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BOS encourages patients to enter Against the Odds award 2018

https://www.bos.org.uk/Public-Patients/Against-the-Odds The British Orthodontic Society’s Against The Odds award showcases the transformative power of braces by identifying the best account of orthodontic treatment told by a patient. Entries are now being encouraged for the deadline of 31 August 2018. Patients who enter the award should describe in five hundred words their experience of treatment, explaining how the […]

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‘Decision to finally offer boys a HPV vaccination is one which will save many lives’: Declares charity

School-age boys will be offered HPV vaccination as part of school programme to protect against many potentially fatal diseases. Vaccinations will help to stop the alarming rise of mouth cancer cases in the United Kingdom. Oral Health Foundation calls for swift implementation to ensure vaccination is most effective. The decision to offer boys a vaccination […]

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A symphony of sunshine and smiles as charity launches National Smile Month 2018

The British Academy welcomed the Oral Health Foundation earlier this week [08 May 2018] by hosting the launch of this year’s National Smile Month – and, being held in their famous Music Room, the charity campaign is expected to hit all the right notes. The great and good from the world of dentistry came to […]

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Susie Sanderson inaugurated as BDA President

Susie Sanderson OBE, a leading figure in national and international dental politics, was installed today as the President of the British Dental Association (BDA), succeeding Peter Dyer. In a break with tradition, the presidential inauguration took place for the first time at the BDA’s head office at 64 Wimpole Street, London. This is not the […]

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New BOS survey released for National Smile Month reveals the number of adults seeking orthodontic treatment in the UK continues to rise

• 80% of orthodontists in new survey report increase in adult private patients • Clear aligners are on the increase but fixed braces still most widely recommended option • More men appear to be seeking treatment • More than 10% of orthodontists say their adult patients are influenced by celebrities and bloggers Today (8 May […]

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Nominate A Smile: Give someone the recognition they deserve!

  Is there someone out there that never fails to put a smile on your face? Maybe someone that always goes the extra mile? Or that one friend that always has your back? Our Nominate A Smile competition is the perfect way to show them your appreciation for all the little things they do for […]

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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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