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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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Charity says emotional goodbye to long serving Director of Operations

6 June 2017 The UK’s leading oral health charity, the Oral Health Foundation, has said an emotional goodbye to their long serving Director of Operations Sharon Broom, who is leaving the charity after 17 years’ loyal service. Sharon leaves the role to become Director of Operations of the British Society of Dental Hygiene and Therapy […]

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Inadequate, unfair and discriminatory HPV vaccination programme is putting millions of lives at risk

‘Inadequate, unfair and discriminatory HPV vaccination programme is putting millions of lives at risk’ – says charity UK HPV vaccination programme currently discriminates against men and will be responsible for failing to slow down the current rise of mouth cancer cases. Girls aged 12-13 have received the HPV vaccination since 2008 under the cervical cancer […]

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Statement from BOS to support WFO’s inaugural World Orthodontic Health Day

News that the World Federation of Orthodontists has created an annual World Orthodontic Health Day has been welcomed by the British Orthodontic Society. The date chosen for the first worldwide celebration is 15 May because this is the anniversary of the formation of the WFO in 1995. The announcement of WOHD takes place during the […]

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Against the Odds awards

“I’m not afraid of the way I look any more”, says winner in orthodontic award The life-changing impact of orthodontics on a 15-year-old girl who was victimised and called Bugs Bunny at school is being celebrated in the British Orthodontic Society’s Against the Odds award which is held annually to find the best story of […]

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Oral Health Foundation at The Dentistry Show 2017

The Dentistry Show is delighted to provide a platform for leading dental charities to connect with the profession and provide information about the great work they do. The Oral Health Foundation will be among those on the exhibition floor at the 2017 event. Amanda Oakey, Director of Educational Resources for the Oral Health Foundation, comments: […]

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David Gillam at The Dentistry Show 2017

David Gillam will be one of many renowned speakers in the PerioLounge at The Dentistry Show 2017, presenting on “Current trends on examination and management of dentine hypersensitivity”. He comments: “I think The Dentistry Show has something for everyone – it attracts the dental team from general practice, providing information about products, equipment and techniques. […]

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Jason Wong at The Dentistry Show 2017

Jason is the Local Dental Network Chair for NHS England Central Midlands, as well as the Secretary for the Lincolnshire Local Dental Committee and Vice Chair of the Oral Health Promotion Partnership Board in Leicester City. He will be presenting a session entitled “Oral health for the ageing population and the relevance of skill mix […]

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