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Waste management as a tool to save money

  • 13/11/2018
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  • Donna Hickey
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  • In Dentistry

There’s new legislation concerning the waste management process of dental amalgam just around the corner. As a result, dental practices are at risk of substantial fines should they fail to meet the new standards.

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Keep up with changes to radiation regulations

  • 05/01/2018
  • Donna Hickey
  • In Dentistry

It’s a new year and 2018 has already brought with it amendments to the regulation of ionising radiation that affects all dental practices where x-ray equipment is in use. The latest regulatory changes are the introduction of…

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Needled about safety

  • 06/11/2014
  • Ruth Nicholas
  • In Dentistry

A survey carried out by the British Association of Dental Nurses (available at http://bit.ly/1yPLcnL) has revealed that over half of respondents had suffered a needlestick injury (51.17%), with 60% of those having had more…

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Night or day, when the patient calls….

  • 30/10/2014
  • Donna Hickey
  • In Dentistry

On Friday [3rd October], the Care Quality Commission (CQC) reported that inspections of 30 NHS GP out-of-hours services found many examples of excellent practice but also identified variation in the quality of safety and…

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