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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.

  • 27 June 2019
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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.

  • 27 June 2019
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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.

  • 25 June 2019
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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.

  • 11 June 2019
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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.

  • 30 May 2019
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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.

  • 20 May 2019
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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.

  • 20 May 2019
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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.

  • 30 April 2019
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Direct link between frailty and oral health

FRAIL older people have a much greater risk of oral health problems, according to new research.

  • 29 April 2019
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“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.

  • 26 April 2019
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