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Could tea be more damaging to your bright white smile than coffee?

Could tea be more damaging to your bright white smile than coffee?

Many of us are aware that drinking coffee can stain the teeth, but did you know that the nation’s favourite nectar, tea, could be even more damaging to a bright, white smile? In Britain, approximately 165 million cups of tea are consumed on a daily basis and there’s been an increase in popularity of different […]


Dundee dental van could become a regular fixture

Dundee dental van could become a regular fixture

A dental van, which is providing treatment for patients who struggle to see a regular dentist in the Lochee area of Dundee, could become a regular fixture. The mobile unit, which travels around the local area, is aimed at patients who find it difficult to see a dentist, for example, the homeless and patients who […]


University of Central Lancashire’s School of Dentistry celebrates 10th anniversary

University of Central Lancashire’s School of Dentistry celebrates 10th anniversary

The University of Central Lancashire’s School of Dentistry is celebrating a landmark achievement. The school has officially been open for ten years, and staff have plenty to toast, including the successful graduation of 224 dentists. When the UCLan school was established, it was one of just two new dental schools to open in England in […]


Newcastle’s Cosmetic Dental Clinic opens new branch in Durham

Newcastle’s Cosmetic Dental Clinic opens new branch in Durham

Newcastle-based dental business, the Cosmetic Dental Clinic, has opened a new practice in Durham. The private clinic, which offers a range of cosmetic dental treatments in Newcastle, now has a sister branch in nearby Durham. Dr Darren Cannell and Dr Andrew Stafford, Clinical directors, have invested heavily in the Newcastle clinic over the course of […]


Dinas Powys practice to expand after securing funding package

Dinas Powys practice to expand after securing funding package

A dental practice in Dinas Powys will expand after the owners secured a funding package from Lloyds Bank. Castle Court Dental, which is owned by university friends, Baharat Nagrani and Eifion Roberts, will use the cash injection to offer a wider range of services to patients. The dental duo, which acquired the practice from previous […]


NHS England provides cash injection to plug the gap left by loss of NHS dental services in Billingham

NHS England provides cash injection to plug the gap left by loss of NHS dental services in Billingham

NHS England has revealed plans for two new dentists to start working in Billingham to plug the gap left by the cessation of NHS dental provision at the Queensway Clinic. The organisation has also promised to invest £1 million in the area to shorten waiting times and improve access to NHS services. When the owners […]


The Faculty of General Dental Practice shares new guidelines for treating patients with dementia

The Faculty of General Dental Practice shares new guidelines for treating patients with dementia

The Faculty of General Dental Practice has shared new guidelines for treating patients who suffer from dementia. Over 50 new recommendations have been published to help dental professionals and healthcare workers to provide better care for patients with dementia. Research suggests that around 5 percent of the population suffers from dementia and the body is […]


Angus dentist expresses fears over funding cuts

Angus dentist expresses fears over funding cuts

A dentist from Angus has expressed concern over the impact of funding cuts for affluent areas, which have been introduced to raise more cash for deprived areas. Gary Grime, owner of Monifieth Dental and Health Clinic, is worried that the enforcement of the Oral Health Improvement Plan will mean that funding is cut in more […]


Boscombe dental practice enters liquidation

Boscombe dental practice enters liquidation

A dental practice in Boscombe has gone into liquidation, it has been confirmed. Patients currently registered with Wootton Lodge on Christchurch Road have been advised to contact the NHS 111 helpline if they require urgent dental treatment until a replacement provider has been identified. Representatives from NHS England are currently working with local practices to […]


Ramsgate MP raises concerns over dental practice closure

Ramsgate MP raises concerns over dental practice closure

The MP for South Thanet has raised concerns over the closure of a dental practice in Ramsgate. MP Craig Mackinlay brought up the subject of dental access in Ramsgate at Prime Minister’s Questions after a clinic that provides NHS treatment for 8,000 patients closed. Mr Mackinlay is worried that the closure of the Church Hill […]