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The future of NHS dentistry: we need an honest conversation
Practice Plan sales and marketing director Nigel Jones caught up with BDA chair Eddie Crouch to get his take on…
Dentistry is a topic politicians will not be allowed to ignore
With a general election round the corner, Nigel Jones and Eddie Crouch discuss where dentistry will fit into politicians’ plans.…
NHS to Private
Government exploring ‘non-van solutions’ after promising mobile clinics
The government is looking into ‘non-van solutions’ to the dental access crisis despite pledging a fleet of mobile clinics in…
Calls for government to act fast on children’s dental decay
Children living in the most deprived areas are twice more likely to experience tooth decay, new research shows. New data…
‘Size doesn’t matter’ – BDA casts doubt on government promises
The government’s promises of a ‘big package of change’ for NHS dentistry have been received with scepticism from the dental…
Too little, too late – a look back at 2023
Following on from last month’s part one of their review of the dental landscape in 2023, Nigel Jones continues his…
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…
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…
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 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…
New government plans to boost number of dentists in England
The government will train thousands more dentists and doctors as part of a new scheme to boost staff numbers. The…
Almost 80% in healthcare report higher tooth decay among children, says survey
Nearly four in five health practitioners report seeing higher rates of children’s tooth decay or damage. This is according to…
Oral health
Millions of children have not seen an NHS dentist in last year
The BDA has warned that the oral health of children is set to worsen following new research highlighting the lack…
Hundreds of dentists only doing one NHS check up a year
The BDA has called new figures into NHS dentistry a ‘work of fiction’, warning that the reality is far worse…
NHS dentistry – a time for optimism or despair?
In a recent Practice Plan webinar, sales and marketing director, Nigel Jones, spoke to chair of the BDA, Eddie Crouch,…
NHS dentistry – is a core service inevitable?
During Practice Plan’s recent webinar, sales and marketing director, Nigel Jones, spoke to BDA chair, Eddie Crouch to get his…
How much attention have you paid to the dental news this week? – 11 February 2023
Missed out on last week’s dental news? Here’s what happened over the past seven days… MP calls for more recognition…
International Dentists’ Day – are we celebrating?
  International Dentists’ Day falls on 9 February, but there’s not much that NHS dentists are celebrating. Tamara Milanovic speaks…
Calls for urgent change amidst alarming new findings on dental access
Leading dental experts are calling for urgent reform amidst new data on how the pandemic affected access to dentistry. The…
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