Archive for the ‘Free Dental Care’ Category

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. […]


BDA issues warning over dental access, as some patients face 70-mile journey to see an NHS dentist

BDA issues warning over dental access, as some patients face 70-mile journey to see an NHS dentist

The British Dental Association has issued a warning over access to NHS dental care, as patients in some parts of the country face a 70-mile journey to see a dentist. The BDA has warned that increasing pressure within the industry and low morale have made it difficult for practices to recruit dentists. A recent survey […]


Oxfordshire patients can now access dental services by calling NHS 111

Oxfordshire patients can now access dental services by calling NHS 111

Patients in Oxfordshire can now access a wide range of health services by calling NHS 111, it has been confirmed. The new operators of the local NHS 111 system, the South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust, have confirmed that patients will be able to benefit from dental, mental health and pharmacy services, as well […]


Oakham dental patients welcome the opening of a new NHS dental practice

Oakham dental patients welcome the opening of a new NHS dental practice

A new NHS dental practice has opened in Oakham, providing local dental patients with better access to NHS treatment. JDRM Dental Care Limited officially opened its doors to patients on Friday 12th January. The surgery, which is located on Melton Road, will open from 8am until 8pm offering routine and urgent dental services. The opening […]


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 […]