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Is drinking bottled water damaging the dental health of American children?

Is drinking bottled water damaging the dental health of American children?

A new study suggests that drinking bottled water may be harming the dental health of children in America. Research shows that bottled water consumption has increased since the Flint, Michigan crisis, where excessive lead levels were found in communal water supplies. A new study suggests that people who are actively trying to avoid lead contaminated […]


Billingham dental team returns from refugee mission in Greece

Billingham dental team returns from refugee mission in Greece

A team of four dental professionals from Billingham has returned from a charity mission in Greece. A team of nurses and dentists from Queensway Dental recently spent a week helping Syrian refugees in the north of Greece. Dentists, Dr Paul Averley and Dr Uzma Olbrich were joined by dental nurses, Hannah Bell and Katie Fergusson, […]


Leading New Zealand dentist calls for additional funding for services, as dental treatment becomes a luxury

Leading New Zealand dentist calls for additional funding for services, as dental treatment becomes a luxury

One of New Zealand’s leading dentists has called for funding to be made available for affordable dental services after suggesting that dental care has become a luxury for many. Associate Professor Jonathan Broadbent, head of Preventative and Restorative Dentistry at Otago University, said that the most recent dental survey indicates that more and more people […]


Hundreds turn out for free medical and dental clinic in Florida

Hundreds turn out for free medical and dental clinic in Florida

Hundreds of people turned out for a free medical and dental clinic in Florida over the weekend of the 11th and 12th November. Remote Area Medical, one of the USA’s largest suppliers of free health clinics, set up shop at Manatee Technical Institute in Bradenton. The aim of the clinic was to provide people who […]


Swedish researchers claim dentists are secret weapons in the fight against obesity

Swedish researchers claim dentists are secret weapons in the fight against obesity

Researchers in Sweden claim that dentists are potentially powerful secret weapons in the battle against obesity. Researchers from the Sahlgrenska Academy, which is based at the Swedish Institute of Medicine, have suggested that encouraging people to adopt tooth-friendly diets could make a positive difference to their waistlines. Many of the foods that contribute to weight […]


Bottesford dental nurse shares her experiences after travelling to Lebanon with Dental Mavericks

Bottesford dental nurse shares her experiences after travelling to Lebanon with Dental Mavericks

A dental nurse from Bottesford, North Lincolnshire, has been sharing her experiences after returning from a charity mission in Lebanon. Alana Smith spent time helping refugees who had fled Syria as part of a project organised by Dental Mavericks. Alana, who has 25 years of experience in dental nursing, travelled to Lebanon with a team […]


New report highlights widespread dental problems in the US

New report highlights widespread dental problems in the US

A new report has highlighted widespread dental health problems in the US. Researchers from the University of Michigan have revealed that a third of Americans are missing work as a result of dental pain or suffering from dental problems. It was also found that 40 percent of people aged between 50 and 64 don’t go […]


New Zealand dentists call for a focus on preventative care for the country’s poor

New Zealand dentists call for a focus on preventative care for the country’s poor

Dentists in New Zealand are calling for more focus on preventative care for the poor in a bid to reduce spending on emergency treatment and prevent more cases of severe decay and dental infections. According to statistics from the Ministry of Social Development, the department of Work and Income has dished out more than $140 […]


Good news for dental patients on the Isle of Lewis, as new clinic opening is announced

Good news for dental patients on the Isle of Lewis, as new clinic opening is announced

There’s good news on the horizon for patients on the Isle of Lewis after it was confirmed that a new clinic is set to open in Stornoway. The news will come as welcome relief from the agony of having to wait for months, even years to register with a local dentist. Dr Sridhar Kalvakuntla, from […]


American dental patients flock to Mexico in search of affordable treatment

American dental patients flock to Mexico in search of affordable treatment

The mayor of a Mexican town, which is now known as ‘Molar City’ claims that as many as 6,000 patients are crossing the border to reach the infamous destination every day in search of affordable dental treatment. Christian Camacho, mayor of Los Algodones, a town located in the desert, said that at some times of […]