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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 dental services. The demand comes after a recent survey published by the Central Statistics Office in Dublin found that average annual household spending on dental care has almost halved over the last five years.

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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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Award-winning seaweed drug helps fight disease Jun 23, 2017 | News UK & Ireland

Award-winning seaweed drug helps fight disease

CARDIFF, UK: Together with Norwegian biopharmaceutical company AlgiPharma, researchers at Cardiff University have been working on new drugs to combat antibiotic-resistant ...

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Surge of honours for dentists in Queen’s list Jun 22, 2017 | News UK & Ireland

Surge of honours for dentists in Queen’s list

LONDON, UK: A former Deputy Chief Dental Officer, a prominent orthodontist and a dental philanthropist have been named in the 2017 Queen’s Birthday ...

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CQC: The risks of appointing a practice employee as registered manager Jun 21, 2017 | News UK & Ireland

CQC: The risks of appointing a practice employee as registered manager

For many, deciding who is going to be the Care Quality Commission (CQC) registered manager for their practice is another layer of red tape and often practice owners delegate this role to the practice manager, who is an employee in the majority of cases. Appointing the practice manager is an option many practices choose given that the role of CQC registered manager is to manage the regulated activity on behalf of the practice owner in the case in which the practice owner is not going to be in charge ...

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Dental student remains in custody for planning terrorist attack Jun 20, 2017 | News UK & Ireland

Dental student remains in custody for planning terrorist attack

LONDON, UK: A dental student from Charles Clifford Dental Hospital in Sheffield has been charged with three offences under the Terrorism Act, officials have said. The 24-year-old, who is originally from Huddersfield in West Yorkshire, was arrested in his flat on 1 June after the North East Counter Terrorism Unit (NECTU) was tipped off about suspicious behaviour.

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Four in five toddlers did not visit an NHS dentist last year Jun 19, 2017 | News UK & Ireland

Four in five toddlers did not visit an NHS dentist last year

LONDON, UK: A new study by the Faculty of Dental Surgery (FDS) of the Royal College of Surgeons has found that 80 per cent of children between the age of 1 and 2 in England did not see an NHS dentist in the year preceding 31 March 2017. It concluded that this is due to parents not being aware that their children need check-ups as soon as the first primary tooth begins to erupt.

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More important than ever: Fire safety in dental practice Jun 15, 2017 | News UK & Ireland

More important than ever: Fire safety in dental practice

Being a dentist, you will be familiar with the need to carry out regular checks on your patients to spot potential problems before they become major ones. This preventative approach should be applied to your fire safety procedures and equipment too. Just like any other business, complying with fire safety regulations, like the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 here in the UK, is an obligation. By carrying out a fire risk assessment, you can secure the longevity of your business by reducing ...

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Glaswegians attempt Guinness record with world’s largest smile Jun 15, 2017 | News UK & Ireland

Glaswegians attempt Guinness record with world’s largest smile

GLASGOW, UK: Contrary to common belief, research suggests that people in Glasgow are among those in Britain who smile the most. This surprising finding was recently underlined by students and staff of the University of Glasgow who joined pupils and teachers from the area last Friday in an attempt to set a new Guinness record by forming the world’s biggest smile.

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BDA invites dentists to join new feel-good campaign Jun 14, 2017 | News UK & Ireland

BDA invites dentists to join new feel-good campaign

LONDON, UK: With overall positive reports from inspectors last year and satisfaction with dental services at a 20-year high, the state of dentistry in the UK could not be better. To celebrate the profession and its achievements, the British Dental Association (BDA) in London has recently started a new campaign that encourages members to share their experiences of making a difference in their community.

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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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Dentsply Sirona steps up education offering with London Academy Jun 9, 2017 | News UK & Ireland

Dentsply Sirona steps up education offering with London Academy

WEYBRIDGE, UK: After the merger in 2016, Dentsply Sirona began significant reorganisation of its business operations in the UK and Ireland. The 12-month ...

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Interview: "We can obtain extremely good results with stannous fluoride products" Jun 8, 2017 | News UK & Ireland

Interview: "We can obtain extremely good results with stannous fluoride products"

Strategies and technologies to manage dentine hypersensitivity have developed significantly over the last two decades. One of the toothpastes that has ...

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