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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The ADG Bursary Programme – a bright future for dental students

AGD introduces its ADG Bursary Programme and explains why it is so beneficial to dental students today. Earlier this year, the Association of Dental Groups (ADG) held its inaugural annual awards dinner. Guests included the chief dental officer, Dr Barry Cockcroft, Dr John Milne of the British Dental Association and dental charities. It was an … Continued

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Dentistry magazine is 20 years old in January

Julian English talks about the plans for the next issue of Dentistry magazine. Dentistry magazine’s January issue will be a milestone for the publishing company FMC and for its flagship title – the 20th anniversary. Dentistry Monthly first started in January 1995 and has gone from editorial strength to strength ever since. To mark this … Continued

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Kevin Lewis gets in the Christmas mood

Kevin Lewis gets you in the mood for the festive season with a couple of Christmas songs. Ho, ho, ho. Don’t you just love the olde worlde charms of Marylebone Road and Wimpole Street in the run up to Christmas? Those moist and red-tinged eyes, that genial smile and avuncular demeanour, and the unmistakeable sturdy frame … Continued

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Dental Protection announces its new chair of the board

Dental Protection has announced the appointment of its new chair of the board, Professor John Gibson from Glasgow Dental School. Professor Gibson qualified in dentistry and medicine and is professor of medicine in relation to dentistry and honorary consultant in oral medicine at Glasgow University. He will take over from Professor Trevor Burke, who retired from … Continued

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How the Autumn Statement will affect dentists

The chancellor, George Osborne, delivered the last Autumn Statement of this parliament today. Jon Drysdale highlights items of interest to dentists. Tax and duty The personal tax-free allowance is to be increased and the higher rate tax threshold increased from £41,861 to £42,385 – the first increase in line with inflation for five years, announced … Continued

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What if your child had toothache and no hope of help?

With this message, dental charity, Bridge2aid, hopes to increase vital support this year, making it possible to provide access to dental treatment for millions more people in need in east Africa. Dental caries is an extremely prevalent disease globally. But because access to treatment is so readily available, many people living in developed countries don’t … Continued

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Topical bubblegum flavour anaesthetic is back

Optident is excited to announce that bubblegum Topical anaesthetic is back. The original bubblegum flavoured, Benzocaine Topical gel, is available to order now from Optident. Optident would like to thank all its customers for their patience and understanding during the re-licensing period. Call Optident now to secure your order on + 44 (0) 1943 605050. Only … Continued

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Are you underestimating your telephone?

Practice Plan introduces Ringing the changes, a one-day masterclass on why the telephone is an important asset to your practice. When the telephone rings in your practice, how confident are you that your team understands the importance of the call? Do you and your team see the telephone as an aid to help boost your … Continued

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Early findings from the dental contract reform engagement exercise

The Department of Health conducted a dental contract reform engagement exercise this summer to test elements of a registration and capitation model that, if implemented, would replace the current NHS contract in England. The exercise ran from June to August 2014. In the coalition agreement the Government set out a commitment to further increasing access and improving … Continued

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Could your practice go paperless?

Software of Excellence highlights the benefits to your practice when going paperless. Opting to go paperless is a common aspiration for many businesses, yet it always seemed an ambitious challenge that was just out of reach for most, until now. In 2013, health secretary Jeremy Hunt challenged the NHS to go paperless by 2018 and … Continued

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Bringing clean art to London’s Southbank Centre

Today Philips Sonicare unveils a world first at London’s Southbank Centre; a reverse graffiti artwork created solely using Philips Sonicare electric toothbrushes. To demonstrate the stain removal ability of the Philips Sonicare range of brushes, Philips has partnered with renowned street artist, and inventor of the reverse graffiti trend, Paul ‘Moose’ Curtis. Over three days … Continued

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How to prevent tooth damage over the festive period

Even we health professionals enjoy a little extra food and drink over the festive period, but we would be remiss not to warn our patients of the potential for tooth damage. Tooth erosion caused by alcohol, snacking between meals and increased consumption of sugary foods has the potential to escalate over Christmas. According to the … Continued

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Scottish dental company ‘proud’ to win eco award

The Medical and Dental Defence Union of Scotland (MDDUS) has been awarded the prestigious Carbon Trust Standard for its success in reducing carbon emissions. A campaign, spearheaded by the company’s staff, achieved a reduction of 3.2% in carbon emissions at its Glasgow headquarters between 2012 and 2013. Overall gas usage fell by 12%, while energy costs … Continued

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The buck stops there

Kevin Lewis looks at the current scapegoats in dentistry and how the news broke about the dentist who allegedly breached infection control procedures. It is probably just as well that Harry S Truman, the US President who served two terms at the end of and following World War II, is no longer with us. There … Continued

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Increase in heart infections due to fewer prescriptions for prophylactic antibiotics

A new study has shown that the incidence of life-threatening heart infection has increased since the introduction of the 2008 National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines. The study puts the rise down to dentists having written fewer prescriptions for prophylactic antibiotics before invasive procedures. In the UK, the 2008 NICE guidelines recommended … Continued

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GDC reminds registrants about counterfeit dental equipment

The General Dental Council (GDC) is reminding all its registrants of the need to ensure they follow the appropriate procedures when purchasing dental equipment. The recent campaign by the British Dental Industry Association (BDIA) and the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) highlighted the growing trade in counterfeit dental equipment, with a huge seizure … Continued

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Dental organisations say access to water fluoridation is a postcode lottery

The British Dental Association (BDA) has echoed concerns expressed by the British Society of Paediatric Dentistry (BSPD) that limited access to water fluoridation – 10% of the UK’s population – means we are failing children who live in communities with high levels of tooth decay. The BSPD highlights in its latest report on fluoridation that 60,683 children … Continued

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Restodontics – better together

Dentsply explains the benefits of using ‘same systems’ in the practice of restorations and endodontics. Some practitioners are still unaware of the benefits of using the ‘same system’ or materials from the same manufacturer, and with so many different products and manufacturers on the market it’s not surprising there is confusion. This can result in … Continued