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  • Dentists honoured for outstanding achievements

    Fourteen dentists have been honoured in the annual round of BDA Honours and Awards for their outstanding achievements, and their commitment to the BDA and the dental profession as a whole.

    Date: 15 January 2019

    Dentists honoured for outstanding achievements


  • Prevention plans ring hollow, as dentistry overlooked in Long Term Plan

    The BDA has expressed disappointment that despite a heavily trailed focus on both primary care and prevention, the government has failed to outline a coherent strategy for dental services within its 136-page NHS 10 Year Plan.

    Date: 07 January 2019

    Prevention plans ring hollow, as dentistry overlooked in Long Term Plan


  • Dentists: Savage public health cuts perverse

    The BDA has slammed news that the government will proceed with £85 million of cuts to public health grants, which have disproportionately hit oral health services.

    Date: 20 December 2018

    Dentists: Savage public health cuts perverse


  • Northern Ireland dentists demand answers on NHS birthday investment

    The British Dental Association has urged officials to put the £600m NHS ‘birthday present’ to work on prevention, following misuse of sugar levy proceeds.

    Date: 19 December 2018

    Northern Ireland dentists demand answers on NHS birthday investment


  • ARF: lack of transparency and accountability dog GDC fee plan

    The BDA has expressed its concern about the GDC's approach to the setting of the ARF in future, following the publication of the consultation report and policy today.

    Date: 12 December 2018

    ARF: lack of transparency and accountability dog GDC fee plan


  • Penny pinching on HPV 'catch-up programme' for boys will cost lives, as 1 in 5 girls miss out on jab

    Dentist leaders have lambasted the government for failing to back a catch-up programme to protect up to 2 million boys still in school from the human papillomavirus.

    Date: 10 December 2018

    Penny pinching on HPV 'catch-up programme' for boys will cost lives, as 1 in 5 girls miss out on jab


  • Dentists win clarity on 24-month appointment plans

    BDA Scotland has welcomed clarity from the Scottish Government that it will not proceed with 24-month recall intervals for 'low risk' patients by default.

    Date: 05 December 2018

    Dentists win clarity on 24-month appointment plans


  • Time to take energy drinks off the menu for kids

    The BDA has expressed dismay that government advisors have concluded there is insufficient evidence to warrant a ban on sale of energy drinks to children.

    Date: 04 December 2018

    Time to take energy drinks off the menu for kids


  • Whole mouth extractions evidence of continuing decay epidemic, dentists warn

    The BDA has responded to new data on "full dental extractions" among children, warning it is just the most extreme evidence of an epidemic of tooth decay among the young.

    Date: 30 November 2018

    Whole mouth extractions evidence of continuing decay epidemic, dentists warn


  • Dentists urge Cola PR teams to ditch 'healthy options' spin

    The BDA has urged the Coca Cola company to drop the spin on the 'healthy options' offered on its Christmas tour.

    Date: 24 November 2018

    Dentists urge Cola PR teams to ditch 'healthy options' spin


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