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We are asking Irish Dentistry readers to take this survey to be in with a chance of winning €50 worth of Amazon vouchers. FMC is a specialist provider of dental information. We produce a variety of market-leading magazines, websites, events, conferences, webinars, and awards ceremonies. As a result, we want to make sure we are … Continued

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Government responds to concerns over pay for dentists in Northern Ireland

The Minister of Health for Northern Ireland has responded to the profession after it voiced disappointment over pay decisions.  Robin Swann has written to the British Dental Association NI (BDA) after it slammed the government for failing to introduce a proposed rate for additional hours. In November, the government passed a temporary regional rate for additional … Continued

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‘Dysfunctional and convoluted’ – profession slams government approach to pay

The dental profession has criticised the government for its ‘despicable’ treatment after failing to introduce a proposed rate for additional hours. The British Dental Association (BDA) has written to Mr Robin Swann, the minister of health for Northern Ireland, slamming the government for its treatment of CDS. Last month, the government passed a temporary regional rate … Continued

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Mouth cancer referrals fallen by more than one third in Northern Ireland

Mouth cancer referrals in Northern Ireland have fallen by more than one third since the start of the pandemic.  Oral Health Foundation data reveals that oral cancer referrals have reduced by 36% since COVID-19 hit Northern Ireland. The figure stands at 33% for the whole of the UK. As a result, the charity is calling for quick action surrounding … Continued

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‘Grave concerns’ – pleas for better financial support for dental practices amidst COVID-19

Dentists are seeking clarity on a number of ‘crucial issues’ faced by the profession in Northern Ireland as COVID-19 chaos continues.  The British Dental Association (BDA) is calling on an improved strategic approach, which it argues is needed ‘more than ever’. In a letter to the Northern Ireland Assembly, it draws attention to the plethora of … Continued

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Colgate toothpaste kills 99.9% of coronavirus, tests show

New laboratory studies carried out by Colgate reveal toothpastes and mouthwashes can help to inactivate coronavirus. The new research shows that toothpastes containing zinc or stannous inactivate the virus that causes COVID-19. Similarly, the same applies to mouthwash formulas containing cetylpyridinium chloride (CPC). The lab studies show that Colgate Total and Meridol toothpaste neutralised 99.9% … Continued

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COVID-19: fears thousands of vulnerable patients could be left without dental care

Up to 100,000 of Northern Ireland’s most vulnerable patients could be left without care, the BDA has warned. The association says 80 out of the 350 practices scattered across the country are financially vulnerable. This is according to a report by News Letter. Richard Graham is chair of the BDA’s Northern Ireland dental practice committee. … Continued

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Financial support scheme for dentists extended until Christmas

The Financial Support Scheme will continue for dentists in Northern Ireland until the end of the year, it has been confirmed. Michael O’Neill, the acting director of general healthcare policy, this week announced that the scheme will continue for another month. Additionally, for this November – December payment cycle, the abatement factor will not apply. … Continued

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UK’s chief dental officers release COVID-19 update

The chief dental officers across the four nations have released a joint letter as the number of COVID-19 cases continue to rise.  The CDOs of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have spoken out to the profession amidst new restrictions and measures. The letter – signed by CDO for Northern Ireland, Michael Donaldson – acknowledges that teams … Continued

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Government shows ‘no commitment’ to further support for private practices

Northern Ireland’s minister for the economy has responded to fresh pleas for financial support from the dental profession. The British Dental Association (BDA) wrote a letter to the government calling for a grant scheme to offset lost income from private dentistry. But it states it is ‘bitterly disappointed’ after receiving a response from Northern Ireland’s minister … Continued



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