Dentistry, News

Lord Howe opens ‘innovative’ dental academy

A new £9 million centre for training dental professionals of the future opened in Hampshire today (Wednesday). The University of Portsmouth’s Dental Academy was officially opened by parliamentary under-secretary of state for health, Lord Howe. Lord Howe, who is the minister with lead responsibility for dentistry, said: ‘I was delighted to see the high quality

Dentistry, News

Dental nurses ‘appalled’ at fees increase

The British Association of Dental Nurses (BADN) has reacted strongly to news that the General Dental Council (GDC) is increasing the annual registration fee for dental nurses. The fee will rise to £120 from July 2011. BADN President Sue Bruckel says: ‘I am appalled that the GDC could be so insensitive to the position of dental

Dentistry, News

New £9 million dental academy to open in September

Construction of the new £9 million University of Portsmouth Dental Academy is on target and planning is well under way for it to begin training students from September 2010. The Dental Academy is the beginning of an innovative partnership between the University of Portsmouth and King’s College London Dental Institute with funding from the NHS.

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Turbulent family life can cause kids’ dental fears

Children with severe dental fear often come from families with a turbulent background. That’s according to a recent study that also suggests kids who have had psychological counselling are prone, too. Research was carried out at the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Annika Gustafsson, specialist in child dentistry, studied children and adolescents

Dentistry, News

Children’s dental fears may stem from family turmoil

Children with severe dental fear often come from families with a turbulent background. That’s according to a recent study that also suggests kids who have had psychological counselling are prone, too. Research was carried out at the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.Annika Gustafsson, specialist in child dentistry, studied children and adolescents of

Articles, Dentistry

Henry Schein cares

Henry Schein (HS) has been committed to supporting its customers for more than 80 years. It is a well-known dental supplier with a global presence in the market. However, the company doesn’t just believe in solely looking after its customers and team members, it also believes in playing its part and helping underprivileged communities in

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PE teacher gets a fit smile for her wedding

A couple exchanged smile makeovers before exchanging wedding rings when they tied the knot recently. While most brides to-be are getting excited about the big day, newly engaged Caroline Hardy, 30, a rugby player and PE teacher from Ashford in Kent, was instead facing it with some dread. The thought of having to smile for

News, Oral Health

More cavities for kids with asthma

Medical and dental personnel and the parents of children with asthma should be aware of the connection between asthma and oral hygiene, so says Swedish researcher and dental hygienist, Malin Stensson. Malin, of the Institute of Odontology at the Sahlgrenska Academy, examined children, adolescents and young adults in the age groups of three years old,

Dentistry, News

More cavities for kids with asthma

Medical and dental personnel and the parents of children with asthma should be aware of the connection between asthma and oral hygiene, so says Swedish researcher and dental hygienist, Malin Stensson. Malin, of the Institute of Odontology at the Sahlgrenska Academy, examined children, adolescents and young adults in the age groups of three years old,

Dentistry, News

Dentistry Top 50 MP hits headlines over expenses

Tory MP and dentist Sir Paul Beresford has hit the headlines regarding his expenses’ claims. The news story – at www.telegraph.co.uk – reports that Sir Paul, rated 34th in this year’s Dentistry Top 50 poll of the most influential dentists in the country, ‘worked out a deal with the House of Commons fees office whereby