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Latest news stories and opinions about the Dental, GP and Care Industries. For your ease of use, we have established categories under which you can source the relevant articles and news items.

Dentists

22nd June 2017

The importance of staff appraisals in dental practice

Raj Majithia Dental Specialist M.Clin.Dent, FFGDP, BDS, LDSRCS, MJDF (UK), DPDS

Staff appraisals are often met with apprehension and anxiety, but in reality they are an integral part of employer-employee relations...

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19th June 2017

Decontamination in dental practice – Essential Quality Requirements

Raj Majithia Dental Specialist M.Clin.Dent, FFGDP, BDS, LDSRCS, MJDF (UK), DPDS

As a minimum, dental practices need to demonstrate Essential Quality Requirements (EQR) in relation to decontamination procedures. Decontamination is required...

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25th May 2017

Electrical safety at work

Raj Majithia Dental Specialist M.Clin.Dent, FFGDP, BDS, LDSRCS, MJDF (UK), DPDS

Portable electrical equipment could cause an electric shock or burn, or fire due to damage, wear or misuse. Dental practice...

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18th May 2017

First aid requirements in dental practices

Raj Majithia Dental Specialist M.Clin.Dent, FFGDP, BDS, LDSRCS, MJDF (UK), DPDS

In accordance with The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981, employers have a legal duty to make arrangements to...

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12th May 2017

Ensure your practice is compliant with dental radiology regulations

Raj Majithia Dental Specialist M.Clin.Dent, FFGDP, BDS, LDSRCS, MJDF (UK), DPDS

As dental radiation is considered a hazard, dental practices are expected to follow health and safety regulations and in particular...

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19th April 2017

Hand washing audits

Raj Majithia Dental Specialist M.Clin.Dent, FFGDP, BDS, LDSRCS, MJDF (UK), DPDS

In the last article, we looked at the surprisingly high volume of germs on mobile devices and the implications of...

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11th April 2017

Should mobile devices be used in clinical environments?

Raj Majithia Dental Specialist M.Clin.Dent, FFGDP, BDS, LDSRCS, MJDF (UK), DPDS

On a recent visit to a colleague's practice, I noticed most of the staff carried with them and regularly used...

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22nd March 2017

The dentist’s dilemma with dental neglect

Raj Majithia Dental Specialist M.Clin.Dent, FFGDP, BDS, LDSRCS, MJDF (UK), DPDS

Even in this modern era of preventive dental care, dentists often see children with a mouthful of dental cavities. Whilst...

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15th March 2017

Patients with severe gag reflexes

Raj Majithia Dental Specialist M.Clin.Dent, FFGDP, BDS, LDSRCS, MJDF (UK), DPDS

A normal gag reflex is designed to protect the airway and prevent choking and foreign objects entering the airway. Around...

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08th March 2017

The ageing dental population

Raj Majithia Dental Specialist M.Clin.Dent, FFGDP, BDS, LDSRCS, MJDF (UK), DPDS

We are now at a stage where people over the age of sixty outnumber those under sixteen. The numbers of...

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