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Recruitment: An insight into the candidate screening Jan 13, 2017 | News UK & Ireland

Recruitment: An insight into the candidate screening

Have you ever applied for a job, but were not successful? Or perhaps you are just curious about what actually goes into candidate screening once you have handed in an application? Altogether, there are a great many factors that are taken into consideration by an employer during the recruitment process, all of which help not only to ensure that the right candidate is given the job, but also to streamline the process for everyone involved.

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Newcastle figures question reporting of dental emergencies Jan 12, 2017 | News UK & Ireland

Newcastle figures question reporting of dental emergencies

LONDON, UK: With NHS trusts in crisis all over Britain, new estimates by Newcastle University’s Centre for Oral Health Research have indicated that ...

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King’s proves method to help teeth repair themselves Jan 10, 2017 | News UK & Ireland

King’s proves method to help teeth repair themselves

LONDON, UK: Scientists from the Dental Institute at King’s College London have reported on a new approach found to be successful in mobilising the ...

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Take dental system out of hands of politicians, professionals demand Jan 5, 2017 | News UK & Ireland

Take dental system out of hands of politicians, professionals demand

LONDON, UK: In a letter to the Daily Telegraph this week, over 1,000 dental professionals have called for regaining control of NHS-provided dentistry from ...

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Dental educators recognised in New Year Honours Jan 4, 2017 | News UK & Ireland

Dental educators recognised in New Year Honours

LONDON, UK: Two dental professionals have made it to the Queen’s New Year Honours list this year. Acknowledged for their contributions to dental education and services to oral health were Associate Dean for Equality and Inclusion Prof. Elizabeth Kay at Plymouth University’s Peninsula School of Dentistry and Sarah Marianne Murray, Head of Centre and Programme Lead at Queen Mary University of London’s Institute of Dentistry.

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BDA seeks witnesses to challenge NHS on patient charge revenue deductions Dec 15, 2016 | News UK & Ireland

BDA seeks witnesses to challenge NHS on patient charge revenue deductions

LONDON, UK: According to the British Dental Association (BDA), deductions on patient charge revenue have become a major issue for GDP when dealing with the NHS. The organisation has now reached out to members to explain their case in order to prepare a legal case against the practice.

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From a pig’s head to chocolates: What gifts dentists receive Dec 15, 2016 | News UK & Ireland

From a pig’s head to chocolates: What gifts dentists receive

LONDON, UK: A pig’s head or a pheasant are among the more unusual gifts that dentists in the UK received from their patients last year. More common options, however, were chocolates, other edible gifts and alcohol, a survey conducted by the Dental Defence Union (DDU) on the upcoming holiday season has found.

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BSDHT partners with Howden for auxiliary insurance policy Dec 7, 2016 | News UK & Ireland

BSDHT partners with Howden for auxiliary insurance policy

LONDON, UK: The British Society of Dental Hygiene and Therapy (BSDHT) has launched an insurance policy called BSDHT Indemnity that has specifically been complied for dental hygienists and therapists. According to the organisation, the policy will offer lower premiums, as the current available schemes were solely designed for high-risk groups like dentists.

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Nurses and midwives could improve the oral health of mothers and children Dec 6, 2016 | News UK & Ireland

Nurses and midwives could improve the oral health of mothers and children

LONDON, UK: During pregnancy, women are at a higher risk for dental disease owing to hormonal changes. Moreover, it has been found that maternal oral health status and oral hygiene practices significantly influence both their children’s general and oral health. Nevertheless, many pregnant women, as well as young mothers and their children, do not visit the dentist regularly. According to a new study, involving nurses and midwives in basic oral healthcare services could be a promising option ...

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My complete digital conversion Dec 1, 2016 | News UK & Ireland

My complete digital conversion

My professional journey has no end or destination. If I ever felt satisfied by one system and I applied it in the same way without acquiring new knowledge or discovering more advanced technologies and materials, I would consider myself ready for retirement, which I am certainly not. My voyage through digital technology, however, has just reached a natural conclusion. I realised recently that I had progressed through all aspects of digital technology as it relates to orthodontic treatment and I had ...

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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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New dental education facility opens in Exeter Nov 30, 2016 | News UK & Ireland

New dental education facility opens in Exeter

EXETER, UK: Replacing an old dental training facility at Heavitree Hospital, the new Dental Education Facility was opened last week in Exeter. In addition ...

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Oral cancer thrives based on lifestyle choices Nov 29, 2016 | News UK & Ireland

Oral cancer thrives based on lifestyle choices

LONDON, UK: Lifestyle habits like smoking, drinking alcohol or an unbalanced diet, in addition to human papillomavirus infections, appear to have resulted ...

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