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An urgent review has been launched into a shortage of dentists in a southern coastal town

Therese Coffey carried out a ‘mystery shopper’ test with all dentists in Felixstowe, Suffolk, after constituents warned they were being told all the town’s practices had full books. And the Conservative MP intervened with NHS England, which confirmed that demand for dentistry in the town was ‘in excess of the current commissioned activity’. Andrew Reed,

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Developing the managers of tomorrow with a dental apprenticeship scheme

Sparkle Dental Labs explains why the Trailblazer in Dental Health apprenticeship scheme is good news for both dentistry and your business. Thanks to the Trailblazer in Dental Health, launched under phase two of the Government’s new apprenticeships programme, talented young people will now have the opportunity to do an exciting apprenticeship in dental practice management.

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NHS England announces chief dental officer’s retirement

Today (Friday 31 October) NHS England has announced that chief dental officer, Barry Cockcroft CBE, has decided to step down in early 2015. NHS England’s national medical director, Professor Sir Bruce Keogh, said: ‘Barry has made a huge contribution to dental health during his time as chief dental officer, especially with the production in 2007

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Putting the boot in

Kevin Lewis looks at the current situation in the NHS and questions whether it is heading in the right direction. To avoid anyone thinking that I may have fallen asleep on my post, a lot may have happened on the GDC (General Dental Council) front by the time you come to read this. If that

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As GDC backs fee rise, BDA says: ‘We’ll see you in court’

The British Dental Association (BDA) has reacted to news that the General Dental Council (GDC) is set to press ahead with a 55% rise in its annual retention fee for dentists. The news comes as the BDA has announced that its application for a ‘rolled-up’ judicial review proceeding against the dental regulator has been granted.

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The dawn of the digital age and lingual systems

Dentistry reports on Robbie Lawson’s lecture on digital set-ups and lingual techniques that he delivered at the British Orthodontic Conference. Why is it that only 37% of orthodontists who are certified in a lingual system are active users? This was the question posed by Edinburgh specialist Robbie Lawson in his presentation at the British Orthodontic

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Roman Britain had healthier gums than people today

People living in Roman Britain had healthier gums than people today a new study has shown. A team at King’s College London and the Natural History Museum, found only 5% of adults had gum disease in the Roman era, pre-toothbrush. Gum disease has risen to nearly one in three people today with smoking and type

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Visions and planning

Laura Horton discusses the types of business visions dentists can have and how to plan and communicate the vision to the team to aid in your success. I spend two days a month helping dentists with their visions. I love it hence this article to share my experiences. When working with a client, their vision