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New inspections for private practices
Full government inspections of wholly private dental practices may be in operation in Wales from March. Legislation to eliminate the…
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Restoring a lower fractured molar
The patient in this article presented with a fractured lower molar tooth. This tooth was asymptomatic but had sustained a…
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Your route into primary dental care
As a newly qualified dentist, you’ve considered the options and decided to pursue a career in primary dental care. So,…
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Overcoming hurdles
Dentists have accomplished one of the greatest hurdles of their careers when they master case presentation skills. This involves more…
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Lib Dems issue recruitment pledge
The Scottish Liberal Democrats have vowed to embark on an international search in order to find 100 extra dentists for…
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Exam preparation
For those of us studying at dental school, Christmas time not only marks the end of a long and taxing…
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Strictly in confidence
At some time or another, every receptionist will encounter a situation where they will need to make a decision to…
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Starting off on the right foot
I was reading the new GDC guidance on complaints handling and was struck by 5.1: ‘Do not be defensive when…
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Fraud dentist is jailed
A dentist who committed what investigators believe is one of the largest frauds in NHS history has been jailed for…
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Bristol’s Mr President tells all
It’s all change at Bristol Dental School, with alterations to the curriculum in place and plans for expansion on the…
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The ears have it
I was once accused, following a lecture I presented, of not living in the real world. I actually accepted it…
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Getting covered
Taking out private medical insurance (PMI) should not be viewed as giving a ‘thumbs down’ to the NHS. For a…
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Training DSAs in London’s East End
The Abbey Road training scheme for dental surgery assistants (DSA), which celebrated eight years of hard work this summer, is…
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Knowing when to treat and when to refer
I believe that general dentists should do as much endodontic treatment as is within their capability and comfort level. This…
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Reach for the best
How many times have you failed to achieve goals you have set for yourself? Perhaps the goal was too ambitious,…
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How to motivate your patients
I’m on the road a lot, sharing systems with thousands of dentists and their teams. Recently, a dentist asked me:…
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BDA slams proposals
The British Dental Association (BDA) has criticised a proposal to increase the regulatory powers the NHS has over the dental…
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Keeping it in the family
Once it was only a problem for the rich, but today a third of UK households are now liable for…
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A long way from home
The nights are drawing in and the temperature is dropping. Fresher’s week is little more than a distant memory and…
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