New statistics, published by the British Dental Health Foundation, reveal there were 6,767 new cases of oral cancer in 2011, a rise of 33% since 2000. Additionally, deaths from mouth cancer surpassed 2,000 in 2011 for the first time. Coinciding with the news of these rocketing figures, the British Dental Health Foundation’s Mouth Cancer Action
Public Health England (PHE) has released figures showing 12% of three-year olds have tooth decay. The survey also found that those children affected had an average of three decayed teeth due to the disease. According to the survey, there was a dramatic variation of tooth decay prevalence ranging from 2% to 34% across the country.
Do you want the good news or the bad news? Good – 88% of three-year-old children have no visible tooth decay. In some areas this is as high as 97%. But it’s bad news if you are in Leicester, where a third of children are affected, followed by the rest of the east Midlands, north
The exciting new range of Synea Vision Short edition handpieces are designed for dentists wanting a shorter and lighter handpiece. The Synea Vision Short handpieces have been ergonomically designed to reduce the weight and size, offering an ideal balance and ergonomics for all dentists, even those with smaller hands. The reduced weight and size is an
The British Society of Dental Hygiene and Therapy (BSDHT) is pleased to announce that registration for its flagship Oral health conference and exhibition is now open. Taking place at the Arena and Convention Centre (ACC) in Liverpool on 21 and 22 November, this year’s event has the thought provoking theme of ‘competence, confidence and clarity’.
After the outstanding success of Patient Plan Direct’s previous ‘Preparing for retirement’ seminars across the UK, it is teaming up once again with practice sales agents, PFM Dental and dental solicitors Goodman Grant, to host an informative and jam packed seminar to ensure those thinking of retirement in the coming years have a solid understanding of all
Governments across the UK must pay heed to the economic challenges facing NHS dentistry and maintain their commitment to patients and practitioners, the British Dental Association (BDA) has said in the wake of a recent report by the Health and Social Care Information Centre. The Dental Earnings and Expenses 2012/13 report provides a detailed study of
The British Dental Association (BDA) has maintained that the further information is required in order to make the General Dental Council’s (GDC’s) consultation fair. The BDA has also called on the regulator to disclose the documents passed to accountants KPMG, who has been commissioned by the GDC to review the assumptions underpinning the proposed rise
The British Dental Association (BDA) has called for UK governments to pay heed to the economic challenges facing NHS dentistry and maintain their commitment to patients and practitioners. The claims come in the wake of the recent report from the Health and Social Care Information Centre that highlights the scale of the difficulties faced by
The all-party health select committee could explore a scathing annual performance review into the General Dental Council (GDC) by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA), Dan Poulter said. Now the British Dental Association (BDA) has suggested an ongoing supplementary inquiry by the standards authority could determine whether the MPs launch a probe. The select committee has recently