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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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Vaping 'can damage vital immune system cells'

21/08/2018

Vaping can damage vital immune system cells and may be more harmful than previously thought, a study suggests.
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E K Communications Ltd (EKC) is supporting the Bumblebee Conservation Trust Dental Showcase 2018

20/08/2018

Stand H10 EKC is delighted to be supporting the Bumblebee Conservation Trust, in memory of a beloved friend who worked at The Dentist and Dental Update for over 20 years before losing her battle to cancer in 2012. Please visit our stand for your Bee and donate any loose change, whether it is 1p or a £1 the Bumblebee Conservation Trust will put your donations to good use. Bumblebees are an important and cherished component of our biodiversity. However, in the last 80 years our bumblebee populations have crashed. Two species have become nationally extinct and several others have declined dramatically. The Bumblebee Conservation Trust aims to ensure that the remaining populations have a long-term future in the UK.
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NHS aims to reduce carbon emissions in dentistry

20/08/2018

Public Health England has issued a report on the carbon footprint of 17 of the most common dental procedures. The highest proportion of these emissions is caused by travel, followed by procurement, energy, nitrous oxide, waste and water. As a start the NHS is urging dentists to try to reduce the amount of travelling by patients and staff.
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CPD deadline - Concern for DCPs at risk of removal from the register

20/08/2018

On 31 July 2018 almost 36,000 dental care professionals (DCPs) reached the end of their five-year CPD cycle. Those registrants must submit their CPD statement to the General Dental Council (GDC) no later than 28 August 2018.
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Brits warned over tooth cowboys offering dangerous ‘Hollywood Smiles’ whitening treatments on the high street

20/08/2018

TRADING Standards have warned against non-dental professionals offering dangerous “Hollywood Smile” teeth whitening on Britain’s high streets.
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Spike in Americans using toothpaste WITHOUT fluoride: Dentists urge people to stop 'ridiculous' trend as they warn 'brushing alone is note enough'

16/08/2018

Dental health experts worry that more people are using toothpaste that skips the most important ingredient - fluoride - and leaves them at a greater risk of cavities.
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Beauticians dropped from new cosmetic filler register

15/08/2018

Beauticians have been banned from joining a new register designed to make getting injected with fillers safer.
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University of Portsmouth research into oral health products

14/08/2018

THE University of Portsmouth is carrying out research into how well products bought on the high street actually protect teeth and gums.
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Gel and acrylic nails allergy warning

13/08/2018

Skin experts are warning a chemical found in gel, gel polish and acrylic nails can cause an allergic reaction.
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KFC and Kellogg's broke junk food ad rules

13/08/2018

Food giants KFC and Kellogg's have been told to remove adverts which promoted junk food to children, by the UK's advertising watchdog.
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Shares of dental supply company drop 19% after it cuts outlook

11/08/2018

Dental supplies maker Dentsply Sirona shares dropped on Tuesday after the company cut its earnings and revenue estimates for 2018, citing destocking from partner dealers.
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Local charity responds to 'no-hopers' comment from UK chief dentist

10/08/2018

A LANDFORD charity has reacted to comments on homeless people from one of the most senior dentists in the country.
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Botched root canal leads to payout for patient

10/08/2018

BOTCHED root canal treatment and a dentist’s failure to spot tooth decay led to a patient receiving £14,500 in compensation.
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3D-printed implants foster real bone growth

08/08/2018

A multidisciplinary team from NYU’s Medicine and Dentistry colleges has developed 3D-printed implants that promote bone growth.
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Millions of Brits admit they’ve got friends with awful breath – but wouldn't tell them

07/08/2018

Millions of young Brits admit they’ve got friends with awful breath – but they wouldn't dream of telling them, according to research.
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Dental associates tax question will worry dental corporates

06/08/2018

Dental businesses in the UK could be in line for a financial shock if they are forced to start paying national insurance (NI) contributions for dental associates.
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Tongue splitting: Surgeons warn of serious health risks

04/08/2018

People who have their tongues split deliberately are putting their health at serious risk, surgeons have warned.
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Investors Take a Shine to Dental Stocks, Doubting Amazon Threat

03/08/2018

Two general investors who don’t specialise in health care have been taking advantage of an FTC investigation plaguing dental suppliers and the Amazon-inspired "panic" over the past year to establish positions in Henry Schein Inc., one of the top distributors of dental products in the U.S. While the stock recovered 14 percent this year, it’s still down almost 13 percent in the past 12 months and is hovering near the lowest level since late January.
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'Homeless people are NO-HOPERS!': Britain's chief dentist blames rough-sleepers for NHS missing its targets in scathing leaked email

03/08/2018

The leader of the British Dental Association’s has branded homeless people 'no-hopers' and suggested treating them could cause targets to be missed.
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Mexican scientists see stem cells from teeth as future of regenerative medicine

02/08/2018

Mexico has become a groundbreaker in regenerative medical science. And one institution is touting innovative ways to reduce the prohibitive costs of the therapy.
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