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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 […]


Mablethorpe dental practice to close in February due to staff shortages

Mablethorpe dental practice to close in February due to staff shortages

A dental practice in Mablethorpe, Lincolnshire, will close in February, it has been confirmed. The Bupa dental surgery, which is based at the Marisco Medical Centre, will shut early next year as a result of a shortage of staff. The former Oasis Dental practice was taken over by Bupa, but has struggled to recruit new […]


Experts warn against the dangers of sugar addiction, as some children need all their teeth extracted

Experts warn against the dangers of sugar addiction, as some children need all their teeth extracted

Dental experts have issued another warning over the impact of the nation’s sugar addiction, as figures reveal that 75,000 children had teeth extracted last year. Dentists all over the country have reported an increase in rates of decay, with some children suffering from such severe decay that they need all their teeth removing. In the […]


Children are missing out on dental care due to dental phobia, dental law firm suggests

Children are missing out on dental care due to dental phobia, dental law firm suggests

A dental law firm has suggested that children in the UK are missing out on dental care as a result of dental phobia. The Dental Law Partnership believes that children are missing dental appointments as a result of anxiety and fear. The most recent NHS statistics revealed that only 58.7% of children in England attended […]