Monthly Archives: June 2015

Pain-free win for Scottish BADT member

Scottish dental hygienist and therapist, Michelle Paxton, 29, is celebrating as the lucky winner of the BADT ‘win an Aquacut’ competition. She scooped the prize, courtesy of Velopex, when she attended the Dentistry Show earlier in the year. Michelle is based at Hawick Dental Centre and has worked there for almost 10 years, having begun […]

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Dental therapists welcome Cochrane Review on fluoridation

The British Association of Dental Therapists (BADT) has welcomed the findings of the Cochrane Oral Health Review on water fluoridation published today (18 June). Acknowledging that children from poorer backgrounds have greater levels of tooth decay, the Cochrane Oral Health Group’s review of studies on fluoridated water suggests that the introduction of water fluoridation resulted […]

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Dental therapists help African kids out of tooth pain

Two dental therapists joined a group who flew to North Africa to treat more than 500 children suffering chronic oral health problems. The seven-strong team, all from Liverpool Dental Spa, spent three days in a remote village near Morocco, taking with them the necessary equipment to tend to the teeth of the many kids in […]

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Cash injection to boost Europe’s oral health prevention

The University of Leeds is at the forefront of a new four-year project that aims to transform future dental care across Europe. The €6 million research project, funded by the European Union, aims to bring about a shift in dental care practices, from a focus on treating teeth by extraction and fillings, to more effective […]

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Record numbers attend EuroPerio8

EuroPerio8 attracted almost 10,000 visitors to ExCeL in London earlier this month. Some 8,300 delegates joined 1,400 exhibition staff at the world’s largest perio conference. A staggering 115 countries were represented at the event which was organised by the European Federation of Periodontology. There are well-supported links increasingly being made between oral health and other illnesses, with […]

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Fiona’s Blog June 2015

It is fair to say that it feels like the dental show season is here, following the Dentistry Show at the end of April, we were present at the BDA Conference in Manchester at the beginning of May. I spent three full days on our stand – which I have to say is now looking […]

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Action on Sugar

Parents Being Misled into Buying So Called ‘Fruit Snacks’  Not Permitted  in Schools   85% of processed fruit snacks contain more sugars per 100g than sweets e.g. Haribo Starmix  These snacks are a completely unnecessary source of sugars and calories, contributing to tooth decay, obesity and type 2 diabetes and should NOT form part of a child’s […]

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