Monthly Archives: October 2012

GDC invite you to have your say

 Follow the link to have your say with GDC on CPD, Direct Access and GDC Standards of Conduct, performance and ethics. www.gdc-uk.org/Aboutus/Researchandconsultations/Pages/Have-your-say-.aspx

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Changes to Tooth Whitening Laws

As many of you are aware the Laws on Tooth Whitening will be changing as of 31st October.  Ensure you are up to date and know the new rules.  Remember that it is only those qualified and registered with the GDC that may carry out this treatment.  As registered individuals we need to make sure […]

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GDC Press release for Direct Access

 3 October 2012  Your views are needed on changes in dentistry  The General Dental Council (GDC) is asking for as many views as possible on three major  consultations which could change dental regulation in the United Kingdom.    All dentists, dental nurses, dental technicians, clinical dental technicians, dental hygienists,  dental therapists and orthodontic therapists have […]

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Presidents editorial

The BADT President Baldeesh Chana’s editorial on Direct Access can be read here.   userfiles/presidents_report_Sept_12[1].docx You can ask questions and discuss this matter within the Discussion Board.

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New Whitening Laws

New Whitening Laws will come into affect on 31st October affecting anyone offering teeth whitening in the UK. What we do will now be LEGAL but there are some important changes.  Information can be found at www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2012/2263/pdfs/uksi_20122263_en.pdf.  There will be more on this in the upcoming BADT journal and you can discuss and find more information in our members discussion area.  www.badt.org.uk/members/only/forum/viewtopic.php

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BDTA Showcase at ExCel

 BADT was once again kindly invited to have representation at the BDTA Showcase at ExCel October 4-6th. We had a gorgeous large stand right at the front of the busy exhibition and met lots of aspiring dental therapists, practice managers, dentists and members. We talked to them all with great enthusiasm and encouragement and were […]

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Members Discussion Board

 The members Forums is being relaunched as Members Discussion Board.  An area for members only to ask advice express your views and share your knowledge.  This an opportunity for our community to grow and work together.   Pictures can be uploaded and there are lots of topics to get involved with, or post your own.  […]

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Colgate Launch

 Colgate launch Colgate launch their first electric toothbrush on Septbember 20th. Venue – Gherkin monumental building in the heart of the business district of London.Designed by world renowned Norman Foster and Partners it is one of London’s most unique and prestigious London landmarks. Whos who of dentistry was present. A great opportunity to support Colgate […]

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Direct Access

   The GDC are currently in the process of looking at Direct Access for patients to see Dental Therapists and Hygienist without having to see a dentist first which would mean we would refer onto dentists, giving patients greater choice and accessibility.    More information on the progress of this can be found and followed […]

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