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March 11-17, 2013United Kingdom Edition Follow us on Twitter Dental Tribune UK Editorial Board Dr Neel Kothari BDS Principal and General Dental Practitioner Dr Stephen Hudson BDS, MFGDP, MSc General Dental Practitioner Mr Amit Patel BDS MSc MClinDent MFDS RCEd MRD RCSEng Specialist in Periodontics & Implant Dentist Associ- ate Specialist Birmingham Dental Hospital Professor Nick Grey BDS, MDSc, PhD, DRDRCSEd, MRDRCSEd, FDSRCSEd, FHEA Professor of Dental Education, National Teaching Fellow, Faculty Associate Dean for Teaching and Learning School of Dentistry, Manchester Professor Andrew Eder BDS, MSc, MFGDP, MRD, FDS, FHEA Director of Education and CPD, UCL Eastman Dental Institute Mr Raj RajaRayan OBE MA(Clin Ed), MSc, FDSRCS, FFGDP(UK), MRD, MGDS, DRD Dr Trevor Bigg BDS, MGDS RCS (Eng), FDS RCS (Ed), FFGDP (UK) Practitioner in Private and Referral Practice Baldeesh Chana RDH, RDT, FETC, Dip DHE President, BADT and Deputy Principal Hygiene and Therapy Tutor, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry Dr Stuart Jacobs BDS MSD (U Ind) Full-time Private Practitioner Shaun Howe RDH Dental Hygienist Dr Richard Kahan DS MSc (Lond) LDS RSC (ENG) Endodontic Specialist Mrs Helen Falcon Postgraduate Dental Dean, Dental School, Oxford & Wessex Deaneries Professor Liz Kay Foundation Dean and Professor of Dental Public Health Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medi- cine and Dentistry Dean of the Peninsula Dental School, Plymouth Pam Swain MBA LCGI FIAM MCMI BADN® Chief Executive, British Association of Dental Nurses Mr Raj Rattan Associate Dean, London Deanery Dr Paroo Mistry BDS MFDS MSc MOrth FDS (Orth) Specialist Orthodontist Dr Peter Galgut PhD (LMU), MPhil (Lond), MSc (Lond), BDS (Rand), MRD RCS (Eng), LDS RCS (Eng), MFGDP (UK), DDF Hom, ILTM Periodontal Consultant Mr Amit Rai BDS (Hons) MFGDP (UK) MJDF RCS Eng FHEA General Dental Practitioner DFT1 (VT) Programme Director, London Deanery Sneha Gokhale- Gaikwad BDS, MDS (INDIA) Specialist in Periodontics and Implant Dentistry Diploma in laser dentistry (Vienna, Austria) Published by Dental Tribune UK Ltd © 2013, Dental Tribune UK Ltd. 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From 6.30pm on Friday 1st March, The Dentistry Show will be teaming up with Heart Your Smile to put on the Big Heart Party, at The Palace Suit, Hilton Birmingham Metropole. “Heart Your Smile is excited to be launching the Big Heart Party at The Dentistry Show, as a celebration of all things great about the dental industry. Our Champions and Ambas- sadors will be acknowledged along with all the great work that they do. There is a raffle, charity auction, photo both and dancing until late,” says James Goolnik, Founder of Heart Your Smile. Tickets for the Big Heart Party are available by emailing Hundreds of dentists failed to renew registration Over 700 dentists missed their annual registration renewal deadline with the General Dental Council (GDC). Figures from the GDC show that 723 dentists did not re-register and were removed, while 737 vol- untarily removed themselves, and 96 applications have been made for restoration to the reg- ister. The number of dentists that did complete their regis- tration renewal was 38,539. The deadline was 31 Decem- ber 2012 and those who failed to pay the annual retention fee (ARF) will now have to apply to restore to the register, in order to work legally in the UK. MI Paste reduces white spot lesions during ortho A study,publishedinEvidence- Based Dentistry, has found that the use of MI Paste Plus pre- vents and reduces the number of white spot lesions during orthodontic treatment. Sixty patients undergoing orthodon- tic treatment were randomised to receive either MI Paste Plus (GC America, Alsip III) or a placebo paste. There was a 53.5 per cent in the enamel decalcification index score in the MI Paste Plus group but an increase of 91.1 per cent in the placebo group at the end of the 12 week period. ICDAS scores were added together to give an overall score for all teeth; the MI Paste Plus group score was 145 at baseline and 80 after 12 weeks, a 44.8 per cent re- duction; in the placebo group, the scores were 116 and 166 respectively, an increase of 43 per cent. It was concluded that MI Paste Plus prevented and decreased the number of WSLs during orthodontic treatment, with the placebo paste group having an increase in the num- ber of WSLs during the trial. Web design Adrian Adler talks practice websites Time to buy Ray Goodman discusses when to buy a practice BACD Charity misssion for 2013 News in Brief Money MattersFeatureSocial MediaNews Andrew Eder Appointed Associate Vice Presi- dent at ICL page 2 pages 12-13 pages 20-21pages 14-15 T he result of a United Nations treaty will see a reduction in mercury pollution, as agreed by more than 140 countries at talks in Geneva on 20 January. The treaty has been under negotiation for four years, and will be open for signature in October. The treaty requires na- tions to “phase down the use of dental amalgam”, and to set objectives aimed at mini- mising its use. Mercury-free alternatives will be promoted, and education on the use of mercury-free dental restora- tion encouraged. Although mercury has long been a benefit in oral health care, it can be damaging to health on a whole. The World Health Organi- sation (WHO) says: “Mer- cury is highly toxic to human health, posing a particular threat to the development of the (unborn) child and early in life. “The inhalation of mercury vapour can produce harmful effects on the nervous, diges- tive and immune systems, lungs and kidneys, and may be fatal. “The inorganic salts of mercury are corrosive to the skin, eyes and gastrointestinal tract, and may induce kidney toxicity if ingested.” The impact of mercury pollution was famously seen in Japan during the 1950s and 60s. Following mercury waste pollution in the waters, resi- dents near to Minamata bay developed nerve disorders, resulting in more than 900 deaths. The British Dental Asso- ciation (BDA) has welcomed the treaty. Dr Stuart Johnson, member of the BDA’s Princi- pal Executive Committee, and leader of the FDI World De ntal Federation Dental Amal- gam Task Team at the negotia- tions, said: “Dentists in the UK recog- nise the environmental im- perative to minimise mercury emissions, but it was impor- tant that this treaty took ac- count not just of the environ- mental agenda, but also of the need for dentists to care for their patients. “We are pleased to see that this treaty has taken a prag- matic view, acknowledging that the phase-down approach advocated by the World Health Organisation is a sensible way to make progress. The final treaty strikes a sensi- ble balance, clearly setting out an aim for reduced use of mercury, while recognis- ing the unique contribution it makes to oral healthcare. It also recognises the impor- tant role that prevention can play in improving oral health and reducing demand for fillings.” DT Use of dental amalgam to be ‘phased down’ UN mercury treaty agreed by 140 countries DTUK_issue2_1-5.indd 1 23/01/2013 18:05:49 implants Vol. 2 • Issue 3/2012 | feature Guided implant surgery using CEREC | user report Laser-Lok: a case study | industry report A new protocol for immediate loading 32012 the journal of oral implantology | feature Guided implant surgery using CEREC 20/12/2012 17:37:48 -ænial you can reinforce sthetic skills and ability every restoration with nks to the straightforward tem. The choice of the es is made according he patient: amel for youngsters mel for adults el for your senior patients des has never been easier! GC e single and on system. 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