Missed out on this week’s dental news? No problem, here’s what happened over the past seven days…
FMC’s Kilimanjaro challenge raises £53k
After a gruelling 20,000ft climb, FMC’s Ken Finlayson and Tim Molony are back from their Kilimanjaro challenge, raising more than £53,000 for Dentaid.
Braving freezing temperatures and howling winds, all the cash raised will go towards a new mobile clinic in honour of Ken’s late wife and co-founder of FMC, Kimberley Finlayson.
‘We are very proud to have achieved this; proud of the dental communities’ support, proud of the feat itself and incredibly proud to have delivered a lasting memorial to a wonderful woman whose legacy will tangibly live on across the UK through the new mobile clinic,’ says Ken.
If you haven’t yet donated, there’s still time – just visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/ken-finlayson
Free flu vaccinations for dentists scrapped by NHS England
After another wild winter, NHS England have now confirmed that flu vaccinations for dentists and their teams will not be extended for 2022/23.
This is a low blow in the current climate, particularly after dental practices have worked extra hard to provide care to the UK over the last two years.
UK to introduce licenses for Botox procedures
Some good news – the UK government will introduce a licensing scheme for non-surgical cosmetic treatments, including Botox and fillers.
The change to the Health and Care Bill was tabled this week and follows a ban on cosmetic treatments on under 18s in England.
Dentistry Census – is NHS dentistry on the brink of collapse or in need of reinvention?
The first in-depth analysis of our Dentistry Census was released this week, with a focus on NHS dentistry.
Around 45% of dentists with an NHS contract anticipate selling their practice in the next two years and almost 50% are considering leaving the profession entirely.
Only half of young dentists ‘feel positive’ about their future in dentistry
Around half of young dentists feel positive about their future in dentistry, according to research carried out by Dental Protection.
While just under half (49%) feel positive about the future, nearly two in five (37%) worry about the impact of Covid on their wellbeing.
North of England Dentistry Show – Chris Barrow on his top 10 business habits
Only eight days to go until the North of England Dentistry Show. Hear from Chris Barrow who will reveal the top 10 habits of top tier dental businesses.
Taking place on Saturday 12 March 2022, you can sign up for free here.
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