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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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

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The benefits of a supportive dental supplier

Andrew Webber, practice manager at Pinhoe Dental Centre in Exeter, talks about the work they do at the practice, including the dedicated oral care education room. Pinhoe Dental Centre was established in 1948, with just a single surgery within a family home, and it has been providing dental care ever since. Some of our patients … Continued

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A warning on expense-sharing arrangements

Dentists who are in an expense-sharing arrangement are being encouraged to reflect carefully on their business status to avoid any risk of legal proceedings from the Care Quality Commission (CQC). You may be at risk if you think you registered as a partnership but are in an informal expense-sharing arrangement. The advice comes from Andrew … Continued

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Plymouth University claims three sustainability awards

Plymouth University is celebrating after winning a hat-trick of prizes at a higher education awards ceremony devoted to green issues and sustainability. The university won three Green Gown Awards – for enterprise, courses and learning, and food and drink. The event, held at Whitworth Hall, University of Manchester, and introduced by author and television presenter Simon Reeve, … Continued

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Updates to the GDC’s online register

Temporary registrants and visiting practitioners from EEA countries are now displayed on the General Dental Council (GDC) online register. The new Dentist Register Rules and DCP Regulations came into force on Saturday 1 November 2014. These rules and regulations required changes to the online register and the registrants groups were subsequently added. Temporary registrants are dentists … Continued

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Steep increase in demand for dental hygienists and therapists predicted

New research from CfWI (Centre for Workforce Intelligence) has indicated a likely steep increase in demand for dental hygienists, dental therapists, orthodontic therapists and dental nurses over the next 10 years. The research titled Securing the future workforce supply: Dental care professionals stocktake was jointly commissioned by Health Education England (HEE) and the Department of Health (DH) … Continued

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How 3D imaging technology can put you one step ahead

Tavom UK explains how 3D imaging can benefit your dental practice and your patients. While most clinicians are now recognising the benefits of going digital, 3D imaging is fast establishing itself as the benchmark for dentists who really want to take themselves and their practice one step further. When you have a powerful tool such … Continued

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Fluoride scheme for Southampton and south Hampshire scrapped

Health chiefs have ducked a decision on a controversial plan to put fluoride into tap water. Fluoridation was originally expected to be up and running in 200,000 homes in Southampton and south Hampshire this year, after a decision by the now-abolished strategic health authority (SHA). But the NHS shake-up that axed SHAs, passed responsibility to … Continued

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Academy achieves first milestone

Software of Excellence explains its new training and development programme after awarding 600 white belts to dental practice staff. In just a few short months Software of Excellence’s (SOE’s) Academy of Excellence has awarded more than 600 white belts to dental practice staff who have stepped up to the mark to help build their surgery … Continued

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Developing the managers of tomorrow with a dental apprenticeship scheme

Sparkle Dental Labs explains why the Trailblazer in Dental Health apprenticeship scheme is good news for both dentistry and your business. Thanks to the Trailblazer in Dental Health, launched under phase two of the Government’s new apprenticeships programme, talented young people will now have the opportunity to do an exciting apprenticeship in dental practice management. … Continued