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Dental organisations say access to water fluoridation is a postcode lottery

The British Dental Association (BDA) has echoed concerns expressed by the British Society of Paediatric Dentistry (BSPD) that limited access to water fluoridation – 10% of the UK’s population – means we are failing children who live in communities with high levels of tooth decay. The BSPD highlights in its latest report on fluoridation that 60,683 children

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BSPD speaks out against ‘regressive’ fluoridation tactics

The British Society of Paediatric Dentistry (BSPD) has announced its support for fluoridation of water as a public health measure in areas where it is needed. The society has issued a position statement under the guidance of Professor Emeritus Andrew Rugg-Gunn.   The statement advocates the fluoridation of drinking water as a public health measure

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Diabetes – Michael Watson’s perspective as a patient

Last Monday I spent an away day at a football stadium to educate myself in managing my type two diabetes. Organised by Diabetes UK and sponsored by Tesco, it was an excellent course and attracted 100+ people. We were given a list of 15 ‘care essentials’ that need to be checked, from blood sugar, retina, feet blood

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Research finds tooth enamel fast-track in humans

Research from the University of Kent has discovered a link between prenatal enamel growth rates in teeth and weaning in human babies. The research found that incisor teeth grow quickly in the early stages of the second trimester of a baby’s development, while molars grow at a slower rate in the third trimester. This is

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Season’s greetings from Henry Schein Dental

As the season of goodwill approaches, Henry Schein Dental is passing it on to its customers. Over the coming weeks practices can take advantage of a range of seasonal gifts and special offers, available until 19 December 2014. The seasonal giveaway is the perfect opportunity for Henry Schein Dental’s customers to enjoy a little treat.

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GDC launches consultation on changes to the Fitness to Practise process

The General Dental Council (GDC) is consulting on a key change that, if approved, it claims will significantly improve its Fitness to Practise processes. The consultation on the Fitness to Practise rules opened recently on Monday 17 November 2014, and will close on 12 January 2015. You can respond here. The GDC is responsible for ensuring

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Trekking the length of India for charity

Many people do many extraordinary things in the name of charity, often the more extreme the feat, the more exposure and recognition the charity receives. On the 16 November 2004, Bobby Grewal, chairman of the India Association, embarked on a colossal and formidable task to raise money for a number of well-known charities. His incredible fundraising

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Helping raise awareness of good oral health and the link to a healthy diet

A group of second year dental students from Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry, with support from the Community Engagement Team at Peninsula Dental Social Enterprise, are working with parents and children at Sure Start to help raise awareness of good oral health and the link to a healthy diet. The project is part

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BDA wants to break the link between income and oral health

The British Dental Association (BDA) has urged the Government to invest in prevention after new research has shown older people on lower incomes are likely to have as many as eight more missing teeth than their wealthier counterparts. The study, a collaboration between Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne NHS Foundation Trust, UCL and the National