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NHS dentists excluded from free flu vaccine scheme
NHS dentists will not be included in this winter’s free flu vaccine scheme, it has been revealed.  Last week, leading…
Patients perform ‘DIY’ tooth extractions as NHS dental demand grows
Residents in Plymouth are consuming alcohol and opiates before attempting at-home extractions, a council meeting heard. A local councillor gave…
BDA launches UDA Checker to show average rates across England
The BDA has launched a ‘UDA Checker’, so dentists can check the Unit of Dental Activity values in their area.…
Adults in England unable to get an NHS dental appointment
Around 1.45 million adults across England cannot get an NHS dental appointment, new analysis from the BBC shows. A further 2 million…
Cornwall patients waiting a year for NHS dental appointment
Patients in Penzance are waiting 12 months for the next available NHS dental appointment. Cornwall Live reports check ups cancelled by text with…
Number of patients seeing an NHS dentist drops by 2% in England
Just under 22 million adults in England were seen by an NHS dentist in the previous 24 months, NHS Digital figures…
Dave Cottam elected new chair of the GDPC
Dave Cottam is the new chair of the General Dental Practice Committee (GDPC) at the British Dental Association (BDA). He…
Alternative universe
Could the NHS itself be making ‘never events’ more likely, asks Kevin Lewis. Every so often – though it seems…
Henrik Overgaard-Nielsen re-elected as chair of the GDPC
Henrik Overgaard-Nielsen has been re-elected as chair of the General Dental Practice Committee (GDPC) at the BDA. Dave Cottam has…
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