28 organisations from across the dental sector have joined forces to launch a set of universal principles for good complaint handling today. The six core principles provide a simple template for best practice, helping professionals and patients to get the most from feedback and complaints, for the benefit of all.
The British Dental Industry Association (BDIA) has launched a new initiative, ‘Think Supplier, Think BDIA Member’ to remind the dental profession of the benefits of purchasing from BDIA member companies.
Dental Protection is reminding clinicians in the UK to maintain good clinical records and obtain full consent if a decision is made to use amalgam as a restorative material, ahead of changes to EU Regulations on its use
New evidence shows that adding calorie labels to menus and next to food in restaurants, coffee shops and cafeterias, could reduce the calories that people consume, although the quality of evidence is low
The regulator is consulting on proposals which aim to better explain how and why funds are used, to be clearer about how costs are allocated and to provide more certainty about the level of fee registrants can expect to pay.
A new charity has recently launched in Plymouth, with a vision to ‘inspire communities to achieve healthier smiles and positive lifestyles’. Well Connected has been created from the award-winning Peninsula Dental Social Enterprise’s Community Engagement team. The small, dedicated team at Well Connected comprise of experienced community engagement experts, an ...
The FGDP(UK)) has cautiously welcomed the deferral of a decision on whether to recommend the HPV vaccination to boys, but says the fight against the increasing prevalence of oral cancer hangs in the balance
Calcivis are currently recruiting for a new team of Dental Product Specialists to promote their innovative imaging system with opportunities nationwide. The Calcivis imaging system gives dental clinicians the ability to “see” active demineralisation on the tooth surface, helping them engage patients to follow oral care advice and enable the ...
New regulations came into effect on Saturday [1 July 2017] across the United Kingdom, banning the advertising of high fat, salt or sugar (HFSS) food or drink products in traditional media, online media and other sites where children make up over 25% of the audience
Public Health England (PHE) and the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) have just published “Everyday Interactions”, a report which aims to support healthcare professionals to record and measure their public health impact
The British Society of Dental Hygiene and Therapy (BSDHT) is calling local for authorities to utilise existing oral health services so that special attention can be paid to some of those most in need in our society, including the elderly and people in care homes.
The GDC will shortly outline initiatives to make the current system of regulation better for patients and fairer for dental professionals by shifting the balance of activity onto prevention as part of a series of wide-ranging proposals to improve dental regulation.
UK dental professionals are being invited to join a week-long volunteering trip in Moldova between May 13th and 20th 2017. The trip will involve working alongside a charity in the capital city of Chisinau and travelling to the impoverished region of Nisporeeni.
In a recent press release, circulated to the media, Michaela O’Neill, president BSDHT, says shocking figures should serve as a warning to the government, who must now invest time, money and energy into raising awareness of the importance of dental hygiene.
Teeth Team currently works with more than 9,000 children across the city of Hull, the programme visits schools and teaches children the importance of healthy diets, effective tooth brushing and regularly attending dental checkups.
According to the latest National Diet and Nutrition Survey (NDNS), published by Public Health England (PHE), children aged four to 10 years are consuming more than double the recommended amount of sugar, although consumption of sugary drinks has fallen compared to six years ago.
The European Federation of Periodontology (EFP) has released a statement concerning the recent media coverage across the developed world on the efficacy or otherwise of flossing to prevent gum disease.
BSDHT has circulated a press release to the general media in response to the BBC’s Fake Britain expose on fake teeth whitening companies and the unregulated individuals who carry out tooth whitening on an unsuspecting public. You can read it in full here:
Margaret Ross, Senior Lecturer for Dental Care Professionals and Programme Director BSc (Hons) Oral Health Sciences at Edinburgh Dental Institute has been awarded the Dental Faculty UK Gold Medal by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.
The Faculty of General Dental Practice (FGDP(UK)) and the Faculty of Dental Surgery are disappointed that the government’s new Childhood Obesity Action Plan has otherwise ignored oral health and failed to deliver Public Health England’s other recommendations to reduce the nation’s sugar intake
The Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine & Dentistry are seeking to attract PhD candidates of outstanding ability to join their exciting and rapidly expanding programme of internationally-rated research
The GDC’s annual report is now available online. Registrants can access details of its activities in 2015 and aspirations for the year ahead as it seeks to move forward with the work outlined in its roadmap Patients, Profession, Public and Performance.
Researchers from the University of Nottingham and the Wyss Institute at Harvard University have developed therapeutic synthetic, light-curable, biomaterials for dental treatments that support native dental stem cells inside teeth to repair and regenerate dentine.
Following the launch of revised ethical guidance on the use of social media by the GDC, the Dental Defence Union is reminding dental professionals about some of the pitfalls of using social media sites and professional networking forums.
From the science of snogging to spit crystals and tongue-casting, MOUTHY: INTO THE ORIFICE invites visitors to explore the hidden world inside the mouth and asks them consider their own relationship with this amazing portal of self-expression.
Following a review of the available evidence, the 11th European Workshop in Periodontology concluded: ‘There is evidence for beneficial effects from adjunctive use of anti-plaque chemical agents in […] preventing plaque accumulation…’, and subsequently managing gingivitis.
Back in 1989, BSDHT was known as the British Dental Hygienists’ Association (BDHA ) and, like today, was the only professional body representing dental hygienists in the United Kingdom. In that year, one of the burning issues of the day was the pay structure for Dental Hygienists, under the ...
The Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) launched the 3rd edition of its authoritative publication Clinical Examination and Record-Keeping at the BDA Conference on Friday 27th May. This is the first update to the guidelines since 2009.
Following a fatality in a dental patient, the MHRA has been prompted to publish a reminder about the potential drug interaction between miconazole and warfarin, in their monthly Drug Safety Update bulletin.
Millions of our patients are putting their oral health at risk by using household objects to clean between their teeth.Two thirds use something other than interdental brushes and floss.Bank notes, business cards and earrings have been found to be used dangerously often.
New report from Health Protection Scotland (HPS) This latest Healthcare Associated Infection Annual Report 2015 shows that, while rates of selected healthcare associated infections (HAI) have remained stable in Scotland in 2015, continued efforts to tackle HAI and antimicrobial resistance (AMR) are required to further reduce risk and ensure patient ...
To mark National Smile Month, The Wrigley Company is delighted to announce the launch of the Extra® Smile Back™ project – an initiative that celebrates the importance of protecting children’s confidence to smile by helping them maintain clean and healthy teeth
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The British Society of Dental Hygiene and Therapy (BSDHT) believes that NHS dentistry is failing patients due to the current targets put upon the profession. The BSDHT’s comments come following the release, last Friday, of research by the British Dental Association (BDA) which highlights how NHS dentistry is failing those ...
Almost half of British women say they are not getting enough sleep and don’t feel well-rested when they wake up (43% and 48%). According to the findings from a survey of over 4,100 UK adults, supported by the Sleep Apnoea Trust Association (SATA) and conducted by YouGov for ResMed Ltd, ...
No Smoking Day is fast approaching and takes place on Wednesday 9 March. In the lead up to the day, smokers are being encouraged to seek help and advice and stock up on quit aids such as patches and gumso they’re ready to make a quality quit attempt. One in ...
The GDC has published details of a Fitness To Practice (FTP) hearing concerning the deliberate use of counterfeit dental devices to be held on 18 January 2016.Through its award winning CSIDI campaign the BDIA has been working hard to raise the awareness of the dangers of counterfeit and non-compliant dental ...
With the New Year well and truly underway, what lies ahead for dentistry in the coming year? In a year which promises to shake up the future of the nation’s oral health for years to come leading oral health charity the British Dental Health Foundation has taken a look at ...
We all have patients whose periodontal health is suffering due to their smoking habit. As clinicians we have plenty of options as to how to best deal with the issue, some of which are: let them carry on losing their teeth, in blissful ignorance; bludgeon them with heaps of scientific ...
A research project run by Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry (PUPSMD) with the Family Nurse Partnership Programme has secured funding of £70,000 over three years from The Wrigley Company Ltd. This funding will support a PhD post for a hygienist or dental therapist to develop a programme ...
World Oral Health Day (WOHD) is celebrated every year on 20 March. Promoted by the FDI and supported by many organisations, this is an international day to celebrate the benefits ofa healthy mouth and to promote worldwide awareness of the issues around oral health and the importance of oral hygiene ...