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Health committee meets to discuss NHS dental provision in Bradford

Health committee meets to discuss NHS dental provision in Bradford

The West Yorkshire joint health overview and scrutiny committee has met to discuss NHS dental provision in Bradford. Members of the committee gathered at City Hall last week to talk about access to NHS dentistry in the city, which has one of the worst records for oral health in the country. The committee heard that […]


Devon dental nurse prepares for third volunteer trip in Africa

Devon dental nurse prepares for third volunteer trip in Africa

A dental nurse from Devon is preparing to participate in a volunteer project in Africa for the third time. Bridie Snelling from Newton Abbot will visit Africa for the third time in October in what will be her final charity mission. The 62-year old grandmother is preparing for another fortnight-long adventure where she will be […]


Tayside schools to take fruit juice off the menu

Tayside schools to take fruit juice off the menu

Fruit juice will be removed from the menu in Tayside schools from the 31st March, it has been confirmed. Tayside Contracts has made the decision in partnership with local councils to try and reduce sugar intake among children. Head teachers of schools in the area have been sent a memo, which details the reasons why […]


Swadlincote dentist appeals for more support for families, as extraction rates soar among youngsters

Swadlincote dentist appeals for more support for families, as extraction rates soar among youngsters

A Swadlincote dentist has appealed for more support for families after figures revealed a sharp increase in the number of dental extractions carried out on children aged 4 and under. John Hume-Spry, from The Delph Dental Practice, said that he wasn’t surprised by the latest figures released by the Faculty of Dentistry at the Royal […]


Bradford dentist laments ‘unnecessary tragedy’ as figures show rise in extraction procedures

Bradford dentist laments ‘unnecessary tragedy’ as figures show rise in extraction procedures

Bradford dentist, Dr Tony Kilcoyne has described rising rates of childhood decay in the city as an “unnecessary tragedy” after figures revealed an increase in extraction procedures carried out in hospital on children aged 4 and under. Statistics published on the Public Health England website showed that the number of procedures rose from 156 procedures […]


North East dentist urges holidaymakers to book check-ups before they fly

North East dentist urges holidaymakers to book check-ups before they fly

Spring has arrived, and before we know it, it’ll be time to jet off and enjoy a well-earned rest in the sun. Before you start stocking up on sunscreen, North East dentist, Dr Richard Coates, recommends booking a dental check. Flying can increase the risk of dental pain as a result of a condition known […]


Bedford dental practice to offer free oral cancer screening in April

Bedford dental practice to offer free oral cancer screening in April

Dental patients in Bedford are invited to attend free oral cancer screening at Chrysalis Dental Practice on the afternoon of Friday 29th April. The clinic will be offering free screening appointments between 3pm and 6pm as part of a drive to raise awareness of mouth cancer, a type of cancer that has become much more […]


Poole dental bus provides treatment for the homeless

Poole dental bus provides treatment for the homeless

A mobile dental unit based in Poole visited a homeless charity last week as part of a project run by Healthwatch Dorset. The Toothbus, which is equipped with everything a dentist needs to carry out routine dental treatments, visited the Routes to Roots drop-in centre for the homeless last week to provide free dental checks. […]


Suffolk schools to introduce supervised brushing schemes

Suffolk schools to introduce supervised brushing schemes

Nurseries and schools in Suffolk are preparing to introduce supervised brushing schemes in a bid to improve children’s oral health. Dental problems are the most common cause of hospital admission for children aged between 5 and 9 years old, despite the fact that decay is almost always preventable. Now, as research suggests that more children […]


Cornwall-based dental firm launches new national campaign to tackle childhood decay

Cornwall-based dental firm launches new national campaign to tackle childhood decay

A dental firm based in Cornwall is preparing to launch a new national campaign to tackle alarming rates of childhood decay. Smile Together is launching the Brighter Smiles programme in Cornwall with a view to rolling out the initiative on a national scale. The aim of the campaign is to encourage dentists and local schools […]