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Diabetes is a risk factor for gum disease

The British Society of Periodontology (http://www.bsperio.org.uk), together with Diabetes.co.uk (http://www.diabetes.co.uk), is running a campaign to raise awareness of the increased risk of gum disease in people living with diabetes. Periodontal (gum) disease is the 6th most common disease in the world.  You are all aware of the impact it can have on quality of life, […]

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Plan your day!

There is so much on offer at this year’s Dental Showcase that BADN members are advised to look at the educational programme and plan which lectures they want to attend.  Some of the highlights this year include the following: Practice of The Future New for 2017, the show floor will host a purpose built state-of-the-art […]

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One Step Ahead

At this year’s Dental Showcase they’ll be a range of lectures for you to attend, all guaranteed to extend your skills and competency with practical knowledge that you can reapply in practice. Relevant and Inspiring CPD should not be a simple ‘tick box’ exercise.  You’re investing your time, so you need to ensure you get […]

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New-look Faculty Board announced as FGDP(UK) prepares for independence

FGDP(UK) Board – 30 June 2017 Front Row (L-R): Onkar Dhanoya, Ian Mills (Senior Vice Dean), Michael Horton (Dean), Paul Batchelor (Junior Vice Dean), Nik Pandya Middle Row (L-R): Jonathan Farmer, Abhi Pal, Reena Wadia, Patricia Thomson Back Row (L-R): Pankaj Patel, Susan Nelson, Roshni Karia, Mark Richardson The Faculty of General Dental Practice (FGDP(UK)) […]

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Planning for reform of dental regulation in a period of uncertainty: GDC publishes its annual report for 2016

The regulator of dental professionals, the General Dental Council (GDC) today (Tuesday 11 July) publishes its Annual Report and Accounts for 2016. The annual report gives details of achievements and activities in 2016 and the GDC’s ambitions for the coming years as it continues with the second year of a three-year roadmap and presses ahead […]

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General Dental Council Annual Report and Accounts

I am pleased to share the GDC’s 2016 annual report and accounts, which has been published today. The environment in which we operate is experiencing an extended period of change and uncertainty and this is of course is reflected in many areas of healthcare.  Dentistry does not exist in a vacuum, and while members of […]

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Enhanced Continuing Professional Development rules are sealed for approval

The enhanced CPD scheme is designed to support dental professionals gain maximum benefit from CPD activities. The scheme encourages a proactive approach  to planning CPD around a professional’s learning and maintenance needs, field of practice and the standards for the dental team before they undertake CPD activity. Dental professionals use their personal development plan to […]

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New requirements for continuing professional development

23 June 2017 Changes to continuing professional development – “Enhanced CPD or ECPD” – have been agreed by the General Dental Council (GDC) and will come into force in 2018. These changes herald the introduction of a personal development plan for each member of the dental team. This is a tool that can identify areas […]

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An exiting time for dental nurses

Supported by the British Association of Dental Nurses (BADN), the Dental Nurses Forum at The Dentistry Show 2017 delivered two days of invaluable information, guidance and inspiration. Key speakers included Janet Collins, Head of Standards at the GDC; Sarah Hurley, Chief Dental Officer; Jane Dalgarno, President of the BADN; Deborah Lyle; Amanda Gallie; and Jason […]

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A bright future heralded for ortho team members

*Allied Health Professionals Programme at BOC 2017: 15-16 September.  Early bird closes 1 July* Back to the Future is the theme of the British Orthodontic Conference in 2017 and the two-day programme for allied health professionals will leave delegates in no doubt of the important part they have play in the future of orthodontics. A […]

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