Latest Blog Posts

  • Oral cancer rates in Wales: mental health and the problem of unmet need

    Caroline Seddon calls for more research to do be done on the impact of smoking on oral health conditions for those who are more vulnerable, including those with mental health conditions, as we suspect there's a lot of unmet need.

    Blog Date 20 September, 2017

  • Choking the life out of dentistry: declining pay

    Henrik Overgaard Nielsen takes a look at the new figures from NHS Digital, showing that taxable income for high street NHS dentists continues to decline. The future for NHS dental patients is not looking very bright.

    Blog Date 20 September, 2017

  • Dentists at the bottom of the heap?

    Although dentists’ incomes in Scotland appear to be showing signs of an upturn, Robert Donald says this does not repair the damage done from nearly a decade of under-investment.

    Blog Date 20 September, 2017

  • Dentistry in Wales at crisis point?

    Katrina Clarke ponders the fact that three quarters of NHS dentists in Wales say they have considered leaving the profession, fed up of declining incomes and a lack of investment in the service.

    Blog Date 20 September, 2017

  • Gearing up for LDC Conference 2018: Joe Hendron

    Joe Hendron looks forward to his year at the helm of the Local Dental Committee Conference 2018.

    Blog Date 13 September, 2017

  • A 'bonkers' system: the contract in press and parliament

    Eddie Crouch tell us why he thinks the current system of commissoning is 'bonkers' and what we've been doing to highlight the issue in the press and to Parliament.

    Blog Date 13 September, 2017

  • Dental foundation training: my experience

    Hannan Imran, is a Foundation Dentist in the Oxfordshire scheme, and Trainee Representative for the Thames Valley and Wessex Deanery.

    Blog Date 8 September, 2017

  • Take control of your future: get involved with the BDA

    Nikki Patel explains why she got involved with the BDA's Young Dentists Committee and why she encourages others to take part in the elections this year.

    Blog Date 30 August, 2017

  • The good news: Fair pay and Young Dentist Groups

    Harman Chahal flags up some tips on asking for a pay rise and encourages young dentists to get involved in their local BDA Young Dentist Group.

    Blog Date 24 August, 2017

  • Uplifts: ensuring everyone gets their fair share

    Henrik Overgaard Nielsen, Chair of the General Dental Practice Committee gives his Committee’s view on the news of an ‘uplift’ from Government for dentistry, and the thorny question of whether practice owners should consider giving associates a ‘fair share’.

    Blog Date 24 August, 2017

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