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FGDP(UK) publishes new guidance on dementia-friendly dentistry

The Faculty of General Dental Practice UK (FGDP(UK)) has published new guidance on the practice of dentistry for patients with dementia. With around 850,000 people in the UK with the condition – 5% of the population – the Faculty says that dental professionals need to understand it, and adapt their patient management and clinical decisions […]

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Thunderclap for Mouth Cancer Action Month!

Social media is an easy way to say something, but it’s a difficult way to be heard. Millions of messages are posted everyday so it’s easy for something to fall in the forest. That’s why the Oral Health Foundation is asking for your help – to create a giant Thunderclap and help raise important awareness […]

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The General Dental Council publishes a suite of support materials for Enhanced CPD

The General Dental Council (GDC) has published a series of guidance documents and templates for dental professionals, ahead of the launch of enhanced continued professional development (ECPD) next year. ECPD is the first step in a longer-term reform of CPD to move to a system based on quality of CPD activity rather than quantity. ECPD […]

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DENTAL VISITS FOR CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 3 YEARS

The Office of the Chief Dental Officer, England has issued a Note for the Avoidance of Doubt on the above subject (20170927 OCDO Note for the Avoidance of Doubt). Further information may be obtained at https://www.england.nhs.uk/commissioning/primary-care/dental/dental-policies-2/  

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Are you Britain’s best cook?

  KEO Films are looking for passionate and talented home cooks who love making delicious food for their friends and family to apply for the show.  Of Course, if you can think of anyone personally who would be great, please let them know about the show! You can find them on the following social media channels; […]

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Dental nurses struck off for fraud

The General Dental Council has removed two dental nurses from the register of dental professionals following a prosecution for fraud. They were both  suspended immediately. Lucy Molloy and Stacey Crook both made fraudulent insurance claims following a premeditated car crash.  For full story, click here

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HEP B VACCINE GUIDANCE

In view of the current shortage of the Hep B vaccine, the Chief Dental Officer has issued guidance for dental professionals

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Conflict of Interest Statement and Case Studies

The General Dental Council has joined eight other regulators in signing a joint statement  on how to manage conflicts of interest. The General Dental Council and General Chiropractic Council have released a case study titled: Conflicts of interest: Competing interests and incentives, as part of this joint regulator work.  For more info, click here

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BADN responds to HPV vaccination decision

The British Association of Dental Nurses, the UK’s professional association for dental nurses, joined the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) and other prominent dental associations in condemning the decision of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation not to vaccinate boys against the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). Girls aged 12-13 have been vaccinated against […]

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CDO England to attend Dental Showcase 2017 event

BDIA Dental Showcase, the UK’s largest dental event, is working with the Office of the Chief Dental Officer England (OCDO), to promote and raise awareness of a range of oral health campaigns and directives championed by Sara Hurley, CDO England. Sara and her team will be attending all three days of BDIA Dental Showcase, taking […]

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