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Schools should help children learn how to brush their teeth for better oral hygiene

In its latest public health guidance, NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) has called on local authorities to improve the oral health of their communities through better advice and support in oral hygiene. The guidance is aimed at local authorities, health and wellbeing boards, commissioners, directors of health, and frontline practitioners working generally in health, social

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GDC meets to consider 2015 annual retention fee

A decision on the annual retention fee (ARF) level for 2015 will be made on Thursday 30 October 2014. The council’s decision will be made following an analysis of more than 4,000 responses to a consultation that ran for a nine week period until 4 September 2014. In addition, it will consider the GDC’s forecasts and

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BDA welcomes new guidance on preventing tooth decay in children

The British Dental Association (BDA) welcomes new guidance published by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) to help local authorities tackle high levels of tooth decay in children. Around £30 million is spent every year in England to remove decayed teeth in young people under 18 years. The BDA urges government and

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Tickets are now available for Scotland’s biggest dentistry party

The Dentistry Scotland Awards 2014 are a celebration of everything that is great in Scottish dentistry. Tickets have now been released on general sale, whether you have entered the awards or not, so now is the time to book your place to attend the most anticipated event of the year. Held at the Glasgow Marriot

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See how the Kavo Estetica dental chair works

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The Kavo Estetica E30 dental chair opens a new dimension of dental excellence: the essence of high Kavo quality, reliability and efficiency at affordable entry level pricing. Easy and intuitive to use, safe and economical to operate. This treatment unit combines convenience and efficiency as part of your daily workload.

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A new charity launches in November to help educate people in the management of dental trauma

The charity – Dental Trauma UK – has been set up to help improve the care and treatment options for patients following traumatic dental injuries. Too many people are losing teeth unnecessarily after dental trauma, mainly because they are unaware of basic preventative steps to take in the aftermath of dental injury, such as re-implanting