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  • Jason Leitch awarded 2020 Fletcher of Saltoun Award

    Professor Jason Leitch, Scotland’s National Clinical Director and a former consultant oral surgeon, has been announced as the fourth of… Read more

    October 30, 2020 / infocus

  • Concerns raised over return of full NHS treatments on 1 November

    The British Dental Association Scotland has warned of the increased pressure on dental practices and their financial sustainability following the release… Read more

    October 26, 2020 / infocus

  • ARF remains unchanged for 2021

    The annual retention fee (ARF) for 2021 will not change, the General Dental Council (GDC) has confirmed. At a meeting… Read more

    October 26, 2020 / infocus

  • Practice group reports ‘surge’ in buy-out enquiries

    Scotland’s largest dental group is looking for new acquisitions after confirming plans to invest further in the industry. In the… Read more

    October 26, 2020 / infocus

  • Six-month dental check-ups ‘not necessary for healthy adults’, according to study

    A Dundee University team, led by the School of Dentistry’s Patrick Fee, in collaboration with Manchester University and Cochrane Oral Health, has… Read more

    October 23, 2020 / infocus

  • COVID-19 testing turnaround times and capacity ‘a priority’, Government told

    Chief Nursing Officer, Fiona McQueen

    COVID-19 testing turnaround times and capacity must be the Scottish Government’s priority, a review of the current strategy has found.… Read more

    October 23, 2020 / infocus

  • ‘Be Proud of Your Mouth’ campaign unveiled by FDI

    Picture: obs/FDI World Dental Federation

    Representing more than one million dentists worldwide, the FDI WorldDental Federation (FDI) has unveiled a three-year ‘Be Proud of YourMouth’… Read more

    October 22, 2020 / infocus

  • Oral health inequalities will widen ‘without clear commitment from Scottish Government’

    As new data reveal that the oral health gap shows little signs of closing, the British Dental Association Scotland has… Read more

    October 21, 2020 / infocus

  • Dentists increasingly complaining to GDC about colleagues

    The General Dental Council (GDC) has today published several reports which provide statistics and examples of fitness to practise case handling undertaken during 2019.… Read more

    October 21, 2020 / infocus

  • FGDP(UK) & CGDent update COVID-19 guidance synopsis

    The Faculty of General Dental Practice UK and College of General Dentistry have published an updated synopsis of their guidance… Read more

    October 21, 2020 / infocus