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BADN responds to comment made to Dentistry about ARF hike

The British Association of Dental Nurses (BADN) has been in continuous contact with the General Dental Council (GDC) on a number of issues; the most recent being the potential increase in the annual retention fee (ARF) for dental nurses. The BADN attended a meeting with the GDC and voiced the concerns of its members in relation to the ARF increase; its members do have access to

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Dental finance company launches its new website and social media channels

Snowbird Finance is pleased to announce the launch of its new look website (found at www.snowbirdfinance.co.uk) reflecting its expanding business and high levels of expertise, service and integrity. Snowbird is now also discoverable on a range of social media channels including Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin and Google+. Having already established itself as a strong performer within the dental finance industry,

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The BDA announces it has initiated judicial review proceedings against the professional regulator the GDC

The GDC (General Dental Council), which has faced criticism from the Professional Standards Authority on the way it deals with patient complaints, has recently announced its desire to increase the professional fees paid by dentists by 64%. The BDA (British Dental Association) has accused the GDC of failing to provide clear evidence of the policy

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Book now for great deals on verifiable CPD

The early bird catches the worm – and by booking now, dentists can catch a great deal on Independent Seminar’s biggest CPD event of the new year. CPD Dentistry UK is the hugely anticipated seminar that will allow dentists to cover an entire year’s worth of recommended CPD in just one day. And at just £75

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Have health chiefs ducked a decision to put fluoride into tap water until after the general election?

Fluoridation was originally expected to be up and running in 200,000 homes in Southampton and south Hampshire this year, after a decision by the now-abolished strategic health authority (SHA). But the NHS shake-up, which axed SHAs, passed responsibility to Public Health England (PHE), which has said little on the controversy in the past 18 months.

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A social platform designed just for dental care professionals

Founders Amit Patel and Dev Patel both had a vision to help connect all dental professionals to help one another, build business relationships and friendships, whilst allowing members to showcase their professional achievements. Dental Circle is a mainstream social media platform, aimed at all dental professionals. Dentists, therapists, hygienists, laboratory technicians and nurses can all

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GDC receives a vote of no confidence from the GDPC

Leading dentists from the BDA’s (British Dental Association’s) General Dental Practice Committee (GDPC) have passed a vote of no confidence in the General Dental Council (GDC). The body, which represents UK general dental practitioners, voted unanimously in favour of the motion. The resolution stated that: ‘In view of the recent findings of the Professional Standards

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GDC pledges to put openness and honesty at the heart of healthcare

Regulators, including the General Dental Council (GDC), have recently pledged to do more to put openness and honesty at the heart of healthcare. Leaders of eight of the UK professional healthcare regulators have published a joint statement, setting out their commitment to a duty of candour for healthcare professionals. The common professional duty clarifies what