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Have you renewed?

There is just under two weeks to the Annual Renewal deadline, which must be completed no later than 31 July in order for dental nurses to stay on the Register for the following 12-month period.

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Bupa Dental Care

​Bupa Dental Care has experienced a busy start to 2019 after acquiring 13 new practices across the UK and Republic of Ireland, taking the business’ national footprint to 483 sites.

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Future of CPD

​The General Dental Council (GDC) has today published Shaping the direction of lifelong learning for dental professionals, which invites ideas, comments and views on the short and long-term future of professional learning and development in dentistry.

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Sugary drinks and cancer

​A study published by The BMJ today reports a possible association between higher consumption of sugary drinks and and an increased risk of cancer.

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Blue light and sweets

​A new study demonstrates that just one hour of exposure to blue light at night – the kind of light produced by the screens of our many devices – raises blood sugar levels and increases sugar consumption in male rats.

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Free hydration fact sheet

As every dental nurse knows, drinking water is one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways of achieving hydration without damaging teeth.

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Dental nurses and care homes

Dental nurse representatives joined a BDA roundtable event yesterday (Monday) to discuss the crisis in care home dental care.

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Give a Healthy Smile campaign

Community Dental Services is joining forces with the Employee Ownership Association (EOA) to lead a national campaign that will improve the lives of 4000 children in the UK.

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Computers and oral health

​Three hours of computer use each day is enough to put a teenager at risk of poor oral health, a new study reveals.

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Call for dental revolution

A new Care Quality Commission report has found that care home residents do not always have access to dentists and are not getting the support they needed to look after their teeth.

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New guidelines for dentures

​The Oral Health Foundation has published a new set of global science-based guidelines for denture adhesives.

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New BADN fellow

​The British Association of Dental Nurses (BADN), is delighted to announce that Claire Kaur RDN has become the latest BADN Fellow.

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Dental Hospitals chair

​The Association of Dental Hospitals, which represents the voices of dental hospitals across the UK and Ireland, has elected Professor Tilly Loescher as its new Chair.