Seb Evans

Seb Evans

Author at Dentistry.co.uk

Seb moved to FMC at the start of 2014. He is the editor of dentistry.co.uk and editor of Dentistry Scotland. Email: [email protected] Tel: 01923 851751
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Worldwide shortage of face masks risks imminent disruption of dental services

A shortage of face masks could cause ‘imminent disruption’ to dental services, the British Dental Association (BDA) says. Current guidance says dentists must wear disposable face masks when treating patients. However, due to the coronavirus outbreak, manufacturers are restricting orders and practice supplies are beginning to run out. ‘In recent weeks panic buying, clumsy rationing … Continued

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Changes at the GDC leading to ‘better protection of the public’

Changes over the last three years at the General Dental Council (GDC) has lead to better protection of the public. That’s according to GDC chair, William Moyes, addressing attendees at the regulator’s conference this year – Moving upstream. He highlighted positive changes at the organisation, but warned that realising the full impact of these changes … Continued

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Research update: peri-implant disease

Implant Dentistry Today rounds up the latest abstracts published on the subject of diseases affecting the peri-implant tissues. Van Velzen FJ, Lang NP, Schulten EA, Ten Bruggenkate CM (2016) Dental floss as a possible risk for the development of peri-implant disease: an observational study of 10 cases Clin Oral Implants Res 27(5):618-21 Aim To report … Continued

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Last chance to register for the Irish Dentistry Show!

With the Irish Dentistry Show on the 29 February, now is your last chance to register your attendance. Held at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin, this is a show you won’t want to miss. Along with a leading line up of speakers and exhibitors, attendees will also gain free subscription to an FMC journal. ‘We’re … Continued

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Jump in illegal tooth whitening cases over the last year

Illegal tooth whitening reports jumped 26% last year, according to figures from the General Dental Council (GDC). The GDC states tooth whitening is the practice of dentistry and can only be carried out by registered dental professionals. One beauty school has provided thousands of illegitimate qualifications, the BBC reports. ‘When things go wrong in dentistry, … Continued

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BDA launches UDA Checker to show average rates across England

The BDA has launched a ‘UDA Checker’, so dentists can check the Unit of Dental Activity values in their area. It claims the checker gets information from publicly available data from the NHS Business Services Authority. The association claims the tool, which is available to BDA members, enables members to: Check important information about their … Continued

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New social-first campaign from Poligrip: Divorced, Dating and Dentures

Poligrip is launching Divorced, Dating and Dentures. This is a three-part dating series featuring denture-wearing divorcees who are getting to know each other over a romantic meal. Divorced, Dating and Dentures Mark Henderson, also series producer of Channel 4’s Celebrity First Dates, is director of the series. Divorced, Dating and Dentures is in time for … Continued

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Dental product reviews – Premier Air hygiene and diagnostic instruments

Premier Air hygiene and diagnostic instruments from Premier Dental Products Company claim to offer better ergonomics, with less fatigue for users. These innovative instruments combine comfortable, balanced, ergonomic handles with a non-slip grip that requires less pressure to maintain control – and that means less hand fatigue. We’ve all heard the marketing, but do they really do … Continued

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Martin Woodrow appointed new BDA chief executive

The BDA has appointed Martin Woodrow as its new chief executive, replacing the outgoing Peter Ward. He is currently the acting chief executive, after previously joining the association in 2013 as director of policy. Previous roles also include national secretary for the British Medical Association in Scotland. ‘It’s an honour to have the opportunity to … Continued

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90 seconds with…Anna Middleton

Here we find out a little more about Anna Middleton and why she got into dentistry in the first place. Anna Middleton Anna Middleton is a passionate award-winning dental hygienist. ​Anna studied at the Eastman Dental Hospital after working as a dental nurse. She graduated in 2015 from the Faculty of Royal College of Surgeons. … Continued

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A cost-effective patient plan with flexibility that doesn’t compromise on service

A cost-effective patient plan with flexibility – truly. There’s no catch. Patient Plan Direct explains. Over 10 years ago, Conrad Broadbent founded Patient Plan Direct, now the UK’s most cost-effective major dental plan provider. Now, with hundreds of happy and thriving dental practices across the UK, he goes into the new decade with a renewed … Continued

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Win a year’s subscription to an FMC publication

We’re offering you the chance to win a year’s subscription to one of FMC’s publications. To enter, all you have to do is fill in a short one-minute survey (below). We’re eager to hear your thoughts on the content of our magazines so we can better tailor the articles and news you receive. Simply fill … Continued

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Dental Mavericks making a difference

Aura Infection Control aims to help those in need by donating essential dental supplies to the dental charity, Dental Mavericks. Dental Mavericks have been taking dental care to impoverished communities in Morocco and Lebanon for the best part of a decade. Successful entrepreneur, Cally Gedge, co-founded the UK-registered charity. She saw, at first hand, the … Continued

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Turbo-boosting your profits in facial aesthetics

Watch Harry Singh speak at the London Dentistry Show 2019 about boosting your profits through facial aesthetics. As facial aesthetics grows in popularity, more dental practices are looking to get involved. In the below video, Dr Singh explains that the intention of this lecture is to aim for a £1 million turnover through facial aesthetics … Continued

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Connecting dentistry through the Mydentist Clinical Conference

Dentistry.co.uk reports back from the Mydentist Clinical Conference, where the schedule was as lively as the discussion. The torrential autumn rain – and all it brought with it, from flooded roads to washed out train tracks – wasn’t enough to take the shine off the Mydentist Clinical Conference. Hundreds of the organisation’s dentists and team … Continued