24 Aug
New study suggests dentists should give antibiotics to patients at risk of cardiac infection

A new study suggests that dentists should prescribe antibiotics for patients who have an elevated risk of developing endocarditis, a cardiac infection, which can be life-threatening. 

30 Mar
British Association of Dental Nurses introduces new menopause policy

The British Association of Dental Nurses (BADN) has introduced a new menopause policy to support members of staff and employers. The BADN has issued new guidelines to support dental nurses who experience symptoms of menopause

27 Oct
Dental expert advises against using the teeth to crush ice

A dental expert has advised the public against using the teeth to crush and chew ice.  Prof Matthew Cooke, an associate professor of paediatric dentistry and anesthesiology, warned that biting down on ice can cause serious, irreversible damage to the teeth and dental restorations.  Writing in The Conversation, Prof Cooke…

24 Mar
England’s chief dental officer urges dental teams to help protect women

England’s chief dental officer, Dr Sara Hurley, has urged dental teams to do their bit to protect women in the wake of the murder of Sarah Everard.

25 Feb
Dental admissions put on hold as Scottish university students have to repeat a year

Dental admissions have been put on hold in Scotland following confirmation that existing students will have to repeat a year. Scottish dental schools will not be admitting new students onto courses starting in September 2021 as a result of students having to redo the academic year. It was announced recently…

17 Feb
Dental charity backs plans for water fluoridation as part of NHS reforms

The Oral Health Foundation is backing plans for improved access to fluoridated water as part of wide-ranging NHS reforms.  Recently, the secretary of state for health and social care, Matt Hancock, announced plans to reform the NHS, revealing a raft of measures and initiatives that would be introduced to make…