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Articles and features 05/02/2020

Bridge2Aid: how dental volunteering is offering hope to those in pain

Bridge2Aid: how dental volunteering is offering hope to those in pain

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Dental Protection is proud to support the work of Bridge2Aid, a charitable organisation doing fantastic work to improve access to emergency dental care by training healthcare workers in developing countries. Find out more about the organisation’s work in this article

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Articles and features 04/02/2020

Brexit update

Brexit update

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Statement from Dental Protection regarding our preparedness for Brexit.

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Articles and features 29/01/2020

Surviving dental school: social media

Surviving dental school: social media

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In today’s media-driven society, the boundaries between private and professional life are becoming increasingly blurred. In such a fast-moving environment, it’s all too easy to forget that the same standards of professionalism and confidentiality apply no matter what the medium of communication.

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Press release 20/01/2020

Dental Protection welcomes High Court pensions ruling

Dental Protection welcomes High Court pensions ruling

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Dental Protection have welcomed the High Court decision handed down on Friday that it was unlawful for the Government to suspend the payment of pensions to NHS professionals who had been charged with certain criminal offences but not yet convicted.

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Articles and features 15/01/2020

FGDP urges botox ad compliance

FGDP urges botox ad compliance

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The Faculty of General Dental Practice (FGDP(UK)) is encouraging dentists and dental practices offering botulinum toxin injections to ensure their marketing is legally compliant.

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Half of dentists in the UK have considered leaving dentistry for reas...

Half of dentists in the UK have considered leaving dentistry for reasons of personal wellbeing

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The dental community must act to prevent burnout amongst dentists so they stay in practice rather than quit the profession, according to Dental Protection.

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Case study 04/12/2019

Considering CBCT

Considering CBCT

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One of the most spectacular examples of new technology in modern dentistry is the increasing use of cone beam computed tomography (CBCT). Dentolegal consultant Jim Lafferty looks at important aspects of the technique

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An unexpected surprise

An unexpected surprise

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Ms C visited her dentist, requesting an improvement on her overall smile and the specific appearance of the upper lateral incisors.

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Bridging the gap

Bridging the gap

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Mrs R attended Dr A’s practice to discuss treatment options to restore her upper arch.

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Aligning your ethics

Aligning your ethics

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Beware of a demanding patient with high aesthetic needs – do not be pushed into providing treatment you do not feel is clinically appropriate or potentially damaging to the patient.

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Doing the right thing

Doing the right thing

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Dentists can sometimes face situations where it might be tempting to go along with an action to accommodate a particular patient.

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Articles and features 04/12/2019

Monitoring erosive tooth wear

Monitoring erosive tooth wear

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Erosive tooth wear is the third most common oral condition in Europe. Professor David Bartlett from King’s College London and Dr Soha Dattani of GSK Consumer Healthcare examine the importance of documenting it as part of a standard dental examination.

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Press release 04/11/2019

Concern over dental regulator’s covert investigations

Concern over dental regulator’s covert investigations

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The leading protection organisation for dentists has said it is “disappointed and concerned” that the General Dental Council (GDC) is engaging in undercover investigations which are attempting to trick dentists into wrong-doing.

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