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  • Access problems leaving dental patients at overdose risk

    The BDA has warned that self-medication must not fill the NHS access gap as new research points to sizable numbers of patients unable to access care risking paracetamol overdose in accident and emergency departments.

    Date: 24 April 2018

    Access problems leaving dental patients at overdose risk


  • Devolution, evolution and revolution? Dentists to debate the issues at LDCs' conference

    The looming crisis in recruiting NHS dentists and the need for a level playing field for all dentists competing for NHS contracts, are among the topical issues that will be debated at this year's annual conference of Local Dental Committees.

    Date: 13 April 2018

    Devolution, evolution and revolution? Dentists to debate the issues at LDCs' conference


  • Peter Dyer re-elected as BDA Chair of hospital dentists

    Peter Dyer, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, has been re-elected as the chair of the British Dental Association's Central Committee for Hospital Dental Services for the 2018/2020 triennium.

    Date: 11 April 2018

    Peter Dyer re-elected as BDA Chair of hospital dentists


  • Dentists: English authorities resting on laurels in face of decay epidemic

    Dentists have blasted government efforts as woefully inadequate as new data from Public Health England shows the total number of children facing tooth extractions under general anaesthetic continues to grow.

    Date: 06 April 2018

    Dentists: English authorities resting on laurels in face of decay epidemic


  • Government now profiting from NHS charges at hundreds of dental practices

    As the cost of NHS dentistry in England rises again this week Ministers are set to turn a profit from NHS charges in hundreds of practices, according to analysis by the BDA.

    Date: 04 April 2018

    Government now profiting from NHS charges at hundreds of dental practices


  • Dentists join call on football clubs to cut junk food links

    The British Dental Association has joined over 50 leading health bodies, academics and charities to call on football leaders to call time on agreements with junk food manufacturers.

    Date: 29 March 2018

    Dentists join call on football clubs to cut junk food links


  • Innocent patients hit by scattergun approach to NHS charge fines

    The BDA has condemned the Business Services Authority's indiscriminate approach to fining patients for supposedly misclaiming charge exemptions, as new data shows that nearly as many appeals are being won as fines paid.

    Date: 29 March 2018

    Innocent patients hit by scattergun approach to NHS charge fines


  • Pay deal must set precedent for all NHS professionals, say dentists

    The BDA has welcomed the deal struck between NHS staff unions and government, and insisted it must set a precedent for dentists and other frontline health professionals.

    Date: 21 March 2018

    Pay deal must set precedent for all NHS professionals, say dentists


  • High Street NHS providers say 'fix broken Bill'

    The BDA is standing with tens of thousands of primary care professionals to call for urgent amendments to the Data Protection Bill to prevent huge and needless burdens being heaped on high street providers.

    Date: 20 March 2018

    High Street NHS providers say 'fix broken Bill'


  • Multi-million pound price of inaction on kids teeth in Northern Ireland

    BDA Northern Ireland has thrown its support behind calls from the NI Assembly for root and branch reform of oral health strategy.

    Date: 20 March 2018

    Multi-million pound price of inaction on kids teeth in Northern Ireland


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