Seb Evans, Author at Dentistry.co.uk
Seb Evans

Seb Evans

Author at Dentistry.co.uk

Seb moved to FMC at the start of 2014. He is the editor of dentistry.co.uk, assistant editor of Dentistry magazine and editor of Dentistry Scotland. Email: Seb.evans@fmc.co.uk Tel: 01923 851751
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Screening dental patients for diabetes ‘worthwhile’

Screening dental patients for diabetes would be ‘worthwhile’, a study published in the BMJ has found. The article, titled ‘Periodontitis as a possible early sign of diabetes mellitus‘, found that there is a strong correlation between patients with severe gum disease and those with type 2 diabetes, although causation has yet to be proven. ‘While there may … Continued

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Bill Moyes reappointed as General Dental Council chair

Bill Moyes has been reappointed as chair of the General Dental Council (GDC) by its Privy Council. His appointment as chair will now be extended for another four years until the 30 September 2021, he was initially appointed chair in September 2013. ‘I am delighted to be reappointed to the GDC,’ Bill Moyes said. ‘This is an … Continued

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Dental practices must have licences to play music

Dentists playing music in their practice must have relevant licences or risk legal proceedings, the MDDUS has said. The warnings come after Dentistry.co.uk reported on the case of Società Consortile Fonografici v Marco Del Corso, which found that broadcasting music within dental practices in Italy does not entitle the practice pay remuneration. The Court of Justice … Continued

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Dental employers warned over Home Office changes

Dental employers are being warned that Home Office changes could cause delays in recruiting non-EU dental professionals. The latest changes, due to come into effect from 6 April 2017, means dentists, along with pharmacists, nurses and midwives, are subject to new requirements to produce a criminal record certificate. Failure to meet these requirements could cause … Continued

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Delay in delivering new NHS dental contract affecting 65% of practices

Seb Evans discusses the results from the latest Dentistry.co.uk poll about whether the potential new NHS contract is affecting dental practices. You may be fed up of hearing about when the new NHS dental contract is coming, what will be included and what will be dropped. Sara Hurley has toured the country discussing how the prototype … Continued

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Denplan to rebrand as Simplyhealth Professionals

Denplan has announced it is rebranding as Simplyhealth Professionals, combining the veterinary and dental sides of Denplan under one roof. Simplyhealth Professionals claims it has made the move to combine the strengths of Denplan and Simplyhealth Professionals, after they first joined forces in 2011. ‘I am very proud and excited to be heading up the … Continued

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Focused children respond best to nitrous oxide

Children who are better able to focus on a task respond more successfully to nitrous oxide at the dentist. That’s according to a new study published in Anesthesia Progress, which looked into how willing a child is to cooperate during a dental procedure. Specifically the study looked into the use of laughing gas (nitrous oxide) to see … Continued

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Online antibiotic prescriptions ‘indefensible’

Online antibiotic prescriptions are indefensible without seeing dental patients first, the British Dental Association (BDA) has said. The statement was made after the Sunday Mirror highlighted how easy it was to get antibiotics online and how difficult it is to regulate these providers. In the Sunday Mirror‘s investigation, it took a journalist only three minutes to get an online antibiotic … Continued

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Alison Lockyer elected head of BDA’s EEDT Working Group

Alison Lockyer has been elected chair of the BDA’s Education, Ethics and the Dental Team (EEDT) Working Group. The election was made by the Principal Executive Committee (PEC) at the British Dental Association (BDA), which also saw the re-election of Mick Armstrong as chair of the PEC and Eddie Crouch as vice-chair. Alison currently holds the east … Continued



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