Dentistry, News

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.

Articles, Dentistry

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

Dentistry, News

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

Articles, Dentistry

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

Articles, Ortho

The Damon Bracket system

Runa Mowla-Copley interviews Dwight Damon about the development of the Damon Bracket system. Dr Dwight Damon (pictured above) is, in my view, one of the world’s most famous orthodontists for his pioneering work in improving the quality and efficiency of clinical orthodontics. He is recognised for the development of the Damon Bracket system, a passive

Aesthetics, News

New software sheds light on dental bleaching

The dental bleaching company Wy10 International has launched an ‘intelligent’ prescribing system for tooth whitening that promises to take the hard work out of offering whitening to patients. The system – Enhance Smart Bleaching – claims to take just seconds to deliver a whitening treatment plan tailored to the specific nature, location and extent of the

Articles, Dentistry

Light curing: do we underestimate the importance of our light source?

Nik Sethi discusses modern-day light curing problems. Composite resin restorations have long been the clinician’s treatment of choice for conservative aesthetic restorations. Materials utilising nano filler technology are ever evolving to provide superior mechanical and optical properties when compared to their microfilled and micro hybrid counterparts (Watanabe et al, 2008) (Figures 1a and 1b). As