This is your dental industry newsroom covering industry affairs and opinions. The place to find out the latest thinking on issues that affect our industry such as the ongoing impact of Brexit. You can also dip into Denplan and Simplyhealth press announcements.
The latest Denplan and dental news
31 October 2023
Family dentist replaces family doctor for over half of Brits
New figures from the Oral Healthcare Report 2023 reveal six in ten (59%) Brits say they see the same dentist more consistently than they see the same GP, showing the vital role dentists play in people's health and lives.
In July the Health and Social Care Committee's report on NHS dentistry was published. And we were pleased to see many of the things we have been lobbying for included with the Committee taking our recommendations into account.
Pressure on dentists remains at an all-time high. We understand recruitment and retention of staff is vital to supporting the sector and we have developed a series of policy asks for the Government to help address this.
In late March Catherine Rutland, Clinical Director at Denplan, was delighted to represent Denplan at a parliamentary reception we co-hosted with the Oral Health Foundation on the theme of ‘dental deserts’.
March marks B Corp month and we are joining fellow B Corps in showcasing the many ways we have chosen to pursue a more impactful path, and how we’re going above and beyond for all people and the planet.
National Dentist's Day was created to recognise dentists everywhere and to give thanks for all that they do to support patients and educate them on the important role that good oral health plays in overall wellbeing.
As January comes to a close, many new years resolutions will feel like a distant memory. However, as we head into February, Dr Catherine Rutland takes some time to reflect on the past few years and focus on the year ahead.
Following the publication of the Next Gen Group’s policy report in the summer, Dr Catherine Rutland provides an update on Denplan's recent parliamentary engagement, which is currently focused on taking forward the recommendations in the report.
A digital toolkit, campaign materials such as posters and social media posts to download, our brand new multidisciplinary webinar series, and quotes from our experts on why Mouth Cancer Action Month is so important.
Mouth Cancer Action Charter launched to Parliament
The Oral Health Foundation and Denplan have presented a Mouth Cancer Action Charter to Members of Parliament to gain support and signatures from politicians and ministers as part of November’s Mouth Cancer Action Month.