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Sweet Tooth for a Good Cause: A Dental Practice in Grantham Bakes Cakes for Charity

Sweet Tooth for a Good Cause: A Dental Practice in Grantham Bakes Cakes for Charity

As part of a charity Friday morning, patients at The Maltings Dental Practice in Grantham got to tuck in to coffee and an array of homemade cakes in order to raise money for a foodbank in Grantham. The initiative was set up by Julie McKie, one of The Maltings’ dental nurses and a volunteer at […]


Figures for Dental Access for Young Children Show the North Has Better Access to NHS Dentistry

Figures for Dental Access for Young Children Show the North Has Better Access to NHS Dentistry

According to figures released by NHS Digital, there is a North/South divide in dental provision, however not in the way that might be expected. A young person in the North of England is more than twice as likely to have gone to see an NHS dentist before they turn two years old than in parts […]


First ever Dental Implant Operation Completed by a Robot with No Human Intervention

First ever Dental Implant Operation Completed by a Robot with No Human Intervention

In a major leap forward for robotics, a specially designed robot has carried out a dental implant operation for the first time without direct human intervention in China, fitting implants and two new teeth, created using 3D printing techniques. Whilst dental staff was present during the one hour procedure, they did not play an active […]


“Dental Care By One” Campaign Launches to Address Children’s Dental Health Problems

“Dental Care By One” Campaign Launches to Address Children’s Dental Health Problems

With children’s dental health becoming a major health issue, Smile4Life has launched a campaign to get more young children to see the dentist early in their life. Known by the name “Dental Care by One” or #DCby1, the national framework will be there to encourage parents and guardians to take their children to the dentist […]


A Injection is Being Developed To Prevent Tooth Decay

A Injection is Being Developed To Prevent Tooth Decay

Scientists from the Wuhan Institute of Virology in China are working on a vaccination that could prevent future tooth decay, offering some hope to preventing or reversing dental caries. The team that created it note that the vaccine is years away from clinical tests, but dental expects are looking forward to the treatment as a […]


Essex Dentist Fits New Smile for Pensioner After Dentures Go Missing In Hospital

Essex Dentist Fits New Smile for Pensioner After Dentures Go Missing In Hospital

A dentist in Clacton has fitted a new set of dentures for an elderly woman after her dentures disappeared during an operation undertaken in Colchester General Hospital. The lady’s set of teeth went missing during a hip surgery, and because she was unable to leave hospital whilst she headed, she spent seven months unable to […]


California Appeals Court Blocks Law Forcing Soft Drink Adverts to Feature Health Warnings

California Appeals Court Blocks Law Forcing Soft Drink Adverts to Feature Health Warnings

In a victory for the soft drink industry, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in California have blocked a ruling in San Francisco which would have required all advertisements for sugary drinks to feature health warnings. A San Francisco city ordinance originally passed in 2015 required all adverts for sugar sweetened drinks to feature wording […]


New Analysis Suggests Almost Half of NHS Dental Practices Not Accepting New Adult Patients

New Analysis Suggests Almost Half of NHS Dental Practices Not Accepting New Adult Patients

In what has been called an “emerging crisis”, the BBC has reported that 48% of 2500 dental practices on NHS Choices are not accepting new NHS adult patients, whilst 40% are not accepting new NHS child patients. NHS England have said that 95% of people seeking an appointment could get one, however the BDA condemned […]


Squid Ink Can be Used to Check for Gum Disease

Squid Ink Can be Used to Check for Gum Disease

In a case of a very bizarre solution to a common problem for dentists, a gargled concoction of squid ink, water and cornflour can be used to check patients for gum disease. The current method of checking is commonly an invasive procedure that involves using metal instruments between the teeth and gums. It is often […]


Plans submitted to create new dental centre in Cerwen

Plans submitted to create new dental centre in Cerwen

Plans to expand NHS dental services in Cerwen have been submitted to the local health board. Officials are hoping to have proposals to spend £1.5 million creating a permanent dental clinic and improved GP services at Corwen Health Centre approved. If the plans are given the thumbs up by members of Betsi Cadwaladr University Health […]