Simran Bains

Simran Bains

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Safeguarding children

Simran Bains urges the importance of keeping up-to-date with changes in child protection policies and procedures. According to the NSPCC, over 58,000 children in the UK needed protection against abuse in 2016. The estimation stands that one to two children in the UK die each week from abuse or neglect. The CQC defines safeguarding as … Continued

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COVID-19 – telephone advice to give patients managing toothache at home

With patients stuck at home and advice limited to the telephone, Simran Bains lists some questions dentists may come across along with the answers they might want to consider. NHS England and the Department of Health have recently instructed all dental practices to establish a remote urgent care service during the coronavirus outbreak. The practices … Continued

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Top tips to avoid feeling overwhelmed when going into secondary care

Simran Bains lists some of her top tips to consider if you’re looking to go into tertiary or secondary care. The transition from practice to tertiary or secondary care may seem like a daunting venture. However, it is full of exciting opportunities, various experiences and numerous challenges. If you’re unsure about a career pathway, a … Continued

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Considering specialising in oral and maxillofacial surgery?

Have you ever thought of specialising in oral and maxillofacial surgery? Simran Bains gives an idea of what’s involved. In the UK, oral and maxillofacial surgery (OMFS) originated as the surgical specialty of dentistry. It was as a result of a specialist service needed to diagnose and treat facial injuries and diseases affecting the head … Continued

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Is vaping really better than smoking for our oral health?

Vaping is making a lot of the headlines recently. Simran Bains looks into what the effects could be on our oral health. Presently around three million Britons use e-cigarettes. Scientists have urgently called for Public Health England (PHE) to stop recommending vaping. Since 2015 PHE encouraged smokers to switch to vaping. It claims e-cigarettes are … Continued

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Interested in restorative dentistry?

Simran Bains discusses the various roles within restorative dentistry. Restorative dentistry evolved as a recognised specialty in 1973. It involves the study, diagnosis and integrated management of diseases of the oral cavity and their supporting structures, arising as a result of disease, inheritance or trauma. It incorporates three mono specialties: endodontics, periodontics and prosthodontics, and … Continued

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