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Breast cancer risk trebled for women with gum disease

WOMEN who suffer from gum disease are up to three times more likely to develop breast cancer, new research suggests.

  • 13 December 2017
  • News

Children’s oral health conference

A ONE day conference to discuss issues and explore effective approaches in helping to encourage positive oral health in children will be held on 25 January at the Museum of London.

  • 28 November 2017
  • News

Effective antibiotic use can halve superbug infections

PROGRAMMES to ensure effective use of antibiotics can halve the number of hospital infections caused by multidrug-resistant bacteria.

  • 24 November 2017
  • News

Annual GDC renewal for dentists

ANNUAL GDC registration renewal for dentists has opened with a final deadline of 31 December.

  • 23 November 2017
  • News

“Further improvement” in performance at GDC

THE General Dental Council has shown further improvement by meeting all but one of the 24 standards set down by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

  • 10 November 2017
  • News

“Bad apples” and other perpetrators behind professional misconduct

AN analysis of professional misconduct among health and care professionals by the Professional Standards Authority has found that not all perpetrators are simply "bad apples".

  • 08 November 2017
  • News

Male dentists "over-represented" in FtP cases

AN analysis of GDC data has found that male dental professionals were more likely to have been involved in a fitness to practise (FtP) cases than their female colleagues, as were older (over 30) registrants.

  • 08 November 2017
  • News

One in five Americans experienced medical errors

A SURVEY of 2,536 US adults found that, although the large majority of Americans have reported positive healthcare experiences, 21 per cent report having personally experienced a medical error.

  • 27 October 2017
  • News

Support materials for enhanced dental CPD

A SERIES of guidance documents and templates for dental professionals in support of enhanced continued professional development (ECPD) have been published on the GDC website.

  • 27 October 2017
  • News

New guidance on dementia-friendly dentistry

NEW guidelines have been published to help dentists provide better care for patients with dementia.

  • 20 October 2017
  • News