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  • ‘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

  • Professor warns of potential dental nurse redundancies

    A professor has voiced concerns about dental nurse jobs being put at risk as the profession continues to be plagued… Read more

    October 19, 2020 / infocus

  • Dental practices among ‘79,000 businesses in Scotland’ helped during pandemic, says UK Government

    Rishi Sunak, the Chancellor, pictured last Friday preparing to announce further financial support measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic

    Businesses in Scotland benefitted from more than £2.9 billion of government support “to protect and support jobs across the region”,… Read more

    October 15, 2020 / infocus

  • Health minister accused of ‘disrespect’ over NHS dental announcement

    The British Dental Authority’s Scottish Dental Practice Committee (SDPC) has accused Joe Fitzpatrick, the Scottish Government’s health minister, of being… Read more

    October 13, 2020 / infocus

  • 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