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Lancashire dentist offers tips for parents to help children overcome dental anxiety

Lancashire dentist offers tips for parents to help children overcome dental anxiety

A dentist based in Blackburn, Lancashire, has offered tips to help parents of children who suffer from dental anxiety. Recently, a dental law firm suggested that attendance rates had fallen among children due to the increased prevalence of dental fear. Now, Dr Karim Rachidi, from Synergy Dental Clinics, is offering advice to parents to help […]


Hopeful dental patients wait in line for days for free Phoenix dentistry event to open

Hopeful dental patients wait in line for days for free Phoenix dentistry event to open

Hundreds of people gathered outside the Arizona State Fairgrounds last week in hope that they may be able to see a dentist. The Mission of Mercy clinic, which provides free dental care, took place in Phoenix on Friday and Saturday 7th and 8th December, with some people turning up as early as Tuesday 4th December […]


New study links good oral hygiene to lower risk of high blood pressure

New study links good oral hygiene to lower risk of high blood pressure

A new study has linked good oral hygiene to a lower risk of high blood pressure. Researchers from Buffalo University claim that women who have an effective dental hygiene regime are less likely to develop hypertension. The study, which involved 36,500 women, found that women who had lost teeth were more likely to develop high […]


Tributes pour in for retired Taunton dentist killed in a crash in New Zealand

Tributes pour in for retired Taunton dentist killed in a crash in New Zealand

Tributes have poured in for a dentist from Taunton who was killed in a crash in New Zealand. Paul Ledger relocated to New Zealand eighteen years ago, having worked in Somerset for several years. Sadly, Paul, 80, was killed when his car hit a structure made from bricks on State Highway One in Marlborough on […]


NHS England confirms funding boost to improve dental services in South Lakes

NHS England confirms funding boost to improve dental services in South Lakes

NHS England has confirmed that it will provide an urgent funding boost to improve access to dental services in South Lakes. Recently, local MP Tim Farron urged the body to take immediate action to help patients trying to see a dentist in the Kendal area. Many constituents had contacted Mr Farron with tales about being […]


British Dental Association urges Health Secretary to act quickly to improve access to NHS dental care

British Dental Association urges Health Secretary to act quickly to improve access to NHS dental care

The British Dental Association has urged the Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, to act quickly to improve access to NHS dental services. The body has called for Mr Hancock to take urgent action to tackle access problems, which are becoming increasingly commonplace across the country, including the area of West Suffolk which Mr Hancock represents. Practices […]


Welsh dental patients face a struggle to find an NHS dentist

Welsh dental patients face a struggle to find an NHS dentist

Dental patients in Wales are facing a struggle to find an NHS dental practice that is accepting new patients. Sandra Hembery is one of many patients affected by a shortage of dentists in Wales. Having relocated from Kent to Carmarthen, Sandra assumed that it would be relatively easy to find a dentist, but soon after […]


Woman fined by GDC said she had no idea that offering tooth whitening treatment was illegal

Woman fined by GDC said she had no idea that offering tooth whitening treatment was illegal

A woman who was fined by the General Dental Council for offering tooth whitening services has told the BBC that she had no idea what she was doing was illegal. Brenda McFadyen, from Clydebank, was fined by the GDC after admitting to providing whitening services without the required dental skills and qualifications. In line with […]


Number of extractions performed on children in England rises by almost 20% in 5 years

Number of extractions performed on children in England rises by almost 20% in 5 years

The number of children undergoing extraction procedures in England has risen by 18 percent in the last five years, new figures confirm. According to the Local Government Association (LGA), 45,077 extractions were performed on children in England last year. This represents an increase of almost 20% since 2012. The cost of extractions to the NHS […]


New figures show that 20,000 Brighton children didn’t see a dentist last year

New figures show that 20,000 Brighton children didn’t see a dentist last year

New figures show that 20,000 children in Brighton didn’t see a dentist last year. The statistics suggest that just under 40% of children in the area didn’t have a routine check-up, despite the fact that NHS guidelines recommend 6-monthly checks for children. The rate of non-attendance in Brighton and Hove (39%) was slightly lower than […]