Archive for the ‘Dentistry abroad’ Category

Australian dental patients urge the government to do more to make treatment accessible and affordable

Australian dental patients urge the government to do more to make treatment accessible and affordable

Dental patients in Australia are urging the government to do more to make treatment affordable and accessible after a survey revealed that 1 in 5 Australians are not receiving a suitable standard of oral care. A petition has been launched online to include dental care in the Medicare programme and many patients have taken to […]


New research reveals unmet demand for dental care among Syrian refugees in New Zealand

New research reveals unmet demand for dental care among Syrian refugees in New Zealand

New research conducted by staff at the University of Otago has revealed an unmet demand for dental care among Syrian refugees living in New Zealand. A survey carried out by researchers showed that a lack of access to dental care is contributing to pain, embarrassment and anxiety among refugees who have settled in the city […]


New community grants to improve oral care for vulnerable groups in New Zealand

New community grants to improve oral care for vulnerable groups in New Zealand

New community grants, which have been provided by Wrigley Company Foundation in partnership with the New Zealand Dental Association, is planned to help to provide improved dental care for New Zealand’s most vulnerable groups. The 2018 Community Service Grants will benefit children, the elderly, patients with mental health conditions, the homeless, refugees, low-income families, and […]


Exmouth dental student to travel to Africa to support Dentaid charity projects

Exmouth dental student to travel to Africa to support Dentaid charity projects

A student dental nurse from Exmouth is preparing to travel to Africa with her sister, a qualified dental nurse, to support charity projects run by Dentaid. Daisy Turner, a student nurse at Victoria Road Practice and her sister, Mollie, a dental nurse at Fairfield Dental, are due to travel to Uganda to be part of […]


The rise of the health holiday: stats show more Brits are visiting countries like Bulgaria for dental and medical treatment

The rise of the health holiday: stats show more Brits are visiting countries like Bulgaria for dental and medical treatment

The summer holidays are here, and many of us are looking forward to soaking up the sun in exotic climes. For most, holidays involve sitting by the pool, chilling out at the beach or catching waves in the sea, but for some, being overseas offers a chance to take advantage of discounted medical and dental […]


Peterhead dental trio set for African adventure in 2019

Peterhead dental trio set for African adventure in 2019

A trio of dental professionals is gearing up to visit Africa next year as part of a project run by Dentaid. Dentist, Dr Hawar Al-Haddad and dental nurses, Sophie Grant and Natalie Williamson, will spend a fortnight in Zambia in June 2019. The group will be part of a team of volunteers providing dental care […]


San Francisco dentists join force with charity workers to provide dental care in Kenya

San Francisco dentists join force with charity workers to provide dental care in Kenya

A dental team from San Francisco Bay has joined forces with a charity to provide dental care in Kenya. The team from Bloom Dental Group worked with IsraAID volunteers to set up and run a temporary dental clinic at Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya. The camp is home to around 190,000 people, many of whom […]


Brisbane dentist makes annual trip to East Timor to help children in need

Brisbane dentist makes annual trip to East Timor to help children in need

A dentist from Brisbane has taken it upon himself to visit East Timor every year to help children who have very limited access to dental care. Malcolm Campbell has recently returned from his fifth trip to the country, after deciding to visit annually from 2013. Dr Campbell made the decision to travel once a year […]


Lengthy waiting lists prompt desperate Australian dental patients to fly inter-state for treatment

Lengthy waiting lists prompt desperate Australian dental patients to fly inter-state for treatment

Desperate dental patients in Australia are being forced to fly to different states for treatment as a result of lengthy waiting lists. Some patients have reported waiting more than three years for treatment for painful wisdom teeth, with waiting times well above average in parts of New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria. A patient from […]


Welsh dental hygienist gears up for fifth visit to Tanzania with Bridge2Aid

Welsh dental hygienist gears up for fifth visit to Tanzania with Bridge2Aid

A dental hygienist from Wales is gearing up for her fifth visit to Tanzania with the dental charity, Bridge2Aid. Yvonne Wood, from Yvonne Wood Dental Hygiene at The Courtyard in Glansevern, will travel to Tanzania on the 22nd June, as she prepares to help out with the charity’s Dental Volunteer Programme. The programme, which is […]