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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 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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23rd February 2017

A Duty of Candour – being open and honest with patients

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

What is Expected? According to the General Dental Council, every healthcare professional must be open and honest with patients when a...

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16th February 2017

Reluctance in referring suspected cases of abuse

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

Dental practices have systems in place to raise concerns internally in the event of suspected abuse of children and vulnerable...

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07th February 2017

Tooth whitening – be aware of the regulations

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

As Valentine’s Day approaches there is often an increase in the demand for tooth whitening, so this may be a...

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01st February 2017

Staff meetings are so good for team morale and practice welfare

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

As we begin a new year this is an ideal time to have a motivational dental practice meeting. It is...

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25th January 2017

The management of hypoglycaemic attacks in dental practices

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

The second most common medical emergency after simple faints in dental practice is hypoglycaemia. This condition occurs when blood sugar...

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24th January 2017

Mercury Waste

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

Particles of mercury can easily bypass simple filters in the dental practice and end up in general water systems. It...

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21st December 2016

Notifying CQC, including interruption of services

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

A colleague recently experienced a severe flood in his dental practice which meant patients could not be treated for several...

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