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"Bigging up" the CV

Competition for prime positions in dentistry or medicine can be fierce so it is natural to want your CV to stand out from the crowd. But it is important to resist the temptation to “big-up” a CV with exaggerations, outright lies or half-truths in order to enhance your chances.

  • 28 February 2019
  • Risk alert

BDA warning on over-the-counter teeth-whitening kits

TEETH-WHITENING products sold over the counter are often either ineffective or could damage teeth, warns the British Dental Association.

  • 27 February 2019
  • News

GDC sets out revised principles for specialist listing

A CONSULTATION on the fundamental principles governing the GDC’s approach to specialist listing is now underway.

  • 25 February 2019
  • News

Improved wellbeing support for NHS staff

THE Government has set out a commitment to provide better mental health and wellbeing support to NHS staff in England, including a dedicated service giving confidential advice and help 24 hours a day.

  • 25 February 2019
  • News

Enamel loss

...It is alleged the dentist failed to provide preventative treatment for the patient’s enamel hypoplasia, including the application of fluoride varnish...

  • 25 February 2019
  • Case study

Amalgam concerns

...Mr T insists that he has always looked after his teeth, brushing twice a day, and he believes the pain is clearly associated with mercury “leeching into his gums”...

  • 30 January 2019
  • Case study

Alzheimer’s link shows oral health not “optional extra”

A KEY pathogen in gum disease has been identified in the brain of Alzheimer’s disease patients and has been implicated in the development of the condition.

  • 28 January 2019
  • News

Updated audit tool for dental antimicrobial prescribing

AN updated version of a dental antimicrobial prescribing self-audit tool has been published by the Faculty of General Dental Practice (FGDP(UK)) and British Dental Association to coincide with the launch of the government’s 5-Year Action Plan and 20-Year Vision for reducing antimicrobial resistance.

  • 28 January 2019
  • News

Government launches action plan to tackle antimicrobial resistance

A NEW government plan aims to cut drug-resistant microbial infections by 10 per cent before 2025.

  • 25 January 2019
  • News

High antibiotic prescribing correlated to general prescribing

GP practices prescribing high levels of antibiotics tend also to prescribe more medicines in general, according to a study published in the British Journal of General Practice.

  • 15 January 2019
  • News