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Half of adults in the UK visiting an NHS dentist
Half (50.7%) of adults in England saw an NHS dentist in the last two years, NHS Digital statistics show. The…
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Is a two-year check up the answer?
If the NHS wants to create a financially viable way of keeping dental spaces in appointment books it will need…
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What you’ve missed this week
Missed out on this week’s dental news? No problem, here’s what happened over the past seven days… NHS dentists in…
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NHS dentistry in meltdown
There are not enough people working on dentistry at the Department of Health and Social Care, Michael Watson says. Recently this site…
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NHS dentists in England to receive a 2% pay rise
The Government has announced a 2% uplift in pay for NHS dentists in England from October. This move comes after the…
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NHS dentistry experiencing a recruitment crisis
Thousands of patients are unable to see an NHS dentist due to a recruitment crisis, the Daily Mail reports. Mydentist,…
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Just how bad does it have to get?
Michael Watson details exactly what’s going wrong in NHS dentistry and what the Government needs to do to resolve it. Over…
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Fresh demands for Government to increase funding in NHS dentistry
The Oral Health Foundation is demanding the Government significantly increases its spending on NHS dentistry. It has highlighted strong public…
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Steve Brine MP responds to NHS dentistry questions
The Department of Health is no longer in charge of NHS dentistry, Michael Watson claims. If there is one date…
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Should we split claims to maximise UDAs?
The current ambiguous NHS system leaves ethically-minded dentists carrying the burden, Neel Kothari argues. One of the most debated topics…
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What should the BDA’s GDPC be fighting for?
After the latest re-elections for the BDA’s GDPC, Michael Watson looks at what it should be campaigning for this year. First of all,…
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Fresh concerns over the number of Teesside dental practices moving from NHS to private
The number of Teesside dentists moving from NHS dentistry to private has raised new concerns in the media. Queensway Dental…
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‘Misleading’ and ‘unfair’ headlines about NHS dentistry
We need to stop playing ‘the blame game’ and get behind local and national initiatives to help promote better oral…
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Will the Daily Telegraph letter gather just as much support amongst patients?
The letter in the Daily Telegraph might be a big hit amongst dentists, but will it hit the same chord with patients,…
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Millions of patients unable to get an NHS dental appointment
Millions of NHS patients are struggling to access dentistry, an investigation by The Times has found. The investigation uncovered that 24 local authorities in England aren’t…
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North and south oral health divide revealed
A new report has revealed the stark difference between the oral health of children in the north and south of England.…
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Quota of NHS dental treatments
The 2006 dental contract removes any incentive to take on new patients, Michael Watson says. The departing medical director of…
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BDIA Showcase – a generational gap
Is the future of dentistry optimistic or all doom and gloom, Michael Watson questions after this year’s BDIA Showcase. Last…
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A free market economy in dentistry
The Government should allow a free market in dentistry, Michael Watson says. Last week saw the leaders of both the…
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