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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

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BDA issues legal letter to the GDC demanding the regulator reveals information on which its proposed ARF rise is based

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

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Invest in dentistry, governments urged

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

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MPs may investigate the performance of the under-fire General Dental Council

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

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The BDA reacts to the responses over the GDC’s ARF consultation

The data shows that 97% of respondents have rejected the General Dental Council’s (GDC’s) proposed 64% annual retention fee (ARF) rise. A majority have also questioned the regulator’s justification for any fee rise, and the measures it has taken to cut costs. Over 4,000 individual respondents took part in the GDC consultation. The British Dental