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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90 seconds with…John Makin

In this video John Makin gives his strangest experience in dentistry as well as his ambitions for the future of the profession. John Makin John Makin qualified from Manchester Dental School in 1983 and has postgraduate diplomas in law and dental education. A former GDP, John has nearly 30 years’ experience of NHS and private … Continued

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Dental news you’ve missed this week

Missed out on this week’s dental news? No problem, here’s what happened over the past seven days… Kimberley Finlayson: 1967-2020 The passing away of Kimberley Finlayson, one of the co-founders of FMC, following a short illness has overshadowed the rest of the news this week. A driving force behind the scenes of the company, Kimberley’s … Continued

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90 seconds with…Barry Oulton

Here Barry Oulton explains why laughing gas was his route into dentistry and what his ambitions are for the future. Barry Oulton Barry Oulton qualified from the University of Leeds in 1993. Then he obtained his DPDS from Bristol University in 2001 and his masters level at the Aesthetic Advantage in West Palm Beach Florida. … Continued

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Coronavirus forces dental practice in Scotland to shut

Stewart and Stewart Dental Practice in Lanarkshire is closing temporarily after NHS Lanarkshire confirmed a coronavirus case at the practice. The practice is contacting patients who have been to visit the practice since confirming the case. Glasgow Live reports that the practice is informing all staff and given public health advice. ‘We want to reassure … Continued

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The Dental Innovation Symposium – introducing Mahrukh Khwaja

The Dental Innovation Symposium promises to give you the insight you need to grow your practice all under one roof. This two-day business event, held on the 1-2 May 2020, is for practices open to thinking differently and driving their dental business forward, delivering business workshops to delving deeper into individual focus areas such as … Continued

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Smokers more at risk from coronavirus

Smokers are at a greater risk from coronavirus, Professor Chris Whitty, chief medical officer for England, says. Answering questions from MPs, Professor Whitty highlighted how smoking damages the body’s ability to fight off infections. He pointed out that now might be a good opportunity to give up smoking. ‘For most respiratory infections, you worry about … Continued

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Clinical Health Technologies release official statement on coronavirus

In response to the many enquiries we have received regarding the effectiveness of Clinisept+ against coronavirus we are releasing this statement on coronavirus. Clinisept+ professional oral cleanser and hygienic rinse Clinisept+ has been rigorously and independently tested and proven to be highly effective in killing all enveloped viruses, including Coronavirus, in under 15 seconds. Clinisept+ … Continued

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British Orthodontic Society welcomes GDC’s stance on teledentistry

The British Orthodontic Society has cautiously welcomed the GDC’s statement earlier this week on ‘direct-to-consumer orthodontics’. In its statement, the GDC says direct-to-consumer orthodontics still requires face-to-face interaction. It also points out that orthodontic treatment is the practice of dentistry, requiring registration with the General Dental Council (GDC). ‘The British Orthodontic Society has made representations … Continued

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Government eases pressure on face mask shortage

The UK government will unlock stocks of face masks to ease the pressure on supply problems facing UK dentistry. It claims the Department of Health and Social Care has significant central reserves built up in preparation for Brexit. Government kept these stockpiles as part of the supply for hospitals, but out of reach for primary … Continued

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Are your patients suffering in silence?

Fifty per cent of patients suffering from dentine hypersensitivity don’t report their pain (Colgate Palmolive date on file). There are a number of possible reasons why patients may stay silent (Beaton, Freeman and Humphris, 2014) including them thinking ‘I don’t want to bother my dentist’ or ‘my teeth hurt sometimes, it must just be me’. This … Continued

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Research update: facial thread lifting

Aesthetic Dentistry Today explores the latest research on facial thread lifting. These abstracts have been compiled from a search on Pubmed using the keywords teeth whitening, teeth bleaching, and aesthetic. Facial thread lifting with suture suspension Tavares JP, Oliveira CACP, Torres RP, Bahmad F Jr (2017)Braz J Otorhinolaryngol 83(6): 712-719 Introduction The increased interest in … Continued

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Direct to consumer orthodontics still needs face to face interaction, GDC says

Direct to consumer orthodontics should still include face to face interaction before treatment begins, the GDC says. A recent growth in ‘teledentistry’ has led the dental regulator to state its position on the practice. It says that orthodontic treatment is the practice of dentistry, which requires registration with the General Dental Council (GDC). ‘We have … Continued

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North of England Dentistry Show coming to Manchester

The North of England Dentistry Show is heading to Manchester on the 11 July for its inaugural bow. The biggest dental exhibition in the region for years, the North of England Dentistry Show will be held at the Manchester Central conference centre. Furthermore, some of the key reasons to attend include: Completely free-to-attend Six lecture … Continued

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Oxfordshire plans to become first smoke-free county

Oxfordshire’s Health Improvement Partnership Board is discussing plans to become the first smoke-free county in the UK. Action on Smoking and Health believes smoking costs Oxfordshire residents £121.7m every year. Oxfordshire Tobacco Control Strategy outlines plans to become smoke free by 2025, becoming the first county to do so. Ansaf Azhar, Oxfordshire county council’s director … Continued

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How does the NHS prototype contract affect dental associates?

Bhavin Patel discusses how testing the NHS prototype contract affected him as an associate working at Woodford Dental Care. Watch the video under this article where Bhavin explains his experience working as an associate in a prototype practice. Woodford Dental Care decided to involve itself in the dental pilots in 2011. Before any involvement in … Continued

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Smiledirectclub’s chief clinical officer risks losing license to practise dentistry

Jeffrey Sulitzer, CCO for Smiledirectclub, risks losing his license after a two-year California dental board investigation. The state accuses him of violating state law, defrauding state dental regulators and acting with gross negligence towards patients. It also goes on to accuse Mr Sulitzer of ‘aiding and abetting’ Smiledirectclub in the unlicensed practice of dentistry. ‘We … Continued

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Dental product reviews – Enamel Pro Prophy Paste

Enamel Pro Prophy Paste, from Premier Dental Products Company, claims to offer a lustrous smile to your patients. Premier Dental says Enamel Pro Prophy Paste is the only prophy paste with ACP technology offering 31% more fluoride uptake. The innovative remineralisation paste is also uniquely formulated to deliver ACP (amorphous calcium phosphate). Three top doctors … Continued

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Action on Sugar calls for pre-mixed alcoholic drinks to fall under sugar tax

Pre-mixed alcoholic drinks sold in supermarkets contain up to nine teaspoons of sugar in 250ml, new research shows. Action on Sugar, who carried out the study, consequently believes the alcoholic drinks should now come under the sugar tax. It points to a double hit to consumer’s health, coming from both the sugar and the alcohol. … Continued