Sophie Hatton

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Win a place at the Simplyhealth Great North Run

Enter Simplyhealth Professionals’ free prize draw to be in with a chance of winning a place at the sold-out Simplyhealth Great North Run this September Would you like to secure a place at this year’s Simplyhealth Great North Run in Newcastle on 9 September? All places have sold out, but Simplyhealth Professionals is offering three … Continued

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NHS dentistry under the spotlight

In the second of a two-part article, Sophie Hatton reports back from Simplyhealth Professionals’ ‘If’ roundtable debate, which brought together several of UK dentistry’s key opinion leaders to discuss the future of NHS dentistry. Previously on Dentistry.co.uk we brought you part one of Simplyhealth Professionals’ ‘If’ (In Front) roundtable debate – a discussion focused on … Continued

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Putting the NHS under the spotlight

In the first of a two-part article, Sophie Hatton reports back from Simplyhealth Professionals’ second ‘If’ roundtable debate, which brought together several of UK dentistry’s key opinion leaders to discuss the future of NHS dentistry. With a new NHS dental contract originally scheduled to launch this year, but with no sign of resolution, clarity, or … Continued

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Onwards and upwards: the media, Botox, and regulation

In 2015, Carlotta Eden interviewed The Apprentice winner Leah Totton. Two years later, Carlotta caught up with Leah to see how the industry is moving forwards, and whether or not patient perception of cosmetic treatments is improving How have things changed for you since the beginning of 2015? I’ve had two major developments in my career: … Continued

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JCCP register set to launch on 1 March

The Joint Council for Cosmetic Practitioners (JCCP) will open its Practitioner Register and Register of Approved Training Providers on 1 March. Established in 2016, the JCCP is a body for self regulation of the surgical and hair restoration surgery sectors in England, including facial aesthetics practitioners.   The JCCP, under the leadership of Professor David … Continued

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Meet the Aesthetic Dentistry Awards 2018 finalists!

The Aesthetic Dentistry Awards 2018 finalists have been announced! Take a look to see if you made the cut. The awards ceremony takes place on Friday 23 March at the iconic Landmark Hotel in London. Have you got your tickets yet? Aesthetic Dentistry Awards 2018 finalists Orthodontics Adult Fixed Dipesh Parmar Ilias Marinopoulos Jigar Patel Murtuza … Continued

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Cosmetic surgery continues to make way for non-surgical treatments

The number of cosmetic surgery procedures conducted in the UK in 2017 fell by 8% compared to the previous year, due to the myriad of less invasive options available. That’s according to the latest statistics from the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS). ‘Data from the 2017 BAAPS Annual Audit shows that the number … Continued

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Forty per cent of Brits ‘unhappy with their teeth’

Forty per cent of the UK population are unhappy with the appearance of their teeth, according to a new survey, with nearly half (48%) planning to undergo cosmetic dental work. A survey of 666 participants by Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors found that of those who were unhappy with their teeth, 47% had already undergone some form … Continued

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The master of simplicity

Walter Devoto explains the Styleitaliano philosophy: beauty created by simplicity, backed by science What makes Italian aesthetic dentistry some of the best in the world? It’s no secret that Italian history is some of the widest and oldest, especially when talking about painting, sculpting, and music. Italians have developed a sense in these disciplines that … Continued

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Stacey Solomon regrets porcelain veneers

Stacey Solomon has expressed regret over porcelain veneer treatment, saying ‘They’re too big for my mouth’. At one point, viewers were concerned that her teeth were rattling, but it turned out to be the Loose Women presenter’s dangly earrings. Stacey previously told viewers that she suffered from osteoporosis when she was pregnant with youngest son Leighton, … Continued

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Government bans plastic microbeads – comment from Linda Greenwall

The UK has banned the manufacture of products containing plastic microbeads, in a move to combat plastic pollution of the world’s oceans. The landmark move will prohibit manufacturers of personal care and cosmetic products from adding tiny beads of plastic to products such as toothpastes, face scrubs, and shower gels. these products are often washed down the drain,and the tiny plastic pieces … Continued

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Andrew Chandrapal: on reflection

Just before he reached the end of his tenure as president of the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Andrew Chandrapal spoke to Sophie Hatton about the Academy’s achievements over the past year, and discussed the future of aesthetic dentistry in the UK Tell us a little bit about your background. How did you get into dentistry? I was born … Continued

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Aesthetic Dentistry Today’s women’s issue explained

Aesthetic Dentistry Today‘s managing editor, Sophie Hatton, explains the idea behind December’s special ‘women’s issue’.   To submit an article for publishing consideration in a future edition of Aesthetic Dentistry Today, email [email protected], or tweet @AesDenToday. To subscribe to Aesthetic Dentistry Today and earn three hours’ CPD per issue (six issues per year), call 01923 851 777 or click … Continued

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Aesthetic Dentistry Awards 2018: have you got your tickets?

The Aesthetic Dentistry Awards 2018 are just around the corner, and we want to make sure you’re ready for the only awardsceremony recognising clinical excellence in aesthetic dentistry! Taking place on 23 March 2018, the Aesthetic Dentistry Awards recognise excellence in the field of aesthetic restorative dentistry and facial aesthetics, and recognition by way of an … Continued

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Welsh government launches ‘Baby teeth do matter’ campaign

The Welsh government has launched a new campaign, ‘Baby teeth do matter’, to raise  awareness of the importance of adopting healthy dental habits early to prevent tooth decay. Speaking during a visit to Pontcare Medical Practice in Merthyr Tydfil in conjunction to the launch, health secretary Vaughn Gething commented: ‘While we’ve seen improvements in oral … Continued

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Liverpool named ‘Botox capital of the world’

Liverpool has been named the botulinum toxin capital of the world, according to new research. A new study presented at a meeting of the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) revealed that four out of five worldwide Google searches for non-invasive Botox procedures are now made from the UK. Of searches made in Britain, … Continued

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Female cosmetic patients seeking Trump-like treatments

Women are using non-surgical facial aesthetics to emulate Ivanka and Melania Trump, according to an article in the Guardian.  Cosmetic surgeon, Norman Rowe, based in Manhattan, NY, says that once a week patients visit him hoping to copy Ivanka and Melania’s features. Some female patients,  Rowe claims, are spending up to £30,000 on botulinum toxin and dermal … Continued

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Profession warns consumers to choose wisely as corrective procedures increase

  A new survey has revealed that nearly three quarters of aesthetic professionals providing treatments such as teeth whitening and botulinum toxin have had to correct to work of another practitioner.  The research, conducted by CCR Expo 2017, questioned 102 dentists, doctors, surgeons, nurses, dermatologists, and practice managers. Seventy-two per cent had previously had to correct … Continued

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The key to happiness

A true pioneer of cosmetic dentistry in the UK, Mervyn Druian speaks to Sophie Hatton about a career of innovation spanning nearly 50 years, and those that have influenced him along the way. Dr Mervyn Druian is a name that every UK dentist should be familiar with. If you don’t know him as international president of … Continued