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Special care dentist wins at Best Trainee 2016 Awards

Special care dentist, Claire Curtin, won the overall award at the recent Wales Deanery Best Trainee Awards and was named the best trainee of 2016. Claire also won the Outstanding Contribution to Raising the Profile of special care dentistry in Wales award. Claire gives many talks on Special Care Dentistry, she spoke at the British Dental Conference and Exhibition on special care dentistry and care... »

What’s socially-inclusive dentistry all about?

‘Socially-inclusive dentistry’, not a term you probably hear everyday, but perhaps we should be hearing about it more often. What is it all about? It’s about focusing on solutions for treating patients who might be experiencing social exclusion, such as the homeless, or the traveller communities, as well as sex-workers and vulnerable migrants – these groups are often very hard to reach and e... »

What’s your career ideal? Planning for your future in dentistry

I’m not sure any of us knew what our career was going to be like while we were in dental school. I certainly didn’t and I didn’t have any kind of plan back then. I had no idea that I would have worked in multiple government systems, private care, and be involved in dental politics. Back then, dentistry to me just seemed to be a job where you went to work, saw patients and went home. A simple 9 to ... »

LDC Conference 2017 submitting a Conference motion

LDC Conference 2017 Chair, Alisdair McKendrick, offers his advice on how to craft a motion for Conference 2017. First steps Creating a conference motion for the first time can be challenging and then having to stand up and present it at conference – well that is a daunting experience! Usually it will derive from your LDC with the secretary or chair asking for topics that might make for a goo... »

LDC Conference 2017: Alisdair McKendrick on the future of dentistry

Alisdair McKendrick was elected Chair for LDC Conference 2017, he tells us a bit about his career to date, his hopes for the future generations of young dentist and the theme of this year’s LDC Conference. Q: Tell us a bit about you? I am a dental practitioner working in a mixed practice in Kettering, Northamptonshire, and qualified in 1982. I am a fourth generation McKendrick who is a denti... »

Issues in orthodontics for general dental practitioners

Few GDPs might have an orthodontic contract, but there are some important things all dentists need to know about orthodontics for their patients. The BDA Oldham & Rochdale section recently held a meeting focused on ‘Orthodontics for general dental practitioners’, with key speaker Hamza Anwar, Specialist Registrar Orthodontics, at Manchester Dental Hospital, to discuss some of the issues GDPs n... »

Our changing profession: complexities, challenges, and communities

My travels around the UK visiting student dentists in Aberdeen, Cardiff, Dundee and Edinburgh, have been really enlightening, as well as enjoyable. I’m pleased to see our students so engaged, and many are pondering the future of dentistry, but many possibly don’t yet realise how complex those futures might be. My main message is always one of the importance of community – dentistry can be an isola... »

Getting together in Westminster

Earlier this week saw the Christmas reception of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Dentistry and Oral Health. Organised by the BDA who act as the Group’s secretariat, the event took place in the House of Commons and promoted good oral health and celebrating Christmas in a way that won’t do damage to teeth. Attending Parliamentarians and key figures from the world of British dentistry he... »

Dental Futures: A glass half full or half empty?

I always find it amusing how when someone presents facts, they can be interpreted in different ways. Those with a ‘glass half full’ outlook on life will look at it differently to ‘glass half empty’, who will probably see nothing more than doom and gloom. Probably. And that – other than incredibly productive list of article ideas – was my takeaway from the Dental Futures event last week, an event t... »

Dentistry in Northern Ireland is changing: are you ready?

If you are interested in what the future holds for your career in dentistry, then don’t miss our upcoming event on Friday 25 November in the Dunadry Hotel, Antrim. In a changing economic and political climate, we want to help dentists to be ready for what might be ahead, and to be able to positively respond to the challenges facing the sector. This packed one day programme will keep you updated on... »

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