Articles, Dentistry

Up-to-date with AED regulations?

Being aware of the dangers and knowing how to cope with cardiac arrest could save someone’s life. Subject to common preconceptions, cardiac arrest can affect anyone regardless of their health or age. Unfortunately, up to 16 young people die each week due to sudden cardiac arrest (Malhotra and Rakhit, 2013). Like many other life-threatening conditions,

Dentistry, News

Helping dental professionals meet HTM 01-05 regulations

Now in its third edition, Henry Schein Minerva has released its new decontamination brochure ­– an essential guide to help the dentist's practice comply with HTM 01-05 guidelines. Offering expert advice and products to help practices meet regulations, the 68-page brochure features all the information dental professionals need on Henry Schein Minerva’s full-service package offerings

News, Private

New partnership sees legal advice given to ADAM members

Yorkshire-based law firm LCF Law’s specialist team of dental lawyers has formed a partnership with the Association of Dental Administrators and Managers (ADAM) to provide legal advice and guidance to its UK members. As part of the agreement, more than 750 of ADAM’s members can benefit from advice and consultation regarding any legal matter. They

Articles, Dentistry

Protecting your patients and staff

Radiation is often a term that comes with many unsavoury and dramatic connotations. From recent 20th century history to popular modern fiction, there are many horror stories of the negative consequences of its misuse, mistreatment and mistakes. At this point the public is more than aware of the dangers and risks associated with radiation and,

Oral Health, Wrigleys

Oral health benefits of sugarfree gum

Abstract The use of sugar-free gum provides a proven anti-caries benefit, but other oral health effects are less clearly elucidated. Chewing sugar-free chewing gum promotes a strong flow of stimulated saliva, which helps to provide a number of dental benefits: first, the higher flow rate promotes more rapid oral clearance of sugars; second, the high

Dentistry, News

Safer sharps in dentistry: clarification

Information and guidance on the sharps regulations went out in May 2013. Since then there has been some confusion regarding the interpretation of the regulations and the role of risk assessments in relation to the use of safer sharps. The BDIA has taken the opportunity to raise the matter with the Health and Safety Executive

News, Oral Health

Safer sharps in dentistry: clarification

Information and guidance on the sharps regulations went out in May last year. Since then, there still appears to be some confusion regarding the interpretation of the regulations and the role of risk assessments in relation to the use of safer sharps and recapping; and the BDIA has taken the opportunity to raise the matter

Dentistry, News

Dentists urged to meet record card checks standard

MDDUS have explained that record cards should be completed accurately and contemporaneously to ensure discussions with patients, on such things as treatment options and plans, are recorded. Compliance in this area is vital for both dentist and the patient.  MDDUS dental adviser Rachael Bell believes dental practitioners should pay particular attention to regulations regarding record

Dentistry, News

Website clarifies grey area of whitening

Under the guidance of the Tooth Whitening Information Group, a new website – www.safetoothwhitening.org – aims to educate and inform members of the profession still uncertain about the new law on what constitutes legal tooth whitening.  The site will also act as a resource for members of the public and allows for the reporting of

Dentistry, News

Experts warn over needlestick risk

The new EU Directive on needlestick safety that aims to crack down on the one million needlestick injuries each year in Europe may protect dentists from more than a simple scratch. The new UK legislation requires healthcare professionals to assess the risk of needlestick injuries and control it – but many are cyncial about the