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Published on April 11, 2012

Debate: Direct access to dental hygienists; for and against

As many of you have probably heard and read about in recent weeks, the GDC are planning to allow direct access to dental hygienists and other DCPs. So the question on everyone’s lips is, what will this mean for the dental team and their patients? Currently, both the ‘Standards Guidance’ and ‘Scope of Practice’ state that all […]

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Published on January 3, 2012

Another barrier to fluoridation: cost

The addition of fluoride to public water supplies is an emotive and controversial topic, and has been so for a long time. In the film Dr Strangelove, General Ripper obsesses over the damage fluoridation could do to ‘precious bodily fluids’, indicating that the debate was well-known enough to parody even in 1964. The 1950s flyer […]

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