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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 […]


Hamilton dentist raises concerns over link between poverty and ‘third-world dental problems’ in New Zealand

Hamilton dentist raises concerns over link between poverty and ‘third-world dental problems’ in New Zealand

A dentist from Hamilton has raised concerns over the link between poverty and ‘third-world’ dental issues in New Zealand. Assil Russell, dentist and co-founder of dental charity, Revive a Smile, said that the situation is so bad in parts of the country that she has started a petition for subsidies to be made available to […]


Australians are skipping dental checks due to cost, survey shows

Australians are skipping dental checks due to cost, survey shows

A new survey has revealed that a large proportion of Australians are missing regular dental checks due to cost. The poll, which was conducted by Finder.com.au, involved more than 2,000 people. The findings of the survey suggest that around 12.6 million people have avoided going to the dentist, with over 40% citing cost as the […]


Pencuick dentist takes 13,000-mile round-trip to treat patients on one of the world’s remotest islands

Pencuick dentist takes 13,000-mile round-trip to treat patients on one of the world’s remotest islands

A dentist from Pencuick is looking forward to making a 13,000-mile round-trip to treat islanders on one of the world’s remotest countries. Penny Granger travels 6,500 miles from home to provide treatment for communities living on the Atlantic island of Tristan de Cunha, which lies between South America and Africa. The journey takes up to […]


Norwich dentist returns from ‘humbling’ experience helping refugees in Lebanon

Norwich dentist returns from ‘humbling’ experience helping refugees in Lebanon

A dentist from Norwich has returned from a ‘humbling’ experience providing dental care for Syrian refugees in Lebanon. Dr Gautam Sharma visited a camp in Lebanon as part of a charity project run by Dental Mavericks. The aim was to provide those who have fled Syria with basic dental care and pain relief. Dr Sharma […]