URGENT: MEDICAL DEVICE RECALL Elements Obturation Unit with Buchanan Heat Pluggers

13 March 2018 Dentists have been alerted that the Sybron Endo Corporation have issued an initial voluntary medical device recall for the Buchanan Heat Pluggers, ONLY when used with the Elements Obturation Unit (EOU). Sybron Endo have become aware that on rare occasions the heat pluggers tips have been found to overheat and may exceed 700⁰C upon activation in any operating mode. When this occurs, the screen will indicate NiTi and the tip will begin glowing red shortly after activation. While long term health consequences due to the increased heat have not been confirmed a rise in tempe...
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End of the Consultant-led orthodontic service delivered by University Hospital Southampton (UHS)

NHS England (Wessex) confirmed that they had been served 12 months’ notice on the consultant-led orthodontic service delivered by University Hospital Southampton (UHS). The notice will take effect at the end of January 2019. In the meantime, and as has been the case for the last year, NHS England continues to support the delivery of the orthodontic service at UHS and will seek to procure a replacement orthodontic service to take over and start ideally by the end of 2018. Stakeholders will be kept informed and engaged as part of the procurement. NHS England (Wessex) recognises how critical it i...
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Stopping Blindness at the Dentist!

Good morning Mrs Hypothetical Jones, What brings you in to see me this morning? I am not sure whether I should be seeing you or my doctor. It's my jaw. I am having difficulty finishing my meal, especially if there is a lot to chew. My jaw muscles ache Do you have any other problems? Headaches for example? I have recently been getting severe headaches at the back of my head (pointing to the occipital area). Are you still taking 5mg Prednisolone a day for your Polymyalgia Rheumatica? and after further questions and extra-oral examination, intra-oral etc I say I might have some idea ...
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LOCAL COURSES

Happy New Year Please check out the CPD courses that have been added onto our booking system. Spaces are available on some interesting courses in the coming weeks. BE200117: Law and Ethics for the Dental Team  on Friday 20th Jan 2017, from 09:15 till 12:30 with 3:00 hours CPD  at Trust Education Centre, Reading, Berkshire. This course will explore the current legal and ethical issues facing the dental team. Course tutor Mr Chris Williams. BE270117: Course on Oral Surgery on Friday 27th Jan 2017, from 09:30 till 13:00 with 3:00 hours CPD at Trust Education Centre, Reading, Berkshire...
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Paul Mandon-Gassman review of the recent lecture by Dr Gerard Chiche in July in London

As I entered the high tech foyer of the Pullman London St Pancras hotel on the morning of July 8th with its chrome and neon highlights I realised what an appropriate venue it was to hear about cutting edge all ceramic dentistry. I was here for a day on Aesthetic rehabilitations (From 10 Units up) hosted by BSOS (British Society for Occlusal Studies) to be presented by Dr. Gerard J. Chiche DDS. ....... Click here to read Pauls full review of the Dr Chiche lecture Paul Mandon-Gassman www.exclusivesmiles.co.uk Facebook- Exclusive Smiles https://www.facebook.com/pages/Exclusive-Smiles/791442...
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Wessex Oral Surgery Manage Clinical Network

Wessex Oral Surgery Manage Clinical Network Dear General Dental Practitioner, Re: 1. Expressions of interest to join the MCN Oral Surgery Panel 2. Expression of interest to provide feedback I am writing to ask for expressions of interest from 2 General Dental Practitioners to join the Managed Clinical Network in Oral Surgery panel. This will be your chance to help improve referral and care pathways in oral surgery throughout the region. The MCN has been tasked with updating the primary care MOS referral forms and to advise on the patient pathways for oral surgery. There are currently no...
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