How much attention have you paid to the dental news this week? – 20 August 2022

Missed out on this week’s dental news? Here’s what happened over the past seven days…
Patient flies to Nepal to get five fillings amidst NHS dental crisis

This week, we saw a patient detail his decision to take a plane to Nepal to fix his dental decay after failing to secure a dental appointment in the UK.
The story – which was reported in  The Telegraph  – is one of many instances of dental tourism to surface in recent months.
With the Conservative leadership contest heating up – and Rishi Sunak promising to deliver on NHS dentistry – there is significant pressure on the government to act.
‘Deeds, not words’ – Rishi Sunak pledges to fix NHS dental crisis
Conservative leadership candidate Rishi Sunak says he will ‘restore’ NHS dentistry if he becomes the next British Prime Minister. 
Dentists from Ukraine waiting ‘up to three years’ to practise in UK

A family of Ukrainian dentists have described the ‘sad’ realities of passing the overseas registration exam  to practise UK dentistry.
Japan urges young people to drink more alcohol

Japan is urging young people to drink more alcohol in a bid to boost the country’s economy. Yes, you did read that right!
Dentistry Census – how a dental hygienist and therapist can make a difference to practice profits

Dental therapist Cat Edney talks us through the impact of rising costs on the role of the dental hygienist and therapist. 
New home screening tests that detect oral cancer ‘have 90% accuracy rate’

A new test that uses artificial intelligence to detect oral cancer has kicked off in the hope of improving early cancer detection rates.
Biofilm management using Mylunos

We hear from Sabrina Griffith who speaks exclusively to us about her experience with Durr Dental’s Mylunos air polishing system.
Dentistry Webinars
Here’s a list of the webinars we have coming up:

Aesthetic crown lengthening – a consideration in bonding, orthodontics and restorative dentisty – Dr Azim Malik – Tuesday 23 August at 7pm
Non-surgical periodontal regeneration – Dr Hiten Halai – Tuesday 30 August at 7pm.

Don’t worry if you’ve missed out on any webinars we’ve ran recently. You can catch up with all of them  On Demand .
Have a great weekend!
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