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Only one week to go for our Learncast

24 June 2016

Only one week to go for our Learncast

There's only one week to go until we present our new brand of Webinars.

Learncasts have been made with your interests in mind; with a live 360° broadcast demonstration straight from the dental chair and innovative new ways to participate and interact with others while you learn.

Instead of using one fixed camera, we have developed a multi camera system to allow the full potential of the experience to befit the student.

By transforming clinical education we aim to give each student a hand on approach while still making time for their day to day life.

Each individual will have access to a live chatroom to ask any queries that arise throughout the demonstration, answered by a trained lecturer. This will also allow you to ask the demonstrator  to show different things or repeat a process you didn't quite understand.

A truly unique experience catered to your needs!

In this learncast we will be demonstrating a live teeth whitening by trained professionals who will answer any and all questions every step of the way.

Curious? Don't hesitate to call our amazing sales team at 020 7400 8989 for more information or register here now to secure your seat for our big launch! 

*Full details will be confirmed via email

Cake culture in the office 

Professor Nigel Hunt, in his speech to the Faculty of Dental Surgery, plans on discouraging professionals from buying sweet treats for their staff every week.

From birthdays to celebrating the end of the week, offices have always been notoriously “cake happy” when buying sweet rewards for their staff when a plate of fruit would be kinder.

This however is not always in their best interests as the constant supply of sugar based snacks eaten throughout the day can have a negative influence in your waistline and oral health.

In the speech, he will say: "Managers want to reward staff for their efforts, colleagues want to celebrate special occasions, and workers want to bring back a gift from their holidays.

"But for many people the workplace is now the primary site of their sugar intake and is contributing to the current obesity epidemic and poor oral health."

Surgeon removed patient’s testicle without warning

A surgeon at the private BMI Chiltern Hospital in Buckinghamshire was originally supposed to remove a cyst in a simple procedure and instead disposed of the patients testicle without telling him it has been removed.

In a incident brought by the General Medical Council (GMC), the tribunal was presented with evidence that Dr Farouk was meant to repair a hernia and remove a cyst on the epididymis – attached to the testicle.

The ruling said: "As an experienced surgeon, even on a cursory examination, you must have recognised the specimen for what it was.

"This was a series of deliberate acts designed by you to cover up the fact you had made an error."

And finally… A painful mount of UK citizens are reported to be in constant conic pain.

The BMJ Open authors worked out the new estimation by examining thousands of medical studies to find the best available data.

A pain that lasts for longer than three months has been troubling anywhere between a third and half of UK adults. The added rise to the aging population has not been improving these statistics. 

Dr Alan Fayaz and his team pooled together data from 19 studies encompassing around 140,000 subjects to get a "best estimate" for chronic pain.

The results can’t show for certain the precise causes or how bad the pain is but despite this the team’s findings could help the NHS plan their care services.

Olivia Belle from Arthritis Research UK, which party gave financial aid to the work, said: "Although we may not be able to see it, living in pain, day in and day out, can have a devastating impact on people's lives, affecting their independence, mobility and ability to stay in work. There is also, unsurprisingly, a direct link between chronic pain and depression.

"If we are going to address this growing need, we need better pain management and better treatments to relieve pain."

What do you think? Should we cut down on the cake? Would you cover a mistake or risk upsetting the patient sooner? And are you one of the many suffering from chronic pain?

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