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NHS England working to restore village dental services in Northumberland

NHS England working to restore village dental services in Northumberland

NHS England is working to restore dental services to villages in Northumberland, it has been confirmed. Pauline Fletcher, from NHS England, met with councillors earlier this week (Tuesday 16th January) to provide an update on NHS dental services following the closure of surgeries located at Broomhill Health Centre. Ms Fletcher said that services had been […]


Plans to open a new dental surgery in East Wichel submitted to Swindon Borough Council

Plans to open a new dental surgery in East Wichel submitted to Swindon Borough Council

Plans to open a brand new dental surgery in East Wichel have been submitted to Swindon Borough Council. The application has been put forward by representatives from Wichelstowe Dental Care and Hunter Page Planning. If the application is successful, the new clinic, which will provide both NHS and private dental services, will open six days […]


Bury-based company becomes the world’s first dental marketing agency to accept Bitcoin payments

Bury-based company becomes the world’s first dental marketing agency to accept Bitcoin payments

A company based in Bury has become the first dental marketing agency in the world to accept Bitcoin payments. The Creative Composite, which offers a wide range of services such as advertising and running social media campaigns, has started accepting Bitcoin payments after witnessing a surge in interest in cryptocurrencies among dentists. Recently, there has […]


Blackburn patients mystified by sudden dental practice closure

Blackburn patients mystified by sudden dental practice closure

Blackburn patients are mystified by the sudden closure of a local dental practice. Patients at Magicsmiles Dental in Cherry Tree were informed of the unexpected closure via the surgery’s website. The statement on the website suggested that patients would receive further information in due course, but some have been left in the dark by the […]


Mydentist practice to close in Bury St Edmunds

Mydentist practice to close in Bury St Edmunds

One of mydentist’s Bury St Edmunds practices is set to close after it was revealed that it could no longer fulfil the requirements of its NHS contract. The Kings Mews clinic will cease to provide NHS dental services from the end of February 2018. According to NHS England, the practice has experienced difficulties related to […]


Plans submitted to convert a bungalow into an orthodontic practice in Poole

Plans submitted to convert a bungalow into an orthodontic practice in Poole

Plans to convert a bungalow into an orthodontic practice in Poole have been formally submitted to the local council. The proposals, which have been compiled by Pure Town Planning, include plans to turn a bungalow on Lower Blandford Road into an orthodontic clinic. If the plans are given the green light, two dentists working at […]


Healthwatch Bucks urges local dental practices to update their NHS Choices profiles

Healthwatch Bucks urges local dental practices to update their NHS Choices profiles

A Buckinghamshire watchdog has urged local dental practices to update their profiles on the NHS Choices website. Healthwatch Bucks recently conducted research, which revealed that 35 practices in the area didn’t provide any information for patients via the website. In light of the research, the watchdog is encouraging the practices to update their information to […]


Dentists raise concerns over NHS dental care in open letter

Dentists raise concerns over NHS dental care in open letter

A group of dentists has raised concerns over NHS dental care in an open letter, which has been published by The Telegraph. In the letter, which has been signed by hundreds of dentists from around the country, concerns about access to NHS dental care and working conditions for dental professionals have been flagged up. Dentists […]


Dentists dispel the value of popular dental fads

Dentists dispel the value of popular dental fads

Barely a day goes by when you don’t come across a new miracle cure or trendy health fad in the papers. At this time of year, when many make resolutions for a bigger, better year ahead, these articles are particularly commonplace. The trouble is that there is a lot of conflicting advice out there, and […]


Critics call for dental fines overhaul to protect vulnerable people

Critics call for dental fines overhaul to protect vulnerable people

Critics of the NHS’ current dental fines system have called for an overhaul to protect vulnerable people. Research shows that income from fines has increased significantly in the last decade, but bodies are worried that vulnerable people, including those with dementia and disabilities, are paying the price for honest mistakes. Research shows that the number […]