Gemma Barker

Gemma Barker

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Are you up to date?

This article explores the options dental professionals have in order to remain current when it comes to the latest evidential findings in relation to oral health (brought to you by Johnson & Johnson, the makers of Listerine). The General Dental Council’s continuing education requirement for registered dental professionals changed in 2018, including the need to … Continued

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Oral health: the foundation of general health?

Gemma Barker considers how the mouth can be a source of infection and whether it acts as an early warning system for problems in other parts of the body There is a tongue-in-cheek adage among dental academics: ‘to every tooth there is a patient attached.’ In other words, oral conditions and their treatment may have … Continued

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Perceptions of NHS dentistry

Following publication of the results of the second NHS Confidence Monitor survey commissioned by Practice Plan, a number of well-respected dental professionals offer their views on the future of UK dentistry. When the responses elicited by the newest monitor were collated, it was apparent that confidence had dropped drastically among NHS providers and performers – … Continued

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