GDC consultation on updated interim orders guidance
THE General Dental Council (GDC) has today launched a 12-week public consultation on proposed updates to its Interim Orders Committee Guidance and associated information.
Study shows modest benefits to children of water fluoridation
FLUORIDATION of the water supply may confer a “modest benefit” to the dental health of children, according to a seven-year-study led by University of Manchester researchers.
One in three UK junior doctors are going hungry on shift
One in three junior doctors go hungry at work and say their struggle to access nutritious food while on shift is putting patients at risk, a new MDDUS investigation has found.
Insight Dental Q4 2022
In this issue:
- Dementia-friendly dental practice
- Resolving patient complaints
- Practice management: Dealing with long Covid as a disability
- Call log
- The career advice you shouldn’t follow
- Advice: Unwanted advances
- Risk: Don't get caught out on indemnity
- Case file: Long tooth
- Case file: Disclosure to social services
- Case file: Reduced treatment time
- First person: A long road
- Advice: Ending your professional relationship with a patient
- Ethics: Out of office – the ethics of taking a break
- Viewpoint: End the silence
- Book choice: Am I normal?
- Vignette: John Boyd Orr (1880-1971)
Less than half of LGBTQ+ doctors feel able to be open about sexual orientation
A SURVEY of UK doctors has found that only 46 per cent of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and queer respondents feel able to be open about their sexual orientation where they work or study.
Relentless rise in UK oral cancer cases
NEW cases of oral cancer continue to rise, with 8,864 people in the UK diagnosed with the disease last year, representing a 34 per cent increase in the last 10 years.
MDDUS responds to BMA report on experiences of LGBTQ+ doctors
MDDUS medico-legal adviser Dr Gordon McDavid says there is "a long way to go" to make the profession a welcoming place for LGBTQ+ doctors.
Case file: Long tooth
...It is claimed that the bone loss present contraindicated fixture placement without extensive bone grafting...
Burnout risks patient safety
There is a well-established causal relationship between reduced clinician wellbeing and increased patient safety incidents - and the rise in the incidence and severity of reported burnout is concerning
Pandemic impact on wait for breast reconstructive surgery
NEW research has found that 51 per cent of breast cancer patients surveyed in the UK said that the Covid-19 pandemic had a ‘significant impact’ on their wait for and experience of breast reconstruction surgery.