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CPD event – Kevin Lochead: Partial Dentures & Adhesive Bridges

Restorative Dental treatment concepts have developed to be minimally invasive. Beautiful ceramics, artistic  composite bonding, whitening and orthodontics, with dental implants becoming the accepted “ideal” in tooth replacement. But what of the humble partial denture? Not all our patients can afford, or are suitable for advanced restorative care. How can we improve the provision of […]

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Scottish Dental Practice Committee Report – 23 May 2018

Scottish Government’s Oral Health Improvement Plan (OHIP) The committee was concerned about the lack of early BDA involvement in implementing the plan and that a Scottish Government Steering Group had been set up without any BDA / SDPC representation. SDPC Executive Sub-committee would raise these issues at the June 2018 meeting with Scottish Government. Members […]

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Top 5 Issues from the March BDA Scotland meeting

At the March 2018 Scottish Council meeting, there was an action to seek the views from the BDA craft committees on what impact the Oral Health Improvement Plan (OHIP) will have on the profession. Members were specifically asked for what they considered to be the ”top five” issues in the OHIP. Members were asked to […]

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MANAGEMENT OF GYPSUM WASTE

We wrote to you some time ago in relation to the uplift of gypsum waste. Please accept our apologies for the length of time it has taken to get back to you. We are now in a position to quote from the Consolidated European Waste Catalogue. Section 18 (Wastes from Human and Animal Health Care) […]

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Edinburgh Dental Institute: Trialling of email communications

With effect from 1 June 2018 Edinburgh Dental Institute wish to start trialling the use of email communications to return letters to dentists rather than posting these out. In the first instance this will be limited to patients from the new clinics run by Angus Walls at EDI to ensure that the system which has been developed […]

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BDA Scottish Committees Monthly Update – April 2018

1. Scottish Government Oral Health Improvement Plan The Scottish Government published its long-awaited Oral Health Improvement Plan in January 2018. The plan, which represents the biggest shake-up to dentistry in Scotland in decades, mirrors some aspects of BDA policy (such as a focus on prevention), and plans to introduce an Oral Health Risk Assessment, reduce […]

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NHS Fife & NHS Lothian looking for Non Executive Board Members

Want to make a difference to the NHS in your local community? Why? The NHS impacts on everyone’s lives at one time or another and this could be your chance to get involved in improving, sustaining and protecting the health of your local population. You could have a unique opportunity to help shape the future […]

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What’s Hot In Dental Materials?

Thurs 10 May 2018 6:30-9:30pm This will cover the newer bulk fill resin composite materials and contemporary strategies of protecting the dental pulp.  Tons of tips and all backed up by evidence. Mr Steve Bonsor BDS(Hons) MSc FHEA FDS RCPS(Glasg) MDFTEd To register please contact Stuart Banks stuart_banks@hotmail.com Free CPD event for all LDC levy payers (event […]

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Buccolam

Please view the letter linked below from Tayside Pharmaceuticals on the arrangements regarding midazolam contained within emergency dental drug kits during the supply issue with Buccolam. (more…)

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