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Overseas registration changes will not relieve NHS dental pressures – but dental therapists could
Linzy Baker shares her concerns over the proposed changes to overseas registration and highlights the benefits of utilising dental therapists…
Dentistry
Overseas dentists could practise without passing ORE: the profession reacts
‘A terrible idea’: We hear thoughts from the dental profession on the recent news that the overseas registration exam process…
Dentistry
Change needed to rehabilitate the GDC’s reputation, says dental therapist
Jenna Buttle, a dental therapist based in Kent, explains why the current approach to ARF and CPD deadlines compromises patient…
Dentistry
International dentists could practise without passing overseas registration exam
Plans to allow dentists from abroad to work in the UK without taking the overseas registration exam (ORE) are being…
Dentistry
Has dental nurses’ registration been a success?
The introduction of GDC registration for dental nurses was intended to acknowledge their value and increase their professional status –…
Columnists
Dental nurse erased from register for falsifying CPD certificates
A dental nurse has been struck off for falsifying CPD certificates after being notified that she had not completed the…
Dental Nursing
Stop punishing dentists for technical payment errors, says BAPD
The British Association of Private Dentistry (BAPD) details why the GDC needs to stop blaming current legislation for its lack…
Dentistry
Why the GDC needs a better system with more compassion
Dr Nikki Choong explains why she is supporting the Saving Grace campaign and how a change to regulation could make…
Dentistry
Remote GDC hearings – registrants ‘have the right to see accuser face-to-face’
The GDC’s proposal to default to remote hearings ‘could potentially compromise fairness’, according to an indemnity provider.  The MMDUS has…
Dentistry
Catch up with this week’s dental news – 27 January 2024
It’s been a busy week for dental news. Missed it? Here’s what’s happened over the past seven days… ‘Like a…
Dentistry
Calls for GDC to retain in-person hearings
Holding all GDC hearings remotely would disadvantage certain dental professionals undergoing a fitness to practise investigation, says the Dental Defence…
Dentistry
‘Feelings of humiliation and panic’ – why the GDC’s approach to deadlines needs to change
We hear from a practice owner who explains why the current approach to ARF deadlines is having an ‘irreversible’ impact…
Dentistry
Calls made to reform overseas registration exam in dentistry
Calls are being made for urgent reform to the overseas registration exam to help boost the dental workforce. The Association…
Dentistry
The GDC and the High Court – a dentist’s considerations
As the GDC hits the headlines once again, Simon Thackery wonders if this is the only road the regulator has…
Dentistry
‘Life can be unpredictable’ – dental therapist calls for GDC changes
Dental therapist Ibrahim Numan discusses why change to GDC regulation is needed to protect the profession and prevent unnecessary registration…
Dentistry
One thousand dentists removed from GDC register – but total number registered increases
The General Dental Council (GDC) has today announced the total number of UK registered dentists following the recent annual renewal…
Dentistry
Catch up with this week’s dental news – 13 January 2024
It’s been a busy week for dental news. Missed it? Here’s what’s happened over the past seven days… ‘Do I…
Dentistry
‘Shocking lack of respect’ – calls for GDC to reconsider High Court appeal
An indemnifier has written to the GDC urging it to reconsider its intention to appeal a High Court ruling that…
Dentistry
‘Do I find work outside of dentistry?’ – dentist reveals 10-week wait to be reinstated on register
‘It’s important that we make more efforts to humanise dentistry’ – after just missing the ARF payment deadline in 2022,…
Dentistry
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