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Over 8,500 Dentists Risk Losing the Right to Practice Over CPD Requirements

Over 8,500 Dentists Risk Losing the Right to Practice Over CPD Requirements

The General Dental Council have voiced “serious concern” over the number of dentists who have failed to comply with continuing professional development requirements and therefore risk being removed from the GDC register, effectively banning them from practising dentistry. At the end of July, 36,000 of the roughly 70,000 dental care professionals in the UK will […]


NHS Dentists in England to Receive 2% Pay Rise From October

NHS Dentists in England to Receive 2% Pay Rise From October

The Government have announced that from October, NHS dentists will receive an uplift of 2% in their pay after the Doctors’ and Dentists’ Remuneration Review Body provided a recommendation to do so. Along with this, the Government have also proposed an increase for expenses caused for general dental practice of 3%. The exception to this […]


Isle of Wight Dental Care Availability in Crisis as Clinic in Cowes Close

Isle of Wight Dental Care Availability in Crisis as Clinic in Cowes Close

NHS England have promised that more appointments will be available on the Isle of Wight, in the wake of a shortage of places on the island caused by the early ending of the contract of Somerset Partnership to provide NHS dental care and the closure of Cowes Medical Centre scheduled for the end of September. […]


South Carolina dentist becomes an Internet sensation after uploading ‘In My Feelings’ dance challenge video

South Carolina dentist becomes an Internet sensation after uploading ‘In My Feelings’ dance challenge video

A South Carolina dentist has become an overnight star after uploading a video online showcasing his dance skills. Dr Rich Constantine, from Constantine Dental, Greenville, has become an Internet sensation after sharing a video of him dancing at work. The clip features the dentist’s attempt at the latest dance craze, the ‘In My Feelings’ challenge. […]


Does exercise increase your risk of dental decay?

Does exercise increase your risk of dental decay?

Exercise is often extolled as a natural tonic that boosts mental and physical wellbeing, but a new study has raised questions about its universal health benefits. While being active is proven to reduce the risk of a host of serious illnesses, researchers have discovered that exercise may be linked to a higher risk of tooth […]


Peterhead dental trio set for African adventure in 2019

Peterhead dental trio set for African adventure in 2019

A trio of dental professionals is gearing up to visit Africa next year as part of a project run by Dentaid. Dentist, Dr Hawar Al-Haddad and dental nurses, Sophie Grant and Natalie Williamson, will spend a fortnight in Zambia in June 2019. The group will be part of a team of volunteers providing dental care […]


Derby man prosecuted after offering illegal tooth whitening treatment

Derby man prosecuted after offering illegal tooth whitening treatment

A man from Derby has been prosecuted after being found guilty of providing illegal tooth whitening treatment. Colin Vernall, who is also known as Vern Collins, was ordered to pay in excess of £7,000 after an investigation found that he was administering the dental treatment, despite having no formal dental qualifications. A complaint was made […]


Tributes pour in for popular Cumbria dentist killed in motorbike crash in Canada

Tributes pour in for popular Cumbria dentist killed in motorbike crash in Canada

Tributes have been paid to a popular dentist from Cumbria who was killed in a motorbike crash in Canada last weekend. Paul Knight, from Wigton, was travelling in British Columbia with his wife when he was involved in a collision. Michelle, Paul’s wife, was seriously injured in the crash, which occurred on Saturday 14th July, […]


Government advisers confirm expansion of HPV vaccination programme to include boys

Government advisers confirm expansion of HPV vaccination programme to include boys

Government advisers have confirmed a planned expansion of the current HPV vaccination programme to protect boys, as well as girls. Currently, teenage girls are vaccinated to protect against cervical cancer, but under new guidelines, the HPV vaccine will be available to boys. Advisers had previously rejected calls from doctors, dentists and health campaigners, with a […]


London dentist issues warning over charcoal whitening toothpastes

London dentist issues warning over charcoal whitening toothpastes

A London dentist has issued a warning over the safety of some charcoal activated whitening toothpastes after seeing patients who have suffered extensive enamel wear. In the last few years, whitening products, including charcoal toothpastes, have become incredibly popular, but Dr Rhonda Eskander has urged people to be careful about trying to brighten their smiles […]