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Cycling fundraiser

​Two dental workers are set to embark on a charity cycle across East Riding, Yorkshire, in an effort to raise money to support children living in areas of social deprivation with their oral health.

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WHO smoking guide

The World Health Organization (WHO) has released the first-ever comprehensive set of tobacco cessation interventions and recommendations.

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Roman Baths and antibiotics

A study suggests that the world-famous Roman Baths are home to a diverse range of microorganisms that could be critical in the global fight against antimicrobial resistance.

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GDC policy change

The General Dental Council (GDC) has announced a change to what will be published following decisions by the Interim Orders Committee (IOC) after a review of its policy.

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Workplace engagement report

Gallup’s ‘State of the Global Workplace: 2024 Report’ found that global employee engagement has stagnated and employee wellbeing has declined in 2023 after multiple years of steady gains. The company said the result is that the world’s employees continue to struggle at work and in life, which has direct consequences for organisational productivity.

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Elevating your skills

Ronie Salazar details the role of educational videos in enhancing dental nursing skills.

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Prescription powers

The General Dental Council (GDC) has welcomed a legislative change, effective June 26, 2024, that aims to improve direct access for patients to dental hygienists and therapists while promoting better use of the skill mix in the dental team.

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2.6m alcohol deaths

A report from the World Health Organization (WHO) highlights that 2.6m deaths per year were attributable to alcohol consumption and 0.6m deaths to psychoactive drug use. Notably, two million of alcohol and 0.4m of drug-attributable deaths were among men.

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CPD myth buster

The Society of British Dental Nurses (SBDN) is pleased to announce its contribution to the Dental Professionals Alliance's ECPD myth buster.

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Decline in children's health

The Food Foundation, alongside food experts and campaigners, is calling for the next government to address the decline in children’s health.

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Vape flavours and quitting

A University of Bristol-led study has found restricting the choice of flavoured vapes, also known as e-cigarettes, could have an adverse effect on adults who use them to reduce or quit smoking.

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Charity launches oral health

The Oral Health Foundation has launched a manifesto laying out key priorities for the next government to transform oral health across the United Kingdom.

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Student research awards

The winners of the 2024 Max Horsnell Travel Award and National Student Elective prize have been announced by the British Society of Paediatric Dentistry (BSPD). These annual awards recognise vision and endeavour in the field of paediatric dentistry.