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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BDA starts legal proceedings against NHS England

The BDA has started legal proceedings against NHS England for the way it has tendered over £1/2 billion of dental contracts. The British Dental Association (BDA) claims the tendering process for orthodontic services in south England was in breach of Procurement, Patient Choice and Competition (PCCC) regulations by failing to treat providers equally. It believes the … Continued

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Dental associates get a 1% pay cut

Average profits for associate dentists have dropped by almost 1%, from £68,024 in 2015 to £67,389 in 2016. The National Association of Specialist Dental Accountants and Lawyers (NASDAL), who put together the figures, blames the drop in associate wages on ‘market forces’, claiming many practices feel they can’t increase patient fees and so cut associates’ … Continued

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FGDP(UK) announces its plans for 2017/18

The FGDP(UK) has announced its plans for 2017/18, after it decided to become an independent organisation earlier this year. The new plans have been developed to help prepare the organisation for independence and looks to improve the faculty’s membership offering. ‘This year marks our 25th anniversary as the academic home for primary dental care, and … Continued

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‘Frustrating’ contract reform

Seb Evans speaks to Henrik Overgaard-Nielsen about the BDA’s involvement with NHS dental contract reform. Seb Evans (SE): Who’s involved in the contract negotiations? Henrik Overgaard-Nielsen (HN): There is a National Steering Group (NSG) and an Evaluation Group for the evaluation of the new contract tested by the prototypes, and we are represented on both. … Continued

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More than half of dentists would prefer one ‘super-watchdog’ health regulator

Would a super-watchdog regulator really benefit dentistry, Seb Evans questions. With Jeremy Hunt considering combining all nine health regulators into one ‘super-watchdog’ regulator, would it be better for the dental profession to be rid of the General Dental Council (GDC)? The proposals would mean an end to the GDC as we currently know it, in … Continued

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Tony Reed stepping down from the BDIA

Tony Reed has announced he will be stepping down as executive director of the BDIA in early April 2017. Tony has been responsible for running the British Dental Industry Association (BDIA) for over 20 years, and despite stepping down he will still be involved with the association going forward. During his time at the BDIA, the … Continued

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Voting almost finished for the Dentistry Top 50

The deadline to get your votes in for Dentistry.co.uk’s Dentistry Top 50 is almost here. Make sure you get your votes to us by 31 March. Have you submitted your votes for the Dentistry Top 50 yet? You can easily send your choices by visiting www.dentistry.co.uk/top50. Dentistry Top 50 launched in January and the 31 … Continued

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New Invisalign Go system gaining traction

Align Technology’s latest aesthetic teeth straightening product, designed specifically for general dentists – Invisalign Go – is gaining considerable traction in the profession. This new, simplified approach to teeth straightening takes GDPs through identifying, planning and monitoring aesthetic cases, enabling them to use Invisalign to treat patients confidently right from the get go. Feedback from some … Continued

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BDA calling on Greater Manchester to prioritise oral health

The British Dental Association (BDA) is calling on the next Greater Manchester mayor to prioritise oral health. Greater Manchester currently sits bottom of the national league table for oral health, with children 60% more likely to attend hospital and have teeth removed under general anaesthetic. The past four years has seen 15,000 child extractions under general … Continued



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