BPP shuts dental course as regulator raises safety concerns – Laurie Taylor’s take.

Students on course forced to find alternative programmes, as government plans to open English sector further to new providers. First, the truth: BPP University has shut a dentistry course after it failed to meet General Dental Council standards, leaving new students unable to start and existing undergraduates facing an uncertain future. Events at BPP, whichContinue reading “BPP shuts dental course as regulator raises safety concerns – Laurie Taylor’s take.”

Word of the day – Mediocracy & a video to match….

MEANING: noun: Rule by the mediocre. ETYMOLOGY: A blend of mediocre + -ocracy (rule). Earliest documented use: 1845. USAGE: “Why are gifted individuals always forced out by the mediocracy?” Christopher Fowler; The Victoria Vanishes; Bantam; 2008. IDEAS:  (I notice that comments are now disabled for the video, a shame because I would like to see if there was anybodyContinue reading “Word of the day – Mediocracy & a video to match….”

The new reformation or just a course adjustment?

The university must be the site of the next Reformation – here’s why. “Nevertheless, both students and their potential employers are led to believe that academic credentials confer on students that what they have learned at university constitutes knowledge that is more durable than it really is. And all of this is made possible simply becauseContinue reading “The new reformation or just a course adjustment?”

Education, education, education or have I missed the point?

From The Times via BDA, the words of another one of those Johnson boys. Universities urged to make more money from research Universities are to be measured on how well they work with business, collaborate on research and development and sell their intellectual property. Jo Johnson, the universities minister, will say today that a “knowledgeContinue reading “Education, education, education or have I missed the point?”

Dental Sedation Adult and Paediatric Immediate Life Support course

Lynn Fox has asked me to promote her course on Dental Sedation Adult and Paediatric Immediate Life Support. As someone who practiced sedation I believe that on going training and updates on sedation techniques and particularly Life Support are essential. Details: For clinical dental staff who wish to provide / assist with conscious Inhalation SedationContinue reading “Dental Sedation Adult and Paediatric Immediate Life Support course”

If you’re in London on Thursday evening head for Kings.

A smorgasbord of Dental talent. Kishan Sheth and the KCL Dental Society join forces to bring you one of the most anticipated dental events of the year. Chaired by Dr Lewis-Greene, supported by Prof Dunne and sponsored by Henry Schein. http://www.facebook.com/kcl.dentalsociety/ 5.30-8.30pm Thursday 8th December 2016 New Hunt’s House Lecture Theatre 1, Guy’s Campus, King’s College,  LondonContinue reading “If you’re in London on Thursday evening head for Kings.”

Ten Year Anniversary of Child Protection and The Dental Team

I was pleasantly surprised to bump into my old friend Richard Welbury at the BDA conference 10 years ago, I hadn’t realised at the time what a milestone he and his colleagues were making. Richard was the first person I knew who shared the facts around oral signs of child abuse, his memorable talks producedContinue reading “Ten Year Anniversary of Child Protection and The Dental Team”