week for dental news. Missed it? Here’s what’s happened over the past seven days… Proposed compulsory NHS tie-in for new dentists – the profession reacts We hear the thoughts from the profession on the government’s proposal for a compulsory NHS tie-in for newly-qualified dentists. Last week, the government launched a consultation on…

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Love Teeth: the devil’s in the detail

Kunal and Lucy Patel, of Love Teeth, reveal the biggest challenges they faced when creating their dream dental practice. It can be very easy to get carried away when designing your dream dental practice and miss important details. This can affect the final result and ultimately diminish the impact that a stunning new practice should…

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Catch up with this week’s dental news – 25 May 2024

It’s been an interesting week for dental news. Missed it? Here’s what’s happened over the past seven days… Compulsory NHS tie-in for new dentists under consideration The government has launched a consultation on a ‘tie-in period’ that would require newly-qualified dentists to work in the NHS for several years after graduation. Launched yesterday, the eight-week…

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GPs handling dental overflow ‘will lead to increased health inequalities’

GPs are being ‘inappropriately’ called upon to prescribe and treat dental conditions – contributing to growing health inequalities, a conference heard today. At the Local Medical Committee Conference in Newport this morning, one doctor, GP Leanne Eddie, detailed an incident where a colleague prescribed antibiotics for an abscess that turned out to be oral cancer. Eddie,…

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‘Significant risk to patients’: dental profession reacts to provisional registration plans

The profession has warned that plans for the provisional registration of overseas dentists poses ‘significant risk’ to patients – as well as an increased workload for UK-based dentists who opt in. This comes as the General Dental Council (GDC) last week published its response to the government’s provisional registration proposal, calling it a ‘valuable opportunity’…


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