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​Public Health England new survey of adults attending general dental practice

14/07/2017

Public Health England plans to carry out a voluntary dental practice-based survey of adult oral health status and need in England from October 2017.

Data from the survey will be used to inform local commissioning decisions and ensure effective targeting of resources.

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Are you ready for General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)?

18/07/2017

From 25th May 2018, the current Data Protection Act (DPA) will be replaced with the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – meaning that all companies that handle personal data will need to adapt to the new legislation.
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​London Assembly calls on the Mayor to act to tackle children's tooth decay in London

14/07/2017

In a plenary session yesterday the London Assembly debated a motion tabled by Andrew Dismore AM and Dr Onkar Sahota, Chair of the Assembly Health Committee, on the issue of children's oral health in London.
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Scientists Discover A Drug That Regenerates Teeth?

14/07/2017

Research using a chemical that stimulates stem cells in degraded teeth has been tested in mice with promising results, but the research is in its infancy.
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Tall Men Have Increased Risk Of Aggressive Prostate Cancer, Study Suggests

14/07/2017

Men who are tall have an increased risk of developing and dying from aggressive prostate cancer, a new study has found.
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New guidance on stem cell therapies

07/07/2017

The first ever guidance for stem cell-based therapies in animals has been-been published by the European Medicines Agency (EMA). The guidance follows a review of scientific evidence by the Committee for Medicinal Products for Veterinary Use (CVMP), which identified the sterility of stem-cell therapies as a ‘priority area’.
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Google DeepMind NHS app test broke UK privacy law

07/07/2017

A UK hospital did not do enough to protect the privacy of patients when it shared data with Google, the UK's Information Commission (ICO) has ruled.
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Prince Harry warns of mobile phones affecting mental health

07/07/2017

Young people should try to take a break from checking their mobile phones to “process their thoughts” instead of rushing through the day, Prince Harry has suggested.
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Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons warns fillers can cause blindness

07/07/2017

AUSTRALIA’S top plastic surgeons are warning fans of our $1 billion cosmetic surgery industry about the risk of blindness from injectable fillers.
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GDC announces new changes to dental CPD

30/06/2017

The GDC announced this week that new changes to continuing professional development will be coming into effect in January 2018 for dentists and in August 2018 for dental care professionals.
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Beautician's warning after being fined for illegal teeth-whitening

23/06/2017

A woman has been fined for performing illegal teeth-whitening.
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Woman goes to dentist thinking she had an abscess ends up having to have eye removed

23/06/2017

A young woman who went to the dentist thinking she had an abscess ended up having to have an eye removed.
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Past President and Chair of BOS awarded OBE in Queen’s Birthday honours list for services to Orthodontics

23/06/2017

Today (19 June 2017): The British Orthodontic Society warmly congratulates their past President and Chair Professor Nigel Hunt who has been awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday honours list. The award was made in recognition of his work for services to Dentistry and to the Specialty of Orthodontics.
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Young dentist Luisa Ramirez wins BDA John McLean Prize

23/06/2017

Young dentist Luisa Ramirez (pictured right), a graduate from King's College London Dental Institute has been awarded the prestigious John McLean Prize.
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New quality standard on oral health in care homes

16/06/2017

NICE has published a new quality standard covering oral health for adults in care homes. It covers dental health and daily mouth care with and without nursing provision and describes high-quality care and priority areas for improvement.
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'Bottled nature' helps ease dental pain

16/06/2017

Could sitting in the dentist's chair really be as enjoyable as a walk on the beach?
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You’ve probably been brushing your teeth all wrong…

16/06/2017

You probably brush your teeth twice a day and have done since you were a kid, so it might be a surprise to learn a lot of us are getting it wrong.
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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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Charity says emotional goodbye to long serving Director of Operations

09/06/2017

The UK's leading oral health charity, the Oral Health Foundation, has said an emotional goodbye to their long serving Director of Operations Sharon Broom, who is leaving the charity after 17 years' loyal service.
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80% of under-twos in England failed to visit the dentist last year, says study

09/06/2017

Faculty of Dental Surgery says ‘widespread misunderstanding’ among parents over when to visit dentist leads to children having to have rotten teeth removed
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