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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 Nottingham
Nottingham was established as a city since 1897. It is a county town of Nottinghamshire, situated on the river Trent. The city became a regional centre with self-government, town walls, and a major fair in the 12th and 13th cents. After 1700, the industry has developed. There were Framework-knitting, and later lace-making, and the town grew rapidly. The city was also known for tobacco, bicycles, pharmaceuticals, and a distinguished university in the 20th century.
Nottingham is known to be home to the headquarters of many well-known companies. It is also known as the home of HM Revenue and Customs and the Driving Standards Agency. There are two major universities in the city: the University of Nottingham and Nottingham Trent University (formerly Trent Polytechnic). The city is home to the headquarters of the National College for School Leadership, whilst the Nottingham School of Fashion is notable for having trained the famous fashion designer Paul Smith. Three further education colleges are located in the city, wherein, Castle College is the largest and was formed from the merger of Broxtowe College and the People's College.
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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