A rational approach to dental policy

Neil Carmichael, Executive Chair of ADG, asks what the long-awaited dentistry recovery plan needs to prioritise to achieve real change in dental policy. To read the full article, please visit: A rational approach to dental policy – Dentistry

ADG: 10 steps to improve the overseas registration exam

The Overseas Registration Exam (ORE) is not fit for purpose. Demand among qualified international dentists to complete the ORE far outweighs the current number of available examination places. Given the UK’s growing dentist workforce shortage, urgent action is needed. Here are 10 changes the GDC can make to improve the ORE immediately 1. Increase the […]

‘Fill the Gap’ Campaign

Association of Dental Groups calls for Government to ‘fill’ the dental workforce shortage gap Read our latest ‘Fill the Gap’ policy paper here NHS dentistry faces the biggest crisis of its 75 year history. Many areas of the country have become ‘dental deserts’, where there is a below average level of dental provision and no […]

ADG Executive Chair, Neil Carmichael, on GB News

Neil Carmichael, Executive Chair of the ADG, was interviewed by Nigel Farage on GB News in which he discusses the need for the GDC to approve more dentists’ qualifications. To watch a clip of the interview please click here: Neil_Carmichael_GBNews_1912

BDA: Treasury hit the vulnerable and offer nothing to ease access crisis

Neil Carmichael, Executive Chair of the ADG, has been quoted in The Probe Magazine as he reflects on the announcements made in the Autumn Statement and their implications for the Dentistry Industry. To read the full article, please visit: BDA: Treasury hit the vulnerable and offer nothing to ease access crisis – The Probe (the-probe.co.uk) […]

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 […]