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The governments in the UK have unhelpfully decided on different rules for dentists and their teams. The introduction of fallow time was conceived as a way of mitigating disease spread and this concept effectively made the throughput of dental patients so limited that practices wouldn’t have survived without the government supporting them. The governments of the different countries agreed to pay a proportion of the normal NHS incomes for the practices to survive. There is now a backlog of patients and lots of treatments haven’t been carried out and there doesn’t seem to be a straightforward pathway back to access for patients.

Dentists are disillusioned and disappointed that oral healthcare still doesn’t seem to be a priority for governments.

Due to many patients opting for private dentistry and deciding to invest in implant therapies there has been somewhat of a rise in these treatments. This has been a good thing for the practices that provide care under this system.

There is ever more of a divide between the two systems with no sign of any change for the benefits of the majority any time soon. As ever, the issue of subsidised care for patients is always fraught with challenges between getting value for money and adequately rewarding those on the frontline and at the moment there are no easy solutions.

Statement see EDI Journal 1/2022

Embracing the Future

BDIZ EDI partner of the Nepalese Society of Implant Dentistry

A reliable treatment option

European Consensus Conference EuCC) presents recommendations for short, angulated and reduced-diameter implants

Risk assessment at a glance

Guideline 2022: Cologne ABC Risk Score for implant treatment

Minimally invasive implant treatment

At the 17th Expert Symposium of BDIZ EDI in Cologne 2022 Professor Stefan Fickl discussed the interface between periodontology and implantology.

Recession coverage

Professor Anton Sculean’s lecture on recession coverage on implants at the Expert Symposium in Cologne 2022.

Periodontal rehab

Professor Jörg Neugebauer’s lecture on periodontal rehabilitation with All-on-4 at the Expert Symposium in Cologne 2022.

At a glimpse: North Macedonia

Statement by Dr Fisnik Kasapi, President of AIAM, EDI Macedonia

At a glimpse: India

Statement by Dr Vikas Gowd, EDI India

At a glimpse: The Netherlands

Statement by Dr Jan Willem Vaartjes, President of the Association of Dutch Dentists (ANT)

Statement on the fighting in Ukraine

Joint press release of BDIZ EDI and partner associations