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  • Dentistry, tweakments and the Zoom-boom

    • 13 Aug 2021
    • Len D’Cruz, Head of BDA Indemnity

    More than ever, according to The Telegraph[1], patients are seeking ‘tweakments’; treatments involving sympathetic and gentle changes to facial features usually using botulinum toxin and dermal fillers.

  • Using a job agency to strengthen your team

    • 9 Apr 2021

    When looking to fill a vacancy in your dental team you might consider using a specialised recruitment agency. Getting the right person is an art and a science – deciding what you want from the role, attracting the right candidates and assessing who will fit in best

  • Taking on non-UK dentists and staff members

    • 27 Nov 2020
    • The British Dental Association

    This article focuses on immigration arrangements for dentists and staff from abroad, not on the recognition of professional qualifications. The arrangements are still subject to change.

  • Importance of legal cover during the pandemic and beyond

    • 25 Sep 2020
    • Adrian O'Dowd

    One of the fundamentals of any successful dental practice is to have good legal cover in place for all manner of situations that can occur, keeping the practice functioning smoothly and protecting dental staff and their patients.

  • COVID-19 and corporates: A sector in recovery?

    • 15 Sep 2020
    • David Westgarth

    As the embers of COVID-19 burn away, some of dentistry’s focus has switched from tales of what it was like working in an urgent treatment centre and being re-deployed to the frontline to the here and now. What can we do to fix the situation?

  • The recruitment market as it stands today

    • 15 Sep 2020
    • David Westgarth

    In February – what feels like a lifetime ago – discussions were ongoing over how the dental workforce would look once the Brexit transition period was complete, with some anecdotal evidence suggesting testing times lay ahead.

  • Dental referrals to resume helping practices and patients

    • 27 Aug 2020
    • Adrian O'Dowd

    In these uncertain times, dental practices would do well to ensure their stability and future success by considering how to strengthen their business and one way of doing so is to consider the potential of dental referrals.

  • 2.8% pay award: Above inflation increase offers some comfort for service in crisis

    • 21 Jul 2020

    The British Dental Association (BDA) has said confirmation of second consecutive year of above-inflation pay awards for dentists must now be built on, as part of wider plan to maintain the long term integrity of the service.

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    Dentists in England relieved to re-open but key questions remain

    • 2 Jun 2020
    • The British Dental Association

    The British Dental Association (BDA) has welcomed news the government has given the green light for the restoration of routine care services in England.

  • Dental practices to reopen from 8th June

    • 29 May 2020

    Dentists in England relieved to re-open but key questions remain.

  • CPD for your field of practice

    • 27 Jan 2020

    The GDC puts a strong focus on your individual field of practice for planning your CPD.

  • 10 things you need to know about the 2015 NHS Pension Scheme

    • 7 Jan 2020
    • Joanne McKeown

    It's important to know what the benefits are and what you are entitled too, particularly if you are thinking about, or are already in the 2015 NHS Pensions scheme (for dentists who working in England and Wales).

  • BDJ Jobs

    New generation of dentists turning to dental corporates 

    • 11 Oct 2019
    • Adrian O'Dowd

    As dental corporate firms are increasing their slice of the market, it appears that younger dentists are increasingly being drawn to what they see as attractive job opportunities.

  • Reflective practice and CPD

    Reflective practice and CPD

    • 21 Aug 2019

    The recent joint statement of the UK’s statutory health regulators, including the GDC, Benefits of becoming a reflective practitioner [1] asserts their encouragement to registrants to be reflective practitioners.

  • BDA Indemnity

    New BDA Indemnity

    • 5 Jun 2019

    Comprehensive, contractual and bespoke professional liability insurance, plus dentist-led advice and resources.

  • Associate Agreements – Harsh Terms to Watch Out For

    • 22 Mar 2019

    You’re ecstatic. You’ve just received a letter confirming an offer of your dream associate position. The contract is enclosed and you are asked to sign and return a copy, demonstrating your acceptance of the post, without delay.

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    CPD checklist – What you should do

    • 25 Jan 2019
    • James Dawson, Head of Advice Publications in the Practice Support Team at the BDA

    The first year of the GDC’s enhanced CPD scheme has now come to an end. You will know that the new scheme saw changes to the required number of verifiable CPD hours and a mandatory requirement to have a personal development plan (PDP) in place.

  • What is a 'portfolio career' in dentistry?

    • 22 Nov 2018
    • Jonathan Lewney, BDJ Portfolio Associate Editor

    ​I used to wonder 'Why would anyone want more than one job?'

  • Supporting you throughout your career

    • 7 Nov 2018

    The BDA have just released their ‘Here for you’ report, setting out the ways in which they’ve been busily helping their members and the wider dental profession in the last 12 months.

  • Mediation is considered a win/win solution


    • 11 Sep 2018
    • Neeta Udhian

    by Neeta Udhain, a practice management consultant in the BDA’s Practice Support team. Neeta advises general dental practitioners on associate contracts and all aspects of employment law