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Female robber allowed out of prison on day release for Botox and beauty treatments

16/06/2017

A female robber was allowed out of jail on day release to go for beauty treatments.

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NHS England and Capita

22/06/2018

The BDA has welcomed MPs' scrutiny into NHS England's failings when it hived off its primary care admin function to troubled subcontractor Capita.
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'Decision to finally offer boys HPV vaccine will save many lives’: Declares charity

22/06/2018

The decision to offer boys a vaccination against the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI), announced by Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt, has been hailed by leading health charity, the Oral Health Foundation, as a decision which will save thousands of lives every year.
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Chief Dental Officer for Scotland to step down from role – BDA response

22/06/2018

BDA Scotland has responded to news that chief dental officer Margie Taylor is stepping down from the role in November.
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Vitamin D and Diabetes: What You Need To Know

20/06/2018

Vitamin D is essential to the human body for a number of reasons. The first is that vitamin D is needed to absorb calcium, and also move calcium from the blood into the bone. This is necessary to prevent rickets.
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The generous Tooth Fairy: £23.7M under the pillows of the nation’s children

18/06/2018

British children receive almost £24m each year from the Tooth Fairy, according to the results of a new nationwide survey.
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It's Only June, But Kids Have Already Consumed A Year's Worth Of Sugar

18/06/2018

We’ve yet to reach the summer holidays, but children in England have already consumed more sugar than it is recommended they have in a year, according to figures from Public Health England (PHE).
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Government relaxes visa rules, allowing more overseas staff to join NHS

15/06/2018

The health and social care secretary has confirmed reports that doctors and nurses will be removed from tier 2 visa caps, after pressure from the industry.
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Make your voice heard: Share your experience of working in dentistry

15/06/2018

The BDA is calling on general dental and specialist practitioners to share their experiences of working in dental practice across the UK.
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“Remarkable” surgeon recognised as an inspiration and role model by leading charity

15/06/2018

Ghanaian born Dr Dery Tuopar has been announced as the final winner of Nominate A Smile – a nationwide search to find special individuals who deserve recognition for their impact in the community.
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UK workers 'want dental insurance more than gym discount' - Unum Dental

14/06/2018

British employees would prefer their employers to offer dental insurance to a company share save scheme or discounted gym membership, research from Unum Dental has found.
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There’s a strong case for legalising cannabis, but we need to change the way we think of medicine first

12/06/2018

Three-quarters of the British public think doctors should be able to prescribe cannabis for medical purposes. Wider interest has followed recent media reports about children such as six-year-old Alfie Dingley, whose seizures have been dramatically reduced after being given cannabis products – often by travelling abroad for treatment, or illegally sourcing or importing from countries such as the Netherlands.
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​BDA Scotland welcomes new occupational health service for dentists

11/06/2018

BDA Scotland welcomes the announcement of a new occupational health service for dentists and dental practice staff, accessible from 1 June 2018.
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The cost of looking after your oral health: Average Brit spends £196 every year

11/06/2018

British adults are spending almost £200 a year looking after their smile by purchasing oral health care products, according to the results of a nationwide survey.
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Woman left with gaps between her teeth ‘thanks to a hormonal imbalance from her coil’

05/06/2018

A young woman has been left devastated after her contraceptive coil rotted her teeth and made her gums sag.
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Swiss firm joins £300m race for Cheltenham winner’s dental chain

04/06/2018

A Swiss family office whose investment firepower was partly generated by an international chocolate producer has joined the £300m race to buy the dental chain run by a former Cheltenham Gold Cup-winning jockey.
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CDO (England) has never met Jeremy Hunt

01/06/2018

A Labour MP asked in Parliament how often the Health Secretary and his ministers had met Sara Hurley (pictured). She was told that no meeting had taken place with Jeremy Hunt but she met junior ministers on an ‘as required’ basis.
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Dental group creates new jobs as part of expansion drive across Yorkshire

01/06/2018

ASR Dental, a dental group with practices across Yorkshire, is building a new private clinic in Huddersfield and has added two Yorkshire Smiles surgeries in Leeds and Barnsley to its portfolio.
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Water resistant sunscreen claims ‘meaningless’, says Which?

31/05/2018

Water-resistant sunscreen products work much less well after they have been worn in the sea, a consumer group has warned ahead of the summer holiday season.
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“More money needs to be invested in NHS dentistry,” charity demands and the public agree

25/05/2018

The UK’s leading oral health charity, the Oral Health Foundation, has today demanded the government significantly increase investment in NHS dentistry and are highlighting strong public support for more funding as a sign that things need to change.
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The painful consequences of not putting fluoride in the water

25/05/2018

THE picturesque country towns of Oberon and Bathurst might be less than an hour apart but as soon as someone opens their mouth, it’s easy to tell why they’re worlds apart.
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