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A year of peaks, troughs and little progress – a look back at 2023
‘Not just a rollercoaster year, this time it’s Blackpool’s The Big One!’ – Practice Plan’s Nigel Jones and BDA chair…
Dentistry
Smile Direct Club cases overseen by ‘just five UK dentists’
The British Dental Association (BDA) has revealed that Smile Direct Club had ‘just five UK-registered dentists’ supervising its reported 65,000…
Dentistry
Colgate Smiles for Life program – tackling oral health disparities
Colgate responds to campaign by the British Dental Association (BDA) and charity Beauty Bank to help tackle on-going oral health…
Oral health
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Dental consultants to speak out on pay deal
The British Dental Association (BDA) said it will push to hold a referendum on government pledges to change consultant pay…
Dentistry
Upcoming Autumn Budget to ‘limit access to free dentistry for unemployed’
The dental profession has slammed upcoming proposals that will form part of this week’s Autumn Budget to limit access to…
NHS in crisis
Mouth cancer cases increase by 12%, new data shows
The British Dental Association (BDA) has called for urgent action on mouth cancer, stressing that dental access can be the…
Dentistry
Scotland’s oral health inequalities widening, report shows
New data has shown that the oral health gap in Scotland shows no sign of improvement, with dental health inequalities…
Dentistry Scotland
How much attention have you paid to the dental news this week? – 28 October 2023
It’s been a busy week for dental news. Missed it? Here’s what’s happened over the past seven days… WHO considers…
Dentistry
NHS access issues in dentistry go beyond latest statistics, says BDA
Figures from the Labour Party that suggest 70,000 patients sought dental care in emergency departments last year are just the…
NHS in crisis
NHS flexible commissioning update has ‘same old problems’, says BDA
NHS England has released new guidance for flexible commissioning, which the BDA dubbed a ‘new framework with the same old…
Dentistry
How much attention have you paid to the dental news this week? – 23 September 2023
It’s been a busy week for dental news. Missed it? Here’s what’s happened over the past seven days… Uchenna Okoye:…
Dentistry
BDA criticises ‘disproportionate’ disability and autism guidance
The British Dental Association (BDA) has ‘objected to several of the points made’ in the recently updated guidance for disability…
Dentistry
How much attention have you paid to the dental news this week? – 9 September 2023
It’s been a busy week for dental news. Missed it? Here’s what’s happened over the past seven days… GDC launches…
Dentistry
Government ‘effectively said it cannot afford NHS dentistry’, says BDA
The government has ‘effectively told the profession it cannot afford NHS dentistry’ as it prepares to impose an approach to…
Dentistry
‘The new normal’ – patients queue at 4am for NHS dental care
Patients are queuing at 4am in a desperate attempt to access NHS dental care – a scene that the profession…
Dentistry
BDA hospital trainee members vote to strike
The British Dental Association (BDA) has revealed that hospital dental trainees across 15 NHS trusts have voted to strike against…
Dentistry
NHS dentistry may not fully recover, BDA warns
Following the NHS Dental Statistics 2022/23 published today, the British Dental Association (BDA) has warned that there is no prospect…
Dentistry
Health Secretary Steve Barclay quotes inaccurate figures for NHS dentistry
The Health Secretary quoted inaccurate figures on the number of dentists carrying out NHS dentistry, sparking calls for better data. …
Dentistry
Dentists call for Health Secretary to accept dental reform recommendations
More than 1,300 dentists have signed an open letter that calls for a patient-centred and prevention-focused approach to NHS dentistry.…
Dentistry
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