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NHS Dentistry in Northern Ireland branded ‘unsustainable’

Lest for a moment you thought that the crisis affecting NHS dentistry was largely confined to England and Wales, a report on UTL Live (ITN News) on Friday 24th June made clear in stark terms that NHS Dentistry…

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Scotland: NHS dentistry ‘on the brink’ with reduction in support payments

NHS dentistry is “on the brink”, a union has warned, as it hit out at the scaling back of financial support for the sector. Concerns have been raised over the future sustainability of NHS dentistry…

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Tiverton: Government paying the price for failing to fix crisis in NHS dentistry

The British Dental Association has responded to reports that access to NHS dentistry ranked alongside issues with local schools and Partygate in fuelling the Conservatives landslide defeat in the Tiverton by-election.

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New Case Threatens Employment Status Of Associates

The self-employed status of associates may have survived for decades, but there have been regular threats. A recent court case will be of interest and the judgment has potential wide-reaching implications for thousands of dentists.

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Cost of living crisis contributing to deterioration of oral health, claims charity

The rise in cost of living could lead to a deterioration in the nation’s oral health, according to the Oral Health Foundation.

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‘We’re not following a trend’ – trans inclusivity in dentistry

Dental therapist Leon Bassi talks us through the importance of supporting the trans community and why this will make dentistry a better profession. Why did BSDHT make a stand on the trans community? It was…

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Nearly half of dentists severing ties with NHS as government fails to move forward onreform

The British Dental Association warns an unprecedented collapse in NHS commitment among dentists in England could spell the end for the service without radical and urgent action from government.

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MPs to examine challenges to high street dentistry in workforce inquiry

The British Dental Association is one of a number of health professional bodies that will appear before MPs examining challenges facing the workforce in their inquiry into recruitment, training and retention. Representatives from the nursing, midwifery and…

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Dentistry Census – mental health worsened by pandemic

Two-thirds of dental professionals say their mental health worsened during the pandemic. Many revealed that they felt ‘nervous’, ‘depressed’ and ‘insecure’ as a result of working within dentistry.  

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‘I’ve never seen my colleagues so demoralised” – Dr Eddie Crouch

The extent of the NHS dental crisis was brought home to viewers yesterday, when Dr Eddie Crouch appeared on the BBC’s Breakfast programme to outline the problems facing the dental health service. The British Dental Association Chair had been asked to…

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NASDAL Sees Normality Returning To Dentistry, While Ross Brooke Advises Incorporation Caution

There are signs of ‘normality’ returning to the business of dentistry according to the results of a newly-released survey. The National Association of Specialist Dental Accountants and Lawyers’ quarterly Goodwill Survey has suggested there are  big jumps…

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Scotland’s CDO updates profession on infection control guidance

The chief dental officer (CDO) for Scotland has updated the profession on the future of infection and prevention control in dental practices.  In a letter to practices, CDO Tom Ferris revealed that work is underway to examine…

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Dental market review 2020/21 reports strong recovery

Following its annual business outlook 2021 report published earlier in the year, specialist business property adviser Christie & Co has released its ‘Dental Market Review 2020/21’ report providing an in-depth analysis of the dental market in 2020…

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Dental students in Scotland to receive bursaries in face of delayed graduation

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‘Forgotten healthcare profession’ – dental nurse turned away from vaccine appointment

A dental nurse was turned away from a vaccination centre – despite dental team members qualifying for priority access to the COVID-19 jab.  Michelle Martin, a dental nurse at Barrowford Dental Practice, said her colleague,…

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Dental practices should withhold associates’ full pay, BDA suggests

Dental practices should withhold full associate pay until the NHS fulfils practices’ full contract value, the BDA says.

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Dentistry: NHS patients ‘asked to pay for private care’

Some NHS dental patients have been asked to pay for private care “if they want any treatment”, according to a watchdog.

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‘Two year wait’ for NHS appointment forces patients to opt for DIY dentistry

More than seven in 10 are still struggling to access dentistry as patients continue to carry out DIY dentistry, a watchdog has revealed.

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