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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

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

Clinical trial for cancer breath test

A CLINICAL trial has begun on a breath test to detect certain cancers at an early stage.

  • 04 January 2019
  • News

NHS staff struggle with volume of safety guidance

A REPORT looking at 'never events' in 18 hospital trusts in England found that staff struggle to cope with large volumes of safety guidance, with little time and space to implement guidance effectively.

  • 20 December 2018
  • News

CPD deadline approaching for 6,000 dentists

NEARLY 6,000 dentists are due to complete their five-year CPD cycle and must submit an end-of-cycle statement to the GDC no later than 28 January 2019 – but those wishing to apply for a "grace period" must do so by 31 December.

  • 18 December 2018
  • News