Volume 3 Issue 1, January 2016

Volume 3 Issue 1

Scope of Practice is a hot topic of discussion within our profession. There are seven registrant groups: dental nurses, orthodontic therapists, dental hygienists, dental therapists, dental technicians, clinical dental technicians and dentists, while the title ‘dental care professional’ (DCP) encompasses registrants in all groups except dentists.

Here, Colum Durkan explores the knowledge of dental nurses at one institution of the scope of practice of dental nurses and the other dental team members.




  • Feature |

    Accidents here and bumps there. We ask Dentists' Provident about some of their more unexpected claims

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    It's no secret that with the advent of open access, getting your work published has never been a more attractive proposition. The BDJ received close to 600 manuscripts in 2014 and is on track to exceed that in 2015. With that in mind and as we head into 2016, we ask Editor-in-Chief Dr Stephen Hancocks for his 10 top tips on how to get published.

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    The New Year is a time when many people gaze into their crystal ball and attempt to forecast the future. We ask BDJ Team's resident Mystic Meg Shaun Howe RDH where he feels DCPs will be in 10 years' time.

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    In this month's President's Column, British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry President Bertie Napier gives us his take on the year ahead


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