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  • Caries risk assessment joins 21st century

    There are many factors that affect how likely a patient is to develop caries, and during this time when dental… Read more

    October 13, 2020 / infocus

  • New dentistry dean at leading surgical college

    Professor Philip Taylor, announced as Dean Elect of the Faculty of Dental Surgery at The Royal College of Surgeons of… Read more

    October 13, 2020 / infocus

  • NHS dental services ‘to restart across Scotland from 1 November’, says Government

    But the response on Twitter to Joe FitzPatrick, Scotland’s Public Health Minister, was scathing.

    See also 13 October update appended to this post. NHS dentistry services in Scotland are set to resume next month,… Read more

    October 12, 2020 / infocus

  • AGPs review ‘still valid’ despite rising COVID-19 cases, says specialist adviser

    The conclusions reached by the Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme’s ‘rapid review’ on the use of aerosol generating procedures (AGPs)… Read more

    October 9, 2020 / infocus

  • Scottish Government faces questions over ‘neglect’ of dental profession

    First Minister Nicola Sturgeon at 6 October press briefing

    The Scottish Government faces questions in Parliament over its “neglect” of the dental sector, with warnings that half of dental… Read more

    October 9, 2020 / infocus

  • Dental fallow time calculator launched

    A free-to-use fallow time calculator has been launched to enable dental professionals to determine, justify and record the fallow period necessary following… Read more

    October 5, 2020 / infocus

  • Scottish Government legislates on St Andrews University dental degrees

    St Andrews University will be able to award medical and dentistry degrees through a new Bill introduced to the Scottish… Read more

    September 30, 2020 / infocus

  • Nakao Foundation launches new research grants

    Mrs Makiko Nakao, President of the Foundation Board and Mr Makoto Nakao

    Dental academics and clinicians have been invited to apply for research grants from Foundation Nakao. This is the second round… Read more

    September 30, 2020 / infocus

  • Call for UK roll-out of Scots initiative to ‘stop the rot’

    More than double the number of children – 23,529 – underwent hospital treatment for tooth decay, than for the second… Read more

    September 23, 2020 / infocus

  • New funding model for NHS dentistry – working group formed

    The Scottish Dental Practice Committee (SDPC) has established a working group to consider options for an NHS funding model post-COVID-19. Tom… Read more

    September 17, 2020 / infocus