There is a strong rationale for modernising NHS dentistry, but significant risks will have to be managed if the new arrangements announced by the Department of Health are to be effective and provide value for money, according to the National Audit Office. In particular, given the scepticism of some dentists compounded by a lack of detail on how the new system will operate, there is a risk that dentists will reduce their NHS commitments. Today's report to Parliament by head of the NAO Sir John Bourn points out that modern dental practice emphasises prevention rather than intervention; but that the current piecework remuneration system - whereby NHS dentists are paid a fee for each NHS item of treatment they carry out - does not provide sufficient incentives for such an approach. Given the overall shortages of dentists and the difficulties some patients are experiencing in accessing NHS dental treatment, NHS dentistry needs to provide a more responsive service. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
This report presents the results from the 1998 Adult Dental Survey, the fourth in a series that has been carried out every ten years in England and Wales since 1968, and acrossthe UK since 1978. The survey was based on a representative sample of adults aged 16 and over living in private households, covering dental attitudes, experiences and behaviour. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Total tooth loss-- the condition of the natural teeth and supporting tissues-- dentures-- dental experiences, attitudes and knowledge-- dental care and dental hygiene.
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How often do people visit a dentist? What stops them from going? Who can expect to retain their natural teeth? Do people have problems with dentures? These were just some of the questions addressed in a national household survey of adult dental health. The survey involved an interview about dental experiences and attitudes, and all those who still had some natural teeth were asked if they would be willing to have a dental examination. The examination was designed specifically for the survey and carried out by a team of nearly 70 dentists. The results of both interviews and examinations are presented in this volume. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
The toothdrawer and operator - "dentistry" before the eighteenth century-- the early provincial dentist - the man and his prospects-- the spread of dentistry - wider still, and wider-- treatment-- spurs and constraints. Appendices: directories examined-- register of provincial dentists whose names appear in pre-1855 trade disrectories, with biographical notes-- earliest directory evidence of resident dentists in the towns featuring in the register-- possible family connections between provincial and London dentists before 1855-- dental families established in the provinces before 1855.
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This study of the development of dental practice between 1755-1855 attempts to trace the factors and conditions that helped the occupation achieve professional status. It looks at the situation in the provinces since, in many respects, it is here that the difficulties encountering the new profession are most apparent. The book does not intend to be a complete picture of dentistry in this period, but readers are directed to the bibliography for details of the extensive literature on the scientific and social aspects of dentistry at the time. Throughout, "dentistry" is used in a specific sensae, conveying the meaning which led to the very coining of the word in the 18th century, namely the treatment of the teeth and oral tissues by preventative, restorative, prosthetic and surgical means. Although toothdrawers of many varieties feature in this study, they are not synonymous with the dentists who are the main subject of this work. (source: Nielsen Book Data)