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Early prevention best option in child tooth decay

A MAJOR three-year dental study of children has found no evidence to suggest that any one of three accepted treatment strategies was better than another in stopping pain and infection from ongoing decay in primary teeth.

  • 27 November 2019
  • News

Safe approach to handling racist abuse

ARE you expected to carry on treating a patient despite being racially abused or threatened? Can you refuse to treat such patients or have them transferred or removed from your list?

  • 27 November 2019
  • Risk articles

Emergency treatment

...The dentist points out that it was unfortunate that Mr V was ten minutes late for a 15-minute appointment slot, leaving only five minutes for assessment and treatment...

  • 27 November 2019
  • Case study

Four million fail to get dental care

AS many as four million adults across England face problems in accessing NHS dental care, according to new analysis from the British Dental Association.

  • 27 November 2019
  • News

Empathy lacking

...Ms W found the entire process "completely dehumanising", with staff referring to her within earshot as the "gynae"...

  • 27 November 2019
  • Case study

SNOMED CT reminder for dental practices

ALL electronic systems used in the provision of NHS services are expected to employ the terminology SNOMED CT as of 1 April 2020 – and this includes dental practices.

  • 27 November 2019
  • News

NHS facing bleak winter

THE NHS in England could be facing “one of the bleakest winters” on record given current performance statistics, says the Nuffield Trust.

  • 26 November 2019
  • News

Opposition to scrapping GP home visits

THE RCGP has opposed the scrapping of home visits in England after GPs voted to remove the duty from their standard contract at a recent LMC meeting.

  • 26 November 2019
  • News

New guidance for expert witnesses

DOCTORS who plan to serve as expert witnesses should first undergo medicolegal training, according to new guidance from the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

  • 25 November 2019
  • News

Clampdown on drug driving

NEW driving laws in Scotland take a zero tolerance approach to illegal drugs.

  • 19 November 2019
  • News