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NHS dentistry pushed to the brink by pay cuts

15/09/2017

An across the board collapse in practitioner earnings in England and Wales is stoking a crisis from which NHS dentistry may not recover says the British Dental Association.

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Changes to the CPD scheme – enhanced CPD is on its way

13/10/2017

The GDC will be introducing changes to its scheme for CPD next year. For dentists, the changes will come into effect on 1 January 2018, for dental care professionals on 1 August 2018.
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Former local government leader appointed as NHS England director

13/10/2017

A former local government leader has been appointed NHS England’s new national learning disability director. Ray James, the former national president of the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) and long-standing executive director of health housing and adult social care at the London Borough of Enfield has been selected to take on the role.
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Unreported Britain: the nation's teeth - The Story podcast

13/10/2017

How is it that charities are having to step in to help people falling through the net in a country with dental healthcare for all?
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Don’t ignore facial dynamics when using fillers

13/10/2017

Dermal fillers that include physicochemical properties proved to be effective in reducing acne scarring without compromising natural facial dynamics, researchers reported at the 2017 American Society for Dermatologic Surgery annual meeting in Chicago on Thursday.
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Solutions: Saving Decayed Teeth with Stem Cells

07/10/2017

Can decayed young teeth be saved with stem cells? Dr. Renato Silva thinks so.
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Botox improves chin contour

07/10/2017

Botox was found effective at improving chin aesthetics by altering the position of the pogonion, according to an 11-patient study in JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery.
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Orthodontic legal challenge: Update

06/10/2017

A legal challenge by the BDA over concerns about the procurement of £1/2 billion orthodontic services in the south of England has been suspended while NHS England undertakes preparatory work for the procurement of such services. The services procured will commence after March 2019.
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Sixty per cent of dentists ‘will quit NHS within five years’

06/10/2017

More than half of dentists plan to leave the NHS within the next five years, a survey has found.
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UK 'eliminates measles' for first time

29/09/2017

The elimination of measles has been achieved in the UK for the first time, the World Health Organization says.
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Baby Botox is trending...wait, what?

29/09/2017

As people who started using anti-aging creams in college, we understand that ours is a youth-obsessed society. But even we were shocked when we recently heard someone mention the phrase "Baby Botox."
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Dental Bus Donation For Jamaica

29/09/2017

A UK charity has teamed-up with a church group in Denver, USA, to donate a bus which has been transformed into a mobile medical and dental clinic with the intention to deliver service to those in need in Jamaica.
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New antibody attacks 99% of HIV strains

23/09/2017

Scientists have engineered an antibody that attacks 99% of HIV strains and can prevent infection in primates. It is built to attack three critical parts of the virus - making it harder for HIV to resist its effects.
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GDC – 2 Women plead guilty to illegal teeth whitening

22/09/2017

In separate cases, two women from Kidderminster and Doncaster have pleaded guilty to practising dentistry illegally following prosecutions by the GDC.
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Tax rises to support NHS backed by two-thirds of public

22/09/2017

Around two-thirds of adults in the UK are willing to pay more taxes to support the struggling NHS, it has been revealed. Research conducted by Ipsos Mori on behalf of the King’s Fund set out to get a picture of the changing relationship between the public and the NHS, and how people in the UK felt the NHS crisis should be addressed.
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Eton of the East End: Inspirational free school in one of London's most deprived areas sends 21 star pupils to train as doctors, dentists and vets

22/09/2017

A free school in one of the most deprived areas of London is sending 21 pupils to train as doctors, dentists or vets.
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Red wine: the unexpected health benefits

16/09/2017

Another day, another story about red wine being good for you. Today's happy news comes from Australia, where a member of the national Wine Research Institute has been extolling the virtues of a drop of red.
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Botox? I’m only using it to save my teeth from grinding

16/09/2017

Teeth grinding affects six million people in the UK. But is a neurotoxin jab really a cure?
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MDDUS freezes indemnity costs until 2018

15/09/2017

One of the UK’s leading medical defence organisations today announced a price freeze on the cost of indemnity for GPs until at least 2018, OnMedica reports. MDDUS agreed the move after the Lord Chancellor announced plans to change the personal injury discount rate is calculated in England and Wales.
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Spiral drawing test detects signs of Parkinson's

09/09/2017

A test that involves drawing a spiral on a sheet of paper could be used to diagnose early Parkinson's disease.
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