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The profession reacts to plan to scrap overseas registration exam
‘A terrible idea’: We hear thoughts from the dental profession on the recent news that the overseas registration exam could…
Dentistry
‘Excruciating neglect’ – Scottish government to debate NHS dentistry
The British Dental Association (BDA) Scotland has welcomed the announcement that NHS dentistry will be debated in the Scottish Parliament.…
Dentistry Scotland
The profession reacts to the NHS dental recovery plan
Last week, the government announced the details of its NHS dental recovery plan. But what does the profession think of…
Dentistry
Child tooth extractions due to decay have risen by 17%, figures show
The number of children attending hospital for an extraction due to tooth decay has risen by 17%, government figures show.…
Dentistry
‘The crisis will remain a burning issue’ – experts respond to the NHS dental recovery plan
Key figures in the UK dental profession have shared their thoughts on the recently-released NHS dental recovery plan. The government’s…
Dentistry
Disposable vape ban ‘may not go far enough’, says dentist
The government has announced that disposable vapes will be banned to protect children’s health – but what does the dental…
Dentistry
‘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…
Dentistry
NHS dentistry is at a ‘tipping point’, says profession
The government has failed to offer any concrete plans to meet its goal of  ‘accessible and available’ NHS dentistry. This…
Dentistry
Government plans to reform dental regulation dubbed ‘disappointing’
A recently announced proposal to reform regulation across all healthcare professions has been criticised for its failure to provide a…
Dentistry
Could Labour’s proposal for reform save NHS dentistry?
Labour of love or just hard work? Dentistry puts Labour’s proposals for NHS reform under the microscope. The Labour Party…
Dentistry
New Zealand to scrap smoking ban – while UK remains ‘committed’
New Zealand’s new government plans to scrap the nation’s smoking ban to help fund tax cuts – while Rishi Sunak…
Dentistry
Government takes action to promote alcohol-free and low alcohol drinks
The UK population could be encouraged to buy alcohol-free and low alcohol drinks under a new government proposal. This comes…
Dentistry
Contract reform: a quiet revolution?
Nigel Jones wonders what the future holds for NHS dental contract reform – are we soon to see an NHS recovery…
NHS to Private
Consultation opens on plan to relieve NHS dental access
The government has opened a public consultation on a proposal which could see dental hygienists and therapists alleviate access issues.…
NHS in crisis
Jason Wong announced as interim chief dental officer (CDO)
Jason Wong has been announced as the interim chief dental officer (CDO) for England, it has been revealed. He will…
Dentistry
GDC versus Williams – the profession reacts
After the High Court overturned the GDC’s decision to erase a dentist for charging top-up fees, we hear from people…
Dentistry
George Osborne calls for smoking ban and fruit juice tax
Ex-chancellor George Osborne has urged the government to implement new public health interventions to reduce obesity and cancer. George Osborne…
Oral health
Boost morale by restoring confidence in GDC
John Makin, head of the Dental Defence Union (DDU), explains the impact of a government inquiry on professional morale. Fears…
Dentistry
New parliamentary inquiry could save NHS dentistry
‘The last best hope to save the service’: parliament has launched a new inquiry into the state of NHS dentistry…
Dentistry
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