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Local Dental Committees showing the way forward on contract reform

A group of Local Dental Committees (LDCs) has produced a proposal for possible alternative contract reform as a framework to generate debate to help find some possible solutions. Early drafts of the alternative contract were produced by a small group of practitioners working with the LDC chairs of Hull and East Yorkshire, North Yorkshire and

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BDA responds to new figures showing 12% of three-year olds have tooth decay

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.

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New handpieces are launched

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

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Registration to BSDHT’s oral health conference is now open

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’.

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Preparing for retirement seminars to be held across the UK

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

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BDA calls for the Government to invest ‘significant sums’ in NHS dentistry

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