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Scotland publishes action plan on restricting dental amalgam
AN action plan to reduce the use of dental amalgam has been published by Scottish Government as part of a UK-wide response to an EU directive reducing mercury in the environment.
Wrong-site blocks no longer regarded as “never events”
DENTISTS in England will no longer have to report giving a local anaesthetic at the wrong-site as a "never event", after lobbying by the BDA.
Campaign to support reflective practice
NEW guidance and resources have been published in a bid to encourage doctors, dentists and other clinicians to take part in reflective practice.
DCPs urged by GDC to renew now
DENTAL care professionals (DCPs) in the UK have until 31 July 2019 to complete their annual renewal in order to remain on the GDC register.
FGDP(UK) statement on responsible prescribing
FGDP(UK) Dean, Ian Mills, has published a statement on the steps dental practitioners can take towards responsible prescribing.
RCS looks to guide surgical innovation
NEW guidance to avoid a “maverick” approach to surgical innovation has been published by the Royal College of Surgeons.
Only three per cent of under-ones attend dentist
RESEARCH out of Birmingham University has found that only three per cent of under-ones in England attended the dentists and in some regions it was than less one per cent.
High percentage doctors suffer burnout…or make that “moral injury”
A NEW BMA survey has found that eight out of 10 doctors are at a substantial risk of burnout.
Direct link between frailty and oral health
FRAIL older people have a much greater risk of oral health problems, according to new research.
“Disease mongering” burdens global healthcare
EXPANDING definitions of disease are leading to over diagnosis and unnecessary treatment and pose a major threat to human health and the sustainability of health systems, according to a paper published in BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine.