Elderly mouth cancer patients at significantly high risk of hospital admission due to depression

19 Dec 2016

Charity calls for greater use of dental storybooks to help children with autism achieve better oral health

19 Dec 2016

  16 December 2016 The Oral Health Foundation is backing the use of children’s storybooks with dental narratives following a new study ...

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It’s not too late to join December’s VAT webinars

15 Dec 2016

  There’s still time to register for this month’s interactive VAT webinars. Here’s a reminder for you: VAT now you’re registered ...

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Healthcare community comes together to show strong support for mouth cancer

06 Dec 2016


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Oral Cancer Toolkit from Cancer Research UK

01 Dec 2016

During Mouth Cancer Action month in November, Cancer Research UK is raising awareness of the Oral Cancer Toolkit. This is ...

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Antibiotic resistance is a major global problem, support the Thunderclap campaign and keep them working

15 Nov 2016

The British Society of Dental Hygiene and Therapy (BSDHT) is asking for your support in ensuring ...

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HMRC is offering a great selection of webinars this month your self-employed members.

11 Nov 2016

November IFDH Newsletter available

04 Nov 2016

November's edition of IFDH's Contact e-news available at the link below  

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‘A Trip to the Dentist Could Save Your Life’ insists charity, as campaign to address dramatic rise in mouth cancer cases begins

01 Nov 2016

Mouth cancer cases have increased by ...

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Plans revealed to remove address details from the GDC register

05 Oct 2016

5 October 2016 At a General Dental Council (GDC) meeting today (5 October), the Council agreed that ...

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Charity announces return of mouth cancer campaign in response to dramatic rise in cases

04 Oct 2016

  November is Mouth Cancer Action Month and the UK’s leading oral health charity is asking you to pledge your support ...

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New appointment to the General Dental Council

29 Sep 2016

  Terry Babbs will be joining the General Dental Council (GDC) as a newly appointed lay Council member. He will also ...

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Nestlé retract ‘The Smile Factory’ advert following appeal from the BSDHT

19 Sep 2016

New review published: Community-based population-level interventions for promoting child oral health

16 Sep 2016

The new review 'Community-based population-level interventions for promoting child oral health' (Public Health Group, 10.1002/14651858.CD009837.pub2) ...

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BSDHT Member becomes TV Star!

14 Sep 2016

  Samantha Buckland, Dental Hygienist and BSDHT Member becomes a TV star!  

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New way of dealing with patient concerns

14 Sep 2016

13 September 2016 A new process of dealing with concerns has been introduced by the General Dental Council (GDC) to encourage ...

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​TV programme highlights severe dangers of illegal tooth whitening

05 Sep 2016

TV programme highlights severe dangers of illegal tooth whitening 05 September 2016 ...

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Dental organisations label Childhood Obesity Strategy an ‘absolute disaster’ for oral health

18 Aug 2016

Michaela ONeill, President of BSDHT, elected to the board of directors for the IFDH

11 Aug 2016

Michaela ONeill, President of the British Society of Dental Hygiene and Therapy (BSDHT) has been successfully elected to the board ...

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Response to Daily Mail Coverage - President Michaela ONeill Misquoted

09 Aug 2016

An unfortunate error appeared in an article on the Daily Mail Online yesterday where our President Michaela ONeill was misquoted. ...

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To floss or not to floss? Interdental cleaning remains important to our oral health

03 Aug 2016

Following news that there is a lack of evidence that using dental floss is beneficial to oral health, leading health ...

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‘Unsafe tooth whitening is putting the public at serious risk’ – says charity

29 Jul 2016

Following an increasing trend for teeth whitening procedures in the UK leading oral health charity, the Oral Health Foundation, is ...

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“Don’t forget the GDC’s annual renewal closing date for our profession is 31 July 2016"

28 Jul 2016

"Don’t forget the GDC’s annual renewal closing date for our profession is 31 July 2016 and they now require you ...

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Smile factory advert ‘hugely misleading’ on role of sugar, says top health body

26 Jul 2016

Press Release: 26 July 2016 A leading health organisation has branded Rowntree’s ‘The Smile Factory’ advert hugely ...

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IFDH July 2016 eNews

22 Jul 2016

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New GDC guidance is casting doubt over the professionalism of DCPs’ – says leading dental organisation 01 July 2016

01 Jul 2016


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GDC Revised Guidance on indemnity

28 Jun 2016

Further details available in link below: Guidance on indemnity ...

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GDC Revised Guidance on using Social Media

28 Jun 2016

Further details available in link below: Guidance on using social media  

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GDC reaction to Brexit

24 Jun 2016

  Dear Colleagues We would like to make you aware that in light of the Brexit result, we will shortly be publishing ...

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Miconazole gel + warfarin - fatality following dental prescription - update from the MHRA

17 Jun 2016

Dear Colleagues This week the MHRA published a reminder about the potential drug interaction between miconazole and ...

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Award winning dental hygienist takes HPV vaccination campaign up Ben Nevis

07 Jun 2016

DENTAL HYGIENIST OF THE YEAR, and member of the BSDHT, Gillian Fenwick has climbed Ben Nevis ...

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Calling all dental professionals – have your voice heard in the latest NHS Confidence Monitor

03 Jun 2016

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The UK’s most and least ‘smiliest’ times revealed!

20 May 2016

Tooth decay among five-year-olds continues significant decline

11 May 2016


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Investment in dental health of diabetic patients could save NHS millions

05 May 2016

Tackling the dental health of those suffering with diabetes has been found to create substantial savings in further medical treatments, ...

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Dr Leatherman Award - Closing Date 31st July 2016

05 May 2016

Dr Gerald Leatherman Award The late Dr Gerald Leatherman played a very important part in promoting the role of the ...

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National oral health initiative returns to bring smiles to thousands more children

27 Apr 2016

The British Society of Dental Hygiene and Therapy (BSDHT) are thrilled to announce the return of First Smiles on Friday ...

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Revised General Dentistry Exposure Prone Procedure (EPP) Categorisation

20 Apr 2016

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There is still time to register for the UK’s biggest oral health campaign

15 Apr 2016


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Regulators decision to stop publishing address details offer DCP’s greater personal privacy

15 Apr 2016

Government urged to adopt ‘focused commitment to prevention and education’ following £35 million child tooth extraction bill

15 Apr 2016


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07 Apr 2016

  Today is World Health Day. Every year as part of the campaign, its organisers the World ...

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Prevention is key to stopping another lost decade of chaos in dentistry

05 Apr 2016

  1 April 2016 Leading oral health organisation, the British Society of Dental Hygiene and Therapy (BSDHT), believes that NHS dentistry ...

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New language controls bring greater safety to dental patients

30 Mar 2016

Leading health charity, the British Dental Health Foundation has welcomed new measures which assess dental care professional’s ...

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New website gives BSDHT members a huge boost

23 Mar 2016

Leading dental health organisation, the British Society of Dental Hygiene and Therapy (BSDHT), has unveiled their new website which makes ...

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Sugar tax warmly received by dental professionals

22 Mar 2016

Helping patients quit smoking can significantly tackle the huge increase in mouth cancer cases

09 Mar 2016

Student bursary cuts to cause 'severe damage' to dental services, says leading health organisation

02 Mar 2016

A glass of water can help tackle morning breath

16 Feb 2016

Work missed due to oral health problems costs the UK economy more than £36 million each year

09 Feb 2016

IFDH 2016 Presdients Report

03 Feb 2016

Dental professionals hail new European Alert Mechanism

02 Feb 2016

2016 New Year's message from Sara Hurley, Chief Dental Officer

21 Jan 2016

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

20 Jan 2016

European Alert System - Important New Legislation

20 Jan 2016

Calling all dental professionals - have your say

18 Jan 2016

Oral Hygiene by Design Award

15 Jan 2016