The Greatest Breakthrough Since Lunchtime #16 – Alzheimers / Perio disease link.

Reports in two of the UK national dailies of research from UCLAN linking Alzheimers disease with poor oral hygiene. The Independent – Poor dental health and gum disease may be linked to Alzheimer’s disease, a study suggests. Brains of dementia patients were found to contain Porphyromonas gingivalis, the bug responsible for unhealthy gums. Scientists believeContinue reading “The Greatest Breakthrough Since Lunchtime #16 – Alzheimers / Perio disease link.”

NHS England has published its new “Mid-year and year-end reconciliation and financial recovery policy”.

NHS England has published its new “Mid-year and year-end reconciliation and financial recovery policy”. My thanks to Alexander Hall from Meade King LLP for sharing this. At paragraph 28 under the sub-heading “Transitional arrangements 2013/14 only” it has confirmed: “As this is the first year of the policy it has been agreed that there willContinue reading “NHS England has published its new “Mid-year and year-end reconciliation and financial recovery policy”.”

Claimants will have to pay a fee if they want to take their employer to employment tribunal.

The Government has confirmed that from today, claimants will have to pay a fee if they want to take their employer to employment tribunal. Currently, it costs nothing for a claimant to make a claim. However, in a bid to weed out the weak and vexatious attempts by the claimant to have their day inContinue reading “Claimants will have to pay a fee if they want to take their employer to employment tribunal.”

Sign Child Oral Health Petition

Sign child oral health petition dental professionals urged Dental professionals are being urged to add their names to a petition that calls for robust action to address child oral health inequalities. The petition has been launched as part of the BDA’s recently-announced Make a meal of it campaign. The campaign aims to tackle the damageContinue reading “Sign Child Oral Health Petition”

The Weekend Read – 9 Things Successful People Do Differently by Heidi Grant Halvorsen

Whether it’s the time of year or the time of life but I am becoming increasingly tired of B***S**T, whether it comes from politicians, media people, sportsmen or the proliferation of dental “experts” feeding on the fear initiated by those from the acronym farms CQC, GDC, etc. More and more I am reflecting on theContinue reading “The Weekend Read – 9 Things Successful People Do Differently by Heidi Grant Halvorsen”

The Greatest Breakthrough Since Lunchtime #15

From Dentistry online Research reducing tooth decay wins prize New idea could bring toothache relief to millions of people An exciting development to reduce tooth decay could bring toothache relief to millions of people throughout the world, according to new research into degradable particles for tooth repair. Researchers from Queen Mary, University of London, haveContinue reading “The Greatest Breakthrough Since Lunchtime #15”