Seb Evans

Seb Evans

Author at Dentistry Online

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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Newtron P5 ultrasonic generator

Maximising your working time and efficiency, the Newtron P5 utilises B.LED technology to aid the detection and removal of dental plaque. Its elegant, ergonomic design ensures ease of use, and the inclined front panel provides enhanced visibility and access to settings. Accurate power adjustments optimise patient comfort and the 80 tips available make the Newtron … Continued

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Dentists dissatisfied with current NHS contract, research shows

Dentists are dissatisfied with the current NHS contract and are lacking knowledge about the current pilots and prototypes, new research shows. A survey, asking NHS dentists* for their views on a variety of issues related to NHS dentistry has been released by Denplan (commissioned through Facts International), also examined opinions about the current contract as well as knowledge … Continued

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Feline alright

Not many cats are regular visitors to the dentist, but Harvey, from Crewe, is proving an exception to the rule. Harvey is often getting into scrapes according to owners the Scott family, however, recently Harvey was in a bad way after being involved in a collision with a car, when he was taken to local … Continued

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The principles of advanced guided bone regeneration

In this surgical demonstration from Geistlich Biomaterials, Dr Isabella Rocchietta demonstrates the principles of advanced guided bone regeneration, whilst reducing patient morbidity. Dr Rocchietta utilises Geistlich Bio-Oss and Geistlich Bio-Gide, which are some of the leading biomaterials in regenerative dentistry, as demonstrated by nearly 30 years of clinical success and 1,000 published studies. This horizontal … Continued

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Childsmile programme saves £5 million in dental treatment

The Scottish Childsmile programme has reportedly reduced dental treatment costs by £5 million a year. The early years scheme, operating in all nurseries and primary schools in deprived areas, offers young children free toothbrushes, toothpaste and two fluoride varnish applications per year. ‘Childsmile has delivered,’ Robert Donald, chair of the Scottish Dental Practice Committee and consultant … Continued

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2 + 2 = 3

Kevin Lewis explains why a 24/7 GP service has been suggested, but questions how it will work. The best professional journalists have a happy knack of finding the right words at the right moment to persuade us of things that we knew already but had not realised we knew. They give us the credit for … Continued

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IDH plans for a £1bn stock market float

Integrated Dental Holdings (IDH) has started plans for a £1bn London stock market float in September. One of the biggest dental chains in Europe has revived its plans for the stock market float after fears about the outcome of the general election according to The Telegraph. IDH currently has over 600 practices across England, Scotland … Continued

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Last chance for Dentistry 15 tickets

Dentistry 15 is quickly approaching so make sure you grab your tickets for the 19-20 June. Dentistry 15 is a two-day conference offering a diverse learning experience, designed to help GDPs unlock a goldmine of opportunities. The event, organised by FMC, presents a huge line-up of global speakers working to shape the future path of … Continued

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The new reality of restorative dentistry

Welcome to the new reality of restorative dentistry: the CS 3500 intraoral scanner. The CS 3500 combines patient comfort with clinical flexibility, enabling clinicians to quickly capture digital impressions. The CS 3500 is easy to use and fits seamlessly into any practice’s restorative workflow. Hands on course Get ‘hands-on’ with digital impressioning, suitable for dentists, … Continued

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The GDC announces a new council member

The General Dental Council (GDC), the UK regulator of the dental profession, has announced a new council member. Catherine Brady has been appointed by the Privy Council and she took office on the 1 June 2015, she joins the council as a dental professional member. ‘I’m delighted to welcome Catherine to the council,’ GDC chair, William Moyes … Continued

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The BDA and the BMA stand shoulder to shoulder over cuts at PHE

The BDA and the BMA have responded jointly to the staffing review and suggested restructure at Public Health England (PHE). The decision to undertake a strategic review of PHE was made in April 2014 by the National Executive and the 2014-15 business plan, published in May 2014, originally stated PHE would ‘carry out a comprehensive strategic review … Continued

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The 911 implant removal kit

How to use A. Fixture remover Fixture capture screw: single use only. Do not use in case of a gap in fixture capture Remove the prosthesis of the fixture and the surrounding bone Select a fixture remover screw of the same size as the fixture internal screw. Use the Trox Diver to turn the screw clockwise … Continued

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Stop discarding extracted teeth

Did you know that human dentin has the same grafting properties as cortical bone? That’s why extracted teeth, a valuable organic material, can no longer be considered a clinical waste. Extracted teeth can be recycled as an autologous bone graft, which is considered the gold standard of grafting. For more information please visit www.kometabio.co.uk.

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Plan for success

When dental principals are planning their exit from the business they have spent many years of their lives building up, a certain amount of ‘naval gazing’ is expected. Admit it – who hasn’t spent at least an hour or two blissfully imagining those final moments when you walk out of the practice doors into the … Continued

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BDA claims trade union reform will undermine healthcare professionals

The British Dental Association (BDA) has criticised government plans it believes will undermine bargaining powers for healthcare professionals. The Government has pledged a new Trade Unions Bill as part of the legislative programme outlined in the Queen’s Speech and the BDA believes it will include restrictive measures on the right to strike for workers in ‘vital’ services, … Continued

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How to turn guests into members

Many practice marketing campaigns focus on attracting an influx of patients into the business, and the success of a campaign may be judged on the number of new patients who have registered at the practice. However, this method of measuring the success of any campaign is only a small element of the true return a … Continued