Monthly Archives: October 2015

GDC launches consultation on Annual Retention Fee for 2016

The General Dental Council (GDC) has launched a consultation on the level of its Annual Retention Fee (ARF) for dentists and dental care professionals in 2016. While proposing that the ARF levels remain the same as in 2015, the GDC is taking this opportunity to conduct an exceptional consultation to: • Set out the financial […]

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‘Consider yourself as one’ chief dental officer tells workforce

The distinctive roles within a dental team need to be overlooked if dentistry‚Äôs workforce is to successfully meet the oral health needs of a future population. That was the message from the new chief dental officer (CDO) for England, Sara Hurley, when she addressed delegates at the British Association of Dental Therapists (BADT) national conference […]

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Cut sugar in drinks to control worldwide epidemic of tooth decay

New research has revealed the shockingly high and unnecessary levels of free sugar found globally in sugar-sweetened soft drinks. Now, pressure group Action on Sugar is now calling for all international drink manufacturers to unite in setting sugar reduction targets immediately. Aubrey Sheiham, Emeritus Professor of Dental Public Health at University College London, said: 'Tooth decay is the most […]

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