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  • ​Oral health takes centre stage at Stormont

    A capacity audience of over 80 key stakeholders including dentists, public health representatives, health spokespeople from the main political parties, policymakers, advocates and charities will descend on Stormont today, to take part in an Oral Health Matters summit.

    Date: 17 October 2019

    ​Oral health takes centre stage at Stormont


  • Dentists welcome CQC focus on NHS access threat to patient care

    The BDA has welcomed the move from inspectors at the CQC to make the crisis in patient access the headline of its keynote report on the quality of patient care.

    Date: 15 October 2019

    Dentists welcome CQC focus on NHS access threat to patient care


  • Dentists back ideas to tackle obesity and tooth decay together

    The BDA has applauded the new independent report from departing Chief Medical Officer, for offering a joined-up response to the challenges of childhood obesity and tooth decay.

    Date: 10 October 2019

    Dentists back ideas to tackle obesity and tooth decay together


  • Scandal as patients left waiting over two years for life-changing oral surgery

    BDA Scotland has said government must take responsibility and tackle waiting times of over two years for oral surgery.

    Date: 06 October 2019

    Scandal as patients left waiting over two years for life-changing oral surgery


  • GDC coming back to reality as ARF drops by quarter

    The BDA has celebrated a drop of nearly a quarter in the General Dental Council's Annual Retention Fee for dentists, following its recent consultation on its three-year strategic plan.

    Date: 03 October 2019

    GDC coming back to reality as ARF drops by quarter


  • Peter Ward to retire from the BDA in 2020

    Peter Ward, British Dental Association Chief Executive of 14 years has announced his retirement from 31 March 2020.

    Date: 03 October 2019

    Peter Ward to retire from the BDA in 2020


  • Care homes face uphill struggle as new rules give them responsibility for oral health

    The BDA has warned care homes in England face significant barriers in securing access to NHS services, as the CQC rolls out new measures on oral health to benchmark their effectiveness.

    Date: 01 October 2019

    Care homes face uphill struggle as new rules give them responsibility for oral health


  • Dentists warn of teething products that could put infants' health at risk

    The BDA has urged parents to be on alert, as new research has revealed that 9 of the 14 teething products licensed for use in the UK contain sucrose, alcohol and/or lidocaine.

    Date: 27 September 2019

    Dentists warn of teething products that could put infants' health at risk


  • 'GP at Hand' style apps offer no quick fix to NHS access crisis

    The BDA has expressed scepticism over the role of tele consultations in dentistry, following the launch of the new app Tooth Fairy.

    Date: 24 September 2019

    'GP at Hand' style apps offer no quick fix to NHS access crisis


  • Ideology can't trump evidence on public health, as Sugar Levy delivers

    The BDA has insisted that ideological preferences must not stall essential progress on sugar reduction, as new evidence reveals the compulsory levy on fizzy drinks has made greater inroads to reduce sugar levels than voluntary initiatives.

    Date: 20 September 2019

    Ideology can't trump evidence on public health, as Sugar Levy delivers


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