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  • Commissioning more urgent care slots for dental patients could reduce A&E pressure

    The BDA believes that dentists could ease the much-reported pressures on Accident and Emergency (A&E) departments if more in-hours urgent care slots were commissioned.

    Date: 13 January 2017

    Commissioning more urgent care slots for dental patients could reduce A&E pressure


  • Government failure driving child tooth extraction epidemic, say dentists

    The BDA has responded to figures from the Local Government Association (LGA) revealing 160 children and teenagers are undergoing tooth extractions under general anaesthesia in hospitals in England every day.

    Date: 11 January 2017

    Government failure driving child tooth extraction epidemic, say dentists


  • Toothache piling financial pressure on A&E

    New study reveals cost of dental patients at A&E could be ten times official Government estimates. Dental leaders say costs to NHS could now be as much as £18 million.

    Date: 06 January 2017

    Toothache piling financial pressure on A&E


  • Dentists treating the most vulnerable failed by Stormont

    The BDA has lambasted the Northern Ireland Government for backtracking on an agreement to modernise the contracts of community dentists, who serve the most vulnerable patients.

    Date: 06 January 2017

    Dentists treating the most vulnerable failed by Stormont


  • An app a day keeps the dentist away

    The BDA welcomes a new initiative launched by Public Health England that makes it easier for parents to choose foods which are better for them amid concerns that children are consuming 50% of their daily maximum sugar allowance at breakfast.

    Date: 03 January 2017

    An app a day keeps the dentist away


  • BDA comment on letter to Daily Telegraph​

    The British Dental Association has commented on the publication of a letter from dental professionals in today's Daily Telegraph, which calls for the dental system in England to be removed from politicians' hands completely.

    Date: 02 January 2017

    BDA comment on letter to Daily Telegraph​


  • Sugar tax: a recipe to cut decay

    The BDA welcomes the findings of a study published in the Lancet today which predicts that the impact of a tax on sugar-sweetened drinks – due to come into force in 2018 – could reduce tooth decay by around 270,000 cases every year.

    Date: 16 December 2016

    Sugar tax: a recipe to cut decay


  • Dentists: Councils filling leadership vacuum on kids' oral health

    The BDA has backed new calls from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence for oral health programmes in schools, calling on national government to support local authorities to turn the tide on an epidemic of tooth decay.

    Date: 15 December 2016

    Dentists: Councils filling leadership vacuum on kids' oral health


  • Scotland's oral health challenges require more than warm words

    The British Dental Association has called on the Scottish Government to set out how it will effectively resource proposals set out in its consultation 'The Future of Oral Health'.

    Date: 12 December 2016

    Scotland's oral health challenges require more than warm words


  • BDA considering legal action over patient charge deductions

    The British Dental Association has announced it is planning to mount a legal challenge on behalf of NHS General Dental Practitioners over NHS England's approach to deductions from patient charge revenue

    Date: 09 December 2016

    BDA considering legal action over patient charge deductions


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