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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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

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Natural plant chemical, trans-chalcone, could help fight tooth decay, study shows

Oral care products containing trans-chalcone, which stops bacteria harming teeth, could help prevent decay, a study suggests. The natural product acts against harmful mouth bacteria and could improve oral health by helping to prevent the build-up of plaque, researchers say. ‘We were delighted to observe that trans-chalcone inhibited Sortase A in a test tube and stopped Streptococcus mutans biofilm formation,’ Dr Dominic … Continued

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Do more with less

Etching, bonding, filling in one step: possible with Constic, DMG’s new self-etching, self-adhesive flowable composite. This video shows how it works and what other advantages Constic has to offer. For more information please visit uk.dmg-dental.com.

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Veneer cementing with added value

A complete composite-based system designed especially for highly-aesthetic cementing of ceramic or composite veneers. Superb shade precision and removal of excess that could not be simpler. Practical application support with a user guide, video tutorial and expert hotline. Vitique provides the most comprehensive support yet for dentists in creating aesthetic veneer restorations. This video shows … Continued

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Top tips on financial lending to grow and improve your dental practice

Simon Walker, head of commercial sales at Wesleyan Bank, looks at what dental practices can do to make it easier to obtain a commercial loan to help their business. Changes to NHS funding mean many practices are having to look elsewhere for financing in order to grow and improve their businesses. Whether the funds are needed to renovate a surgery to comply … Continued

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Manchester United

Kevin Lewis reviews how the recent BDA Conference went and how he thinks it might have brought the profession together. I start to pen this column in the certain knowledge that I will already have alienated many of those reading it, and no doubt gravely irritated some others. What could be more natural than the … Continued

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Calls for judicious use of antibiotics in dentistry

The British Dental Association (BDA) is working with experts to combat the health risks from pathogens resistant to antibiotics. The consensus report sets out a comprehensive blueprint to help dentists play their part in the global fight against antimicrobial resistance (AMR), acknowledged as a worldwide threat to public health. ‘Dentistry accounts for around 10% of … Continued

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Dental therapists pledge support for ‘anti-sugar’ campaign

The BADT has pledged its support of an anti-sugar campaign from Action on Sugar. The British Association of Dental Therapists (BADT) believes that health professionals need to have a joined-up approach in tackling dental decay and related health issues caused by a high sugar diet. ‘There is a real appetite for change over the unnecessary and unhealthy … Continued

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Tesco’s plans for less sugar in drinks ‘a positive step’

Tesco has outlined plans to remove added sugar from its own-label children’s drinks and cut sugar levels across all of its own-label fizzy drinks. The Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) has welcomed a progressive reduction in the sugar content of food and drinks, believing it represents the most effective way to help tackle obesity and dental caries … Continued

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What is everyone talking about?

In the first in an ongoing series of articles, we have turned to see what is going on in the world of social media, to find out what’s trending and what isn’t. Below is what has happened over the last week that you might have missed out on. National Smile Month As you may well … Continued

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New partnership announced for Zhermack

In the continuing commitment to provide the best possible service to the customer, Zhermack is delighted to announce it now has an independent UK based repair centre. Fairlight Developments Ltd, based in West Sussex, is an authorised repair company for all Zhermack equipment, with decades of experience in the repair and maintenance of dental equipment with a turn-around time … Continued