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  • Patience rewarded

    Arthur Dent is a practising NHS dentist in Scotland. Got a comment or question for Arthur? Email There are… Read more

    April 11, 2019 / indepth

  • How to fight ‘fight or flight’

    HOW does it make you feel when your receptionist informs you that “this next patient is REALLY nervous”? Dental anxiety… Read more

    February 12, 2019 / indepth

  • An assault on dignity

    Bullying within the workplace can take many forms, including verbal, non-verbal, psychological or even physical abuse. It can involve rudeness… Read more

    February 12, 2019 / indepth

  • Politics and the dentist

    CC. Anas Sarwar Scottish Labour Party. Member of Scottish Parliament

    Healthcare is arguably one of the biggest political footballs there is: plans for the NHS can influence election results hugely;… Read more

    February 12, 2019 / indepth

  • Help the Ageing

    Scotland’s ageing population is presenting new challenges to our healthcare system. One of the most pressing is the lack of… Read more

    February 12, 2019 / indepth

  • Lives in your hands

    By and large, life in a dental clinic is free of incidents of high drama. However, all that changed for… Read more

    December 18, 2018 / indepth

  • What lies beneath

    The dental profession is often viewed with envy. Outsiders perceive it as an ideal career: interesting, socially worthwhile, well-paid and… Read more

    December 18, 2018 / indepth

  • Access all areas

    Over the last few years, various reports on healthcare workforces have highlighted that there is a continuing difficulty in recruiting… Read more

    December 18, 2018 / indepth

  • The problem of millennials: a cautionary tale

    Def: Baby Boomers, born from WWII until the mid 60s; Generation X, until the late 70s/early 80s; Generation Y or… Read more

    December 17, 2018 / indepth

  • The essence of consent

    The panel meet for a discussion on Consent

    The requirements, legalities and practices around obtaining informed consent are now a major part of the teaching in all the… Read more

    October 3, 2018 / indepth