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Keeping antibiotics working: The role of the dental practice team

As a dental health professional, you will be aware that the effectiveness of antibiotics is fast-reducing and treating infections is becoming more difficult as bacteria become increasingly resistant. Dentistry currently accounts for around 9% of all antibiotic prescriptions in UK primary care, and this could be reduced if both dental professionals and their patients are even more mindful of their approach to antibiotics.

CASTing out mouth cancer

November marks #MouthCancerAction Month! An important campaign, organised by the Oral Health Foundation, that we are proud supporters of, which aims to raise awareness of a disease that impacts countless lives across the country and the world.
YDEPPA - inspiring children to good health

Inspiring children to good oral health with YDEPPA

YDEPPA (Young Denplan PreViser Assessment) is now available free to all Simplyhealth Professionals’ members - a unique opportunity to have free access to a tool which we believe is right at the leading edge of dental care for young patients. Having played a key role in developing the YDEPPA tool, Stephen Fayle explains the key benefits of this online facility which provides a framework for a holistic oral assessment of a child.
GDPR - the new millennium bug?

GDPR - the new 'Millennium bug'?

Roger Matthews looks at the significance to you of the EU’s forthcoming General Data Protection Regulations.
Sports dentistry

Winning ways with sports dentistry

Dentist Leo O’Hara describes the role GDPs can play in protecting those playing sport from dental harm.
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New research provides insights towards NHS attitudes

Simplyhealth Professionals recently conducted research to discover dentists’ attitudes towards the NHS, potential contract changes and private dentistry. Read our blog to find out what the results showed.
Great South Run

The challenges we face

If you’ve read my column before you will know that I am quite happy to take on a challenge. There are often times when I regret the decision but am usually still stupid enough to keep going with it. I have been trying to work out why I will keep going when everything inside me, and sometimes the people around me, are saying stop.