Hundred Thousand Pound Dental Claims Quadruple

The number of claims against dental professionals exceeding £100,000 in compensation and legal costs has quadrupled over the last decade, the Dental Defence Union (DDU) has said. In 2015, the DDU settled 11 compensation claims for more than £100,000 on behalf of its dental members. By contrast in 2006, just two settled claims exceeded that [...]

By |2016-04-12T13:24:14+00:00April 12th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Dentists Urge Government to Cut NHS Charges

Dentists have called on the next Assembly government to tackle the oral health epidemic in Wales, with calls to cut NHS dental charges and use the proceeds of the new sugar levy invest in preventive care for children in disadvantaged communities. In a five-point plan for better oral health, the the British Dental Association Wales (BDA [...]

By |2016-04-10T20:05:52+00:00April 8th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

GPs Prescribing ‘Unnecessary’ Antibiotics for Toothache, Study Reveals

Over half of all patients who visited their GP with a dental problem in the last 10 years were not offered a long-term treatment for their pain and were instead prescribed antibiotics, often unnecessarily, new university research has found. In a 10-year retrospective study published in the British Journal of General Practice, a team of experts from the [...]

By |2016-04-04T15:21:59+00:00April 4th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

New Dental Contracts to Improve Access for Patients

Hywel Dda University Health Board is reassuring residents living in South Pembrokeshire that they will continue to have access to a full range of dental services following some changes in provision. The health board is in the process of commissioning a contract within the South of the county in order to increase the amount of [...]

By |2016-03-27T01:39:42+00:00March 27th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Dental Staff Nominated for Staff Recognition Awards

University dental hospital staff are celebrating success following their recent nominations for Cardiff and Vale University Health Board Staff Recognition Awards 2016. Four teams of staff have been nominated for these awards, which aim to recognise excellent practice and outstanding performance of the employees and volunteers of Cardiff and Vale University Health Board. The awards [...]

By |2016-02-18T16:27:08+00:00February 18th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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