In Depth

  • 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

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    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

  • On high alert?

    Sabre-toothed tigers may have died out 11,000 years ago but no one has told the amygdala – the primitive part… Read more

    October 3, 2018 / indepth

  • Under pressure

    It was Christmas Day in 2009 and Karl was on his third call-out of the day. Instead of basking in… Read more

    October 3, 2018 / indepth

  • Heart of the matter

    In August 2018, the Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme (SDCEP) issued new advice to support the implementation of National Institute… Read more

    October 3, 2018 / indepth

  • Crash & burn

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    It is now well recognised that rates of burnout within the dental profession are significant. Studies from around the world… Read more

    October 3, 2018 / indepth