Dentistry needs a safety net – support the BDA’s initiative.

The BDA continues to step up to the plate on behalf of dentists in the UK. All members will have had an email from the BDA today asking them to write to their MP regarding the fall out from the Corona Virus Pandemic. “The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is being felt across our profession.   ManyContinue reading “Dentistry needs a safety net – support the BDA’s initiative.”

“We are providing oral care, not just dentistry, for individuals…”

Stephen Hancocks’ Editorial British Dental Journal 22nd November 2019 “We are providing oral care, not just dentistry, for individuals not just a homogenous bunch plucked from the general public…” “….One is left in little doubt that the current UDA system of remuneration in England, for example, fails utterly to address such important shifts in emphasis.Continue reading ““We are providing oral care, not just dentistry, for individuals…””

British Dental Conference & Dentistry Show Day 1

Firstly let me get this comment out of the way, it is not and probably will never be a substitute for the BDA conference. Done. The numbers were high. When I arrived from the airport at 9.05 the queue to print tickets looked daunting but the stewards kept it organised and the ticket machines wereContinue reading “British Dental Conference & Dentistry Show Day 1”

The Monday Morning Quote #369

“And I won’t sit down And I won’t shut up And most of all I will not grow up” Frank Turner excerpt from Photosynthesis – thanks to Colin Campbell whose superb presentation “My Fitness to Practice (FtP) case and other more important matters” was one of the highlights of the BDA Conference in Manchester thisContinue reading “The Monday Morning Quote #369”

South West Young Dentist Group – One Day Conference

Wearing my Western Counties BDA President’s hat I’d like to bring your attention to the second YDG Conference. This year the venue has moved down the M5 from Bristol to Sandy Park, Exeter home of the Exeter Chiefs Rugby Club and a recent World Cup Venue. Date Saturday 20th February 2016. There’s a good lineContinue reading “South West Young Dentist Group – One Day Conference”

Dental Showcase Day 2

The photograph above is of the entrance tunnel to the exhibition hall, I heard it called disturbing, weird, uncomfortable and off putting. It reminded me of an 80s pop music video with something of David Bowie’s Stage about it. On my second day I enjoyed several successful meetings and had some time to catch upContinue reading “Dental Showcase Day 2”

A Change in Consent

A good article in the BDJ by Messrs D’Cruz and Kaney from Dental Protection about the change in the law regarding consent following the judgement in Montgomery v Lanarkshire in March 2015. The link to the full piece is here for BDA members. I advise any dentist to read it in its entirety but hereContinue reading “A Change in Consent”

An open letter to the Chief Executive of the General Dental Council – BDA

As the dust settles on the judicial review, the 2014 award for Brass Neck goes to Evlynne Gilvarry. An open letter to the Chief Executive of the General Dental Council The British Dental Association (BDA) has published an open letter to Evlynne Gilvarry, Chief Executive of the General Dental Council, following their press statement onContinue reading “An open letter to the Chief Executive of the General Dental Council – BDA”

An Open Letter to the General Dental Council – GDPUK

I try to not get too involved with dental politics on this blog – I save that for my work with the BDA and so on, but in the wake of the Judicial Review result this morning regarding the hike in Annual Retention Fee I am happy to share this. Originally posted on GDPUK. AnContinue reading “An Open Letter to the General Dental Council – GDPUK”