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'Working for you' Blog Posts

  • The future for NHS dentistry: 3 key priorities

    Why we are pushing for action from Government on NHS dentistry after access issues continue

    Blog Date 6 February, 2019

  • Dentists’ pay and expenses - Who is getting what, and when?

    An update on pay and expenses following this summer's pay body recommendations.

    Blog Date 15 August, 2018

  • Campaigning for better dental regulation in Scotland

    We continue to campaign for better regulation for the dental profession in Scotland. Find out what we discussed at a recent meeting with the General Dental Council.

    Blog Date 4 July, 2018

  • Can stress be your friend?

    Can stress be a good thing? We know that working in dentistry can be stressful, but we take a look at some of the ways that you can deal with stress and have a successful career.

    Blog Date 26 June, 2018

  • 4 things you need to know about your pay

    Our Vice Chair Eddie Crouch on what we know and what we need when it comes to pay and morale.

    Blog Date 12 February, 2018

  • Where are all the dentists in Wales?

    Katrina Clarke, Chair of the Wales General Dental Practice Committee puts out a call for dentists working in Wales to consider stepping forward and taking part in the BDA, either by taking part in the upcoming representative elections or by getting more involved locally, to help shape the future of the profession.

    Blog Date 9 August, 2017

  • MPs try their hands at the dental drill

    "Do you have what it takes to be a dentist?": the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Dentistry and Oral Health asked politicians, civil servants, and other stakeholders to try their hand at dental equipment today and from the past, to promote a positive image of dentistry.

    Blog Date 24 July, 2017

  • Capita and Performers List: a dentist down the rabbit hole

    ​I recently qualified as a dentist in the UK, spending thousands of pounds on applications, registration, exams, CPD and preparation courses to be able to work in the UK.

    Blog Date 10 March, 2017

  • A missed opportunity: The future of oral health in Scotland

    Robert Donald explains why he feels the Scottish Government's recent consultation on the future of oral health services is a missed opportunity.

    Blog Date 13 December, 2016

  • Warts and all: why HPV vaccinations for boys can make a difference

    Russ Ladwa talks about our support for HPV Action's fight for the current UK vaccination programme for HPV to include boys, as well as girls, to help combat cases of oral cancer.

    Blog Date 20 April, 2016

  • A new era in regulation?

    A year on from the hike in the General Dental Council's annual retention fee, are we now in a new era for dental regulation? Ulrike Matthesius discusses some of the key issues.

    Blog Date 10 March, 2016

  • We are the NHS: standing up for dentistry

    Janine Doughty tells us why she's standing up for the NHS, and calling to protect its future for patients, for professionals, and for everyone.

    Blog Date 18 November, 2015

  • 'Primum non nocere': First do no harm

    Dental Core Trainee, Ursala Jogezai, makes a plea for Goverment to see sense on the proposed reform to the hospital juniors contract.

    Blog Date 26 October, 2015

  • A dental mum’s perspective on raising awareness of good oral health

    A dentist (and a mum) gives her top tips on looking after children's oral health in practise, and at home.

    Blog Date 19 August, 2015

  • Is my associate contract a good one?

    Many of you will be thinking about finding your dream job come this summer and applying for associate roles. You manage to get the hard bit done; you pass your interview and you are offered a place, but how do you know if your contract is a good one?

    Blog Date 14 January, 2014

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