Posts Tagged ‘dentistry’

Published on February 2, 2012

NHS dentistry cash boost to increase access, but is this the answer to a nation of healthy teeth?

Yesterday, Andrew Lansley, UK Health Secretary announced a proposed £28 million boost to increase access to NHS dentists. The money will be spent on expanding local services such as more available appointments and care for people who cannot travel to a dentist. This move supports the Government’s drive to improve oral health in the UK, […]

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Published on January 20, 2012

Announcing “The Dental Landscape”!

Here at StockdaleMartin we’ve got a bit of a reputation for knowing our way around the world of dentistry, and our clients come to us for our insight into the dental landscape – the facts and figures. Well – drum roll – we’d like to announce The Dental Landscape, a booklet packed full of handy […]

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Published on October 10, 2011

Does NHS dentistry cost too much – or not enough?

As mentioned in a previous post, dentists’ charges in the UK are to be investigated by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT). At first glance, though, the focus of this study seems to be less on cost and more on simplification – the idea being that given the disparity between NHS and private treatment options, […]

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Published on September 19, 2011

OFT launch review of dental industry

Last week, the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) began a market research study on whether the private and NHS dentistry markets are working well for patients. The review has been commissioned as there have been increasing concerns amongst consumer bodies such as Which?, due to patients becoming confused by treatments and prices. Sonya Branch, OFT […]

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Published on August 25, 2011

Interesting Facts about Dentistry

Dentistry isn’t always the most interesting topic but believe it or not there are some weird and wonderful facts about all things toothy. Here are just a few: A couple of hundred years ago bad teeth were considered to be a rich man’s disease. It was only the rich people who could afford to eat […]

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Published on July 13, 2011

‘Love Doll’ improves University life

Showa Hanako 2 is the new and improved robot that’s aimed at training dental students in Japan. Hanako 2 can do almost everything we can from facial movements to sneezing, creating a life-like doll for students to practise on. The robot can even represent a moving tongue and choking! The ‘love doll’ aspect of the […]

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Published on May 23, 2011

FIDE Releases 2011 Dental Market Trends Report!

The Federation of the European Dental Industry (FIDE) recently released its 2011 Survey on the European Dental Trade (Market Trends). Co-designed by ADDE, the Association of Dental Dealers in Europe, the survey gives an insight into dental industry demographics, manufacturing and marketing behaviour across 12 European countries, including France, Germany, Russia and the UK. Among […]

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Published on November 9, 2010

Of fish, nuts and gum disease

We were intrigued to learn last week of a study which posited a connection between fish consumption and the prevention of gum disease. The research, published in the November Journal of the American Dietetic Association, examined the diets of 182 people over a 5 year period, and found that those who consumed large amounts of […]

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Published on October 5, 2010

British Dental Journal Publishes England’s First Regional Adult Dental Health Survey

The British Dental Journal has this month published the first region-wide dental survey of adults ever undertaken in England. A collaborative project featuring input from the Yorkshire and Humber Public Health Observatory and the region’s Strategic Health Authority, several local Primary Care Trusts and the Sheffield and Leeds Dental Schools, the survey targeted more than 25,000 […]

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Published on October 5, 2010

Study shows new link between gum disease and diabetes

Successful treatment of gum disease may help decrease the blood sugar levels of diabetics, a new study has suggested. The study, conducted by the University of Edinburgh in collaboration with University College London, Peninsula Dental School and the University of Ottawa, reviewed previous research into the link between gum disease and diabetes, and found that […]

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