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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 […]


Ontario dental patients advised to undergo testing amid sterilisation fears

Ontario dental patients advised to undergo testing amid sterilisation fears

Dental patients registered at an office in Ontario have been contacted by the health board amid fears dental staff failed to employ suitable sterilisation techniques. Patients from Upper Middle Dental, Burlington, have been advised to undergo testing to rule out blood-borne diseases and infections, including HIV and hepatitis B and C. Authorities have confirmed that […]


Australian dentists issue dental tourism warning

Australian dentists issue dental tourism warning

Dentists in Australia have issued a warning over the safety of dental tourism. Deputy chair of the Australian Dental Association’s Oral Health Committee, Dr Michael Foley, said that its very common for people to choose to travel abroad for dental treatment purely as a result of cost. Saving money is the aim of the game […]


Extractions become more commonplace as state funding for dental treatment is halved in Ireland

Extractions become more commonplace as state funding for dental treatment is halved in Ireland

The number of extractions carried out in Ireland has risen, as figures also confirm that state funding for dental treatment has fallen by more than 50 percent in the last 8 years. Data shows that funding provided through schemes like PRSI has fallen from €150 million in 2009 to €75 million in 2016. During the […]


American dentists offer free treatment to honour veterans

American dentists offer free treatment to honour veterans

Dentists across America hosted free dental events last weekend (Saturday 24th June) to celebrate the annual Day of Service event. More than 400 dental offices across the country hosted free clinics for veterans to mark the event, which is now in its fourth year. It is estimated that around 7,000 veterans of all ages benefited […]


Irish Dental Association urges Government to increase funding for state schemes

Irish Dental Association urges Government to increase funding for state schemes

The Irish Dental Association is urging the government to do more to fund state dental schemes. According to new figures, household expenditure on oral health has been reduced by 50 percent in just five years. The household budget survey by the Central Statistics Office revealed that the average household in Ireland spent €84.53 on dental […]


Bury dental nurse reminisces about ‘incredible experience’ after volunteering in Greece

Bury dental nurse reminisces about ‘incredible experience’ after volunteering in Greece

A dental nurse has been speaking about her ‘incredible experience’ in Greece after joining Dentaid’s project to provide dental treatment to refugees. Lucy Shimmin, 22, contacted Dentaid to find out more about helping out in the camps, which have been established both on the mainland and some of the islands. Lucy, who is based at […]