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Professionalism in dentistry Jul 19, 2017 | News UK & Ireland

Professionalism in dentistry

Professionalism has been defined as the conduct, aims or qualities that characterise or mark a profession or a professional person. Literature pertaining to health care suggests that professionalism is a competency that can be taught, developed, measured and assessed.[1] Nevertheless, it can be argued that professionalism extends beyond the scope of clinical knowledge and skills and is most certainly multifaceted.

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Report points to continued cooperation for England’s dental regulation Jul 19, 2017 | News UK & Ireland

Report points to continued cooperation for England’s dental regulation

NEWCASTLE, UK: The national group of governing bodies that are responsible for ensuring that people receive safe, high-quality and compassionate dental ...

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Organisation bans junk food advertisements aimed at children  Jul 13, 2017 | News UK & Ireland

Organisation bans junk food advertisements aimed at children

LONDON, UK: The Committee of Advertising Practice is clamping down on junk food advertising aimed at UK children. As of 1 July, the promotion of high fat, ...

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State-of-the-art dental education centre opens in Bradford Jul 13, 2017 | News UK & Ireland

State-of-the-art dental education centre opens in Bradford

BRADFORD, UK: A £500,000 sophisticated education and training facility designed to enhance and further the skills and knowledge of dental health ...

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Digitising your implant practice Jul 12, 2017 | News UK & Ireland

Digitising your implant practice

Undoubtedly, digital dentistry is the current topic. Over the last five years, the entire digital workflow has progressed in leaps and bounds. There are so many different digital applications that it is sometimes difficult to keep up with all the advances. Many dentists are excited about the advantages of new technologies, but there are an equal number who doubt that the improved clinical workflow justifies the expense.

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Plymouth dental experts support Philippine mission Jul 10, 2017 | News UK & Ireland

Plymouth dental experts support Philippine mission

PLYMOUTH, UK/MANDAUE CITY, Philippines: Supporting UK charity Dentaid, two dental experts from Plymouth University Peninsula School of Dentistry will be bringing oral health care to one of the poorest cities in the Philippines. In addition to providing emergency and preventative dental services during their two-week mission, Dr Robert Witton and Ruth Potterton will be providing oral health education for the children and their teachers and set up a school toothbrushing programme.

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UK’s first professional dental network expands further Jul 6, 2017 | News UK & Ireland

UK’s first professional dental network expands further

BIRMINGHAM, UK: One of the highlights of this year’s Dentistry Show in Birmingham was undoubtedly the after-party organised by Dental Circle. Over 250 of the UK’s finest in dentistry took to the Genting Hotel near the National Exhibition Centre for a night of fun, celebration and professional networking. The event was an all-out success for the young network, according to founder and CEO Dr Dev Patel, so much so that it plans to hold an even bigger one next year.

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Mobile devices pose security risk in dental practice, DDU claims Jul 5, 2017 | News UK & Ireland

Mobile devices pose security risk in dental practice, DDU claims

LONDON, UK: The Dental Defence Union (DDU) in London has cautioned dentists not to take and store clinical photographs on mobile devices like smartphones or tablets. In view of the recent cyber-attacks on NHS systems in the country, the organisation also advised practices to have an information security policy in place on all their computers, as well as a designated person appointed to oversee data protection.

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Caries detection technology close to international market launch Jul 4, 2017 | News UK & Ireland

Caries detection technology close to international market launch

EDINBURGH, UK: A novel system developed in Scotland for immediate measuring of demineralisation of teeth could soon make its way abroad, as the developer CALCIVIS has recently announced the completion of a premarket approval study that is intended to make the promising technology available to US dentists in addition to clinicians in the UK.

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What would Dr Mo Lar do? Part 6 Jun 29, 2017 | News UK & Ireland

What would Dr Mo Lar do? Part 6

Over the course of an 11-part series, the 4dentist group will explore ways to tackle a number of personal and professional challenges by providing advice and guidance to fictional character Dr Mo Lar. In the sixth article, Managing Director Richard Lishman explores areas that Lar must consider if he is to fulfil his dream of becoming a principal dentist.

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Clear aligner orthodontics

Clear aligner orthodontics

Though still a relatively new orthodontic treatment modality, clear aligners have quickly become an increasingly popular alternative to fixed appliances ...

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Brexit

Brexit

In February, Parliament cleared the way for government to invoke Article 50 that will open negotiations for the country to leave the European Union. Prime ...

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BDIA Dental Showcase

BDIA Dental Showcase

The premier dental business event for the UK market takes place at ExCeL London every two years. Every other year, the show moves to the NEC Birmingham. ...

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Irish dentists turn on government as private spending reaches new low Jun 28, 2017 | News UK & Ireland

Irish dentists turn on government as private spending reaches new low

DUBLIN, Ireland: In a letter to Ireland’s new prime minister, Leo Varadkar, the Irish Dental Association (IDA) has called for better funding of public ...

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Study shows virtual reality improves patient satisfaction Jun 26, 2017 | News UK & Ireland

Study shows virtual reality improves patient satisfaction

DEVON, UK: Though the use of virtual reality (VR) in dentistry is steadily growing, variation in its efficacy due to differing VR environments has rarely ...

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