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Inspiring Women in Dentistry to aim high

After the success of the Inspiring Women in Dentistry conference, we find out what happened at the show. Some 160+ women dental professionals have been inspired to aim high in their careers and address any gender imbalance in their home lives. The inspiration came from leading women from inside and outside the profession. They gathered

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CQC suspends inspections in response to coronavirus

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has stopped routine inspections as the UK confirms more than 1,500 cases of coronavirus. Starting today (Monday 16 March), the CQC will halt inspections in dental practices and other healthcare providers. It confirms it will instead focus on supporting providers to help keep patients safe in response to the pandemic.

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Dentistry needs true leadership during coronavirus crisis

The coronavirus outbreak is leaving a lot of questions for dentists, dental teams and practices unanswered, Jeff Sherer says. About six weeks ago I was scanning the internet beginning to look for what might a fun family holiday. I had never heard of the coronavirus, let alone knowing it would change the world situation so

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Opioids do not reduce pain after tooth extraction, study finds

Researchers called for a reduction in opioid use within dentistry after a study finds they do not help to alleviate pain after tooth extractions.  Data collected by the University of Michigan found there was little difference between the pain and satisfaction of patients who were prescribed opioids and those who were not. Assessing 325 dental

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Simplex Rapid for optimum results

Kemdent’s Simplex Rapid is ideal for use in repairs, relines and additions to dentures. Kemdent’s Simplex Rapid is a self-curing and cold cured polymethylmethacrylate acrylic material with multiple applications. It is ideal for repairs, indirect relines and additions to removable prosthetic appliances. Qualities endorsed by Nicholas O’Connor and Martyn Young of Cotswold Dental Laboratory, Cheltenham,

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Cosmetic dentist and dental lab star in TV show 10 Years Younger

Uchenna Okoye features on 10 Years Younger in 10 Days. Credit: Channel 5 A top cosmetic dentist and dental laboratory are helping to transform smiles on a Channel 5 TV show. Dr Uchenna Okoye is the resident dental clinician on makeover show 10 Years Younger in 10 Days and worked with Knight Dental Design laboratory

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Top five reasons for dental complaints – treatment issues

In the first of a new series, Alison Large examines the most common factors in dental complaints and how to avoid them. Nobody wants to receive a complaint, but they are part of everyday practice and, if handled well, can be a worthwhile experience for you and your patients. Over a recent five-year period, we

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Dental news you’ve missed this week

Missed out on this week’s dental news? No problem, here’s what happened over the past seven days… Kimberley Finlayson: 1967-2020 The passing away of Kimberley Finlayson, one of the co-founders of FMC, following a short illness has overshadowed the rest of the news this week. A driving force behind the scenes of the company, Kimberley’s

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Will the government continue its inquiry into NHS dental services?

Michael Watson questions whether the inquiry into NHS dentistry services will continue. Last summer, the then House of Commons Health and Social Care Committee instituted an inquiry into NHS dentistry services. However, with the dissolution of Parliament it and all other select committees dissolved and all inquiries ended. The Health and Social Care Committee membership for the

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