Archive for the ‘General’ Category

British Dental Association criticises dental fee increase in Wales

British Dental Association criticises dental fee increase in Wales

Representatives from the British Dental Association in Wales have criticised the Welsh Government after price hikes for NHS dental charges were confirmed last week. The BDA Wales has objected to planned increases for NHS dental treatment, which will come into play on the 1st April. Members of the association have slammed the government for bringing […]


NHS dental charges to increase on April 1st

NHS dental charges to increase on April 1st

NHS dental charges will increase on the 1st April, the Department of Health has confirmed. Health minister Philip Dunne revealed that the cost of band 1 treatments will rise by 90p, band 2 prices will go up by £2.40 and the cost of band 3 treatments will increase by £10.60. The charges apply to patients […]


24-stone dental patient claims he has been refused treatment

24-stone dental patient claims he has been refused treatment

A patient who weighs 24 stone has claimed that he has been refused dental treatment. Andy Chaplin, from Dudley, was advised to lose weight after tipping the scales at 34 stone, but even after losing 10 stone, he has been unable to have dental treatment. Dentists in Birmingham have suggested that he is too heavy […]


Plans to extend Bury dental practice rejected by councillors

Plans to extend Bury dental practice rejected by councillors

Councillors in Bury have rejected plans to extend a dental practice in Parr Lane. The owners of Unsworth Smile Clinic submitted an application to add an extra storey to the existing property, which is set over two floors; however, the proposal has been rejected on the grounds that it wouldn’t blend in with buildings in […]


Paperwork delays leave thousands of patients without an NHS dentist

Paperwork delays leave thousands of patients without an NHS dentist

Delays in processing paperwork have left thousands of patients without an NHS dentist, it has been revealed. NHS dentists are required to submit papers to register on the National Performers List, but delays in processing their papers have left many dentists unable to work. Registration confirms that dentists are fit to practice and they have […]


Petersfield pensioner left with £3,000 dental bill after discovering a pin in her cheese

Petersfield pensioner left with £3,000 dental bill after discovering a pin in her cheese

A pensioner from Petersfield has been left with a £3,000 dental bill after biting down on a lump of cheese, which she later discovered contained a dressmaker’s pin. Penny Curran, 71, appealed to Tesco to cover the cost of dental treatment after she discovered the pin in a block of cheese she had purchased from […]


Bradford dentist submits application to convert run-down pub into a new practice

Bradford dentist submits application to convert run-down pub into a new practice

A dentist from Bradford has submitted an application to convert a run-down pub into a brand new practice. The dentist in question, who owns Eccleshill Dental Practice on Institute Road, has applied to turn the derelict Prince of Wales pub in Eccleshill into a new surgery. The pub, which is located on the junction of […]


Thieves target Basildon dental practice for the second time in 2 weeks

Thieves target Basildon dental practice for the second time in 2 weeks

Thieves in Basildon have targeted a Great Knightleys dental practice for the second time in two weeks, police have confirmed. The first incident happened on the 24th January when raiders gained access to Great Knightleys Dental Surgery during the night. Staff from the practice turned up at wok the following morning to find that the […]


Newent dental patients left mystified after sudden practice closure

Newent dental patients left mystified after sudden practice closure

Dental patients in Newent have been left mystified by the sudden, unexplained closure of Market Square Surgery. The surgery, which was run by Dr Mahdi Mirgati, closed last week (Wednesday 22nd February) without prior warning. A patient who was interviewed in the local press explained that they had visited the previous day to see a […]


  Lewis dental patients forced to make costly trips to the mainland for treatment

 Lewis dental patients forced to make costly trips to the mainland for treatment

  Dental patients on Lewis are having to make costly trips to the mainland for treatment, it has been revealed. A shortage of dentists on the island means that patients who do not require urgent or special needs care are faced with the prospect of travelling to the mainland to see a dentist. The dental […]