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  • Government ‘holds the key’ to restoring services for millions of patients

    A package of capital funding offers “the only hope” of restoring routine services to millions of patients, the British Dental… Read more

    November 16, 2020 / infocus

  • Two COVID-19 diagnostic ‘megalabs’ to open in 2021

    Two ‘megalabs’, one in Scotland, will open early next year and will each add 300,000 to the UK’s daily testing… Read more

    November 16, 2020 / infocus

  • Dental practice using patients’ own blood plasma to grow bone on implant

    Dr Callum Graham

    A dental practice in South Lanarkshire renowned for its implant work has seen a 30 per cent year-on-year increase in… Read more

    November 6, 2020 / infocus

  • Scotland’s CDO says ‘patients shouldn’t be forced into private treatment’

    People in need of dental treatment should not be put in the “invidious position” of being forced to pay for… Read more

    November 5, 2020 / infocus

  • Patient expectations need managing as ‘full service’ resumes in Scotland

    The British Dental Association Scotland has warned that the reintroduction of the ‘full range’ of NHS treatments this week will… Read more

    November 2, 2020 / infocus

  • Winter PPE ‘action plan’ published by Scottish Government

    Providing key workers with access to personal protective equipment (PPE) to tackle the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic through winter and beyond… Read more

    October 30, 2020 / infocus

  • 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

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