Archive for the ‘Free Dental Care’ Category

Hopeful dental patients wait in line for days for free Phoenix dentistry event to open

Hopeful dental patients wait in line for days for free Phoenix dentistry event to open

Hundreds of people gathered outside the Arizona State Fairgrounds last week in hope that they may be able to see a dentist. The Mission of Mercy clinic, which provides free dental care, took place in Phoenix on Friday and Saturday 7th and 8th December, with some people turning up as early as Tuesday 4th December […]


Doctors and dentists join forces to help the homeless in Mansfield

Doctors and dentists join forces to help the homeless in Mansfield

Doctors and dentists joined forces to help the homeless in Mansfield on Monday 26 th November. A host of volunteers visited the soup kitchen in Bridge Street on Monday evening in a move to help those who don’t have access to health and dental services. People who were visiting the soup kitchen were able to […]


Kendal duo travels to Lebanon to provide dental care for Syrian refugees

Kendal duo travels to Lebanon to provide dental care for Syrian refugees

A dental duo from Kendal has travelled to Lebanon to provide much-needed dental care for refugees. Dentist, Arfan Iqbal and dental nurse, Tracey Topping, from Sandes Avenue Dental Practice, will spend a week in Lebanon, visiting Syrian refugee camps and offering dental treatment and pain relief. Mrs Topping, from Bolton-le-Sands, said that she was nervous […]


Mobile clinic embarks on week-long tour to help homeless people in Ipswich

Mobile clinic embarks on week-long tour to help homeless people in Ipswich

A mobile clinic has spent a week in Ipswich to help homeless people. The unit, which was provided by CDS-CIC, was based at the Homelessness Hub at the Chapman Centre. Staffed by a dentist and a dental nurse, the clinic was in place to provide a raft of services to those who don’t have a […]


Hope for dental patients in Dolgellau, as new practice opens nearly 2 years after mydentist closure

Hope for dental patients in Dolgellau, as new practice opens nearly 2 years after mydentist closure

Dental patients in the Welsh town of Dolgellau finally have something to smile about, after a new practice opened nearly two years after its only clinic shut. Mydentist closed in spring 2017, and since then, patients have struggled to get a dental appointment. Practices in nearby Porthmadog and Aberystwyth were over-subscribed, leaving patients with option […]


Yorkshire street dentists provide care for the homeless

Yorkshire street dentists provide care for the homeless

A group of Yorkshire dentists is bringing smiles to people on the streets by providing free dental care. Nafiza Jamil is a member of a team of dentists based in the Leeds area, which is providing care to homeless people who have no hope of getting a dental appointment. When you’re struggling to keep a […]


Hundreds turn out for free Mission of Mercy dental clinic in North Dakota

Hundreds turn out for free Mission of Mercy dental clinic in North Dakota

Hundreds of people turned out for a free dental clinic hosted by the Mission of Mercy in North Dakota over the weekend. Crowds started to gather long before the clinic officially opened its doors at the Bismarck Event Center, with some patients arriving on Thursday evening in preparation for the opening on Friday 28th September. […]


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 […]