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
Visit Website

Posted in Posts

Scotland universities not admitting any dental students this September

Dental schools in Scotland won’t take on any new undergraduates this September, Universities Scotland says. The move comes after universities told current dental students they wouldn’t have sufficient clinical experience to graduate this year. ‘Dentistry is an area which has been particularly badly hit by the COVID pandemic, due to the risk of spread of the virus via … Continued

Posted in Posts

Dental students in Scotland unable to graduate this year

Dental students in Scotland have been unable to gain enough clinical experience to graduate, Jeane Freeman Health Secretary says. Students will therefore have to retake their final year, after COVID-19 forced universities to limit aerosol generating procedures (AGPs). Mrs Freeman told the BBC that the decision to make students repeat a year was a ‘tough one’. ‘It … Continued

Posted in Posts

Dental staff to get £500 ‘thank you’ from the Scottish government

The Scottish government is making a £500 one-off, non-consolidated payment to dental staff. In a letter to NHS Boards and Practitioner Services on the 8 February, the government confirms the NHS payment after promising it on the 30 November 2020. The payment is also available to general practitioners, practice teams including admin staff and practice … Continued

Posted in Posts

Concerns grow over whether Scottish dental students will graduate in 2021

Concerns are growing over whether dental students in Scottish universities will graduate in 2021 following the COVID-19 pandemic. Lockdowns over the past 12 months are limiting the amount of clinical experience many dental undergraduates can gain. BDA Scotland has written an open letter to MPs calling for action to limit the impacts on future education. It … Continued

Posted in Posts

NHS workers to receive a one-off £500 ‘thank you’ gift

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced a ‘no strings attached’ £500 payment to all full-time NHS and social care worker. She says this is to give recognition for the work carried out by front line staff during the COVID pandemic. On top of this she announced negotiations under way to increase pay for NHS staff. However, the Scottish … Continued

Posted in Posts

Mouth cancer referrals in Scotland drop 30% since COVID

Mouth cancer referrals have fallen by a third since the start of the pandemic – sparking calls for urgent action. New data from the Oral Health Foundation shows that oral cancer referrals have dropped by 33% since COVID-19 hit the UK. Now, the charity is calling for quick action surrounding cancer diagnosis. Referral reductions The data … Continued

Posted in Posts

COVID-19 pandemic could cause some dental practices to close

BDA Scotland and the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh is warning COVID-19 could cause dental practices in Scotland to shut. They point to a decrease in the number of patients through the doors due to new infection control measures. RCSEd goes on to point out the NHS is providing ‘very little towards treatment’. Although the Scottish … Continued

Posted in Posts

Jump in number of dentists fearing a GDC investigation following COVID-19 pandemic

The number of dentists concerned about a GDC investigation following the COVID-19 pandemic has jumped, a survey shows. Around 40% of dental professionals report fearing a GDC investigation is having the biggest impact on their mental health. Concerns have jumped 33% from when Dental Protection asked the same questions in May this year. It has caused … Continued

Posted in Posts

Chief dental officers across UK release joint statement on COVID-19

The UK’s chief dental officers have released a joint letter in response to the growing number of coronavirus cases.  As the nation adjusts to the restrictions of the second lockdown, the CDOs of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have spoken out to the profession. While dental practices can remain open, they acknowledge that teams … Continued



Dentistry Scotland Trade Partners

Connecting you with the very best