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  • Dentists call for action as figures show full impact of pandemic on service in NI

    BDA Northern Ireland has said further action is needed to ensure Health Service dentistry can recover from the impact of the COVID pandemic as new figures reveal the full extent of the collapse in attendance.

    Date: 22 June 2021

    Dentists call for action as figures show full impact of pandemic on service in NI


  • Blueprint for regulation must ensure fairness, tackle illegal dentistry and give profession a seat at the table

    The BDA has warned the voice of registrants and protections against illegal practice cannot be casualties in needed reforms to modernise the creaking legislation underpinning healthcare regulation.

    Date: 17 June 2021

    Blueprint for regulation must ensure fairness, tackle illegal dentistry and give profession a seat at the table


  • Dentists call for real effort to push junk food brands out of sport

    The British Dental Association has welcomed leadership from footballer Ronaldo, in shunning UEFA Euro 2020 sponsor Coca-Cola, but warned that sustained effort is required UK and worldwide to remove the deep rooted and pernicious influence of junk food brands across sport.

    Date: 16 June 2021

    Dentists call for real effort to push junk food brands out of sport


  • New communication resource for dental teams: Learning Disability Awareness

    The BDA is supporting Learning Disability Awareness Week (14-20 June). We are encouraging all dentists and dental team members to download a new free set of Makaton prompt cards to help break down barriers to communications for dental patients.

    Date: 14 June 2021

    New communication resource for dental teams: Learning Disability Awareness


  • Dentists greet 'no brainer' investment to boost access and future proof services

    The British Dental Association Scotland has welcomed confirmation the Scottish Government will allocate £5 million to help practices invest in ventilation equipment to increase patient volumes while meeting COVID restrictions.

    Date: 10 June 2021

    Dentists greet 'no brainer' investment to boost access and future proof services


  • Dentists call for roadmap to ease COVID restrictions

    One year on from the resumption of face to face care in England, the BDA has called on the four Chief Dental Officers to collectively commission the respected Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme (SDCEP) to develop a roadmap for safe relaxation of current restrictions currently limiting access to dentistry across the UK.

    Date: 08 June 2021

    Dentists call for roadmap to ease COVID restrictions


  • LDCs call on government to tackle dental crisis

    Local dental committees are warning that the survival of NHS dentistry is at risk.

    Date: 28 May 2021

    LDCs call on government to tackle dental crisis


  • Dentists and Which? warn of risks from buying teeth whitening products online

    The BDA welcomes the latest Which? investigation into home teeth-whitening kits sold online, an analysis that alarmingly reveals that some whiteners tested contained 300 times the legally permissible amount of hydrogen peroxide.

    Date: 25 May 2021

    Dentists and Which? warn of risks from buying teeth whitening products online


  • Dentists warn of exodus from service, as access crisis deepens with 30m appointments missed

    The BDA has urged government to set out a clear route map for reform and relaxation of COVID restrictions, as new survey data points to an exodus from the service as the access crisis continues with nearly 30 million appointments lost since the first lockdown.

    Date: 25 May 2021

    Dentists warn of exodus from service, as access crisis deepens with 30m appointments missed


  • ​Dentists issue warning as online providers remain unregulated

    The British Dental Association has warned that newly published guidance for patients on the risks of direct-to-patient orthodontics is no substitute for meaningful regulation.

    Date: 13 May 2021

    ​Dentists issue warning as online providers remain unregulated


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