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  • Online prescribing of antibiotics is reckless, the BDA believes

    Prescribing antibiotics without seeing dental patients first is indefensible, the British Dental Association said in response to the Sunday Mirror's probe into the online prescribing of antibiotics.

    Date: 14 February 2017

    Online prescribing of antibiotics is reckless, the BDA believes


  • Assembly backs dentists' call for sugary drinks ban in Welsh schools

    BDA Wales is pleased to see Welsh Assembly Members support its call to ban sugary drinks from schools.

    Date: 10 February 2017

    Assembly backs dentists' call for sugary drinks ban in Welsh schools


  • Alison Lockyer elected as Chair of Education, Ethics and the Dental Team

    Alison Lockyer was yesterday elected as Chair of the BDA's Education, Ethics and the Dental Team (EEDT) Working Group, at a meeting of the BDA's governing board, the Principal Executive Committee (PEC).

    Date: 10 February 2017

    Alison Lockyer elected as Chair of Education, Ethics and the Dental Team


  • ​Capita: Another grace period extension secured; Next step, compensation

    The BDA has announced it has helped to secure a further extension to the grace period for Dental Foundation Training applications to the National Performers' List, following mismanagement by contractors Capita.

    Date: 27 January 2017

    ​Capita: Another grace period extension secured; Next step, compensation


  • Child health inequalities must be taken seriously, says BDA

    The BDA commends the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) for including oral health in its comprehensive landmark report on child health and wellbeing in the UK.

    Date: 26 January 2017

    Child health inequalities must be taken seriously, says BDA


  • BDA members to consider the future as the GDC consults on regulation

    The BDA will canvass members' views to inform its response to the General Dental Council's (GDC's) long-awaited consultation on improving dental regulation, which was launched today.

    Date: 26 January 2017

    BDA members to consider the future as the GDC consults on regulation


  • 1.8 million Scots miss out on NHS dentistry as oral cancer rates soar

    The British Dental Association Scotland has expressed its dismay as new figures show that 1.8 million Scots are missing out on NHS dental care.

    Date: 24 January 2017

    1.8 million Scots miss out on NHS dentistry as oral cancer rates soar


  • Commissioning more urgent care slots for dental patients could reduce A&E pressure

    The BDA believes that dentists could ease the much-reported pressures on Accident and Emergency (A&E) departments if more in-hours urgent care slots were commissioned.

    Date: 13 January 2017

    Commissioning more urgent care slots for dental patients could reduce A&E pressure


  • Government failure driving child tooth extraction epidemic, say dentists

    The BDA has responded to figures from the Local Government Association (LGA) revealing 160 children and teenagers are undergoing tooth extractions under general anaesthesia in hospitals in England every day.

    Date: 11 January 2017

    Government failure driving child tooth extraction epidemic, say dentists


  • Toothache piling financial pressure on A&E

    New study reveals cost of dental patients at A&E could be ten times official Government estimates. Dental leaders say costs to NHS could now be as much as £18 million.

    Date: 06 January 2017

    Toothache piling financial pressure on A&E


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