Archive for the ‘Free Dental Care’ Category

New Zealand dentists join forces to host free dental event

New Zealand dentists join forces to host free dental event

Dentists from 80 dental clinics across New Zealand have joined forces to provide free treatment for over a thousand patients over the course of the last couple of weeks. As part of an event organised by the New Zealand Dental Association and Southern Cross Healthcare, volunteers from practices all over the country teamed up to […]


Figures show a decrease in treatments provided to adults entitled to free dental care in Leeds

Figures show a decrease in treatments provided to adults entitled to free dental care in Leeds

New figures from NHS Digital show a significant decrease in the number of treatments provided to adults who are eligible for NHS dentistry in Leeds. The latest statistics, which relate to the 2017/2018 financial year, show that there has been a decrease of 22 percent in the number of units of free dental treatment completed […]


Fines are putting poorer dental patients off, British Dental Association claims

Fines are putting poorer dental patients off, British Dental Association claims

The threat of fines is putting poorer patients off going to the dentist, the British Dental Association claims. The BDA has attributed a significant decrease in the number of people on low incomes booking dental appointments to a fear of being fined. Earlier this year, it emerged that hundreds of people had been wrongly fined […]


Poole fishermen receive free dental care

Poole fishermen receive free dental care

Fishermen in Poole have been provided with dental care free of charge as part of a new project run by Dentaid in partnership with the Seafarers’ Hospital Society and the Fishermen’s Mission. Fishermen often find it difficult to see a dentist due to the hours they work, but a mobile unit located at Quayside is […]


One in Six Homeless People Have Pulled Out Their Own Teeth

One in Six Homeless People Have Pulled Out Their Own Teeth

One-sixth of people living on the streets have had to pull out their own teeth because of a lack of access to dental care, a shocking survey has revealed today. Over 70% of homeless people surveyed have reported losing teeth since they have ended up homeless, with 17% of these reporting that they have lost […]


Texas Mission of Mercy to host free dental clinic in Austin for the first time

Texas Mission of Mercy to host free dental clinic in Austin for the first time

The Texas Mission of Mercy will visit Austin for the first time, it has been confirmed. The charity will be hosting a free dental clinic over the course of the weekend of the 20th and 21st July at William B Travis High School. The clinic will be the first of its kind in Austin and […]


Dentists call for increased NHS funding, as patients head to A&E and GP surgeries for free treatment

Dentists call for increased NHS funding, as patients head to A&E and GP surgeries for free treatment

Dentists have urged the government to increase NHS funding, as figures reveal people are increasingly likely to go to A&E departments and GP surgeries where they can receive free treatment. Statistics show that government spending on NHS dentistry has decreased by £4.95 per person in the last five years, and dentists are worried that the […]


Mission of Mercy Providing Free Dental Care in Reading, Pennsylvania

Mission of Mercy Providing Free Dental Care in Reading, Pennsylvania

Local dentists, oral surgeons, hygienists and dental specialists are taking part in a day of providing free dental care to anyone who needs it at the Santander Arena in Reading, Pennsylvania. Mission of Mercy, running the event, hope to see 1,000 patients each day during the two-day event, and expect long lines of patients coming […]


Banbury care home manager challenges the health secretary over access to NHS dental services for patients

Banbury care home manager challenges the health secretary over access to NHS dental services for patients

The manager of a care home in Banbury has challenged the health secretary, Jeremy Hunt, to try and find a dentist willing to provide services for patients after struggling to track down a local dentist to visit the home. Paula Munday, the manager of Cheney House Care Home, has appealed to Mr Hunt to help […]


Isle of Wight dental clinic to participate in new pilot to provide care home residents with free dental checks

Isle of Wight dental clinic to participate in new pilot to provide care home residents with free dental checks

A dental clinic on the Isle of Wight has teamed up with NHS England to participate in a new pilot scheme that provides free dental checks for care home residents. Members of the team at Bembridge Dental Practice will be visiting care homes around the island to provide residents with a free oral health assessment. […]