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RCS 2017 Council elections

RCS fellows and members may now cast votes in this year’s RCS Council elections. There are 14 candidates standing for 4 vacancies.

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Shocking figures on tooth extractions

Dentists are appealing to parents and the Government to take stronger action against the scourge of sugar on children’s teeth.

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24% rise amongst 0-4 year olds


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