Archive for the ‘Free Dental Care’ Category

Huge crowds turn out for free dental event in Phoenix

Huge crowds turn out for free dental event in Phoenix

Huge crowds of people gathered for a free dental event in Phoenix over the weekend. The Mission of Mercy event, which took place over the weekend of the 8th/9th December, was organised by the Arizona Mission of Mercy. Over the course of the weekend, hundreds of people poured through the doors to see dental professionals, […]


Ministers reveal plans for improved access to free dental checks in Ireland

Ministers reveal plans for improved access to free dental checks in Ireland

Regina Doherty, the social protection minister, has revealed plans for more Irish taxpayers to access free dental checks. Ms Doherty confirmed that the expanded scheme to provide free dental checks and glasses will be available to employees, as well as those who are self-employed and their dependents. It is estimated that 2.5 million people will […]


Hull dental practice offers free mouth cancer screening in November

Hull dental practice offers free mouth cancer screening in November

A dental practice in Hessle Road, Hull is offering free mouth cancer screening in November to support Mouth Cancer Action Month. St Andrew’s Dental Care will be hosting free oral cancer screening on Thursday 30th November as part of a national campaign to try and reduce oral cancer rates and raise awareness of this deadly […]


Plaistow church group hosts community event offering free dental and medical checks

Plaistow church group hosts community event offering free dental and medical checks

A church group based in Plaistow hosted a community event offering free medical and dental checks recently. The London Ghana Seventh-Day Adventist Church provided free dental checks and health tests as well as food and refreshments as part of the annual community health expo. The event, which is now in its fifth year, was held […]


Dentaid mobile unit treats more than 150 patients in Dewsbury

Dentaid mobile unit treats more than 150 patients in Dewsbury

A mobile dental unit provided by the charity, Dentaid, has provided treatment for more than 150 patients in Dewsbury. The dental van, which toured the local area for seven days, offered a range of services including extractions, fillings and urgent pain relief. The first patient through the door was Philip Rushforth who had been suffering […]


New study reveals more than 50% of dentists plan to leave the NHS in the next 5 years

New study reveals more than 50% of dentists plan to leave the NHS in the next 5 years

A new study has revealed that more than 50% of dentists plan to leave the NHS in the next five years. A recent survey conducted by the British Dental Association suggests that 58 percent of dentists are planning to retire, switch to private dentistry or move abroad in the next five years. Many of those […]


Hundreds queue for hours for Cedar Rapids Mission of Mercy dental clinic

Hundreds queue for hours for Cedar Rapids Mission of Mercy dental clinic

Hundreds of people waited patiently in line for the latest Mission of Mercy dental clinic, which took place in Cedar Rapids over the course of the weekend (29/30th September). Patients who were eager to take advantage of the availability of free dental services started to appear late on Thursday evening in order to secure a […]


New Analysis Suggests Almost Half of NHS Dental Practices Not Accepting New Adult Patients

New Analysis Suggests Almost Half of NHS Dental Practices Not Accepting New Adult Patients

In what has been called an “emerging crisis”, the BBC has reported that 48% of 2500 dental practices on NHS Choices are not accepting new NHS adult patients, whilst 40% are not accepting new NHS child patients. NHS England have said that 95% of people seeking an appointment could get one, however the BDA condemned […]


Dentaid to offer free dental treatment in Huddersfield

Dentaid to offer free dental treatment in Huddersfield

One of the UK’s leading dental charities, Dentaid, will be providing free dental treatment in Huddersfield and the surrounding area over the course of the next two weeks. The charity is responding to a shortage of dentists in the area, which is making it difficult for patients to gain access to NHS dental services. MP […]


Beverley MP calls for improved access to NHS dental care

Beverley MP calls for improved access to NHS dental care

The MP for Beverley and Holderness has called for improved access to NHS dental care amid concerns that a growing number of residents are having to leave town to see a dentist. Graham Stuart has urged NHS England to take action to enable more people to see a local NHS dentist after it was revealed […]