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Press releases from August 2020


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British public could be facing an ‘oral health crisis’ as dental treatment backlog persists

Dental professor warns of major concerns one month on from dental practices re-opening

A leading dental professor has expressed concern over the long-term oral health of the nation, one month after dental practices in England were given the green light to re-open. Professor Phil Taylor, Dean-Elect of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd)’s Faculty of Dental Surgery, says while many dental practices are now seeing patien…


Nation’s oral health could go “back in time” as patient backlog builds - 12 June 2020

Nation’s oral health could go “back in time” as patient backlog builds - 12 June 2020

Nation’s oral health could go “back in time” as patient backlog builds RCSEd survey of dentists shows 87% fear long-term damage A leading dental professor has expressed concern over the long-term oral health of the nation, as a survey shows that 87% of dentists fear a patient backlog that could send the UK “back in time” when it comes to dental h…


Leading dental professor calls for unified approach on PPE to avoid postcode lottery

A leading dental professor is calling on the UK Government to provide greater supply of and clarity around guidance for PPE ahead of dental practices re-opening.

A leading dental professor is calling on the UK Government to provide greater supply of and clarity around guidance for PPE ahead of dental practices re-opening.  Phil Taylor, who will shortly take up the role of Dean of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh’s Faculty of Dental Surgery, has said there is disparity across the regions on the is…


RCSEd response to FGDP guidance - June 2020

RCSEd response to FGDP guidance - June 2020

Statement 01 June 2020 Phil Taylor, who will shortly take up the role of Dean of the Faculty of Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, has responded to guidance published by the Faculty of General Dental Practice today, which outlines the steps dental practices should take in order to re-open on 8 June. Phil said: “We w…


Dental Crown – Leeds University Student Wins Dental Skills Competition

A dental student from Leeds University’s Dental School has been crowned the winner of a prestigious competition aiming to discover the UK and Ireland’s best undergraduate dentist.

Emma Louisa Smith, originally from Market Harborough, won the Dental Skills Competition, held by The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh’s Faculty of Dental Surgery in conjunction with sponsors Dentsply Sirona and supported by Dr Tom Bereznicki, beating off stiff competition from 14 other finalists. Mishaim Aamir Mian from Cork University Denta…




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