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The following letter is part of a group in response to an Opinion article 'Cause for concern: BDA v GDC' published in the BDJ on 25 May 2018 (https://www.nature.com/articles/sj.bdj.2018.358).
Sir, I have very much enjoyed your past two good humoured BDJ Christmas editions, and having seen the 'call to arms' for items for this year's, wondered how I (and presumably many others, since there was only one submission) could have missed the same request for your 'Midsummer Madness' edition?
However, it is quality, not quantity, that counts and the Opinion article1 from Mr Baker certainly fitted the bill, with his wonderfully bizarre examples.
My absolute favourite was: 'The GDC has attempted to cut costs, for example it cut catering costs in 2001-2 by 42%.'
He also references the 'Charlie and Rufus' videos and through your pages, I wonder if their editor, Mr Mike Wilson, could be persuaded out of retirement to do one more episode 'Dr Baker and the ARF solution'?