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Report: Investors favouring private UK dental practices as faith in NHS reform declines

LONDON, UK: Though the National Health Service (NHS) is considered an exemplar of what a public health model can achieve, its dental arm has increasingly...

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GDC reveals continuing impact of COVID-19 on UK dentistry

LONDON, UK: As the statutory regulator for all dental professionals across the UK, the General Dental Council’s (GDC’s) main aim is to maximise ...

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“This is how NHS dentistry will die”: BDA issues warning after decline in dental services reported

LONDON, UK: A new poll commissioned by the British Dental Association (BDA) has revealed several worrying trends about the state of public dentistry in ...

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Dental profession delighted to be back at British Dental Conference and Dentistry Show

BIRMINGHAM, UK: Despite the unavoidable two-year interlude, the 2022 British Dental Conference and Dentistry Show (BDCDS) came back stronger than ever. ...

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British dental show in Birmingham all about engagement and hands-on experiences

BIRMINGHAM, UK: The British Dental Conference and Dentistry Show (BDCDS) took place from 12 to 13 May, and the UK dental sector attended in strong ...

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COVID-19 pandemic: Young dentists concerned, doubtful about their future in dentistry

LONDON, UK: Dental Protection says that the vast backlog in patient treatments—a lingering consequence of the pandemic—is negatively affecting the ...

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Dentists providing cosmetic injectables to require licence

LONDON, UK: A steady rise in the popularity of non-surgical cosmetic procedures such as injections of dermal fillers and botulinum toxin has resulted in ...

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2022 British Dental Conference and Dentistry Show: An event not to be missed

BIRMINGHAM, UK: The British Dental Conference and Dentistry Show (BDCDS), the UK’s leading two-day exhibition and conference for dental professionals, ...

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Health regulators reiterate support amid pandemic pressures

LONDON, UK: Providing health and social care during the pandemic has been fraught with challenges. As health services face ongoing ...

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BDIA Dental Showcase to return with a bang in 2022

LONDON, UK: The past two years have wreaked havoc on physical dental events, yet there remains reason for optimism. On 25 and 26 March 2022, the BDIA ...

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New NHS Scotland guidance criticised by BDA

STIRLING, UK: Earlier this week, NHS Scotland released new guidance for the prevention and handling of potential respiratory infections in healthcare ...

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Prof. Liz Kay assumes role of BDA president

LONDON, UK: On 7 September, renowned academic and dental public health specialist Prof. Liz Kay was inaugurated as the British Dental Association’s (BDA) ...

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Males account for more than 60% of speakers at UK dental conferences

LEEDS, UK: Researchers from the University of Leeds and the University of Liverpool examined the gender balance of invited speakers at dental conferences ...

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BDA mourns the death of Prince Philip

LONDON, UK: Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, passed away on Friday at the age of 99. Over the course of his long life, the prince was a supporter of many ...

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BDA: “Scotland’s huge oral health inequalities cannot be allowed to widen”

EDINBURGH, UK: The havoc wreaked by the COVID-19 pandemic across the world has meant that patient attendance levels at dental practices have dropped quite ...

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NHS dental activity targets continue to attract controversy

LONDON, UK: Since being implemented on 1 January, the UK government’s new system of NHS targets has drawn its fair share of detractors from both inside ...

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Dwindling patient numbers leave UK clinics short of lockdown targets

LONDON, UK: The British Dental Association (BDA) warned in early January that hundreds of dental practices would be put out of business if the government ...

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UK dentists expect drop in earnings, patient numbers in 2021

LONDON, UK: A new report commissioned by the General Dental Council (GDC) has found that UK dental professionals are pessimistic about being able to meet ...

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Dental patient charges increase by 5% in UK, causing uproar

LONDON, UK: Though practices in the UK remain open as the country goes through its second lockdown of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, dentists appear to be facing ...

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UK dentists need peace of mind on PPE and COVID-19 complaints

LONDON, UK: Practices in the UK remain open during the current lockdown, but dentists in the country have reported increased concerns related to other ...

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Jump in prescriptions by dentists during lockdown stokes fear of antibiotic resistance

LONDON, UK: According to a new study, dentists in England wrote 25% more prescriptions for antibiotics between April and July 2020 than they did during the ...

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Fallow time calculator launched after AGP review

LONDON, UK: A review of the evidence relating to the use of aerosol-generating procedures (AGPs) and the risk that they pose for the transmission of ...

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Millions of missed appointments: UK dentistry feels heat from COVID-19

NORTHAMPTON, UK: Since mid-June, dental clinics across the UK have faced a staggered resumption of elective dental care after the easing of a ...

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English dentists given updated guidance on treatment during pandemic

LONDON, UK: Though it has been more than three months since dental practices in England began to reopen after lockdown restrictions were relaxed, guidance ...

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Interview: Prof. Richard Watt on COVID-19 and the potential for dental reform

Though the spread of SARS-CoV-2 has had an undeniably deleterious effect on many elements of the dental world, it has also opened up new possibilities ...

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Could the UK have fared better managing COVID-19 outbreak?

LONDON, UK: Though the COVID-19 pandemic is far from over, it has been going on long enough for certain lessons to have been gleaned from the way in which ...

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Interview: “It’s simple: all dentistry should be cosmetic”

Dr Simon Chard has fast become one of the UK’s most influential dentists. He is a proponent of minimally invasive techniques and sits on the board of the ...

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UK dentists need urgent financial support—BDA asks for help

BELFAST, UK: Dentists in Northern Ireland and Scotland are struggling. Several pleas to ministers for financial support for private and mixed dental ...

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Experiences of racism in dentistry to be foregrounded in upcoming FGDP(UK) event

LONDON, UK: Like others grappling with the extent of systemic racism in the wake of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) protests held around the world, the dental ...

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BDA pressures UK government to address oral health inequalities

LONDON, UK: In last month’s UK general election, the Conservative Party recorded a resounding victory, securing 365 seats to achieve an outright majority ...

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