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Published on July 17, 2013

Google Glass finds its way into the operating room

Google Glass finds its way into the operating room

Google’s highly anticipated Google Glass, the latest innovation in the move towards wearable technology is generating a huge amount of hype around its release later this summer. The high-tech pair of glasses that are being developed by Google are the first of their kind – offering consumers information in a smartphone-like, hands free format that […]

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Published on July 8, 2013

2013 Survey on European Dental Trade

2013 Survey on European Dental Trade

The Federation of the European Dental Industry (FIDE) in cooperation with the Association of European Dental Dealers (ADDE) has released the results of their annual survey highlighting the main trends of the European dental market. Relevant findings of the report show: The number of practising dentists slightly increased by 1.03% from 268, 282 in 2011 […]

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Published on July 1, 2013

GDC predicts future issues of dentistry

GDC predicts future issues of dentistry

The General Dental Council (GDC) has published the findings of a horizon scanning exercise, which was conducted back in autumn 2012. This exercise aims to identify the major issues likely to affect dentistry and dental regulation over the next 5-10 years. The exercise, the first of its kind by GDC, seeks to ensure that the […]

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Published on June 25, 2013

Groupon works to stop illegal teeth whitening

Groupon works to stop illegal teeth whitening

Who doesn’t enjoy a great deal, especially when it comes to achieving that ‘Hollywood Smile’? Deal of the day website Groupon is working alongside the General Dental Council (GDC) to guard against the promotion of illegal tooth whitening. Groupon has already taken action not to mislead customers by offering teeth whitening deals that are regulated […]

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Published on January 28, 2013

Shortlist of dental practices to continue trialling the new NHS dental contract

Shortlist of dental practices to continue trialling the new NHS dental contract

Last week, the Department of Health (DoH) announced an additional 29 practices to join the existing 70 practices for the new contract pilot scheme. The reason for adding more practices to the scheme is to test one of the biggest changes of the new contact – how dentists are paid. Previously, this was based on […]

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Published on December 13, 2012

How to drive patients to your practice

How to drive patients to your practice

Finding out what motivates your patients to visit you and what you can do to improve this – is the key to success. Recently, the BDTA teamed up with Ragdoll to conduct an in-depth study of how the public perceive dentistry and their dental practice. The findings were rather interesting, including: 25% of the UK […]

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Published on December 5, 2012

To floss or not to floss – that is the question

To floss or not to floss – that is the question

Our mouths are like fish tanks and our teeth are the stones, as Ellie Phillips suggests. Think about it for a moment, this metaphor is somewhat true. No matter how many times we floss the ‘stones’, the water still remains dirty – so what’s the point in flossing twice a day? The controversial topic has […]

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Published on November 16, 2012

The art of communicating with your patients

The art of communicating with your patients

The simple act of communication is not always so simple to do. Being a dental professional there is a pressure to communicate effectively with patients to recommend treatments and educate them about their oral health. Yet the truth of the matter is, taking the time to communicate effectively can be difficult, especially when we are […]

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Published on November 2, 2012

Money spent on treating oral health diseases exceeds cancer, heart disease, stroke and dementia

Money spent on treating oral health diseases exceeds cancer, heart disease, stroke and dementia

Shockingly, we spend an estimated 0.5% of gross domestic product (GDP) on treating oral health diseases, in comparison with other conditions including cancer. The most shocking part is that the majority of cases are preventable! Preventative dentistry is often at the heart of debates surrounding dental care in the UK and across the world. Simple […]

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Published on October 3, 2012

Dentists urged to check for mouth cancer

With the NHS Stoptober promotion well on its way the government’s battle to stop smoking is fresh in our minds. Health professionals across the country have long been campaigning for smokers to quit and now dentists are being urged to play their role. Regular dental check-ups provide a great, and often missed opportunity for dentists […]

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