Giving your patients the best advice for oral cancer month

oralcancercpd55November is approaching fast, and this is the month to help raise awareness of oral cancer. 

Oral cancer is the sixth most common cancer in the world, and approximately 7,800 people are diagnosed with it in the UK each year. The number of people being diagnosed with oral cancer has grown by around a third in the last decade, so making people aware of it is more important than ever before. As health care professionals, it’s important that we ensure our patients know the risks and understand that a few lifestyle changes can reduce their chances of developing this disease.

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New shoes meet the rain!

trainersThe arrival of our new walking shoes gave us a burst of excitement when it came to planning our first training walk. Our plan was to complete a local ten-mile circuit we had discovered, so it was with a heavy heart that I opened the curtains on Saturday morning to see a very grey sky and more rain than we have seen in the last few months put together!

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Becoming an orthodontic therapist - An interview with Yvonne Ward

Yvonne Ward Dip Ortho TherYou have recently qualified as an orthodontic therapist – big congratulations. To inspire and encourage dental nurses who are interested in training to become orthodontic therapists or who are looking into different areas of career progression, we would love to know more about you, your career development and the courses and training you have completed to help you get where you are today.

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Diary of a dental hygiene student – dealing with the stresses of university life

Tiffani ProfileTo start off, I want to relay a quote from Theodore Roosevelt: ‘Nothing in the world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain, difficulty’. 

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London 2 Brighton Challenge Blog

blog 1 london 2 brighton 2 stephAs many people who know me are aware, I am always looking for a new challenge. So far, I have completed the Clarendon Walk, the Jurassic Coast Challenge and the Great South Run, to name just a few. I have now decided that I need a bigger challenge, so I have signed up to the London 2 Brighton Challenge, the aim of which is to walk 100km (around 63 miles) in 24 hours. Luckily for me, my Jurassic Coast Challenge (hence the team name ‘Dinosaur Duo’) walking friend, Polly, was persuaded to join me on this exciting (and possibly slightly crazy) adventure. 

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