Seb Evans, Author at Dentistry Scotland
Seb Evans

Seb Evans

Author at Dentistry.co.uk

Seb moved to FMC at the start of 2014. He is the editor of dentistry.co.uk, assistant editor of Dentistry magazine and editor of Dentistry Scotland. Email: Seb.evans@fmc.co.uk Tel: 01923 851751
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‘Like winning the lottery’

George Papadakis talks to us about the Dentistry Scotland Awards and why you should enter. Dentistry Scotland (DS): How does it feel to have won Best Child Friendly Practice, Best Charity or Community Project and Practice of the Year? It’s a bit of a surprise being honest, but a pleasant surprise! Coming to the awards, … Continued

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Make 2019 a year to remember…

…by entering this year’s Dentistry Scotland Awards. As our diaries start to fill for 2019, make sure you enter the Dentistry Scotland Awards at the Marriott Hotel, Glasgow on 1 November. It’s time to start pulling together your entry for the Dentistry Scotland Awards and this year we have added some new categories, whilst keeping … Continued

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Shock tactics

By accepting government money for AEDs, did dentists sign up to more than they had bargained for, Phil McCafferty questions. Nearly five years ago it was announced that all dental practices would have to have an automatic external defibrillator (AED) on their premises, as a requirement of the criteria demanded by the NHS Combined Practice … Continued

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We’re bringing the show to you

It’s time Scotland had a dental exhibition it can be proud of – introducing the Edinburgh Dentistry Show. Scotland is finally getting the dental exhibition it deserves, FMC is bringing the show to you. The Edinburgh Dentistry Show will be taking place at the Corn Exchange on 22 June. Best of all, it’s completely free to … Continued

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Everybody smile!

Basic photography skills have become an essential part of practice life. Seb Evans went to DB Orthodontics’ course on photography to learn the basics. If you’re confused by aperture, can’t tell the difference between in-focus and out of focus and haven’t heard of bokeh, chances are you’re not all that into your photography. But since … Continued

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Confidence reinforced with the Maintain retainer

DB Orthodontics explains how the dual retention system Maintain, developed by consultant orthodontist David Waring, offers a positive experience for both patient and clinician. The confidence your patients have in the treatment you provide can be contagious. Positive word of mouth, on and offline, can boost the number of walk-ins and referrals you receive. So, … Continued

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Dental attendance reaches record lows in deprived areas

NHS dental attendance has dropped to record lows in deprived areas compared with more affluent communities. The NHS Scotland Information Service Division shows 62.2% of adults in poor communities have seen a dentist in the last two years. That compares with 72.7% of adults in more affluent neighbourhoods. ‘Year on year the Scottish Government has … Continued

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Scottish dental practice values keep falling

Goodwill valuations and deals have dropped in the last quarter, according to the latest NASDAL goodwill survey. Figures show goodwill valuations have dropped for both NHS and private practices. NHS goodwill valuations dropped to 177% of gross fees, while private valuations dropped to 104% of gross fees. ‘In Scotland I would say that the deals … Continued

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Households in Dundee sharing one toothbrush

Some families in Dundee are sharing one toothbrush between the whole household, a student-led educational programme says. ‘Toothy Tigers’ were visiting schools in the Dundee area to help teach children how to maintain good oral hygiene. Whilst there several children pointed out that their parents couldn’t afford to supply them with their own toothbrush. ‘Some of … Continued



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