A Blueprint for NHS dentistry

The modern system of departmental select committees in the House of Commons is fairly recent. They came into being in 1979, following recommendations of a Procedure Select committee set up in 1976 which reported two years later. It recommended a series of select committees covering all the main departments of state, with wide terms of […]

We cannot lose any more time waiting for reform of the ORE

In 2021 UK qualified new registrant dentists with the General Dental Council (GDC) formed 61% – the remaining 39% of new registrants coming from EEA countries or other overseas routes to registration[1]. Dentists with overseas qualifications now make up nearly 30% of all dentists on the register. Even if the Government was prepared to invest […]