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Dentists honoured

​Fourteen dentists have been honoured in the annual round of BDA Honours and Awards for their outstanding achievements, and their commitment to the BDA and the dental profession as a whole.

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Brits quick costly smoking

New research shows more Brits are stubbing out their cigarettes for good in a bid to improve their general health and wellbeing.

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NHS Long Term plan launches

There were mixed reactions to the inclusion of dentistry in the NHS Long Term Plan launched yesterday by the Prime Minister.

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Communicating the future

The January issue looks at the importance of communication in the career progression of the role of the dental nurse.

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Ditch the dental jargon

​Dental teams are being urged to use plain English when communicating with patients and colleagues.

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New 'go to' dental handbook

​A team from the University of Plymouth Peninsula Dental School has written the second edition of Standards in Dentistry – a flagship publication of the Faculty of General Dental Practice (FGDP(UK)).

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Depression and oral heath link

​Young adults with feelings of depression are significantly more at risk of oral health diseases, according to the findings of a new study.

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GDC changes approach to fees

​In Shifting the balance, the General Dental Council (GDC) said it wanted to develop a new approach to setting fees, which would better explain how and why funds were used, be clearer about how costs were allocated and provide more certainty about the level of fee dental professionals could expect to pay.

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Teething gel changes

​Parents and caregivers are being advised products containing Lidocaine used for teething in babies and children will be sold only in pharmacies from 2019.

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Recognising unsung heroes

The Society of British Dental Nurses yet again recognises a number of dental nurses for their exceptional work and contribution to the profession.

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Smiles for Blackpool's needy

​After the success of last year’s ‘All I Want for Christmas’ oral health day created especially for Blackpool’s homeless and recovery community, the British Association of Dental Nurses (BADN), Horizon, Dentaid, and the Oral Health Foundation (OHF) teamed up again to bring emergency dental care to Blackpool’s most needy in time for Christmas.

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HPV decision will lose lives

The Society of British Dental Nurses (SBDN) and the British Association of Dental Nurses (BADN) have joined dentist leaders in condemning the government for failing to back a catch-up programme to protect up to two million boys still in school from the human papillomavirus (HPV).