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Investigation exposes illegal teeth whitening treatments

09/02/2018

Rogue beauticians have been found offering patients illegal teeth whitening treatments to patients.

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Contract reform: Half-measures risk sustainability of NHS dentistry

25/05/2018

The British Dental Association (BDA) says government must let go of failed targets, as a report published today indicates mooted reforms of the failed NHS dental system could further undermine the financial sustainability of NHS practice.
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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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“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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Single Tooth Implants and Dental Bridges Industry Research Highlighting Growth Status in 2017-2022

14/05/2018

The ‘Single Tooth Implants and Dental Bridges market’ research report provides a comprehensive analysis of the Single Tooth Implants and Dental Bridges industry; by types by types, applications, players and regions for 2017-2022. To calculate the market size, the report presents a detailed picture of the market by way of study, synthesis, and summation of data from multiple sources.
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HPV jab safe and effective, study finds

11/05/2018

The HPV vaccine routinely offered to teenage girls in the UK is safe and protects against a virus that can cause cancer of the cervix, an independent review has found.
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BOS survey shows adult orthodontics on the rise

11/05/2018

On 8 May 2018 new figures released by The British Orthodontic Society (BOS) to coincide with National Smile Month – which begins on 14 May 2018 – reveals the number of adults seeking orthodontic treatment in the UK continues to rise.
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Oral Health Foundation survey reveals new enamel erosion results

11/05/2018

A recent survey of 2,000 members of the public was conducted by the Oral Health Foundation and Unilever for National Smile Month to provide dental professionals with a pathway for speaking to their patients about enamel erosion. They want to promote Regenerate Professional Advanced Enamel Serum and Toothpaste, a new tool they have to help fight against erosion.
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​Quit smoking referral card for dentists to help combat rise in oral cancer

08/05/2018

BDA Scotland is helping to pilot a new stop smoking referral card, designed to help fight the rising tide of oral cancers in Scotland.
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CQC appoints NHSBT boss as new chief executive

04/05/2018

CQC has appointed Ian Trenholm as its new chief executive, who is set to succeed Sir David Behan when he takes on the role from July.
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Is the NHS ready for another WannaCry?

04/05/2018

In May 2017, the NHS’s cyber protection plans were thrust into the limelight after a ransomware programme called WannaCry exposed the weaknesses in current systems – but, nearly a year later, there are still no trusts able to pass NHS Digital’s security inspections.
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New Study Focusing on Invisible Braces Market CAGR of +12% by 2023: Upcoming Trends, Standardization, Future Outlook, Potential Business Opportunities, and Key Players

01/05/2018

Improved technological advancement leading to growing demand for orthodontic treatments coupled with growing awareness among the population due to aesthetic factors has resulted in the growth of invisible braces market.
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Smile research could lead to redesigning of facial recognition technology

01/05/2018

BRADFORD, UK: According to a recent study, it is not only the obvious physical features that help to distinguish men from women, but also some subtler differences that are hiding in plain sight. Researchers from the University of Bradford have found that men’s and women’s smiles differ significantly, so much so that artificial intelligence (AI) is able to accurately assign sex based on no other information.
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Beautician is fined after illegally offering tooth whitening to customers Read more at: https://www.derbyshiretimes.co.uk/news/beautician-is-fined-after-illegally-offering-tooth-whitening-to-customers-1-9132117

27/04/2018

Chesterfield magistrates’ court heard on Monday, April 23, how Megan Barringer, of Be You Tiful Boutique, on York Street, Hasland, Chesterfield, illegally offered a tooth whitening service which can only be performed by those with specific dental training.
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Student’s teeth grew into jaw bone during six years of braces hell

27/04/2018

A student’s teeth became so twisted while wearing braces for six years they began growing into his jaw.
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NHS ‘on the cusp’ of great tech opportunity

27/04/2018

The NHS is “on the cusp of a great opportunity” to accelerate the contributions of community nurses through the use of technology, according to NHS Digital’s chief nurse.
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Ex-MP Tessa Jowell first to donate data to medical database

24/04/2018

Baroness Tessa Jowell has become the first person to donate her medical information to a new global database. The ex-culture secretary, who has an aggressive brain tumour, said she hoped that the Universal Cancer Databank would help develop better treatments.
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Devolution and dentistry to be debated at LDC Conference

23/04/2018

The agenda for this year’s LDC conference, to be held in Belfast on 7-8 June, is being finalised. This year it is expected to debate around 60 motions, including contract reform.
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New survey shows negligence claims are rising

20/04/2018

A new YouGov survey commissioned by Dental Protection shows that 43% of the public believe there are now more marketing campaigns by ‘No Win No Fee’ firms compared to five years ago. Raj Rattan, Dental Director said: “Our data shows that a full time general dental practitioner can now expect to receive two clinical negligence claims over a typical career.”
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Study: Ibuprofen, acetaminophen more effective than opioids in treating dental pain

20/04/2018

Opioids are not among the most effective--or longest lasting--options available for relief from acute dental pain, a new examination of the results from more than 460 published studies has found.
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Development of teeth may hold clues to human evolution

18/04/2018

A new theory of how teeth get their shape could help trace the evolutionary relationships between humans and other hominoid species.
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