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NHS contract is a disaster: Orthodontics is stuck in a half-way house

For me, the contract has been an unmitigated disaster. I am an orthodontist. I took my specialist exams around the time the new contract was introduced and as a result I could not get a job because co... »

Prevention zero: the watered down obesity plan fails our children’s teeth

Did you know that the UK has the highest level of obesity in Western Europe, and levels are still rising? That’s a shocking fact, and yet, despite this, the Government has chosen to launch the long-aw... »

Top tips for your final year at dental school

I’m starting this blog series in no man’s land; not quite a foundation dentist yet, but certainly qualified. Finals were wrapped up for the end of May meaning us UCLan graduates had a long... »

Why having a voice is so important: a young dentist’s perspective

I’m a member of the BDA Young Dentists Committee which focuses on issues facing dentists up to 10 years post-graduation. Current issues we are working on include foundation training and confidence amo... »

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