Tony Kilcoyne: Yes. I have asked the CEO of the BDA for an external independent enquiry. But this has been totally rejected.
They see absolutely no problems keeping any investigation only internal to the BDA via their own scrutiny committee and away from external eyes.
I have already explained this is inappropriate. Due to such serious concerns involving senior people, that the BDA itself inevitably conflicts with now.
Further, they’ll know their own people involved personally. And the perception externally could be that of a cover up, rather than one of objectivity, openness and fairness, to genuinely achieve any deep cultural changes needed.… Read the rest
Despite making up at least half of the profession, representation of female dentists as speakers, board members and social media influencers remains stubbornly low. Is it because female dentists don’t want to put themselves in these positions? Or is there a more serious problem within the profession? Jayne Sproson gives us her thoughts and includes some powerful anonymous quotes and experiences from those working in dentistry.
One in five female NHS employees said they did not have access to the necessary PPE during the pandemic.
This is according to a new report that looks into the impact of the coronavirus crisis on women working in the NHS.
The data, carried out by the NHS Confederation and the Health and Care Women Leaders Network (HCWLN), points out that more than three quarters of the NHS workforce is made up of women.
Emotional and physical health
The survey found that almost 75% of participants reported that their role had caused them a greater negative impact than usual on their emotional wellbeing.
Additionally, more than half reported a negative impact on their physical health.
For those continuing to work in the health and social care sector, respondents said conflicting messages from the government and trusts have added to stress. Those in leadership roles also reported worry for their … Read the rest
New infection control guidance has been issued for healthcare settings in the UK, including dental practices.
In the latest information from the NHS and Public Health England (PHE), dentistry has been labelled a ‘medium-risk pathway’ in the face of COVID-19.
Definitions of this area are any care facility where:
Triaged/clinically assessed individuals are asymptomatic and are waiting a COVID-19 test result with no known recent COVID-19 contact
Testing is not required or feasible on asymptomatic individuals and infectious status is unknown
Asymptomatic individuals decline testing.
Other examples of ‘medium-risk pathways’ include GP surgeries, non-elective admissions, primary care facilities and care homes.
Same PPE guidance
Additionally, the personal protective equipment (PPE) requirement for staff in high and medium-risk pathways has not changed. An FFP3 or hood should still be worn by dental professionals carrying out AGPs.
Requirements for environmental cleaning and disinfection include:
Increased frequency of decontamination for all reusable non-invasive
Two high profile and highly experienced advocates for community water fluoridation are now joining the British Fluoridation Society.
Alan Johnson, former Labour MP and a Secretary of State for Health, is vice president and Barry Cockcroft, former chief dental officer for England, is joining the BFS council.
Both have history championing the fight for fluoridation in parliament. Alan Johnson supported the proposal to introduce it in Hull. While Barry worked tirelessly as CDO to introduce it in Southampton.
‘Alan joins a long line of high profile social justice campaigners who have added their name to a BFS vice president role,’ chair of the BFS, Steve Bedser, says.
‘Both Alan and Barry have a great record as water fluoridation advocates. I am confident that both will be great assets to the society.’
Quickest and easiest way to improve our health
Jo Churchill MP called on dentists and dental professionals to back … Read the rest
Studying dentistry in Pakistan takes four years for you to receive a Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree. Dental phobias could result from a host of different reasons. If your last experience with the dentists was an unpleasant or traumatic one, it is natural to develop an aversion towards repeating the episode. This could also be because you are oversensitive to the dentist’s apparel, embarrassed about your teeth or heard stories from your acquaintances about their bad dentist experiences. The former mobile phone salesman told the Daily Mail that he wanted to undergo cosmetic dentistry because he lacked confidence in his smile due to a crack in one of his eye teeth. They need people who care about their health and who care about them. It does not matter if it is their ankle bone, their heart or their mouth. A dental assistant is a vital asset to the dentist office … Read the rest
The practice of dentistry encompasses the “treatment and care of the teeth and associated oral structures.” It mostly has a lot to do with any diseases infecting the gums and other supporting structures, defective placement of teeth, and tooth decay. Not really. Multiple universes became accepted in science as one possible explanation for things we were observing that couldn’t be explained with a better theory. The idea of multiple universes takes care of some problems in the realms of particle physics and cosmology. These dentist specialists deal with treating, rehabilitation, and maintaining your oral functions. They also help with comfort, appearance, and health for those with missing or bad teeth. The industry of geriatric dentistry is changing fast. More and more elderly patients are retaining their original teeth and require an abundance of complex preventative strategies and restorative procedures. Because of this growing trend, the need for continual training to … Read the rest