People living in Roman Britain had healthier gums than people today a new study has shown. A team at King’s College London and the Natural History Museum, found only 5% of adults had gum disease in the Roman era, pre-toothbrush. Gum disease has risen to nearly one in three people today with smoking and type
The County Court has ruled that handing a patient a whitening tray is the practice of dentistry and must be done by the dentist. Caroline Sumpter brought the case against Dentawhite, who claimed its advanced laser tooth whitening technicians did not have to be dentists. Caroline, herself a beauty therapist, was sold the Megawhite Teeth
Dental nurse training manager, Marie Parker, has been appointed chair of the board of the National Examining Board for Dental Nurses (NEBDN). Marie, who works at Kings College Hospital in London, takes over the role from John Darby, associate dean of the Dental Department at Health Education Kent Surrey and Sussex. Lindsay Mitchell, who has
The British Dental Association (BDA) has written to the General Dental Council (GDC) to call on it to reject all three proposed options for a rise in the annual retention fee (ARF) ahead of its meeting on Thursday. It has outlined six reasons for members to vote against the three tabled proposals, arguing that the GDC
Following fresh warnings about the dangers and legal implications of missing oral cancer in patients, it’s never been more important to ensure you have all the skills and knowledge you need to detect this potentially fatal disease early. In support of Mouth Cancer Awareness, the Association of Dental Groups (ADG) is pleased to offer an
The British Dental Association (BDA) has accused the General Dental Council (GDC) of cynicism in its response to the legal challenge initiated by the BDA. The GDC has argued that there is no need for urgency as it intends to start drawing fees from dentists during November and the judicial review, even if fast-tracked, will not
Little progress has been made on three key issues facing dentists in the 12 months since pleas were made to a health minister. That is the downbeat verdict of the British Dental Association, one year after it took its concerns to the Conservative party conference, holding face-to-face talks with Dan Poulter. Dr John Milne, the
A timed comparison using Kemdent’s Acron Hi – high impact denture base acrylic – and Acron Express – quick dough denture base acrylic.
Martyn Young, owner of Cotswold Dental Laboratory, demonstrates the properties of Anutex modelling wax sheets and bite blocks in the preparation of a trial set up.
A new study from LDF, a specialist finance provider, has shown dentists are lending more to their own practices as the sector seeks funding for capital investments. The analysis of accounts, filed by 318 dental practices, shows a 76% increase in the amount of money loaned by directors of dental practices to their own businesses, with £23.8