Wednesday 23 Jul 2014

All posts by Julie Bissett

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UK has ‘flabbergasting’ disregard for oral cancer risks

More than 20 million people wouldn’t change their lifestyle even if they knew someone with mouth cancer, according to new research. More than three in ten (31% cent) said they wouldn’t change their lifestyle, which includes tobacco use, drinking alcohol …

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Christina Chatfield will be walking 500 miles for 500 smiles from Scotland to Brighton

‘I will walk 500 miles’

The Proclaimers sang about doing it. Christina Chatfield is doing it. Through National Smile Month 2014, Christina will be walking 500 miles for 500 smiles from Scotland to Brighton

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Alarm as teens buy into ‘glamour’ of slim cigarettes

Slimline cigarettes have been voted 'cute, classy and feminine' by 15 year olds who rate the slimmer brands as weaker and less harmful than 'smelly and disgusting' brown


50% fear mouth cancer above others

More than half of us are more frightened of developing mouth cancer than other cancers. Almost two in three (61.3%) admitted to being scared of dying from cancer and

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DH&T awards – the full shortlist 2014

You’ve got to be in it to win it Best Young Hygienist (under 30) Kate Atkinson – Thompson & Thomas Leanne Barwick – Chelsea Dental Lounge Sanjeet Dhillon – Frays Dental Gemma Langford


Updated Scope of Practice now online

The General Dental Council (GDC) has updated its Scope of Practice guidance to reflect recent decisions on direct access and the new Standards for the dental team. Scope of

Professor Margaret Stanley delivers her speech

‘Half the population left vulnerable’

In a survey conducted by OnePoll1, three times as many people said they would support giving the jab to boys than were opposed to it. The poll also

BDIA Cavitron Competition

2p – and hygienists scoop a new tool!

Dentsply announce three winners of Cavitron competition at BDTA Dental Showcase The chance to win a Cavitron Jet Plus was the talk of this year’s BDTA Dental Showcase. Dentsply’s

Rachel Parsons telling her story

‘The ripple effect’

Many people believe in fate or destiny. Few can offer a reason for doing so without retorting ‘just because I do’. For 42-year-old mother of five, Rachel Parsons


Clinical practice in the wider community

Holly Foley, a student at the Portsmouth Dental Academy, on her latest stage in her training I cannot believe I am in my final year at Portsmouth!!  As this