Dentistry, News

Open Wide and Step Inside – an innovative step to improving children’s oral health

A film, which the producers say is the first of its kind in the world, is to receive its debut in Plymouth on Wednesday 22 October. ‘Open Wide and Step Inside’ has been produced by the Peninsula Dental Social Enterprise, Peninsula Dental School and Plymouth University, with financial support of £105,000 from the worldwide Wrigley Company Foundation

News, Oral Health

New president of the BADT is changing the ‘unfair’ status quo on prescribing rights for dental therapists

Fiona Sandom, a postgraduate tutor at Cardiff University, dental therapist in North Wales Community Dental Services and new president of the British Association of Therapists (BADT), took over the role from outgoing president Bal Chana at the association’s annual conference that took place in Manchester last month (September). Fiona is pledging to work towards changing the

Dentistry, News

BADN responds to comment made to Dentistry about ARF hike

The British Association of Dental Nurses (BADN) has been in continuous contact with the General Dental Council (GDC) on a number of issues; the most recent being the potential increase in the annual retention fee (ARF) for dental nurses. The BADN attended a meeting with the GDC and voiced the concerns of its members in relation to the ARF increase; its members do have access to

Articles, Dentistry

Are dental associates employed or self-employed?

Amongst the established professions, dentistry is unique. It is the only one into which its members qualify as self-employed from day one. Or so it seemed… After completing a period as a vocational trainee, a dentist’s first unsupervised position within a practice will be as an associate and to all intents and purposes, they will

News, Private

Dental Trauma UK to launch in November

A new charity to help educate the general public and dental professionals in the management of dental trauma officially launches next month. The charity – Dental Trauma UK – has been set up to help improve the care and treatment options for patients following traumatic dental injuries. Too many people are losing teeth unnecessarily after

Dentistry, News

Dental finance company launches its new website and social media channels

Snowbird Finance is pleased to announce the launch of its new look website (found at www.snowbirdfinance.co.uk) reflecting its expanding business and high levels of expertise, service and integrity. Snowbird is now also discoverable on a range of social media channels including Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin and Google+. Having already established itself as a strong performer within the dental finance industry,

Articles, Oral Health

Signed, sealed, delivered?

In another of the series of legal articles from Dental Protection, Joe Ingham explains the current legal position of Patient Group Directions and how this affects those working with direct access – and those considering it. Patient Group Directions (PGDs) are not well understood and, for some, they seemed to offer the means by which dental