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Dentistry in the UK
The UK has some of the world's longest established medical and dental organizations. It has played a central role in shaping the ethical and scientific face of modern dental practice.
Dentists are monitored by the Dental Practice Board. The board carrys out checks on the standard of dentistry through patient questionaires and clinic visits. Record keeping and the correct charging of fees are also monitored. Dentists opperating within entirely private practices (about 5% of dentists) are not subject to these monitoring processes. Dental practices offering general anaesthesia or using laser treatments are monitored by the HealthCare Commission, which produces extremely detailed reports on all aspects of the dental clinic's operations.
While NHS dental treatment is great for the continuing health of your teeth, it does not concentrate on the cosmetic aspects of dental care. If you want your teeth to look good as well as being healthy you may need specialist treatments which are unavailable on the NHS. The UK has nine recognised specialties and each specialty will have additional specialization in specific procedures such as implantology (implant's for the replacement of missing teeth). A large number of continuing training options are available in the UK providing professional development and postgraduate dental courses at the highest levels.
Information about Cardiff
Cardiff stood as the central commercial district of the Wales thereby making the city known as the powerhouse of growth in the Welsh economy. Cool attractions and landmark buildings to check are Millennium Stadium, Pierhead Building and the National Assembly for Wales. Frequent spots to visit are Cardiff Bay Visitor Centre 'The Tube', Cardiff Castle, Castell Coch, National Museum Cardiff and the Norwegian Church Arts Centre among others. The city has a lively shopping destinations such as the Capitol, a premier shopping centre at the heart of Cardiff's metropolis, a fashion paradise anchored by H&M and Zavvi. Another shopping oasis is the Mermaid Quay situated in the heart of Cardiff Bay. The centre has over 25 restaurants, bars and cafes all in one location. Cardiff is home to four major universities and colleges such as the Cardiff University with nearly nearly 27,000 students, University of Wales Institute, Cardiff, University of Glamorgan and the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama. There are seven NHS hospitals in the city, the largest of which is the University Hospital of Wales providing health services to a population of around 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan.
UK Dental Register: www.gdc-uk.net/searchregister
NHS dentist advice guide: www.adviceguide.org.uk/h_nhs_dental_treatment.pdf
British Dental Association: www.bda.org
Postgraduate and Specialty training: www.rcseng.ac.uk/
(maintained by the Royal College of Surgeons)
Healthcare Commission: www.healthcarecommission.org.uk
World dental federation on the UK (including a list of all UK dental Schools): www.fdiworldental.org/
Association of Dental Implantology: www.adi.org.uk
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