Dental Surgery

Addressing oral health inequalities in Malawi: The MalDent project mission of ‘oral health for all’

Addressing oral health inequalities in Malawi: The MalDent project mission of ‘oral health for all’

The College Director of Global Health, Professor Jeremy Bagg, writes about the College’s involvement in the MalDent project, establishing a degree programme for Dental Surgery in Malawi and developing an national Oral Health Policy in the country.

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Junk food advertising restrictions welcomed by Dental Faculty and Obesity Action Scotland

Junk food advertising restrictions welcomed by Dental Faculty and Obesity Action Scotland

The Dental Faculty of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow and Obesity Action Scotland (OAS) have jointly welcomed the UK Government’s decision to introduce a post 9pm ban on advertising high fat sugar and salt (HFSS) food together with a number of online restrictions.

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Dentists play a vital role in detection of oral cancer

Dentists play a vital role in detection of oral cancer

The dental profession was disappointed to hear of the statement made by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health and Social care, Jo Churchill, in response to a question posed by Labour MP Peter Dowd around the benefits of regular dental check-ups in ensuring early diagnosis of oral cancer.

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Mitigating against the harms of COVID-19 on oral health: Prioritising Equity and Inclusion

Mitigating against the harms of COVID-19 on oral health: Prioritising Equity and Inclusion

The Consultant in Dental Public Health/Chief Administrative Dental Officers group remains committed to working with Scottish Government and other partners to progress the equitable remobilisation of dental and oral health services.

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College Vice President receives Dental Surgery Honorary Fellowship

College Vice President receives Dental Surgery Honorary Fellowship

College Vice President (Dental) and Dean of the Faculty of Dental Surgery, Mr Andrew Edwards has received an Ad Eundem Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.

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Obituary: Professor Fazal Ghani

Obituary: Professor Fazal Ghani

It is with great sadness that the sudden death of Professor Fazal Ghani, Head of Department of Prosthodontics, Dean PG Dental Studies and Coordinator International, Peshawar Dental College was announced on 20 January 2021.

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College Vice President reaches out to dental students

College Vice President reaches out to dental students

College Vice President (Dental) and Dean of the Faculty of Dental Surgery, Mr Andy Edwards has reached out to dental students in Scotland following the recent announcement they will be required to extend their training by up to an additional year.

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Obituary: Jim Rennie

Obituary: Jim Rennie

It is with great sadness but happy memories that we are reporting the death of one of our dental fellows and past secretary of our Faculty of Dental Surgery James (Jim) Rennie. Few dentists in Scotland will not have known or heard of Jim, who was larger than life both professionally and at a personal level.

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COVID-19: Breaking the chain of Transmission in the Dental/Healthcare Setting

COVID-19: Breaking the chain of Transmission in the Dental/Healthcare Setting

In this guest post, Emma O’Keefe, Consultant in Dental Health, NHS Fife and South East Scotland (including NHS Lothian) is keen to share her experiences in relation to managing COVID-19 incidents in the dental setting. Who would have known when primary care dentistry closed their doors in March the situation we would be in as […]

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Safe and secure – running exams in a pandemic

Safe and secure – running exams in a pandemic

On the 23rd March this year we closed the doors to our College buildings in Glasgow. With the spread of COVID-19 on the rise, the Scottish Government joined with the other administrations across the UK to put the country on lockdown. Offices and non-essential shops were closed, along with public spaces such as libraries, communal parks and playgrounds, and places of worship.

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