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NHS Dumfries and Galloway defends decision to close dental clinic

NHS Dumfries and Galloway defends decision to close dental clinic

Representatives from NHS Dumfries and Galloway have defended their decision to shut a dental clinic in the area. The board recently revealed that the Lochside dental facility would close in the coming weeks. Campaigners reacted angrily to the decision to close the centre, which serves the north west area of Dumfries. There were claims that […]


Ofsted praises the University of Bolton’s new Centre for Dental Sciences

Ofsted praises the University of Bolton’s new Centre for Dental Sciences

The University of Bolton’s new Centre for Dental Sciences has been given a glowing report by Ofsted. The new facility, which is the first of its kind in Europe, cost £17 million and has recently opened on Queens Campus. The centre provides first-class training facilities and resources for students and apprentices. The centre was opened […]


Row erupts over funding for dental services in Wales

Row erupts over funding for dental services in Wales

A row has erupted over funding for dental services in Wales. As part of a £1.3m funding injection for NHS dentistry in Wales, Cardiff and Vale Health Board and Aneurin Bevan will receive £450,000 and £300,00 respectively to create 10,000 extra dental places. Vaughan Gething, health secretary, claimed that the move was part of a […]


Liverpool dentist has plenty to smile about after acquiring new practice

Liverpool dentist has plenty to smile about after acquiring new practice

A dentist from Liverpool has plenty to smile about after acquiring a new practice. Stuart Garton, the owner of The Dental House in Derby Lane, has acquired the neighbouring clinic, Old Swan Dental Practice. Mr Garton is now planning to expand his existing business. Old Swan Dental practice, which is located in the heart of […]


Local health watchdog highlights barriers to dental care in Camden

Local health watchdog highlights barriers to dental care in Camden

A local health watchdog has highlighted the most common barriers to dental care in Camden. Healthwatch Camden has recently compiled and published a report detailing the experiences of local people living in the London borough. The ‘Accessing Dental Services in Camden: Experiences of Local People’ report flags up issues raised by dental patients in the […]


Popular Ayr dentist retires after 38 years at the same surgery

Popular Ayr dentist retires after 38 years at the same surgery

An incredibly popular and well-respected dentist from Ayr has retired after 38 years. Max Geller hung up his drill last week on what he described as the ‘saddest day of my life’. Although Max was sad to bid farewell to colleagues and patients, he has peace of mind that his beloved clinic, Queens Court Dental, […]


Plymouth dental clinic closed temporarily after fire

Plymouth dental clinic closed temporarily after fire

A dental clinic in Plymouth has been forced to close temporarily after a fire broke out last week. Fire crews were called to the Dental Access Centre in Baring Street on the 2nd August. Fire had broken out in the building and plumes of smoke were seen pouring out of the back of the premises […]


North East dental chain Queensway prepares to unveil new Jesmond clinic

North East dental chain Queensway prepares to unveil new Jesmond clinic

A dental chain based in the North East has expanded with the acquisition of a new clinic based in Jesmond. Queensway is currently putting the finishing touches to a large-scale renovation of the former Orthodontic Practice and it will reopen sporting an impressive new look soon. The clinic will be renamed Queensway Jesmond. Queensway, which […]


General Dental Council issues counterfeit goods warning

General Dental Council issues counterfeit goods warning

The body responsible for governing dental professionals in the UK, the General Dental Council, has issued a warning urging dentists to be cautious when buying equipment and supplies. Dentists have been warned by the GDC to avoid purchasing counterfeit goods at all costs to protect themselves and the public. The message comes after a dentist […]


NHS pledges £300,000 to improve access to dental services in Market Drayton

NHS pledges £300,000 to improve access to dental services in Market Drayton

NHS England has pledged to increase funding for dental services in Market Drayton after a number of complaints from patients who have encountered difficulties finding practices that are accepting new patients. Last year, Healthwatch Shropshire carried out a review into dental services in the region and Market Drayton was highlighted as an area where access […]