Seb Evans, Author at Dentistry.co.uk
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, assistant editor of Dentistry magazine and editor of Dentistry Scotland. Email: [email protected] Tel: 01923 851751
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HPV vaccine to be extended to boys, JCVI recommends

UK Government advisers have recommended extending funding for human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines to boys. The HPV vaccine is currently offered to girls aged 12 to 13, this new recommendation means 400,000 boys will also benefit from the vaccine every year. The Government has said it will consider the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunsation’s (JCVI’s) advice. … Continued

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Persistent facial pain costing the economy £3,000 per patient every year

Patients with long-term facial pain are costing the economy over £3,000 each every year, a new study has found. Patients with persistent long-term face and mouth pain not caused by toothache spend £650 a year on things like travel and prescription costs. Whilst employers lose out on almost £2,500 every year due to staff absence and loss … Continued

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Prescriptions to help stop smoking drop by 75% in England

Prescriptions for stop smoking aids have fallen in England by 75% over the last 12 years, new figures have shown. The British Lung Foundation found that stop smoking prescriptions have fallen across the whole of the UK between 2005 and 2017. In Wales, prescriptions fell by a third, Scotland saw a 40% drop, with England experiencing … Continued

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Five reasons to attend the Private Dentistry Show

Thinking of attending the Private Dentistry Show? Here are a few reasons why it’s the perfect show for you. The Private Dentistry Show is just around the corner, and promises to be the ideal exhibition for dental practices looking to start, or grow the private side of their practice. The show will take place from 9:30 … Continued

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Kent Express launches Big White Smile

In a world of social media and smartphones, patients are far more aware of trends in aesthetic dentistry as well as of the look of their own smile. Delivering high quality tooth whitening treatments has become an essential requirement of any forward-thinking practice. According to Hexa Research, the global tooth whitening product market is expected … Continued

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UAE tops the table for consuming the most sugar

The world’s largest consumers of sugar are the United Arab Emirates (UAE), according to the latest figures from Protectivity. On average every person in UAE consumes 214kg of sugar every year, equivalent to 53,591 teaspoons. The UK comes 68th on the list, consuming 30kg of sugar per person per year, around 7,616 teaspoons. The top 10 … Continued

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North Midlands receiving £2.25m cash injection into NHS dentistry

Patients in the north Midlands are set to benefit from a £2.25m cash injection into NHS dental services. There are a total of 39 NHS dental practices across the area with around 30,000 patients. The main aim of the extra funding is to encourage more children, aged 0-2 to visit their dentist for a check up. ‘We … Continued

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What you’ve missed this week

Missed out on this week’s dental news? No problem, here’s what happened over the past seven days… GDC keeps ARF the same for 2019 – Ian Brack explains why The GDC has decided to keep its ARF at the same level for 2019. Ian Brack gives the answers to some burning questions. Matt Hancock announced … Continued