• A waiting game

    Will Peakin  editor@sdmag.co.ukFollow Scottish Dental on twitter at: @ScottishDental A little over 20 years ago, an Agence France-Presse report caught… Read more

    August 15, 2019 / editorial

  • Disrupt this!

    Can start-ups challenge a £40bn industry? (Clue: don’t hold your breath) Disruptive innovation, said Clayton Christensen, is a process whereby… Read more

    August 15, 2019 / editorial

  • Artificial Intelligence: A vision of the future

    Imagining a toothbrush that detects wider health issues and connects directly with health professionals While start-ups attempt to disrupt the… Read more

    August 15, 2019 / editorial

  • Closing the circle

    NHS National Services Scotland launches a three-pronged initiative to tackle waste Taking part in a BBC Radio 4 programme earlier… Read more

    August 15, 2019 / editorial

  • A problem or a crisis

    Harsha Kumar shares her thoughts on children’s oral care and on why parents need to be better educated about the… Read more

    August 15, 2019 / editorial

  • New thinking to combat oral cancer

    International speakers, expert panellists, and delegates selected from around the world are to share the issues they face in the… Read more

    August 15, 2019 / editorial

  • Examianation of the truth

    It isn’t enough to think ‘I did that OK’; professionals need to give the process of reflection authority and value… Read more

    August 15, 2019 / editorial

  • Meaningful milestone

    Consultation represents the next step on the journey towards achieving a more effective system of CPD Some dental professionals feel… Read more

    August 15, 2019 / editorial

  • Raise a glass to the President

    Working alongside pioneering surgeons and dedicated nurses has shaped Roz McMullan’s approach to her life’s work Words: Will Peakin Abottle… Read more

    August 15, 2019 / editorial

  • Aiming to unite

    President-elect of the ADI wants to increase access to education and inspire more women to get involved Thinking about a… Read more

    August 15, 2019 / editorial

Editorial

  • Show me the evidence

    At this year’s British Orthodontic Conference, Professor Greg Huang from Washington State University will deliver the prestigious Northcroft memorial lecture.… Read more

    August 15, 2019 / editorial

  • EBD the key highlights

    Preparing to step down after 20 years, the editor of the journal of Evidence-based Dentistry looks back at watershed studies… Read more

    August 15, 2019 / editorial

  • Indemnity – the truth surfaces

    As dentists scramble to switch to an insurance model, one question arises over and over again words: Neil Taylor In… Read more

    August 15, 2019 / editorial

  • MDDUS Case Study: Slow Perio

    Mr K should have been offered smoking cessation advice and referred to a periodontist DAY ONE A 42-year-old long-term smoker… Read more

    August 15, 2019 / editorial

  • August 2019

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    August 14, 2019 / editorial

  • Talent to inspire

    With new categories and criteria, the Scottish Dental Awards this year attracted a record number of  entries from all areas… Read more

    June 17, 2019 / editorial

  • Attracting good staff is getting harder

    Illustration: Attracting great staff

    Many dentists are just not good at recruiting  It is noticeable how often the same jobs are advertised again and… Read more

    June 17, 2019 / editorial

  • A year of change but much still to do

    Sarah Allen reflects on the progress of an ever-evolving profession A year ago, I sat in front of a blank… Read more

    June 17, 2019 / editorial

  • BDA Indemnity launched

    ‘Occurrence-based’ insurance policy means it won’t matter when complaint is made as cover endures The BDA’s new indemnity insurance came… Read more

    June 17, 2019 / editorial

  • New BDA president

    Roz McMullan ‘passionate about making a difference to profession’ Roz McMullan, a leading figure in the dental profession in Northern… Read more

    June 17, 2019 / editorial

 

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  • Insurance reform ‘will not offer patients better protection’

    Medical defence organisations criticise UK Government plans for indemnity cover shake-up The UK Government plans to reform indemnity cover for… Read more

    June 17, 2019 / editorial

  • Childhood check-up campaign

    Dental professionals in Scotland urged to promote DCby1 A campaign by the British Society of Paediatric Dentistry, which is showing… Read more

    April 11, 2019 / editorial

  • Void at the top

    Dentistry’s ability to deliver and sustain effective patient care demands strong leadership In March, on the eve of International Women’s… Read more

    April 11, 2019 / editorial

  • MDDUS Case study: Instrument failure

    Aubrey Craig, Head of the Dental Division at MDUS

    Aubrey Craig, Head of the Dental Division at MDUS

    DAY ONE Mr Z attends the dental surgery of Ms J complaining of pain in a lower right tooth, 46.… Read more

    April 11, 2019 / editorial

  • Clifton thriving under new ownership

    When Allan Pirie made the decision to begin winding down a little, he was faced with a number of options… Read more

    February 12, 2019 / editorial

  • Bullying cultures allowed to fester

    Once upon a time bullying was a word confined to childhood. A term that conjured up images of the playground… Read more

    February 12, 2019 / editorial

  • Choosing your implant system – Is it all about the support?

    Implantium is proud to be the UK distributor for Dentium, a future-leading dental implant company. Dentium is a Korean implant… Read more

    February 12, 2019 / editorial

  • Inaction plan

    The Oral Health Improvement Plan. When this was launched at the beginning of the year, it raised some questions, and… Read more

    December 17, 2018 / editorial

  • The wisdom of informed choice

    When I was 12, in common with my friends, I went for my first appointment with the orthodontist. However, unlike… Read more

    October 3, 2018 / editorial

  • Poor reviews for GDC roadshow

    I should start by admitting that I am a cynic. I think I always have been, but it has definitely… Read more

    August 9, 2018 / editorial