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#togetherdental

What is #togetherdental? Together Dental is a collaboration between the dental charities Dentaid and Bridge2Aid who have teamed up to help even more people around the world access the dental care they need. They aim to help more people in poor and remote communities access safe, sustainable dental treatment so they don't have to suffer the misery of oral pain. I am sure we all know how...

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Fundraiser for Mercy Ships

Mercy Ships is a global charity that seeks to increase access to health care in the developing world. The organisation deploys the world’s largest, private hospital ship to host nations to serve the dire needs of the local population in western Africa. One of our nurses, Hayley Bell, is fundraising for Mercy Ships and would like to spread the word about all she is doing to help raise some...

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Your guide to enhanced CPD

Anybody else struggling with the new GDC rules and regs about enhanced CPD?! We have already had some conflicting information with the changes and so we have therefore been on the phone, (for what seems like forever), with a very informative gentleman from the GDC to try and get to the bottom of exactly what we need to do. You can all thank me later. Cavity staff will have all received the...

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Hellingly Women & Girls Cricket Team

Hellingly CC is celebrating 260 years of cricket played at the village. Four years ago, the women and girls of Hellingly decided that they no longer wanted to be behind the scenes baking cakes and doing the teas - this is the 21st Century after all! And so, we decided to start playing! I decided that I would try and get a small team of women and girls together to play cricket socially. All...

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The Dental Awards 2018

We are extremely honoured to announce that Cavity are finalists in the 'Dental Team of the Year South' category for the Dental Awards 2018.  We launched a competition for staff to win a place round the table at the awards evening, to enter they needed to: Write an acceptance speech for when we collect the award. - Because we are that sure that we are going to win! Our winners have...

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Abseiling for Parkinsons

Cavity's very own office member Matt is trying to raise money for a cause that is very close to his heart. Read the full story on his JustGiving page by clicking here. I will be abseiling Guildford Cathedral for Parkinson’s UK on 12th May 2018 to try and help improve the lives of those affected. This cause is very close to my heart as my Grandad is suffering from this degenerative...

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Make A Wish

One of our tooth fairies, Aurea, is raising money for 'Make A Wish UK'. Make-A-Wish UK grant magical wishes to enrich the lives of children and young people fighting life-threatening conditions. Granting their wish provides seriously ill children with hope for the future, strength to cope, and resilience to fight their condition. They’re given quality time away from the daily realities of...

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GDC changes to your CPD

As you know (I hope you do), the 'Enhanced CPD' scheme is starting for Dental Nurses in August. You can read more information about this on the GDC website by clicking here. In summary, the new 'Enhanced CPD' is easier and is based around core subjects and personal development plans. If you are at the end of your 5 year cycle you will be automatically put onto the new system and will only be...

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Afternoon Tea for Two

Big news for you all! Back at the end of February we launched a competition on Facebook for a chance to win afternoon tea for two. It was simple really, all you had to do was like, share and comment on the post. This has been circulating for 2 weeks now and we have chosen a winner at random. Well, technically Google has. It is amazing how much you can do online! Before I reveal the winner...

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Workplace Pension Update

From 6th April 2018, the total minimum amount being paid into your workplace pension by both you and I, is increasing from 2% to 5% of your qualifying earnings due to a change in workplace pension regulations. This is a nationwide change, involving millions of people and their employers. The good news is,  Cavity are paying 2% of this! It really does pay to invest in your future.  It pays...

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