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Avoiding the pitfalls in facial aesthetics

Rapid growth in demand for facial aesthetics treatments, such as botulinum toxin injections and dermal fillers, has led a rising ...
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Updated SDCEP guidance on dental management of patients taking anticoagulants and antiplatelets

In March 2022, the Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme (SDCEP) published the second edition of its guidance on the Management ...
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New NHS contract discussions

The British Dental Association (BDA) and others have long been calling for ambitious reform of NHS dental contracts. The pandemic ...
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Whitening for under 18s: Yay or nay?

Tooth whitening represents a safe and effective treatment option for many dental practices as patient demand is growing year on ...
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Periodontal classification and the increasing risk of litigation

Unfortunately, claims alleging failure to diagnose and treat periodontal disease top the list of legal action against dental professionals. Those ...
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Infection prevention and control appendix for dental practices: New guidelines

On 24th November, the UK Health Security Agency published new guidance for infection prevention and control (IPC) in health and ...
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Smoking and periodontal disease

Despite the well-known association of smoking with cancer and cardiovascular diseases, about 7m adults in the UK are current smokers. They may not realise that tobacco smoking also damages oral ...
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Implants: the indemnity issue

Dental implants are not really taught at University. Yes, students may be given a 1-2 day course on them, practicing ...
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Oral cancer and COVID-19

Referrals for oral cancer have fallen dramatically since the start of the pandemic, raising fears that many cases have gone ...
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Employment status of dentists, associates and hygienists: New IR35 rules

On 6 April 2021, changes to tax law were introduced that dental practice owners and staff should be aware of ...
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Dental care after lockdown: The ongoing impact of COVID-19

Dentists have been eager to know whether easing of national restrictions would be reflected in a revised standard operating procedure ...
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Vicarious liability: what does it mean for dental practice owners?

In a recent landmark judgement, a former dental practice owner was held vicariously liable for the negligent acts of their ...
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