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Cowes dental practice to cease providing general dental care, NHS England confirms

Cowes dental practice to cease providing general dental care, NHS England confirms

A dental practice in Cowes is set to stop providing general dental care for patients, NHS England has confirmed. The Cowes Medical Centre will continue to provide some specialist dental services, including orthodontics, but patients who require general dental care will be transferred to clinics in Newport and Bembridge. The shake-up at the centre comes […]


NHS confirms £2 million cash injection for Shropshire and Staffordshire dental services

NHS confirms £2 million cash injection for Shropshire and Staffordshire dental services

The NHS has confirmed a funding injection worth £2 million for dental services in Staffordshire and Shropshire. NHS England in the North Midlands has been awarded extra funding to the value of £2.25 million. The cash boost will benefit almost 40 dental practices in the region and create new NHS places for around 30,000 patients. […]


Growing number of dental practices are underperforming in Peterborough, NHS statistics reveal

Growing number of dental practices are underperforming in Peterborough, NHS statistics reveal

A growing number of dental practices in Peterborough are underperforming, according to NHS statistics. Data from NHS England suggests that 14 of the 23 Peterborough clinics that have general dental service contracts are on course to miss targets for 2017/2018. This represents an increase from 7 underperforming practices in 2016/2017. Head of commissioning at NHS […]


Bridlington dental clinic closes due to dentist shortage

Bridlington dental clinic closes due to dentist shortage

A dental clinic in Bridlington has closed due to a shortage of dentists. Bridlington Dental Care has officially shut for good, leaving hundreds of patients in the town without access to an NHS dentist. The Prospect Street surgery closed in June, and patients received a letter explaining that the cause was a shortage of dentists. […]


Dental Defence Union warns that amalgam fillings don’t need replacing following the introduction of new guidelines

Dental Defence Union warns that amalgam fillings don’t need replacing following the introduction of new guidelines

The Dental Defence Union has warned that amalgam fillings don’t need replacing, following the introduction of new guidelines, which restrict the use of mercury amalgam. From the 1st July, new EU guidelines state that amalgam should only be used when ‘strictly necessary’ but the DDU has advised dentists to be aware of a potential influx […]


New specialist dental clinic opens in Kelso

New specialist dental clinic opens in Kelso

A new specialist dental clinic has opened in Kelso. Vermilion Kelso has opened in the Scottish Borders, becoming the first multi-disciplinary referral practice in the area. The clinic is now accepting cases from dentists all over the region, including implant treatment and restorative cases. The opening of the new dental centre will improve access to […]


Patients waiting to register with a dentist in Pembrokeshire urged to contact local practices, as hundreds of NHS places are made available

Patients waiting to register with a dentist in Pembrokeshire urged to contact local practices, as hundreds of NHS places are made available

Patients who are waiting to register with a dentist in Pembrokeshire have been urged to contact local practices, after it was confirmed that a number of new NHS dental places have been made available in the area. Recently, representatives from Hywel Dda University Health Board undertook a review of services to ascertain where extra places […]


Boost for Harrogate dental patients, as NHS surgery relaunches

Boost for Harrogate dental patients, as NHS surgery relaunches

Dental patients in Harrogate have been given a massive boost after an NHS practice relaunched, providing hundreds more NHS dental places. Harrogate Dental Care has taken over the former mydentist clinic at Hookstone Park. There were fears for dental provision in the area after mydentist announced that it would cease to provide NHS care, and […]


Public health minister praises Bradford’s Stop the Rot dental campaign

Public health minister praises Bradford’s Stop the Rot dental campaign

A dental campaign, which was launched by Bradford’s Telegraph & Argus newspaper, has attracted plaudits from a public health minister. Steve Brine, public health minister, described the ‘Stop the Rot’ campaign as “brilliant” during a meeting with representatives of the paper and local MP, Judith Cummins. Stop the Rot was launched on the back of […]


NHS confirms there are no immediate plans to expand dental services in North Yorkshire

NHS confirms there are no immediate plans to expand dental services in North Yorkshire

NHS England has confirmed that there are no immediate plans to expand dental services in North Yorkshire, despite the fact that local residents and MPs have raised concerns over access to NHS care. Dental bosses at NHS England met with North Yorkshire County Council’s scrutiny of health committee to discuss the future of services recently, […]