New dental dean

Kathryn Harley, consultant in Paediatric Dentistry, has taken up her post as dean of the Faculty of Dental Surgery (FDS) of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (RCS).

Miss Harley was elected in October and assumes the role from Professor Derrick Willmot.

Miss Harley has been a FDS board member since 2002, and most recently chaired its Postgraduate Education Committee.

As Dean, she will continue to ensure that FDS Fellows, Members and Trainees maintain the highest standards of clinical practice and patient care across the dental specialities.  She will also continue to support the work of the Odontological Collection, and represent the Faculty on the Royal College of Surgeons Council.

Kathryn said: ‘It is an honour to have been elected as FDS dean of the Royal College of Surgeons; in post it will be my priority to support the Faculty to advance dental standards and patient care.

‘During my tenure, I also hope to improve Inter-Faculty relationships, move towards implementing Tri-collegiate Speciality Membership examinations and ensure that views from Members and Fellows across the Dental Specialities are reflected in the work that we do.

Miss Harley graduated from Guy’s Hospital Dental School in 1981 and completed a Masters degree in Conservative Dentistry at the Eastman Dental Institute in 1986, where she was appointed Consultant and Honorary Senior Lecturer in Paediatric Dentistry in 1991.

In 1999, she was appointed Consultant in Paediatric Dentistry at the Edinburgh Dental Institute where she is currently Head of Department.

In 2010, Miss Harley completed 10 years as a member of the Board of Dental Protection Limited, having been chairman for the last four.

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FREE whitening kit from Enlighten at PPD Event^

Would you practice benefit from a FREE whitening kit, courtesy of Enlighten? Every practice attending the PPD Event this September gets a B1 whitening kit worth £160.

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<p><strong>PPD Event 2011</strong> – Thursday 15 September 2011, London</p>
<p>One day. Four exceptional lectures</p>
<p>Premium Practice Dentistry journal presents a highly innovative, interactive and practical annual event, focusing on how to make your business flourish. Bring the whole team and learn new ideas and strategies to keep your practice growing!<br /> <br />Discover how to make teeth whitening profitable for your practice with Dr Daz Singh’s session, <em>Marketing concepts and practical, profitable whitening</em>. This will be followed by a 45-minute presentation by Payman Langroudi, providing you with benefits and guidance for using your free Enlighten B1 whitening kit.<br /> <br />As well as the above, you will be treated to three other fantastic sessions, all aiming to help boost your practice’s revenue.</p>
<p>Join Mervyn Druian, Amy McCulloch and Kate Ross (eight&four) and Dr Brian Franks who lecture on profitable perio, social media and facial aesthetics respectively.</p>
<p>Please visit <a href=></a> for more details.<br /> <br />On top of all this, we’re also offering one lucky attending delegate the chance to WIN a trip for two to New York in November!</p>
<p>This incredible prize includes two tickets to the Greater New York Dental Meeting, flights and three nights’ four-star hotel accommodation. </p>
<p>One dentist and two team members can attend for just £500 + VAT. Call 0800 371652 or visit <a href=></a>.<br /> <br />Platinum sponsor: Enlighten and Cosmedent</p>
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Are you a bad breath monster?^
<p>Knowing you have fresh breath does wonders for your self-confidence and all forms of relationships. The opposite is true for people with bad breath, and telling someone they have bad breath is still one of the most embarrassing things to do.</p>
<p>However, avoiding the issue may be putting someone’s oral and wider health at risk and the British Dental Health Foundation is offering the following information and advice to encourage more people to understand and help people with bad breath:</p>
<p><strong>10 FACTS ABOUT BAD BREATH</strong></p>
<p>1. Bad breath is usually caused by the smelly gases released by bacteria that coat teeth, gums and tongue.</p>
<p>2. Bad breath may be a warning sign of potential gum disease – the main cause of tooth loss.</p>
<p>3. Some medical problems may also be the cause of bad breath including sinusitis, bronchitis, diabetes, liver or kidney problems, and infections of the nose, throat and lungs.</p>
<p>4. Dry mouth (xerostomia) is a medical condition that affects the flow of saliva and can result in bad breath caused by a build-up of bacteria. Older people, pregnant or menopausal women and people taking medication are more susceptible to dry mouth.</p>
<p>5. Breathing continually through the mouth, rather than the nose, will increase the chances of developing bad breath.</p>
<p>6. Strong smelling foods like garlic, coffee and onions are well-known causes of bad breath.</p>
<p>7. Food caught between teeth is a cause of bad breath.</p>
<p>8. Dentures are susceptible to plaque and a cause of bad breath if not cleaned properly.</p>
<p>9. Brushing only cleans up to 60% of the surface of teeth and is unlikely to eradicate bad breath.</p>
<p>10. All smokers have bad breath.</p>
<p><strong>FIVE TIPS FOR FRESHER BREATH</strong></p>
<p>In addition to following the Foundation’s three key rules for good oral health, the following tips are recommended for fresher breath:</p>
<p>1. To test if you have bad breath, simply lick the inside of your wrist, let it dry and sniff. If the smell is bad, you can be fairly sure you have bad breath.</p>
<p>2. Clean in between your teeth with ‘interdental’ brushes or floss. This will help clean all parts of the tooth and remove food caught between teeth.</p>
<p>3. Don’t forget to brush your tongue, or use a tongue scraper.</p>
<p>4. Chew sugar-free gum to stimulate saliva to help prevent your mouth from drying out.</p>
<p>5. If your bad breath continues, visit your dentist or hygienist for advice and cleaning tips.</p>
<p>For free, confidential and impartial advice about how to improve your oral care, contact the Foundation’s Dental Helpline on 0845 063 1188 or email</p>
<p>Alternatively, visit the Tell Me About section of the Foundation’s website at <a href=></a></p>
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Practice management e-zine FREE to download^
<p>The Dentistry Business has launched its first e-zine dedicated to the topic of practice management. <br /> <br />The Dentistry Business is made up of Lester Ellman and Carl Parnell – both highly respected dentists who have owned and practiced in NHS and private practice – and Sim Goldblum, a business executive with extensive knowledge of marketing and finance.</p>
<p>They have many years of experience they bring to the market through their series of university accredited courses and also via one-to-one consultancy programmes, during which they work with both practitioners and practice managers.<br /> <br />Now, their experience, opinions and a wealth of relevant management information is available online via The Dentistry Businesses new downloadable e-zine ‘Perfect Practice’.</p>
<p>Unlike other publications in this arena, ‘Perfect Practice’ is uncluttered by advertising and is full of topical articles, tips and techniques and the personal experiences of dentists and practice managers currently working through a variety of issues within their own businesses.<br /> <br />Designed in a user-friendly, e-zine format, ‘Perfect Practice’ is a virtual resource for practice management information, which can be viewed on-line or downloaded as a PDF either to a computer, smartphone or tablet.<br /> <br />Take a look at ‘Perfect Practice’ by visiting <a href=></a> and clicking on the link.<br /> <br />The Dentistry Business is currently collating topics for the autumn issue of Perfect Practice- if there is a subject you are interested in please email</p>
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Dental implant supplier celebrates impressive growth^
<p>A leading dental implant provider is celebrating continued success as the number of dentists using its cost-effective system has more than doubled during the last year.<br /> <br />Implantium has seen the amount of dentists using its Dentium-produced implants and implant system rise at a rapid pace, with users increasing for the last 17 months in a row.<br /> <br />‘The user figures are obviously great news for Implantium – but, more importantly, they are fantastic news for the millions of people who have one or more missing teeth and are looking for a cost-effective way to get a sparkling smile back,’ Julie Davies, group manager for Implantium, explained.<br /> <br />‘People now have better-than-ever access in their local areas to top-quality bespoke implant treatment from one of our personally-assessed, dedicated, and highly-trained implant dentists – we are passionate about making this much-needed service accessible to the widest range of areas and people, and our user figures show that we are doing our utmost to fulfil that duty.’<br /> <br />In its campaign for improved access to quality implant dentistry services, Implantium also recently launched an Implant Amnesty to encourage dentists to switch to its more cost-effective system.</p>
<p>The scheme offers dentists interested in switching to Implantium products an exchange of their existing supplies by other manufacturers, ensuring that stock is not left wasted.<br /> <br />Implantium is a leading UK-based supplier of high-quality, cost-effective dental implants.</p>
<p>Run for dentists, by dentists, Implantium also runs its own research programme and actively seeks innovative ideas that could be developed into new products, and is home to the Implantium Network, a match-making service which helps place patients interested in getting an implant fitted, with skilled dentists in their local area.<br /> <br />For further information about Implantium, contact 0845 0176 262, email, or visit <a href=></a>.</p>
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20,000 Brits granted Tooth Fairy wishes ^
<p>Twelve organisations have successfully bid for funding from a new charitable fund which will help nearly 20,000 people to improve their oral health.</p>
<p>The British Dental Health Foundation established the ‘Oral Health Education Project’ earlier this year to support the work of local oral health promotion teams across the UK.</p>
<p>The project has been made possible by a generous charitable donation of £100,000 from the Wrigley Tooth Fairy Fund.</p>
<p>The activity forms part of the Foundation’s 40th anniversary celebrations later this year and Wrigley’s own centenary celebrations in 2011. </p>
<p>Twelve organisations will receive funding in 2011, which attracted interest from nearly 50 bodies from across the UK.</p>
<p>Regions to benefit from the fund include the East Midlands, East of England, London, North East (three projects), South West (two projects), West Midlands and Yorkshire and Humberside (three projects).</p>
<p>Many of the projects will help people in disadvantaged communities, especially support for young children and families in areas of poor oral health.</p>
<p>Funding has also been allocated to projects to help the elderly and vulnerable people, including in-patients during hospital stays.</p>
<p>There is also significant investment in projects to integrate and support oral health education into the National Curriculum in Primary Schools at Key Stage One and Key Stage Two.</p>
<p>Overall, the projects will help an estimated 20,000 people and families when they commence next month.</p>
<p>Chair of Judges and Trustee of the British Dental Health Foundation, Lorna Grazette said: We received many impressive bids and judging proved very challenging. I would like to congratulate all the winners and also thank everyone who submitted bids this time.</p>
<p>‘I know there were many disappointed people and organisations, but we are confident the winners will make a significant contribution to the lives of nearly 20,000 people to benefit from the Fund.’</p>
<p>Dr Nigel Carter, the British Dental Health Foundation’s chief executive said: ‘Funding for oral health promotion and education is becoming increasingly scarce as public spending continues to be cut-back. It is an area of major concern to the British Dental Health Foundation.  As well as lobbying Government to keep oral health a priority, we will continue to work hard to secure new funding to help more projects in the future.’</p>
<p>Louisa Rowntree, corporate affairs at Wrigley, said: ‘The response to the Oral Health Education Project exceeded all our expectations. The winning bids really represent the objective of the Wrigley Tooth Fairy Fund – that of funding activity to improve the oral care of the British public.</p>
<p>‘I am excited about getting on the road and seeing the projects in action.’</p>
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