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New resources published on clinician exclusion
NEW resources have been published to support those deciding whether to exclude a doctor or dentist from their workplace due to performance concerns.
Dentists struggle to clear patient backlog
ONE in three dentists are struggling to clear the backlog of patients caused by the pandemic, the findings of a new survey reveal.
Dental care professionals urged to check CPD record as deadline looms
DENTAL care professionals are being urged to check they have completed enough CPD hours ahead of the annual renewal deadline.
Dental teams urged to act on suspected eating disorders
THE Oral Health Foundation has highlighted the vital role dentists can play in identifying and acting on early signs of eating disorders.
Professional pitfalls in social media use
Social media is now a part of all our lives – and it is important to be aware of expectations on how doctors and dentists should behave online.
Alarming rise in UK obesity rates
AN estimated 21 million UK adults (36 per cent) will be obese by 2040, leading to wide ranging potential health effects including increased cancer risk, according to analysis by Cancer Research UK.
Emergency care of patients with eating disorders
AN updated guideline on emergency treatment of patients with eating disorders has been published by The Royal College of Psychiatrists.
Dental insurance cover
...Ms D is not happy that her dental payment plan doesn't cover the full cost of the restorative treatment and accuses her dentist of mis-selling...
Survey reveals "deepening crisis" in access to NHS dental care in England
A SURVEY of adults in England has revealed that 41 per cent of respondents found it difficult to book an NHS dental appointment and 24 per cent said they had to pay privately to get all their required treatment.
Backlog in child tooth extractions
DENTAL extractions performed on decayed teeth in children aged 0-19 reduced by over half between 2019/20 and 2020/21 despite no change in demand.