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Survey by RCPCH and Mumsnet reveals difficulty accessing free oral health care and lack of awareness of dental checks for 1 year olds

Children’s doctors are today calling for councils to give every child an equal opportunity to good dental health as a survey of 1,000 Mumsnet users reveals around one quarter had problems accessing free NHS dental care. Only half of those who responded also said they were aware of official advice recommending they take their child […]

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National Smile Month 2018 is set to put a smile on your face

The Oral Health Foundation is delighted to announce the return of National Smile Month for 2018, with the campaign promising to bring with it a summer time of smiles. This year, the UK’s largest and longest running oral health campaign takes place between 14 May and 14 June, aiming to increase awareness of important oral health […]

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Dementia guidance goes online

The Faculty of General Dental Practice UK (FGDP(UK)) has made its guidance on the practice of dentistry for patients with dementia available free of charge online. Dementia-Friendly Dentistry: Good Practice Guidelines covers the epidemiology of dementia and a wide range of implications for dental professionals, including patient identification, competence and referrals, communication, consent and capacity, […]

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The questions you need to ask about smoking and your oral health

This Wednesday is No Smoking Day 2018, dedicated to helping smokers give up for good. The impact on your oral health that smoking has is not something which many people consider as one of the main reasons to quit smoking. We spoke to Dr Nigel Carter OBE, Chief Executive of the UK’s leading oral health […]

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Nominations are now open!

Nominations for the Scottish Dental Awards 2018 – the biggest celebration of its kind in Scotland – are now open! There are 16 fantastic categories to choose from including two brand new awards: Dental Trainer of the Year and the Innovation Award. The Dental Trainer of the Year award aims to recognise those dental professionals […]

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Dental regulator launches consultation proposing changes to the way it quality assures education and training

A consultation, launched today by the General Dental Council (GDC), is proposing changes to the way it quality assures education and training leading to registration for dental professionals. The dental regulator is seeking to use its resources more efficiently, supporting education and training providers to drive improvements in dental education. The proposals seek to replace […]

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Ian Mills to be next Dean of FGDP(UK)

Ian Mills has been elected as the next Dean of the Faculty of General Dental Practice UK (FGDP(UK)). Ian, who works in General Dental Practice in North Devon, previously held the post of Academic Clinical Fellow at Plymouth University Peninsula School of Dentistry, and is a Fellow of the Faculty. He is currently senior Vice-Dean […]

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The definitive guide to illegal tooth whitening

Tooth whitening has quickly become an incredibly popular cosmetic procedure for many Brits looking for a brighter smile. Around one in six Brits now say they have had their teeth whitened and the industry is annually worth an estimated £40m. In the hands of a fully qualified dental health professional, tooth whitening is an effective […]

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Grainne Quinn re-elected Chair of Northern Ireland Salaried Dentists Committee

Grainne Quinn has been re-elected as Chair of the Northern Ireland Salaried Dentists Committee (NISDC). Grainne previously served as NISDC Chair from 2015-2017. She is elected as the Northern Ireland Clinical Directors representative. She currently works as Clinical lead and Senior Dental Officer in the Western Health and Social Care Trust Community Dental Services. As part […]

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New initiative launched to tackle awareness of HPV diseases in men

A NEW CAMPAIGN has been launched today to address the pressing need for greater awareness about the human papillomavirus (HPV) and its potential impact on millions of men and boys in the United Kingdom every year. Jabs for the Boys aims to improve public education about HPV and the HPV vaccination, following new research which […]

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