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The latest industry developments and insight from the world of dentistry.

May 2021

BDA warns of 'exodus' from dentistry and 30 million lost appointments

25 May 2021

The British Dental Association has published the results of a new survey of dentists in England, raising concerns of an 'exodus from the service' amidst a continuing access crisis with nearly 30...

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Healthwatch England report on dental access

24 May 2021

Healthwatch England has published a report on dentistry during the COVID-19 pandemic, revealing concerns around levels of access, which has been picked up in the national media.

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CQC report on dental access during the pandemic

21 May 2021

The Care Quality Commission has published results of its analysis of primary dental care delivery during the COVID-19 pandemic. The CQC analysed information from different sources, including...

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Report published: Equality, Diversity & Inclusion within Dentistry

18 May 2021

The Diversity in Dentistry Action Group (DDAG) has published its report Equality, Diversity and Inclusion within Dentistry: A profession wide commitment. The DDAG Stakeholder Group, created under...

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Government publishes Plastic Packaging Tax guidance

11 May 2021

HM Revenue & Customs has published guidance for business in preparation for the Plastic Packaging Tax. As the Tax is currently before Parliament and is not yet law, the contents are subject to...

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Reviewing the dental Standard Operating Procedures in England

11 May 2021

The future of the Standard Operating Procedures for dentistry continues to be a topic of interest as national coronavirus restrictions are being lifted. The BDA is seeking an indication from the...

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MHRA issues open letter regarding Northern Ireland importer requirements under EU MDR

11 May 2021

Graeme Tunbridge, Director of Devices at MHRA, has issued an open letter regarding importer obligations for Northern Ireland under the EU MDR.

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SDCEP resource on ventilation for dentistry

05 May 2021

The Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme (SDCEP) has compiled a summary of currently available information on ventilation, with a focus on advice and information that has relevance for...

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