GDC changes quality assurance for dentists’ education and training

27 Nov 2018

A major change for education providers

Latest NHS dental statistics reveal concerns for children

27 Nov 2018

Millions of children across England missing out on essential free dental care

Introducing Julie Deverick, BSDHT President

27 Nov 2018

Last Friday, during the Oral Health Conference in Telford, Julie Deverick was installed as the new President of BSDHT

A personal view… Perio with Deepak

21 Nov 2018

I’d heard the hype around the ‘Perio with Deepak’ course and needed to see what it was all about before I committed my time and money.

Sugar tax revenue helps tackle childhood obesity

21 Nov 2018

Soft drinks manufacturers and traders have paid an extra £153.8 million in tax since April, statistics published by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) reveal today.

Job Opportunities (until end December 2018)

21 Nov 2018

Jobs Vacancies available until end December 2018.

World Antibiotic Awareness Week

19 Nov 2018

Free resources available to help keep antibiotics working

The World’s Most Incredible Family Is Back!

19 Nov 2018

Encourage your younger patients to focus on fighting plaque with help from The Incredibles!

Free access to BDJ this month!

19 Nov 2018

During Mouth Cancer Action Month you can gain free access to the themed issue of the BDJ

Leaders from across the dental sector join forces to launch universal principles of good complaint handling

15 Nov 2018

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.

Mouth cancer cases rise by 135%

14 Nov 2018

An alarming number of us are unable to spot the early warning signs

DDU launches new member app

8 Nov 2018

The new app allows DDU members to access expert dento-legal advice 24/7

World Diabetes Day 14th November

8 Nov 2018

Are you at risk of developing diabetes?

International Stress Awareness Week 5th – 9th November

8 Nov 2018

Stress, depression or anxiety accounts for 15.4 million work days lost

They who dare .... Win!

29 Oct 2018

This is a tale of a #girlboss in the making (didn’t know what that was till recently, but I like it)!

Single use Plastic in Dentistry – the Three ‘R’s

29 Oct 2018

The vast majority of medical and dental waste goes into landfill

The Homeless and Inclusion Oral Health Conference

28 Oct 2018

Learn how you can get involved and take action to improve the oral health of people experiencing homelessness and social exclusion

HIV-Infected Hispanic adults face higher risks of HPV-related cancers

26 Oct 2018

HPV causes 10 percent of cancers among HIV-infected people in the United States

Herbs key in the fight against antimicrobial resistance 

26 Oct 2018

NIMH draws attention to the contribution herbal medicines can make towards countering infections

Strong teeth make strong kids

26 Oct 2018

Encourage parents to lead the way

Everyone has teeth so get involved! 

17 Oct 2018

Tell us what you think are the 10 most important research questions

9 in 10 dentists fear being sued by patients

17 Oct 2018

More marketing campaigns by ‘No Win No fee’ firms compared to five years ago,

They Did It!

17 Oct 2018

Five go forth and raise a whopping total of £38,064!

Showcase Delivered

16 Oct 2018

Nearly 10,000 attendees and more than 350 exhibitors

Shining examples in San Francisco

16 Oct 2018

Golden tickets to The 2018 California Dental Association Conference in San Francisco

Is the possibility of ‘re-growing’ our own teeth about to become a reality?

16 Oct 2018

Two new pieces of pioneering research offer hope

DDU introduces social media e-learning course

16 Oct 2018

Learn how to use social media ethically and effectively

Mouth Cancer Action Month

16 Oct 2018

Raise awareness of mouth cancer and communicate the importance of early detection

Dental Protection judicial review successfully overturns GDC warning over minor driving offence  

2 Oct 2018

Similar cases dealt with in a fairer and more proportionate manner in future

FGDP(UK) publishes revised Standards in Dentistry

2 Oct 2018

A guide to personal or practice-based quality assessment

Dentistry that promises a ‘happy ever after’

2 Oct 2018

Happy Kids Dental’s fantasy approach to oral care looks set to change children’s health – in true fairytale fashion

Offering facial aesthetics to our patients

1 Oct 2018

Claire Berry argues the case for hygienists and therapists providing facial aesthetics

Make complaining easy for patients 

1 Oct 2018

Complaints are common and it’s vital to know how to respond to them professionally and appropriately

Help The Confident Dentist and be in with a chance to win over £1,500 of training

1 Oct 2018

How do you communicate with your team and patients?

Revealed: Medicine and dentistry degrees have the best ‘value for money’

25 Sep 2018

14,046 full-time undergraduate students were surveyed to discover which university subjects/courses have the best ‘value for money’.

New study offers hope to people living with long-term pain

25 Sep 2018

A ‘Navigator Tool’ has been developed to encourage positive communication between people living with long-term pain and their GP or specialist

Individuals with Alzheimer’s disease are more often hospitalised after initiating antibiotic use

25 Sep 2018

Infections are a significant cause of hospitalisation in people with dementia

Call for positive action on school meals 

25 Sep 2018

Reduce excess sugar and ensure children and young people eat more fruit and vegetables

Launch of new denture guidelines sheds light on correct maintenance and cleaning

7 Sep 2018

NEW GLOBAL GUIDELINES have been announced to tackle the wealth of inconsistent and contradictory advice on the best care and maintenance of full dentures.

“A rep is here to see you…”

6 Sep 2018

How can I find the time for this? The rep leaves, and the Test Drive sits in the cupboard for a month.

Making connections to better children’s oral health

6 Sep 2018

Helping children to better understand the need for good oral hygiene gives them the tools they need to stay healthy as they grow up

Charity team set to conquer one of the UK’s highest mountains to raise money in the fight against mouth cancer

6 Sep 2018

A charity team is set to tackle the daunting Striding Edge challenge to raise money and help continue the fight against mouth cancer in the UK

New advice on Antibiotic Prophylaxis Against Infective Endocarditis

6 Sep 2018

A new publication from SDCEP: Implementation Advice on Antibiotic Prophylaxis Against Infective Endocarditis

Submit your poster today!

28 Aug 2018

Some great cash prizes are available so don’t miss the deadline!

Young woman receives total face transplant

28 Aug 2018

The Longest nap of my entire life

FGDP(UK) endorses new advice on antibiotic prophylaxis

28 Aug 2018

The Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme (SDCEP) has published implementation advice

HPV infection rates lower than expected

28 Aug 2018

However, smokers and those with more sexual partners are most at risk of infection

Get on Board with the #BoatBash!

28 Aug 2018

An event is in aid of dental charity BrushUpUK: an evening of fun, entertainment and gambling!

At the heart of health

28 Aug 2018

Many CVDs are preventable with some simple lifestyle changes

Are you CPD compliant?

28 Aug 2018

Today is the deadline for submitting your CPD statement to the General Dental Council

Additional benefits for BSDHT members

6 Aug 2018

The right policy for you?

Dental Showcase

6 Aug 2018

Why you should consider travelling to ExCel

Look to the future with the BSDHT

6 Aug 2018

Make sure you take advantage of Early Bird registration!

Diabetics face a higher risk of mouth cancer, with women in far more danger

3 Aug 2018

New research shows that women who suffer from diabetes face increased chance of developing mouth cancer

BSDHT Takes First Smiles to London

3 Aug 2018

‘Toothy Tuesday’ with Annette Matthews at Eldon Primary School in London

Oral health – where do we go from here? 

1 Aug 2018

Key opinion leaders brought together to agree a vision to improve patients' oral health

An Interview with…Anna Middleton

31 Jul 2018

My main challenge is to give my patients an excellent experience which makes them smile!

Effective diagnosis of persistent facial pain will benefit patients and save money

31 Jul 2018

There is a need to screen patients with a Graded Chronic Pain Scale (GCPS) to ensure those most severely affected receive specialist care quickly

Free online CPD: Alcohol (Identification and Brief Advice) for dental teams

31 Jul 2018

Evidence has shown that providing simple alcohol advice results in significant and sustained reductions in weekly drinking

Dental Industry Sepsis Campaign

27 Jul 2018

Preventable deaths: an exploration of sepsis to develop clinical understanding and improve practice

GSK in partnership with Smile Train

27 Jul 2018

Changing the lives of children born with clefts

Update from the Manchester Exemptions Campaign event

27 Jul 2018

Thank you to all delegates who battled the inclement weather to attend

Breath tests may allow for earlier detection of pancreatic cancer

18 Jul 2018

Published today, study indicates that breath analyses may help detect pancreatic cancer earlier, when curative treatments may be possible

Why Attend?

18 Jul 2018

A few reasons why dental teams should attend Dental Showcase

Which strategies help cut consumption of sugary beverages in young children?

18 Jul 2018

In a paper published today, analysis included 27 studies that were conducted exclusively among children aged 0 to 5 years to reduce consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages

A victory in the fight against HPV

18 Jul 2018

BSDHT happily welcomes the decision reached by the DoH concerning the extension of the HPV vaccine to boys under the national programme

Elite athletes’ performance negatively impacted by oral disease

16 Jul 2018

Oral health should be an integral part of sports medicine

All bases covered at OHC 2018

16 Jul 2018

Learn about the use of the new classification system for periodontal and peri-implant diseases that was released during Europerio 9 in Amsterdam, June 2018

Antibiotic resistance among patients with severe gum disease is increasing

16 Jul 2018

Trend raises concern over the indiscriminate use of antibiotics in periodontal treatment

What has Aviation got to do with Dentistry?

16 Jul 2018

Lessons from The Cockpit

Articaine proven as safe as Lidocaine for dental procedures

13 Jul 2018

Study results found that articaine did not cause increased neurotoxicity or delayed responsiveness in human-derived cells as compared with lidocaine

Plymouth becomes first dental school to gain Royal College of Surgeons’ centre accreditation

13 Jul 2018

The RCS provides a quality mark for surgical education and, having achieved centre accreditation, the mark applies to all of the dental school’s educational programmes.

Innovating implant dentistry – a team approach

12 Jul 2018

DHContact caught up with Juliette Reeves to get the inside scoop on the importance of team work in the field of implant dentistry

NHS70 – Seven facts for seven decades

5 Jul 2018

How the NHS has evolved since it sprang into being on July 5, 1948, and the changing health and lifestyles of the population

High-quality evidence that all forms of NRT help increase chances stopping smoking

5 Jul 2018

This updated Cochrane Review adds 18 new studies to when it was last updated in 2012

From Sara Hurley CDO, England: Notice on the restrictions of use and disposal of dental amalgam  

5 Jul 2018

All clinicians need to be aware of the European Union Regulation 2017/852 regarding the use and disposal of mercury

New research finds link between gum disease and erectile dysfunction

5 Jul 2018

Men who suffer from periodontal disease are twice as likely to have erectile dysfunction

Will banning plastic straws affect the nation’s oral health?

5 Jul 2018

Plastic straws may be banned in the UK from as soon as 2019

Poster Time!

5 Jul 2018

Entries are now being accepted for the BSDHT Annual Poster Competition, sponsored by Waterpik

How your favourite tipple could be changing the bacteria in your mouth… and it’s not good news!

29 Jun 2018

Just one alcoholic drink a day changes the balance of bacteria in the mouth and can lead to a range of diseases from tooth decay to cancer, a new study has revealed.

Review helps clinicians understand dental implant complications

29 Jun 2018

A recent study in the current issue of the Journal of Oral Implantology examines current scientific literature to gain a better understanding of peri-implantitis

Fluoride added to water supplies confirmed as SAFE, according to landmark research  

29 Jun 2018

Local authorities from across the United Kingdom should add fluoride to water supplies, following new research confirms it has no negative effects

Grant to develop chair-side test for periodontal disease

29 Jun 2018

A chair-side test that could help to identify periodontal diseases before they present symptoms could be closer to reality

Don’t miss the OHC Early-bird discount!

29 Jun 2018

Discounted entrance fee still available for what is expected to be another outstanding event

Oral health – where do we go from here? 

29 Jun 2018

Key opinion leaders come together for the OH! Panel

Think supplier, think BDIA member

28 Jun 2018

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.

Government announces new measures to halve childhood obesity by 2030

28 Jun 2018

New measures to halve the number of obese children by 2030 have been announced by Health and Social Care Secretary Jeremy Hunt

Good record keeping key in phase-down of dental amalgam

28 Jun 2018

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

 Smoking influences the efficacy of non-surgical periodontal treatment

28 Jun 2018

Results of a study presented at EuroPerio9 found that smoking impacts periodontal healing after non-surgical treatment

 Healthy diet significantly reduces gum disease

28 Jun 2018

According to a study presented at EuroPerio9, just four weeks of a healthy diet can significantly reduce gingivitis.

Periodontal and peri-implant diseases and conditions: New classification

28 Jun 2018

A new global classification system for periodontal health, diseases and conditions, as well as peri-implant diseases and conditions, has been announced at the EuroPerio9

Strong teeth make strong kids!

15 Jun 2018

A third of 12-year-old children are too embarrassed to smile or laugh due to the condition of their teeth

The generous Tooth Fairy: £23.7M under the pillows of the nation’s children

15 Jun 2018

British children receive almost £24m each year from the Tooth Fairy, according to the results of a new nationwide survey

Gum disease and coronary artery disease share genetic basis

15 Jun 2018

Results of a meta-analysis to be presented at EuroPerio9 explores common molecular pathway to both diseases 

Stonehaven HyGenius scoops national award

4 Jun 2018

SCOTLAND’S Trish Maitland has been announced as a winner of Nominate A Smile – a UK-wide search to find special individuals who deserve recognition for their impact in the community.

 The cost of looking after your oral health

4 Jun 2018

Average Brit spends £196 every year…and that doesn’t include dental visits!

EuroPerio9 full scientific programme online

4 Jun 2018

The EuroPerio9 full scientific programme is online today, including abstracts.  It can also be consulted on the EFP App.

Spoilt for choice

31 May 2018

Dental Hygienists and therapists were spoilt for choice at the Dentistry Show 2018, with this year’s programme more educational and inspiring than ever before.

All Smiles Ahead for BSDHT!

22 May 2018

Were you there?

Forever Learning

22 May 2018

Dental Showcase: 4-6 October, ExCel in London's Docklands

Integrate breath biopsy into your clinical practice

22 May 2018

A short 10 minute webinar gives an overview of the science behind breath biomarkers and explains how you can incorporate breath biomarkers into your own clinical practice

Charity uncovers overwhelming support for ban on sale of energy drinks for under 16’s

22 May 2018

The Oral Health Foundation is calling for an immediate wholesale ban on the sale of energy drinks to under 16’s in the United Kingdom.

Nutritional labelling for healthier food or non-alcoholic drink purchasing and consumption

22 May 2018

With recent changes to nutritional labels in the US, UK and other countries, this Cochrane Review offers timely evidence

New website gives opportunities for everybody to campaign for better oral health

16 May 2018

The Oral Health Foundation has relaunched its website, giving its supporters more opportunities to be actively involved in raising awareness of important causes

BSP takes part in European Gum Health Awareness Day

16 May 2018

The BSP has launched a campaign called ‘A Lifetime of Smiling’ aimed at raising awareness of gum health and its implications during pregnancy and childhood.

Mission (Im)Possible

16 May 2018

Five dental business consultants are cycling almost 1,000 miles in fifteen days to raise funds for Cancer Research, Bridge2Aid and BrushUpUK

Partnership to protect those First Smiles

2 May 2018

Coordinated local community campaign launched to improve oral health awareness in the young

Association of Dental Groups (ADG) confident that more can be done

2 May 2018

While action is being taken in the form of Sugar Tax, the Check by One campaign and programmes such as Teeth Team, more can always be done

Convenient CPD and guidance

2 May 2018

BSDHT can help you to see how you should be focusing your CPD in the future

Parents shocked and confused over sugar in yogurts

25 Apr 2018

A NEW public health campaign in Liverpool is warning that so-called healthy yogurts could be tipping children over their daily sugar limit

Safeguarding children

25 Apr 2018

Do you know what safeguarding training you need?

Mind Your Back – tackling back pain five S.T.E.P.S. at a time

25 Apr 2018

Manage your back pain in five simple S.T.E.P.S.

New Diabetes Library Launched

18 Apr 2018

A new online resource providing patients with detailed, accessible and easily comprehendible information

Passive Vaping: A guide for parrots

12 Apr 2018

Brilliant new film released today on the health effects of secondhand vapour

Extended Duty Courses at Bristol Dental Hospital

11 Apr 2018

Bristol Dental Hospital is running courses in Local Anaesthetic Administration, Impressions and Temporary Dressing placement later this year

Come and meet the team on stand P65 at The Dentistry Show

11 Apr 2018

BSDHT will be at The Dentistry Show - come and chat!

Stress-busting at the British Dental Conference and Dentistry Show 2018

10 Apr 2018

Marina Harris will be presenting “Stress within our profession – stop beating ourselves up about it!” at the The Dentistry Show 2018

#childhealthmatters

10 Apr 2018

A survey by The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) and Mumsnet reveals difficulty accessing free oral health care and lack of awareness of dental checks for 1 year olds

Join us for Smile in Pink 2018

10 Apr 2018

bridge2aid want you to Smile in Pink to raise both funds & awareness for millions of people in East Africa

BSDHT release statement about the Sugar Tax

6 Apr 2018

The BSDHT has widely circulated a statement regarding the introduction of the sugar tax

Pregnancy Matters!

6 Apr 2018

The BSP has placed on their website a range of educational material to help patients understand the symptoms and risks associated with periodontal disease during pregnancy

Current global shortage of hepatitis B vaccine

6 Apr 2018

Continued constraints are expected this year due to the backlog of people (including some healthcare staff and students) whose vaccination was deferred last year

Finding the perfect balance

6 Apr 2018

Deborah Lyle will be presenting several lectures to dental hygienists and dental therapists across the two days of the Dentistry Show 2018

Calling all BSDHT members!

3 Apr 2018

Three grants are now available for you to make a difference to your community!

A fun and worthwhile campaign

3 Apr 2018

BSDHT First Smiles 2018 needs YOU to get involved!

New water fluoridation report paves way to eliminating children’s dental health crisis in England

27 Mar 2018

Public Health England (PHE) has now published Water fluoridation: health monitoring in England 2018

Non-smokers are much more likely than smokers to develop mouth cancer if they show early warning signs  

27 Mar 2018

New research has discovered that non-smokers face a substantially higher risk of developing mouth cancer than smokers if they have precancerous lesions in their mouth

 Gum disease having devastating impact on general health and well-being

20 Mar 2018

World Oral Health Day – Tuesday 20 March 2018- a new report has revealed the widespread and devastating impact of oral disease on general health and wellbeing

Calling all innovative dental hygienists and therapists!

20 Mar 2018

Innovative dental hygienists and therapists are invited to join Phase 4 of the Clinical Entrepreneurial programme - applications open from 05 March to 31 March 2018

Helping refugees understand the importance of oral health

20 Mar 2018

British Red Cross volunteers have received ‘Dental Champion’ training to help them promote good oral health among refugees

The tooth about old wives’ dental tales

14 Mar 2018

New study presents evidence for causal links between the number of natural children and missing teeth

BSDHT Launches First Smiles 2018

1 Mar 2018

This year’s First Smiles campaign will take place around the country on Friday 15th June 2018

New opportunities for dental hygienists and dental therapists

1 Mar 2018

Industry Qualifications (IQ) entry criteria for the Level 7 Certificate in Injectables in Aesthetic Medicine, now recognises dental hygienists and dental therapists

GDC: consultation proposing changes to the way it quality assures education and training 

1 Mar 2018

The GDC is proposing changes to the way it quality assures education and training leading to registration for dental professionals

International HPV Awareness Day: Everything you need to know about the world’s most common STI

1 Mar 2018

Sunday 4 March is International HPV Awareness Day, a global event aimed at raising awareness and preventing cancers caused by HPV

New Cochrane Review: nutritional labelling on menus may reduce calorie intake

1 Mar 2018

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

Dentacoin and dentistry

1 Mar 2018

Floss Bar, a New York-based company, is aiming to make routine dental care by dental hygienists easily accessible to everyone

Drinking fruit tea between meals risks erosion of teeth

27 Feb 2018

Consuming acidic drinks between meals increases the chance of moderate or severe tooth erosion, eleven-fold

The definitive guide to illegal tooth whitening

27 Feb 2018

To improve public awareness around the legalities of tooth whitening, the Oral Health Foundation has put together a definitive guide on unscrupulous tooth whitening

Exciting times for the BSDHT

27 Feb 2018

With so much going on right now, these are exciting times for our organisation.

Updated radiography guideline

26 Feb 2018

The FGDP(UK)’s  Selection Criteria for Dental Radiography has been updated following the implementation of revised regulations on the use of ionising radiation - free online

GDC’s Patient and Public Survey reveals satisfaction remains very high

26 Feb 2018

67% of those who visit the dentist at least once a year say they are ‘very satisfied’ - an increase of six percentage points over the last five years.

GDC launches consultation on new approach to setting fees

26 Feb 2018

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.

Dental Hygienist donates kidney to a patient

22 Feb 2018

A Dental Hygienist has donated a kidney to a patient when he told her about his condition during a routine dental appointment. The 62-year-old credits a dental appointment with saving his life.

National Smile Month set to put a smile on your face

22 Feb 2018

National Smile Month takes place between 14 May and 14 June this year.

Print your CPD certificates now or you may lose out!

22 Feb 2018

dentalrepublic.co.uk will no longer be accessible after 31 March 2018

Your support is needed!

22 Feb 2018

We are here to present and fight for the profession – help us continue by pledging your support today!

e-cigarettes: learn how to help smokers quit

8 Feb 2018

A new online training module has just been launched: E-cigarettes- a guide for healthcare professionals

A national project with a chance for all DCPs to get involved!  

8 Feb 2018

Become part of a national network of digital enabled DCP and gain experience in digital technology, information sharing, leadership and management

HPV is not gender specific!

8 Feb 2018

Please support the cause and help us to spread the word

Access the new online module for Sensodyne Rapid Relief

8 Feb 2018

Following the recent launch of NEW Sensodyne Rapid Relief a new distance learner module is now available online. An opportunity to earn up to 1.5 hours fully certifiable CPD.

Sneezes can travel nearly three metres - students underline NHS message to help contain flu

30 Jan 2018

Second-year Dental Therapy and Hygiene students have delivered a workshop to young adults with mild learning difficulties on cross-infection and how bacteria can be kept at bay 

Could a simple text message help beat mouth cancer?

30 Jan 2018

New research has shown that regular text message reminders can be an effective way of combating mouth cancer

In their own words: Elderly people reveal what stops them visiting the dentist

30 Jan 2018

First hand accounts from elderly people have revealed what is really getting in the way of them making regular visits to the dentist

The EFP calls for action  to reduce the burden of tooth decay and gum disease

30 Jan 2018

A new website (perioandcaries.efp.org) has been launched to provide recommendations for health professionals, researchers, policymakers and the public

Introducing Lunos – A New Premium Prophylaxis System

30 Jan 2018

The new premium prophylaxis brand Lunos® covers a range of products that combine to form a cohesive system, offering unique advantages over existing products

Statistics for child extractions in England raise concerns

30 Jan 2018

BSDHT has circulated a press release highlighting its concern about the growing numbers of children's extractions

HPV Action - boys’ immunisation programme delayed!

30 Jan 2018

The first step towards a boys' immunisation programme has been delayed indefinitely

Donation helps to protect Cambodian children’s teeth

5 Jan 2018

2,000 units of fluoride varnish have been donated for Dentaid to use on its projects around the world

What can we do to increase the life expectancy of our patients’ enamel?

5 Jan 2018

View this webinar for yourself and earn up to 1 hour of CPD

New model of CPD comes into force for UK professionals

5 Jan 2018

The GDC has launched its new model of CPD

Dental Hygienist wins clinical case study award

21 Dec 2017

A dental hygienist working in Edinburgh, who started her career in Melbourne, Australia, has won BioMin’s 2017 Clinical Case Study Award

Detecting demineralisation to prevent decay

21 Dec 2017

It may now be possible to inhibit the progression of oral disease

British Liver Trust urges people to sign up for Dry January

21 Dec 2017

The benefits of giving up alcohol are astounding: 49% of people lose weight, while 62% sleep better and a whopping 79% save money!

New grants available from BSDHT and Wrigley Company Foundation

14 Dec 2017

BSDHT is delighted to be collaborating with the Wrigley Company Foundation to offer members the opportunity to apply for community service grants

Over 50s with fewer than 20 teeth at higher risk of musculoskeletal frailty

14 Dec 2017

Tooth loss may contribute to musculoskeletal frailty in the over 50s, with those with fewer than 20 teeth being at greatest risk

Jabs for the Boys!

14 Dec 2017

BSDHT is delighted to be supporting a new campaign launched today

To scale or, not to scale?

5 Dec 2017

Recent findings of the iQuad team from Dundee and Newcastle Universities questions the benefits of a routine scale and polish

FGDP(UK) to publish implant dentistry standards

4 Dec 2017

The Faculty of General Dental Practice UK (FGDP(UK)) has announced that it will be publishing new national standards on implant dentistry next year

Natural tooth repair method can also be used on common cavities

4 Dec 2017

A new method of tooth repair through stimulating the renewal of living stem cells in tooth pulp has been discovered by a team of researchers at King’s College London

Speeding progress toward a cavity-free future

4 Dec 2017

A new report finds that convincing policymakers of the economic benefits of tackling dental caries, is one of the key steps required to accelerate progress towards a “cavity-free world”

UK liver disease burden: the crisis we can’t afford

1 Dec 2017

UK liver disease burden is continuing to rise, blighting the poorest groups and lowering economic productivity

Vulnerable people in Blackpool receive dental treatment on Dentaid mobile dental unit

1 Dec 2017

Homeless and vulnerable people in Blackpool have received essential dental treatment onboard a mobile dental unit operated by the charity Dentaid

Jimmy Steele - An ever-lasting dental legacy

1 Dec 2017

BSDHT passes our sincere condolences to the family of Professor Jimmy Steele CBE

Plymouth Welcomes a New Charity to Help Us get 'Well Connected'

30 Nov 2017

​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 ...

Cochrane: fluoride supplements in pregnant women

20 Nov 2017

Cochrane systematic review concludes that there is no evidence that fluoride supplements taken by women during pregnancy are effective in preventing dental caries in their offspring

FGDP(UK) says oral cancer fight hangs in the balance as JCVI defers decision on HPV

20 Nov 2017

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

December jobs vacancies

20 Nov 2017

New opportunities in December now available!

Is green the new red?

10 Nov 2017

In the fight to get to suspicious lesions early there is a new kid on the block, and a rather smart kid with Italian style as it turns out

BSDHT Announces Dr Leatherman Award Winner

10 Nov 2017

At The OHC in Harrogate, Patricia Macpherson was announced as the worthy recipient of this year’s Dr Leatherman Award

BSDHT Presents Student of the Year Award

10 Nov 2017

Student of the Year was awarded to Madelaine Pearce

The PSA concludes the GDC has met 23 out of 24 of its standards

10 Nov 2017

The Professional Standards Authority (PSA) has concluded that the General Dental Council (GDC) has met 23 out of 24 of its standards in 2017, following its annual review.

GDC publishes first analysis of fitness to practise case data

10 Nov 2017

The GDC has carried out an in-depth statistical analysis of its fitness to practise data

Become an antibiotic guardian

10 Nov 2017

Antimicrobial resistance is a global problem that leads to antibiotics no longer being effective in treating even simple infections

Large disparities in survival for patients with HPV-associated cancers

10 Nov 2017

A new study found large disparities by sex, race, and age in survival for patients diagnosed with different cancers caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV)

Study provides clues to body’s defence against common oral infection

10 Nov 2017

The new findings, published in the journal Science Immunology, could eventually lead to better treatments for oral thrush

Stark difference in dental health between the north and south of England

10 Nov 2017

There is a divide in good dental health between northern and southern England as well as rich and poor, according to a new report published by the Nuffield Trust and the Health Foundation

UK’s brushing deficit and ‘orphan teeth’ revealed

1 Nov 2017

New survey also shows shocking lack of guidance on tooth brushing as Brushlink, a smart ‘tracker for teeth’ is launched  

Portsmouth hailed as a trailblazer for dental training

29 Oct 2017

Officially opening the site, Dr Sara Hurley said other universities could take a leaf out of Portsmouth’s book when it came to training future dental practitioners

Pregnancy gingivitis: an issue for millions of women

29 Oct 2017

The EFP launches a European awareness campaign on oral health and pregnancy

Launch of 2017 Blue Ribbon Appeal to bring fight to mouth cancer

29 Oct 2017

In aid of the upcoming Mouth Cancer Action Month, the campaign’s charity organisers have today launched their Blue Ribbon Appeal to help spread vital awareness of the disease

BDIA leads EU initiative on Brexit

26 Oct 2017

The BDIA and FIDE, as the trade associations representing the dental industry in the UK and Europe, have today issued a joint letter outlining their priorities for the ongoing Brexit negotiations

BSDHT CALCIVIS Prize Winner Announced

26 Oct 2017

Lucky winner of a weekend conference pass and accommodation for the BSDHT OHC in Harrogate, courtesy of CALCIVIS.

Dentist removed from register for cross infection failings

26 Oct 2017

Dentist struck from register for multiple failings involving wide-ranging cross-infection control, standard of care to patients and record keeping

The GDC: an update on Case Examiners

19 Oct 2017

A report on the impact of the new team, six months on  

MHRA works with the BDIA to raise awareness of fake dental equipment with #FakeMeds campaign

19 Oct 2017

Who is buying and selling fake dental equipment? Where does it come from?

Public health guidelines for oral health are not aligned with today’s eating habits

19 Oct 2017

Eat, Drink, Think: a new report on the eating and drinking habits, and current oral health routines, of UK adults

FGDP(UK) publishes new guidance on dementia-friendly dentistry

19 Oct 2017

The Faculty of General Dental Practice UK (FGDP(UK)) has published new guidance on the practice of dentistry for patients with dementia

Dental charities launch joint fundraising appeal

19 Oct 2017

Leading dental charities Bridge2Aid and Dentaid have launched a joint fundraising campaign to ensure more vulnerable people around the world can access dental care

Hold that smile!

12 Oct 2017

British Orthodontic Society launches patient campaign to promote lifelong retainer wear

The GDC publishes a suite of support materials for Enhanced CPD

12 Oct 2017

New series of guidance documents and templates for dental professionals available ahead of launch of enhanced continued professional development (ECPD) next year

CQC findings highlight dental teams’ dedication and professionalism

12 Oct 2017

The annual State of Care review provides a positive reflection on the state of dentistry, and is recognition of the dedication and professionalism of dentists and dental practice teams across England

A winning smile is key to success!

5 Oct 2017

Smiling is cited as one of the most powerful ways to use body language to influence people.

Consumers need reassurance about the nutritional content of food and drink

5 Oct 2017

In the UK, only 39% of consumers feel well-informed about what food and drink products are best for them

Help eradicate HPV-related cancer

5 Oct 2017

Oral-B invites you to participate in a ‘Patient Evaluation Programme’ (PEP) and will donate £5 to HPV Action for every completed form returned by the end of March 2018

Global experts gather in Madrid to discuss future of implant dentistry

29 Sep 2017

The European Association for Osseointegration (EAO) congress will take place in Madrid, Spain next month and is expected to attract over 5,000 delegates

Experts demand clarity from government on post Brexit school milk

29 Sep 2017

Expert organisations have called on the Government to end uncertainty about the future of milk in primary schools, by committing to replace the European School Milk Scheme after Brexit

NIHR funds research to evaluate the health impacts of the new sugar tax on soft drinks

29 Sep 2017

Britain is the first county to try this type of sugar tax and researchers aim to evaluate the effects of the initiative on health, society and on the economy

Mobile dental unit comes to Dewsbury

26 Sep 2017

People in Dewsbury who are finding it difficult to access dental care are receiving free treatment on a mobile dental unit operated by the charity Dentaid

Adults can get their teeth into revolutionary new device  

26 Sep 2017

A dental student has invented the world’s first adult teether - to combat the agony of problem wisdom teeth

People are reluctant to use public defibrillators to treat cardiac arrest

26 Sep 2017

A study led the University of Warwick suggests that people are reluctant to use public access defibrillators to treat cardiac arrests

BSDHT Support Dental Check by One

26 Sep 2017

BSDHT gives its support to the Dental Check by One campaign

New mineralising fluoride-free toothpaste launched

21 Sep 2017

A new Fluoride-free toothpaste, formulated to adhere to the tooth surface and slowly release Calcium and Phosphate ions, has just been launched by BioMin Technologies

NIHR funds research to evaluate the health impacts of the new sugar tax on soft drinks

21 Sep 2017

NIHR researchers have launched a pioneering study to evaluate impact of the UK Government’s forthcoming tax on sugary drinks

A True Milestone: BSDHT Opens New Offices

21 Sep 2017

New BSDHT Offices officially opened in Rugby

How will ECPD affect you?

21 Sep 2017

August 2018 will herald a new enhanced Continuing Professional Development (ECPD) scheme for dental care professionals

Woman pleads guilty to illegal teeth whitening in Doncaster

21 Sep 2017

The GDC has made another prosecution of illegal tooth whitening

Consultation: GDC to shorten a stage of Fitness to Practise investigations

21 Sep 2017

Have your say on the streamlining of the fitness to practise investigation process

BSDHT Accreditation

21 Sep 2017

Do you provide educational programmes for dental hygienists and dental therapists?

Encouraging First Smiles

7 Sep 2017

Thank you to all who got involved in this year’s First Smiles campaign!

Submit your poster today!

7 Sep 2017

There are some great cash prizes available – the winner will receive £500 of vouchers plus glass ware and the runner up £250 of vouchers, with a student prize of £250 of vouchers also availabl.

Queen’s research shows aspirin could repair caries

7 Sep 2017

Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast have discovered that aspirin could offer an alternative solution to restoring a tooth affected by decay

Dental team brings smiles in the Philippines

5 Sep 2017

The Dentaid team treated 383 children including many who had been suffering long-term dental pain and needed extractions

Get help with spotting periodontal disease, from DDU and BSP  

5 Sep 2017

Allegations of failure to diagnose or treat periodontal disease account for about 10% of claims notified to the DDU each year and some claims can reach £220,000 in compensation and legal costs.

Mark your calendar for exciting OHC 2017

5 Sep 2017

On the theme of “More to the Mouth”, it will address the importance of taking a holistic approach to treating patients instead of focusing only on clinical intervention

Annual NHS dental statistics published

31 Aug 2017

Figures have been released today by NHS Digital1 about all patients who received NHS dental care in England during the last financial year

FDI releases chairside guide with a focus on caries prevention

31 Aug 2017

FDI World Dental Federation has issued a chairside guide to advise clinicians on restorative interventions with their patients

New guidelines on pregnancy and oral health

31 Aug 2017

Research reveals that gingivitis in pregnancy is much more prevalent than previously thought 

Periodontitis and cognitive decline in Alzheimer’s Disease

24 Aug 2017

Is periodontitis associated with increased dementia severity and a more rapid cognitive decline in sufferers of Alzheimer’s disease?

Unique mentorship opportunity available now!

24 Aug 2017

A unique opportunity has arisen for a newly qualified to hone your skills and learn from an experienced mentor

GDC: Check the strength of DIY tooth whitening products

24 Aug 2017

Man prosecuted for selling kits with hydrogen peroxide levels 58.8 times over the legal limit

Dental Product Specialists- Recruiting now!

18 Aug 2017

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 ...

GDC publishes conflicts of interest case study

15 Aug 2017

While this scenario focusses on a chiropractor, it could also apply to a range of healthcare professionals who may have a direct or indirect financial interest in another business

Pit and fissure sealants for preventing dental decay in permanent teeth

15 Aug 2017

The Cochrane Database of Systematic reviews looked at 38 studies that involved 7924 young people (aged 5 to 16 years) where a variety of dental sealants was used to prevent caries

Obesity Crisis: more than 600 young people have type 2 diabetes

15 Aug 2017

While not every case of Type 2 diabetes is as a result of being overweight and obese, it is the single greatest risk factor

Jeans for Genes Day Friday 22 September 2017

10 Aug 2017

Jeans for Genes raises money for Genetic Disorders UK and aims to change the world for children with life-altering genetic disorders

Gum disease linked to cancers in older women

10 Aug 2017

UNHEALTHY GUMS could put older women at significantly higher risk of developing many forms of deadly cancer, according to the findings of a ground-breaking new study

FGDP(UK) response to 'The antibiotic course has had its day'

9 Aug 2017

The Faculty of General Dental Practice (FGDP(UK)) has responded to The antibiotic course has had its day, the widely-publicised article in the latest edition of the British Medical Journal

GDC supports statement issuing advice on conflicts of interest

9 Aug 2017

The General Dental Council has joined eight other regulators in signing a joint statement following the NHS’ publication of guidance on how to manage conflicts of interest

BDIA Dental Showcase to provide platform for CDO England

9 Aug 2017

Sara Hurley and her team will be attending all three days of BDIA Dental Showcase, taking place 19-21 October at the NEC, Birmingham, manning a dedicated CDO zone

GDC suspends registration of dentist for using counterfeit and non-compliant dental equipment

31 Jul 2017

A dentist’s purchase and use of counterfeit dental devices highlights the dangers to both patient and professional registration

Dentist removed from register for failing patient with periodontal disease

31 Jul 2017

A dentist has been removed from the General Dental Council’s (GDC) register of dental professionals after a series of failings which span 12 years.

Keep ‘Up To Date’ with Oral-B Seminars

31 Jul 2017

Oral-B has released the dates for their next series of Up-To-Date seminars.

New Hepatitis A Leaflet from the British Liver Trust

27 Jul 2017

A new free leaflet from The British Liver Trust highlights the common causes of hepatitis A - a highly infectious virus

OH! Challenge reveals dental profession’s knowledge gap

27 Jul 2017

Launched at this year’s BDA Conference, the OH! Challenge was created to test oral health knowledge and has emphasised some interesting knowledge gaps

Bridge2Aid hosts Velodrome fund-raiser

19 Jul 2017

If you have ever wondered what it is like to whizz round the Olympic velodrome like Laura Trott or Jason Kenny, Bridge2Aid’s latest fundraiser gives you the chance to see for yourself.

Tooth grinding - a sign a child is being bullied?

19 Jul 2017

New research has revealed that adolescents who suffer from bullying are far more likely to grind their teeth in their sleep, a sign which could help parents identify victimised children sooner.

In Practice Prevention – the future of skills mix?

19 Jul 2017

A new programme requires GDPs to signpost children identified as having decay or requiring a GA extraction to dental care professional led prevention clinics

No link found between academic test results and early oral cleft surgery

17 Jul 2017

A recent study suggests that poor results on academic exams of children born with oral clefts are not related to early exposure to general anaesthesia

Dementia kills - but Britons don't know the disease is fatal

17 Jul 2017

A new survey reveals that almost half of Britons do not realise dementia is a fatal disease


London’s dental disgrace

17 Jul 2017

More than half of London children – nearly one million children in total – have not been seen by an NHS dentist in the past year

New requirements for continuing professional development

12 Jul 2017

GDC: changes herald the introduction of a personal development plan for each member of the dental team

Provisional meeting programme announced for BSODR 2017 Annual Meeting

12 Jul 2017

The BSODR 2017 Annual Meeting is hosted by the University of Plymouth and will take place from 6th to 8th September

Clinical photos pose a risk to clinicians and patients

12 Jul 2017

A personal computer, tablet or mobile device should never be used to capture and store patient data

There’s ‘More to the Mouth’!

5 Jul 2017

As the British Society of Dental Hygiene and Therapy’s flagship event, you do not want to miss the Oral Health Conference and Exhibition 2017!

Ditch the junk: new advertising regulations restricting the promotion of unhealthy food to children      

5 Jul 2017

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

Dental hospitals enter a new phase of cooperation

5 Jul 2017

Dental hospitals across the UK and Ireland have reorganised into the Association of Dental Hospitals, which works to provide a voice for dental hospitals

Visiting virtual beach improves patient experiences during dental procedures

3 Jul 2017

For patients at one dental practice in Devon, Virtual Reality encounters are resulting in demonstrably better experiences in the dentist’s chair

New toolkit supports healthcare professionals measure their impact on the public’s health

3 Jul 2017

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

Is the UK’s juicing craze fuelling a tooth erosion epidemic?

3 Jul 2017

Some fruit juices and smoothies contain up to four times the recommended daily amount of sugar in one serving

Dentaid's mobile dental unit provides care for vulnerable people

26 Jun 2017

Homeless and vulnerable people in Winchester and Salisbury have been provided with dental care onboard a mobile dental unit operated by the charity Dentaid

Project unveils 25 years of lifestyle changes

26 Jun 2017

We are smoking and drinking less, but more people are deemed overweight and obese then they were a quarter of a century ago

New report on transition of care between childhood and adulthood for people with diabetes 

26 Jun 2017

Key findings in age groups of 12 - 24 years with diabetes in England and Wales

DDU: Dental professionals in Scotland get legal protection when apologising

14 Jun 2017

According to The Dental Defence Union (DDU), new legislation means that an apology (outside of legal proceedings) is not an admission of liability

BSDHT: New home; new Director of Operations

14 Jun 2017

BSDHT's new headquarters is open for business with Sharon Broom newly appointed as Director of Operations.

Fresh fruit - a sweet alternative!

14 Jun 2017

New research shows that Brits find fresh fruit the most effective way to reduce the amount of sugar they eat

Importance of managing periodontitis in children and adolescents with Type 1 diabetes

6 Jun 2017

In an open letter, the author argues that regular routine visits to the dental hygienist will significantly contribute to achieving diabetes control

New survey: the painful truth of gum disease among the diabetes community 

6 Jun 2017

Almost half of those surveyed had never been given information on the implications of gum disease for their diabetic condition

Scintillating Symposium for Dental Hygienists and Therapists

24 May 2017

Chaired by the President BSDHT, Helen Minnery and Immediate Past President of the BADT, Fiona Sandom, this year’s Hygienist & Therapist Symposium proved a massive hit.

Have any of your patients visited a GMP for problems with their teeth and gums?

24 May 2017

Researchers at Cardiff University are undertaking a study to discover why patients may consult a GMP when experiencing dental problems

New vacancies in June

24 May 2017

Lots of new jobs available!

An open letter from Michael Walton MBE, The Ben Walton Trust

17 May 2017

After more than 20 years 'Ben's Trust' is to end. BSDHT is one of many organisations and individuals who have supported it over the years.

‘Better teeth for life’

17 May 2017

The British Orthodontic Society has launched a new online resource, The BOS Guide: Better teeth for life.

Red tape for vape!

15 May 2017

E-cigarette regulations will come into effect on 20 May and will restrict tank size and strength, as well as ingredients

A case of a nascent giant sialolith

15 May 2017

An asymptomatic sialolith breaching the floor of the mouth was unable to extrude spontaneously due to a thick ledge of calculus.

Oral clefts don’t stop children from receiving breast milk

15 May 2017

A recent study suggests more focus should be placed not on how children with oral clefts are fed, but rather on what they are fed

Man fined thousands after falsely claiming to be a dentist

6 May 2017

A man was fined £5000 for falsely claiming to be a dentist and for offering illegal tooth whitening to members of the public

Call to fix legal fees to help protect dental professionals from adverse compensation culture 

6 May 2017

The Dental Defence Union (DDU) is calling on the government to introduce mandatory fixed limits on legal fees charged by lawyers in dental negligence claims

Get Ready for Smile in Pink Day on 2nd June

6 May 2017

Bridge2Aid is gearing up for its national fundraising day – Smile in Pink

New study reveals shockingly poor oral health of London’s homeless population

6 May 2017

A large proportion of homeless people are facing considerable pain on a daily basis, with 3 in 10 currently experiencing dental pain

New evidence finds standardised cigarette packaging may reduce the number of people who smoke

6 May 2017

A team of Cochrane researchers from the UK and Canada have summarised results from studies that examine the impact of standardised packaging on tobacco attitudes and behaviour

Sign an online petition demanding gender-neutral vaccination

25 Apr 2017

HPV Action is asking members of the public, especially the parents of boys, to sign an online petition demanding gender-neutral vaccination

Educational resources can be the key to your successful National Smile Month event

25 Apr 2017

Make your National Smile Month events massively successful and fun

Those with dental phobia more likely to have cavities or missing teeth

25 Apr 2017

Study shows that dental phobic people are more likely to have caries in comparison to non-phobic respondents, and were likely to have one or more missing teeth

An interesting case of … Chemotherapy induced hyper-pigmentation

18 Apr 2017

It has been suggested that melanocyte-stimulating hormone (MSH) may be exacerbated by chemotherapeutic drugs such as Doxorubicin

Fissure Seal or Fluoride Varnish? A randomised trial of relative effectiveness

18 Apr 2017

Children’s tooth decay preventable with low-cost, easy treatment finds new research

Reduced HPV infection and genetic variations in Western Asia

18 Apr 2017

New research provides an insight into why cervical cancer is less common in certain regions of the world even though they may have limited screening and fewer or no prevention programmes.

Last call for budding researchers!

7 Apr 2017

Make sure you don't miss out on the chance to undertake a three month paid research placement...deadline Monday 17th April!

Get on your bike for DKMS with BioHorizons!

5 Apr 2017

Are you fit and brave enough to take on the Mizen Head to Malin Head Cycle, taking place from 21st to 24th June - an epic 630km ride?

More than meets the eye…

5 Apr 2017

Dental Hygienists and Dental Therapists can expect first-class education, CPD, copious networking opportunities and plenty of fun at The Dentistry Show 2017

Hormone Replacement Therapy shown to be highly effective in reducing gum disease and tooth loss

2 Apr 2017

New research suggests HRT could be used to reduce gum disease and prevent tooth loss

National Smile Month is a matter of months away 

2 Apr 2017

The Oral Health Foundation would love to see you get out in your local area and spread those terrific messages about good oral health

New guidelines published for industry to reduce sugar in everyday food eaten by children

2 Apr 2017

Public Health England (PHE) has just published new guidelines aiming to remove around 200,000 tonnes of sugar from UK diets per year by 2020.

BSDHT responds to latest figures on children’s extractions

21 Mar 2017

In a press release widely circulated earlier today, the BSDHT argues for a greater support for preventive dentistry and education, citing our First Smiles initiative as a way froward.

Reaction to latest figures on the number of children who have had teeth extracted in hospital

21 Mar 2017

There has been a shocking 24% rise in the number of tooth extractions in hospital for children aged four and under in the past decade

Can you help an American colleague?

20 Mar 2017

Have you ever practised in the US, or know someone who has?

Truth or Myth? Global Survey for World Oral Health Day Exposes the Truth About our Oral Health Habits

20 Mar 2017

The results from a survey carried out in 12 countries, by YouGov on behalf of FDI, exposed a significant gap between what people believe to be good oral health practices, versus what they actually do.

Preventative dental treatment can be a lifeline for patients and the NHS

20 Mar 2017

BSDHT: more awareness needed of the links between oral health and serious systemic diseases

ADI Team Congress 2017

17 Mar 2017

At the ADI Team Congress this year an entire day’s programme was dedicated to care and maintenance of implants.

New Chief Executive for the BDIA

17 Mar 2017

Edmund Proffitt, currently the Association’s Policy and Public Affairs Director, has been appointed as the BDIA’s new Chief Executive.

4 new vacancies!

17 Mar 2017

Looking for a new job? Four new vacancies now available.

Tailored preventive oral health intervention improves dental health among elderly

13 Mar 2017

A study reveals that functional ability and cognitive function are strongly associated with improved oral hygiene

Using her skills to improve oral health in poor and remote parts of Nepal

13 Mar 2017

Travelling with the international dental charity Dentaid, Anne Martin Powders spent two weeks volunteering in Nepal

Periodontal Management vs. Periodontal Negligence At The Dentistry Show 2017

7 Mar 2017

Deepak Simkhada will be speaking in the Hygienist & Therapist Symposium at The Dentistry Show 2017.

Perio-Diabetes Workshop: new consensus on links between diabetes and gum disease

3 Mar 2017

A pioneering international summit explored the latest evidence on the links between periodontal diseases and diabetes.

Do you want to shape the future of dental regulation?

1 Mar 2017

The GDC is recruiting up to two new registrant Council members.

Charity’s mouth cancer campaigning boosted by donation from TePe

27 Feb 2017

The Oral Health Foundation has received a generous donation from TePe UK to help support its Mouth Cancer Action campaign

Dental therapy and hygiene students support children and parents

27 Feb 2017

Students working with parents and youngsters from Action for Children, to help prevent tooth decay

From the Archives...

21 Feb 2017

Past President Julie Rosse has been searching the archives again and come up with some interesting records!

Can you volunteer in May?

21 Feb 2017

Dental professionals are being asked to provide essential dental treatment for thousands of refugees on the Greek islands of Lesvos and Samos.

Tooth Whitening: Getting it right

15 Feb 2017

James Goolnik will be discussing how to legally and ethically offer your patients whiter teeth, at The Dentistry Show 2017

Time to shine if you work with children

15 Feb 2017

You are invited to submit an abstract for a poster prize - value £250 - to be displayed at the annual national conference, this year in Manchester. The deadline is March 31st.

Cochrane review: Exercise for hand osteoarthritis

10 Feb 2017

Cochrane review presents what is known about the effect of exercise in people with OA in the joints of the hand

VOLUNTEER IN ZIMBABWE WITH DENTAID

10 Feb 2017

Can you volunteer in Zimbabwe in October?. 

Bacterium lassoes its way from the mouth to the heart

9 Feb 2017

Researchers from the University of Bristol have now revealed a potentially key molecular process that occurs in the case of infective endocarditis

Bulimia wears thin on dentition

9 Feb 2017

More than 725,000 people in the UK are affected by an eating disorder - there is a very good chance that more than a few of your patients may need help in this area

How many teeth have you lost?

1 Feb 2017

New research suggests the number of teeth we have is a significant indicator of how long we will live

GDC prosecutes Newcastle woman for illegal whitening

1 Feb 2017

The General Dental Council (GDC) has successfully prosecuted a woman from Newcastle for carrying out tooth whitening illegally which caused harm to a customer.

BSDHT call to local authorities to utilise the expertise of oral health services in their communities

1 Feb 2017

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.

Have your say on GDC's plans for dental regulation

26 Jan 2017

Proposals outlined today (26 January 2017) show how the GDC will focus on the prevention of harm. The discussion document will be live for three months and closes on 26 April 2017.

DENTAID'S BRIGHTBITES PROJECT UNDERWAY IN LEEDS 

25 Jan 2017

Children in Leeds have been learning how to look after their teeth thanks to the Bright Bites project run by international dental charity Dentaid. 

Yoga may help ease back pain

17 Jan 2017

A new Cochrane Review summarises the results of 12 randomised trials from 1,080 men and women suffering from chronic non-specific lower back pain.

Remember to pay your tax bill!

17 Jan 2017

The deadline for Self Assessment returns is 31 January and the penalty is a £100 for a late return

Find a job!

16 Jan 2017

Six new jobs currently available

GDC: plans to improve regulation for patients and dental professionals

10 Jan 2017

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.

Periodontal Management for Implant Patients At The Dentistry Show 2017

9 Jan 2017

Dr Phil Ower will be discussing how to manage the implant needs of periodontal patients in a practice setting.

Seven things to look out for in dentistry in 2017

9 Jan 2017

Dr Nigel Carter OBE, CEO of the Oral Health Foundation, considers seven important dental matters to keep an eye out for throughout the coming year

Perio Workshop 2016 sets new research standards on tooth loss

5 Jan 2017

International specialists from periodontology and cariology worked together to create a framework for collaboration on reducing periodontal disease and caries.


Children consume half their daily recommended sugar allowance before the school bell rings

4 Jan 2017

Children in England consume almost three sugar cubes at breakfast time alone, which equates to half their recommended daily amount

Will you Moveit4smiles?

28 Nov 2016

Mouth cancer action group, Moveit4smiles, have helped to raise £2,000 in aid of Mouth Cancer Action Month as part of their pedometer challenge.

Mouth cancer rates soar over last 20 years

28 Nov 2016

A NEW Cancer Research UK analysis reveals that rates of mouth cancer have jumped by 68 per cent in the UK over the last 20 years.1

Dental complaints - clarity for all

28 Nov 2016

NATIONAL BODIES WORK TOGETHER TO PROMOTE SYSTEM-WIDE UNDERSTANDING OF HOW DENTAL COMPLAINTS SHOULD BE HANDLED

Stronger action needed on fizzy drinks

16 Nov 2016

Further restrictions on advertising of high sugar drinks, and a ban on price promotions, would help stop tens of thousands of children having to be hospitalised to have their teeth extracted

Join in a Thunderclap!

16 Nov 2016

Ensure antibiotics stay effective by taking part in a ‘Thunderclap’ in aid of European Antibiotic Awareness Day and World Antibiotic Awareness Week

Mouth Cancer Action takes fight to the House of Commons

16 Nov 2016

The House of Commons was tinged with blue yesterday as hundreds of people attended an event in support of November’s Mouth Cancer Action Month.

Blue Wednesday

11 Nov 2016

Get out your blue suede shoes, quite literally, and show your support for mouth cancer action.

Sibling response to chronic cleft conditions

11 Nov 2016

Research on chronic disease and disability has shown that unaffected children often have poorer psychological functioning as a result of their affected sibling’s condition

Organisations join forces to keep antibiotics working

11 Nov 2016

Support European Antibiotic Awareness Day and World Antibiotic Awareness Week by joining ‘Thunderclap’.

Charity aims to educate 10,000 children about oral health  

2 Nov 2016

The polling of 2,000 parents across the UK found that one in five children (20 per cent) under five brush their teeth just once a day

Dental Hygienist one of five individuals prosecuted by GDC

2 Nov 2016

During the month of October, the General Dental Council (GDC) successfully prosecuted five individuals for a variety of offences – including unlawfully using protected job titles.

45 seconds to save a life!

2 Nov 2016

The OHF is reminding dental professionals how to carry out an effective mouth cancer examination to ensure they do not miss any chance to save someone’s life.

BSDHT in the media - action on sugar!

26 Oct 2016

BSDHT has given its full support to the Action on Sugar following their call today for UK food manufacturers to cut the sugar with immediate effect.

Can you help improve oral health in Europe's poorest country?

20 Oct 2016

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.

OHC 2016 - Let’s go!

20 Oct 2016

Still wondering whether or not to register for the OHC in Northern Ireland? Lucy Elsey shares with you her top 5 reasons why she has chosen Belfast to be her first experience of the BSDHT OHC.

Patient safety - revised guidance for students

19 Oct 2016

The General Dental Council (GDC) has updated its guidance to help students better understand their role in patient safety.

New Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Guidelines

18 Oct 2016

The serious and life-threatening nature of the disease, with the burden of anaphylaxis and its increasing prevalence, makes food allergies a major public health concern

FGDP(UK) calls for sugar tax on milkshakes

18 Oct 2016

The government should require drinks to be at least 95% milk to be exempt from the sugar tax, and in the longer term it should remove the milk exemption altogether.

Type 2 diabetes ‘timebomb’ : BSDHT calls on health ministers to take dentistry seriously!

18 Oct 2016

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: striving to transform child dental care

6 Oct 2016

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.

Registrants address details to be removed from register

5 Oct 2016

At a General Dental Council (GDC) meeting today (5 October), the Council agreed that from 10 October, all postal address details will be removed from the online register of dental professionals.

THE CHILDHOOD OBESITY CHALLENGE: PREVENTION IS ACTION

4 Oct 2016

An accredited Study Day, hosted by expert speakers, to help you change behaviours

Volunteers needed to help homeless people this Christmas

4 Oct 2016

National homelessness charity Crisis is calling on dentists, dental nurses and hygienists to provide treatment for homeless people at its temporary centres in London this Christmas. 

From the Archive...

22 Sep 2016

Julie Rosse has been sifting through the archives of BDHA/BSDHT again. Read on to discover some of the workings of the Society from 50 years ago.

DIY Dentistry

22 Sep 2016

Courtesy of ‘Doctor Google!’ some patients really do try and take their treatment into their own hands

Concerns about the public’s perception of NHS dentistry

22 Sep 2016

Dental professionals would like to see more positive messages conveyed in the national press to help improve public perception of NHS dentistry

Nestlé retract ‘The Smile Factory’ advert in response to BSDHT appeal

16 Sep 2016

Result! Nestlé has confirmed that they will not continue to use the strapline ‘The Smile Factory’ as part of their advertising, with immediate effect.

Mouthy: Into the orifice

16 Sep 2016

Donate your saliva to form a human spit crystal, your kiss stories to inform a ‘science of snogging’ performance and offer up a cast of your tongue to a new sculpture!

The BSP launches the brand new 'Good Practitioner's Guide'

16 Sep 2016

The BSP's new 'Good Practitioner's Guide' is now available to download, free!

Fewer sugary drinks but still too much sugar!

13 Sep 2016

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.

MASS OBSERVATION – Your profession, Your experiences, Your opinions 

13 Sep 2016

What did you do today? What are your thoughts on the profession? 

EFP statement:
Media coverage on flossing efficacy

13 Sep 2016

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 respond to TV programme on illegal tooth whitening

5 Sep 2016

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:

Prestigious award for BSDHT Past President Margaret Ross

31 Aug 2016

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.

Experts call for better services for patients with facial pain

31 Aug 2016

Patients with persistent face pain should be tested to ensure they get the best and most rapid treatment whilst also saving the NHS money, say experts at Newcastle University.

School dinners vs. packed lunches: 4 hidden lunchbox nasties

31 Aug 2016

Dental treatment provider mydentist reveal the top four unhealthy foods commonly found in school lunchboxes, along with a few gold star alternatives.

FGDP(UK) & FDS: obesity plan a missed opportunity to tackle the rise in child dental extractions

19 Aug 2016

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

PhD post for a hygienist or dental therapist

19 Aug 2016

Funding of £70,000 over three years, from The Wrigley Company Ltd, has been secured to support a PhD post for a hygienist or dental therapist.

PhD Studentship (full-time 3 years, part time possible)

18 Aug 2016

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

App set to aid smokers kicking the habit

18 Aug 2016

With a unique combination of mindfulness techniques and scientific research a new app launches this week to help smokers give up cigarettes for good.

New app to help fight threat of antibiotic resistance

18 Aug 2016

A groundbreaking new app to help healthcare staff tackle antibiotic resistance has been launched in Scotland.

The Sound of Periodontitis

15 Aug 2016

The film continues to grow in popularity across Europe:  several of the EFP’s national societies have translated the documentary into their local languages

Review confirms benefits of sugarfree gum

15 Aug 2016

Review of latest evidence confirms oral health benefits of sugarfree gum and suggests potential for additives to enhance benefits

New Cochrane evidence: Supervised use of fluoride mouthrinse results in large reductions in decay in children's permanent teeth

9 Aug 2016

The research shows that school children being supervised to regularly use a fluoride mouth rinse had significantly less decay after two to three years than children using a placebo rinse.

Watching cartoons could help children overcome anxiety of dental treatment

9 Aug 2016

Watching cartoons through video glasses during dental treatment could help lessen children’s anxiety and distress as well as reducing disruptive behaviour, according to a randomized controlled trial.

GDC prosecutes Limited company for illegal tooth whitening

9 Aug 2016

The General Dental Council (GDC) has successfully prosecuted a limited company and a woman from Hertfordshire, for illegal tooth whitening and carrying out dentistry while not on the dental register.

BSDHT: getting the point across!

5 Aug 2016

BSDHT President argues the case for interdental cleaning.

The BOS Guide: Orthodontics for Adults

4 Aug 2016

To meet the rising demand for adult orthodontics the BOS recently launched The BOS Guide: Orthodontics for Adults - designed for patients to read before they see a clinician.

Dinner with a Difference

4 Aug 2016

Free to download, a practical guide to the preparation and cooking of soft foods designed for people with swallowing difficulties and sufferers of mouth cancer, from the Ben Walton Trust.

To floss or not to floss. What do we tell our patients?

3 Aug 2016

Interdental cleaning remains important to our oral health, is the message from BSDHT in a press release circulated this morning.

BSDHT: Smile factory advert ‘hugely misleading’ on role of sugar

29 Jul 2016

In a recent press release, BSDHT has branded Rowntree’s ‘The Smile Factory’ advert hugely misleading and irresponsible for its portrayal of sugary sweets being linked to happiness and smiling. 

BOS launches new orthodontic guide for those working with the under 18’s

29 Jul 2016

The British Orthodontic Society (BOS) recently launched a new guide for all those involved in the care and education of young people who start orthodontic treatment every year.

Hepatitis C infection increases the risk of developing mouth cancer

29 Jul 2016

People who are infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) are at a greater risk of developing mouth cancer, according to a new report.

The GDC Annual Report and Accounts for 2015

18 Jul 2016

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.

Your chance to make your views count via the NHS Confidence Monitor

18 Jul 2016

Until the end of July you have the opportunity to communicate your views on the future of NHS dentistry, by taking part in the NHS Confidence Monitor organised by Practice Plan.

Dental duo wins funding for mercy trip to Morocco

18 Jul 2016

Two members of a dental practice have won funding to join a dental charity in its on-going bid to end the daily dental pain for the children of Morocco.

New NICE guideline: Oral health for adults in care homes

5 Jul 2016

The new guideline – “Oral health for adults in care homes” – includes recommendations for those who have responsibility for the health of care home residents.

DENTISTRY THAT MAKES A DIFFERENCE

5 Jul 2016

A world of volunteering opportunities are available with Dentaid. Trips to Cambodia, Moldova, Nepal and Kenya are waiting to be filled in 2017.

Fillings that heal teeth!

5 Jul 2016

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.

FGDP(UK) supports push for faster cancer diagnosis  

1 Jul 2016

The Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) has expressed its support for a new standards document on cancer referrals from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).

BSDHT press release:New GDC guidance is casting doubt over the professionalism of DCPs

1 Jul 2016

BSDHT has publicly responded to the newly released GDC guidance on duty of candour, interpreting it as a challenge to our professionalism and is calling for the regulator to review the measures.

App set to aid smokers kick the habit!

1 Jul 2016

With a combination of mindfulness techniques and scientific research a new app launches this week to help smokers give up cigarettes for good.

DENTAL PROFESSIONALS REMINDED OF SOCIAL MEDIA PITFALLS BY DDU

30 Jun 2016

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.

MOUTHY: INTO THE ORIFICE

30 Jun 2016

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.

Funding grant for potential ‘over-the-counter’ saliva test for periodontal disease

22 Jun 2016

A research study at Plymouth University Peninsula School of Dentistry which aims to develop a simple saliva test for periodontitis, has received a grant award from the Oral and Dental Research Trust.

The efficacy of essential oils

22 Jun 2016

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.

From the archives

22 Jun 2016

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 ...

Updated Clinical Examination and Record-Keeping guidelines

17 Jun 2016

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.

The royston great toothbrush rush

17 Jun 2016

To help support Mercy Ships’ dental team the charity are running the Great Toothbrush Rush campaign; asking members of the public to donate new toothbrushes which will then be given to the patients.

Drug safety update!

17 Jun 2016

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.

DENTAID AND ROTARY TEAM UP TO TRAIN DENTISTS IN TIMOR LESTE

14 Jun 2016

A new generation of dental professionals are providing care in Timor Leste thanks to a successful training programme funded by Rotary and delivered by international dental charity Dentaid.

Gill takes HPV vaccination campaign up Ben Nevis

14 Jun 2016

DENTAL HYGIENIST OF THE YEAR Gillian Fenwick has climbed Ben Nevis in a bid to raise awareness and valuable donations for mouth cancer.

Absurd things used to clean between teeth!

14 Jun 2016

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.

Continued progress but the threat of antimicrobial resistance remains a key concern

2 Jun 2016

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 ...

Hospital admissions estimated to be attributable to smoking go up by 5 per cent in ten years

2 Jun 2016

The number of hospital admissions2 estimated to be attributable to smoking3 was 475,0004 in 2014-15 – a rise of 23,000 (5 per cent) in the last ten years.

Celebrate the power of children’s smiles

2 Jun 2016

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

Your donations can bring smiles around the world

9 May 2016

Your donations can bring smiles around the world

Hand hygiene goes viral!

28 Apr 2016

Hand hygiene goes viral

Yoga may help sufferers of asthma

28 Apr 2016

Cochrane review suggests that the practise of yoga may have health benefits to sufferers of asthma

Hygienist of the Year

28 Apr 2016

Congratulations to Gill Fenwick, Hygienist of the Year 2016

National Smile Month 2016

28 Apr 2016

National Smile Month 2016

Passport to Health

6 Apr 2016

Oral Hygiene By Design

6 Apr 2016

​To coincide with World Oral Health Day 2016, (20th March) the winning entry of the BSDHT and Wrigley's Oral Hygiene By Design Award 2015 was made available to dental professionals nationwide.

Not so healthy fruit smoothies!

6 Apr 2016

Public Health England has just published The Eatwell Guide - a visual representation of how different foods and drinks can contribute towards a healthy balanced diet.

Invitation to BSDHT Council Observers

6 Apr 2016

Are you passionate about your chosen profession? Would you like to learn more about the workings of your representative professional organisation? Do you think you have something to offer your colleagues?

Hooked on Oral Hygiene, ​Michelle Coles

6 Apr 2016

I would like to share with you my experience and pride at winning the inaugural Oral Hygiene by Design award 2015.

From the Archives

6 Apr 2016

Following BSDHT’s recent move, from the Adams Partnership in Gloucester to the Smile House offices in Rugby, it seems timely to sort through the archived papers.

​DENTAID TO EXPAND ITS WORK IN UGANDA

6 Apr 2016

International dental charity Dentaid is looking at ways of expanding its work in Uganda after the latest successful volunteering trip to the country.

Bridge2Aid: empowering people and relieving pain

6 Apr 2016

Can you imagine not being able to see a dentist, or anyone who could help, when you had toothache?

Are you a shining star?

6 Apr 2016

Sunstar proudly recognizes dental hygienists for their professional achievements. Those selected become recipients of the Sunstar/RDH Award of Distinction, hosted annually at RDH Under One Roof.

Prevention is key: no more chaotic lost decades!

4 Apr 2016

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 women across the UK not getting enough sleep

30 Mar 2016

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 2016: Wednesday 9th March

30 Mar 2016

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 ...

GDC hearing counterfeit dental devices

28 Feb 2016

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 ...

Four issues which will define dentistry in 2016

28 Feb 2016

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 ...

Cancer Research UK urges government to make big tobacco cough up

28 Feb 2016

Cancer Research UK is calling on the Government to make the tobacco industry pay1 for the damage it causes and help reduce the number of people killed by its deadly product.

Periodontal disease can significantly increase the risk of breast cancer

28 Feb 2016

New research has suggested that postmenopausal women who suffer from periodontal disease are at a significantly increased risk of developing breast cancer.

Classy Quitters

28 Feb 2016

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 ...

Funding secured for PHD post for a Hygienist

28 Feb 2016

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 - 20th March

28 Feb 2016

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 ...

Other areas of the UK can learn from Blackpool's decision to fluoridise milk

28 Feb 2016

Blackpool Council’s decision to introduce fluoridated milk could pave a road for councils nationwide to follow in order to improve children’s oral health.

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