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DENTAID SEEKS FEARLESS FUNDRAISERS FOR 2019

FEARLESS fundraisers with a head for heights are being invited to take to the skies and raise money for Dentaid. The charity is holding sponsored skydives in Lancaster and Salisbury in 2019 and also has the opportunity to abseil 100 meters down the Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth. The first skydive in the fundraising programme takes […]

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FGDP Survey – Enter for a chance to win a prize!

FGDP launched a Survey about DCP membership. To enter the survey, click https://kwiksurveys.com/s/LdnbEa6X. Those completing the survey before 18 November will be included in a prize draw to win one of four £25 Amazon vouchers.

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Health experts call on government to offer ‘catch-up’ HPV vaccination to boys up to age 18

16 leading experts in the field of HPV and the diseases it can cause have written to the public health minister Steve Brine MP urging him to offer HPV vaccination to boys aged up to 18 as a catch-up programme. This would run alongside the vaccination programme for 12/13-year-old boys which the government intends to […]

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Are you ready to test your antimicrobial prescribing knowledge?

The British Association of Oral Surgeons (BAOS) has launched a new Antimicrobial Stewardship e-Learning resource for oral health professionals to test their knowledge of antibiotic prescribing. Free to take, it consists of three modules of clinical scenario-based quizzes, each of which provides a printable e-certificate of one hour’s verified CPD upon successful completion. Feedback is provided along the way, […]

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FGDP(UK) Vice-Dean made Queen’s Honorary Dental Surgeon

Group Captain Mark Richardson, Vice-Dean of the Faculty of General Dental Practice UK (FGDP(UK)), has been appointed Her Majesty The Queen’s Honorary Dental Surgeon. The honour follows his recent promotion to Chief Dental Officer of the Royal Air Force (RAF), and caps off a successful year in which he was also elected to the Faculty […]

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They Did It! – Charity Fundraiser

Five dental business consultants took on their ultimate challenge this October, cycling over 1,000 miles in fifteen days to raise funds for three charities – Cancer Research, Bridge2Aid and BrushUpUK.  Chris Barrow, Les Jones, Sheila Scott, Simon Tucker and Ashley Latter raised a whopping total of £38,064 (including Gift Aid).  The campaign was given an […]

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”Showcase Delivered!” by Michelle Hurd

This year’s Dental Showcase at London’s ExCeL certainly delivered on its promises.  Attendance was up almost 10% compared with the 2017 show, with nearly 10,000 attendees and more than 350 exhibitors, it certainly lived up to the hype. To have so many suppliers under one roof, many choosing to exhibit their entire range, was invaluable […]

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NEBDN Appoints New Chief Executive Officer

Kate Kerslake Kate Kerslake has been appointed as CEO of the National Examining Board for Dental Nurses (NEBDN), following a detailed search and appointment process.Kate will join NEBDN from BUPA Dental Care where she is currently Head of Clinical Support. Prior to this, she worked for Oasis Dental Care as Practice Manager, Area Manager, and […]

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Adrenaline for anaphylaxis kits – a reminder to Health Care Professionals

To: Dental Practitioners and Dental Care ProfessionalsFrom: Chief Dental Officer EnglandDate: 09 October 2018You will be aware of the recent DHSC Supply Disruption Alert on EpiPen® and EpiPen Junior® adrenaline auto-injectors (AAIs) that advises conserving supplies for patients who truly need them. Some healthcare professionals, including dental practitioners, may be holding EpiPens or other AAIs, […]

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