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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GDC receives a vote of no confidence from the GDPC

Leading dentists from the BDA’s (British Dental Association’s) General Dental Practice Committee (GDPC) have passed a vote of no confidence in the General Dental Council (GDC). The body, which represents UK general dental practitioners, voted unanimously in favour of the motion. The resolution stated that: ‘In view of the recent findings of the Professional Standards … Continued

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GDC pledges to put openness and honesty at the heart of healthcare

Regulators, including the General Dental Council (GDC), have recently pledged to do more to put openness and honesty at the heart of healthcare. Leaders of eight of the UK professional healthcare regulators have published a joint statement, setting out their commitment to a duty of candour for healthcare professionals. The common professional duty clarifies what … Continued

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The case for contract reform is now ‘irresistible’ according to the GDPC

The British Dental Association’s (BDA’s) General Dental Practice Committee (GDPC) met recently (10 October 2014) to debate changing the General Dental Practitioner contract in England. Chair John Milne updated the committee on discussions with the Department of Health on progress towards contract prototypes. The committee also welcomed the alternative contract reform (ACR) input from local dental committees into the debate … Continued

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Just over half of dental nurses have had a needlestick injury at some stage throughout their career

The survey of dental nurses in the UK and the Republic of Ireland showed that of those who said they’d received a needlestick injury in their career (51.2%), 60% had received more than one, with 11% saying they’d been injured in the past year. In terms of when their injury occurred, 41% of respondents who’d had a … Continued

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Smoking cessation

Roger Matthews investigates how having a smoking cessation service in your practice can not only help the on going oral and general health of your existing patients, but also bring new ones through your door. According to the most recent health service statistics, around 8.5 million people in the UK still smoke and 75% of … Continued

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Ensure the three As for ethical and effective sales

7connections explains how to sell effectively and ethically and how to ensure marketing is done in an efficient way. In order to increase patient acceptance of proposed treatment plans, a certain amount of ‘selling’ is sometimes required. This does not mean that aggressive tactics need to be employed – in fact, such an approach is … Continued

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Massive savings on magazines at FMC

Drop by stands E07/F05 at the BDIA Dental Showcase to pick up some massive savings on FMC’s range of subscription titles. The publisher of Dentistry magazine is offering 50% off all three- and five-year subscriptions to its range of leading clinical titles during the show only. That means showcase delegates can save £215 on the price of Private … Continued

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ADI presents honorary membership to Carl Misch at London ADI Study Club

The ADI committee were unanimous in their support of the suggestion of honorary membership being conferred on Carl E Misch. Philip Friel, ADI president, said: ‘Given the extraordinary contribution to implant dentistry globally, together with his unwavering support for the Association of Dental Implantology over a long number of years, this award is entirely appropriate in recognition … Continued

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Cleaning up decontamination

Dentistry’s Seb Evans went along to the launch of Dentisan’s new centre for decontamination education to see what is on offer. Decontamination is an integral part of every dental practice. An individual with experience and training is required to take responsibility for infection control and decontamination in the dental practice, as stated by HTM 01-05 … Continued

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Managing dentine hypersensitivity in the dental practice

Colgate Professional invites you to view a special learning broadcast delivered by Professor David Bartlett, head of prosthodontics at King’s College London Dental Institute. In this broadcast, you have the opportunity to learn how you can further help your patients with dentine hypersensitivity. Simply view and complete CPD (continuous professional development) questions to obtain one hour … Continued

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Lying awake under general anaesthetic

The RCoA and AAGBI carried out a study on awareness during general anaesthesia that has identified risk factors and consequences for patients, including long-term psychological harm. Accidental awareness is one of the most feared complications of general anaesthesia for both, patients and anaesthetists. Patients report this failure of general anaesthesia in approximately one in every … Continued

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More than half of dentists are worried they will not be able to adequately fund their retirement

New research by Wesleyan, the specialist financial services provider for dentists* found 52% of dentists fear they won’t have enough income to live comfortably in retirement. On average, they thought they would need £48,150 a year to live on. However, two thirds (67%) of dentists didn’t know how much income their pension arrangements would generate. Samantha Porter, … Continued

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Do you take dentine hypersensitivity seriously? Your patients do

Research conducted by Colgate shows that seven out of 10 consumers would switch to a dental practice that took their dentine hypersensitivity more seriously. The Colgate Sensitive Pro-Relief survey was conducted with 2,000 consumers and 100 dental practitioners in order to gauge the true extent of dentine hypersensitivity in the UK, and its impact on the nation’s oral … Continued