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NHS dentistry ‘not fit for purpose’ in 10 years’ time
Seventy-two per cent of dentists believe that NHS dentistry will not be fit for purpose in 10 years’ time. Adding…
Dentistry
BDA claims trade union reform will undermine healthcare professionals
The British Dental Association (BDA) has criticised government plans it believes will undermine bargaining powers for healthcare professionals. The Government has…
Dentistry
The Queen’s Speech
It was said of King Charles II that he ‘never said a foolish thing, nor ever did a wise one’.…
Dentistry
BDA asks Cameron to honour pledge on health regulation
The British Dental Association (BDA) has called on the Government to issue a timetable on its plans to reform health…
Dentistry
Manchester United
Kevin Lewis reviews how the recent BDA Conference went and how he thinks it might have brought the profession together.…
Dentistry
Calls for judicious use of antibiotics in dentistry
The British Dental Association (BDA) is working with experts to combat the health risks from pathogens resistant to antibiotics. The…
Dentistry
Dental therapists pledge support for ‘anti-sugar’ campaign
The BADT has pledged its support of an anti-sugar campaign from Action on Sugar. The British Association of Dental Therapists (BADT) believes…
Oral health
Tackling stress and anxiety in the dental profession
The British Dental Association (BDA) has underlined its intention to tackle stress and anxiety in the dental profession. The announcement…
Dentistry
GDC calls for action from Jeremy Hunt on unnecessary fitness to practise cases
Swift action to end unnecessary fitness to practise cases must be a priority for the new Government, the General Dental…
Dentistry
David Cameron fails to mention dentistry
David Cameron called for a ‘completely new approach to public health and preventable diseases’ this morning. He also spoke about measures…
Dentistry
Prototypes ‘unambitious’ and ‘unacceptable’
Professor Jimmy Steele’s comments, highlighting the gulf between his vision for contract reform, and the prototypes, have been welcomed. A…
Dentistry
BDA calls for a joint effort on antimicrobial resistance
The BDA is looking to combat health risks from the growing number of pathogens in dentistry resistant to antibiotics. The decision…
Dentistry
Professor Nairn Wilson announced as new BDA president
Professor Nairn Wilson CBE was recently inaugurated as the British Dental Association’s (BDA’s) 129th president at the association’s annual conference…
Dentistry
BDA calls for action on ‘unfinished business’ with the GDC
The British Dental Association (BDA) has called on returning health secretary, Jeremy Hunt, to tackle ‘unfinished business’ on professional regulation.…
Dentistry
Community dentists reporting high levels of stress at work
Four in 10 community dentists report high levels of stress at work, a new study has found. The latest survey of…
Dentistry
End to NHS pay cuts?
Dentists have been promised an end to wage cuts, as public-sector pay restraint became a general election issue. Both Labour…
Dentistry
The dental foundation training dilemma
To work in the NHS as a dentist you need to have been on a performer’s list. To be admitted…
Young Dentist
NHS dentists still ‘better off’ in retirement despite changes
NHS dentists will still be better off in retirement than most private-sector workers, economists say – despite controversial changes that…
Dentistry
Department of Health names prototype practices for NHS contract
The Department of Health has announced 62 pilot practices will become prototype practices for the NHS contract in England. These prototypes contain…
Dentistry
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