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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GDC gives advice for dental professionals on CPD quality

The General Dental Council (GDC) is reminding dental professionals to be proactive in assuring themselves that the verifiable continuing professional development (CPD) they undertake has adequate quality controls in place. This follows the GDC’s recent publication of an advice sheet on quality controls for verifiable CPD. The advice sheet provides guidance for dental professionals and … Continued

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Back by popular demand: Treatment Coordination Live!

Practice Plan introduces its Treatment Coordination Live! events and explains why you should attend. The dynamic duo are back! Laura Horton and Michael Bentley are once again teaming up with Practice Plan and Business of Dentistry events for another instalment of Treatment Coordination Live! Following the rave reviews from the previous Treatment Coordination Live! events, … Continued

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Thousands of patients recalled for tests after dentist breaches infection control procedures

Around 22,000 patients are being recalled to take tests for blood borne viruses after dentist, Desmond D’Mello, was alleged to have breached infection control procedures. Nottinghamshire Police is now also investigating after a woman died the same month after she was treated by Mr D’Mello. NHS England has said: ‘Our investigation demonstrates that acceptable infection control standards do not appear to … Continued

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Dentists have been urged to act swiftly if they have any concerns regarding child protection issues

The advice comes from UK-wide dental defence organisation MDDUS, which is frequently contacted by practitioners unsure of how to proceed when they suspect a child’s welfare is at risk. Rachael Bell, dental adviser to MDDUS, says: ‘We would ask all practitioners and their dental team to play their part in protecting children and vulnerable adults under … Continued

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Gaining Prestige on the internet

Prestige Dental is delighted to announce the launch of its new website. Offering an easy way to find out more and to purchase Prestige’s range of products it is well worth a visit – time and again. Products from brand-leading companies have been carefully selected and undergone rigorous investigation to ensure they conform to the … Continued

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Last minute places available for the ADI Focus Meeting

Implant dentistry has involved digital technology to varying degrees for many years. More recently, this area has advanced and enjoyed exponential growth with many and varied new technologies, interactions, techniques and processes being unveiled with consistent regularity. Such is the advancement in this field that digital technology can be seen to be involved in potentially … Continued

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Direct access – a fine balance

In another article from Dental Protection, dento-legal adviser, Joe Ingham, investigates if direct access is on the right track when it comes to patient care and the working patterns of the dental team. Dental Protection has experience of direct access in countries where it has existed for some time, such as Australia. The decision not … Continued

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First team pass pioneering dental ambassador scheme for adults with learning disabilities

The first team of people with learning disabilities to take part in a pioneering dental ambassador scheme have passed with flying colours. Six people from Plymouth People First who have learning disabilities have completed a programme of training conceived and provided by the Community Engagement Team at the Peninsula Dental Social Enterprise (PDSE). The programme … Continued

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Why go private?

Michelle Hardy explores the potential benefits of private practice for you, your team, your patients and the business. Recently, the BDA’s (British Dental Association’s) General Dental Practice Committee met to debate changing the new contract in England. During this meeting, John Milne, chair of the committee, commented: ‘We welcome the alternative contract reform contribution to the … Continued

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New research shows fruit drinks aren’t as good for us as we think

New research by Action on Sugar has shown over a quarter of seemingly healthy children’s fruit juices, juice drinks, smoothies surveyed (57 of the 203 products) contain the same amount or more sugars than Coca Cola, which contains five teaspoons of sugar per 200ml glass. With one in five children aged four-five and one in three children … Continued

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BDA UK Council adds its voice to concerns over GDC failings

The BDA’s (British Dental Association’s) UK Council is the latest body to condemn the General Dental Council’s handling of the annual retention fee (ARF) and its management of fitness-to-practise cases. The body, which represents dentists from all across the UK, voted unanimously on Saturday 1 November in favour of a motion that stated that the BDA’s … Continued

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Blue touch paper, black holes, red mist

Kevin Lewis looks at the results of the GDC consultation before looking at the NHS in search of better news. The fireworks should have started early this year, but as things turned out there was not the faintest glimmer of even a sparkler in sight. The GDC (General Dental Council) met on 30 October, about … Continued

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Book your tickets now for the Dentistry Awards

Book your tickets for dentistry’s biggest party and get ready for an explosive celebration of the very best in dentistry. The dentistry awards are a celebration of everything that is great in UK dentistry. The shortlist for the awards was recently revealed in the 2 October 2014 issue of Dentistry magazine. Tickets have been released … Continued

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An introduction to DPAS

DPAS introduces itself and explains what the company is, what it stands for and what it can offer you, including testimonials from customers.

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Dentists facing NHS pension payment delays

Dentists who apply for their NHS pension while erroneously listed on open NHS contracts could experience delays receiving their payments, warned Jon Drysdale. As an example, he cited a West Yorkshire dentist whose NHS pension was delayed because his former employer failed to notify several Local Area Teams (LATs) that he was no longer on … Continued

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Register now for GDP Ortho World

GDP Ortho World, at the Radisson Blu Portman Square, London, is where dental professionals come face to face with suppliers. Ensure you provide your clients with the latest technology, and stay one step ahead of the game. Discover the latest innovations in orthodontic treatment, learn how general dentists can incorporate orthodontics into their practice and … Continued

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A new whitening gel for sensitive teeth

Tony Beale looks at a new formula of whitening gel that can even be used on sensitive teeth. Whenever new dental products hit the market, there is always a certain amount of scepticism from dental professionals as to whether or not the products will live up to the claims made for them. Will they perform … Continued

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World Oral Health Day 2015 Smile for life campaign launched

FDI World Dental Federation is launching the World Oral Health Day 2015 (WOHD 2015) ‘Smile for life’ campaign to remind people everywhere about the importance of looking after their teeth and gums. World Oral Health Day is celebrated throughout the world on 20 March each year with a wide range of awareness-raising activities organised by … Continued