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Government says it must do more to improve NHS dental access
The government has said it must do more to ensure that everyone in the UK can access an NHS dentist.…
Dentistry
MP calls for NHS leaders to ‘pull their finger out’ on dental delays
Delays in finalising NHS dental contracts in Darlington has led to calls for NHS bosses to ‘pull their finger out’.…
Dentistry
Obesity twice as high for children living in most deprived areas
New data shows that obesity prevalence is twice as high for children living in the most deprived areas compared to…
Dentistry
Dentists urged to be clear when communicating fees to patients
Dental professionals should be clear when communicating dental charges and fees to patients, says the Dental Defence Union (DDU). This…
Dentistry
How much attention have you paid to the dental news this week? – 11 November 2023
It’s been a busy week for dental news. Missed it? Here’s what’s happened over the past seven days… Mouth cancer…
Dentistry
NHS to offer artificial pancreas to patients with type 1 diabetes
More than 150,000 adults and children with type 1 diabetes will soon be eligible for an artificial pancreas on the…
Dentistry
How much attention have you paid to the dental news this week? – 4 November 2023
It’s been a busy week for dental news. Missed it? Here’s what’s happened over the past seven days… Complaints about…
Dentistry
‘Impressive opportunities’ – how one dental group is standing out from the rest
Dr Almutaz Khair reveals how his journey has been with Damira Dental so far – and why it stands out…
Dentistry
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Over 40s should be offered NHS menopause checks, MPs say
The Menopause All-Party Parliamentary Group have said that  ‘menopause checks’ should be offered as part of the NHS health check…
Health & research
NHS flexible commissioning update has ‘same old problems’, says BDA
NHS England has released new guidance for flexible commissioning, which the BDA dubbed a ‘new framework with the same old…
Dentistry
More than 4.4 million children not seen by NHS dentist in the past year
New data from the Liberal Democrats has shown that more than 4.4 million children in England were not seen by…
Dentistry
Disposable vapes could be available on NHS despite ban
Disposable vapes could still be available through the NHS despite the upcoming ban reported last week. Government ministers are said…
Dentistry
How much attention have you paid to the dental news this week? – 9 September 2023
It’s been a busy week for dental news. Missed it? Here’s what’s happened over the past seven days… GDC launches…
Dentistry
Financial support to make dental studies more accessible
Eligible students on a range of health courses, such as dental and medical, will be able to claim 50% more…
Dentistry
NHS to launch programme to transform diabetes care
Tens of thousands of people living with early onset type 2 diabetes in England will receive more intensive and targeted…
Health & research
NHS Dentistry Select Committee Report – no time to waste
‘They are in for a rude awakening’ – Nigel Jones shares his thoughts on the NHS Dentistry Select Committee Report. As…
NHS to Private
Kevin Lewis – an exercise in recycling
Kevin Lewis discovers that, in NHS dentistry, new ideas and new solutions appear to be in very short supply. The…
Columnists
BDA hospital trainee members vote to strike
The British Dental Association (BDA) has revealed that hospital dental trainees across 15 NHS trusts have voted to strike against…
Dentistry
How much attention have you paid to the dental news this week? – 12 August 2023
It’s been a busy week for dental news. Missed it? Here’s what’s happened over the past seven days… ‘AI would…
Dentistry
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