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Bupa Dental Care advertises 600 new dental jobs

Bupa Dental Care advertises 600 new dental jobs

Ever-expanding dental chain, Bupa Dental Care, has advertised 600 new jobs. The growing provider is recruiting dentists, dental nurses, hygienists, practice managers, support staff and dental therapists, as well as staff that will be based at the company’s Bristol support centre. In addition to the 600 new vacancies available now, the firm is planning to […]


Dentists shortage contributes to increased waiting times on the Isle of Wight

Dentists shortage contributes to increased waiting times on the Isle of Wight

Dental patients on the Isle of Wight have raised concerns about access to treatment, after appointments were cancelled at mydentist, Newport. One patient who attended a check-up at the practice in January, was recently informed that her scheduled appointment for November would be cancelled. In the letter, the patient was advised to contact the surgery, […]


Special dental care services could be relocated after Littlehampton clinic is deemed unfit for purposes

Special dental care services could be relocated after Littlehampton clinic is deemed unfit for purposes

A special dental care service, which is currently based at Littlehampton Health Centre, may end up relocated after a consultation paper concluded that the current premises are not fit for purpose. The clinic, which currently provides care for 92 patients, may be moved to Chichester or Worthing as a result of a consultation, which involved […]


Snettisham dental practice to close at the end of November

Snettisham dental practice to close at the end of November

Thousands of patients are looking for a new dentist after it was confirmed that Coastal Dental Practice in Snettisham will close at the end of November. The practice, which is part of the giant mydentist chain, will shut its doors at the end of this month. Patients have been contacted and made aware of the […]


Christchurch dental practice expands, creating 5 new jobs

Christchurch dental practice expands, creating 5 new jobs

A Christchurch dental practice has tripled in size and created five new jobs thanks to a funding boost from Lloyds Bank. After spending 26 years in rented premises, the owners of Robinson’s Dental Practice have been able to buy a new base on the High Street. Kate and Simon Robinson have tripled the size of […]


New dental contract for Northumberland villages on track, NHS England confirms

New dental contract for Northumberland villages on track, NHS England confirms

Representatives from NHS England have confirmed that a new contract to provide villagers in Northumberland with new dental services is on track. Following the closure of two dental surgeries in Rothbury and Hadston last year, NHS England set about trying to find a new dentist to take over the contract. In October 2017, Coquetdale Dental […]


Vacant Shoreham shop to be converted into new NHS dental surgery

Vacant Shoreham shop to be converted into new NHS dental surgery

A shop in Shoreham-by-Sea, which has been vacant for six months, is set to become a new NHS dental surgery. Plans to convert the premises on Brunswick Road have been welcomed by councillors. In the last year or so, traders and retailers have found it difficult to stay afloat, especially following the closure of the […]


British Dental Association calls for change after patients queue for hours to register with new Llangollen practice

British Dental Association calls for change after patients queue for hours to register with new Llangollen practice

The British Dental Association in Wales has called for change after dental patients waited for hours to register with a new NHS surgery in Llangollen. The BDA has urged the Welsh Government to act now to prevent five-hour queues for a new dentist from becoming the norm. Representatives from the body felt it necessary to […]


Dental patients among thousands affected by Dotshill Medical Centre fire

Dental patients among thousands affected by Dotshill Medical Centre fire

Dental patients are among thousands affected by a fire at Dotshill Medical Centre. The centre, which houses a GP surgery, a pharmacy, a podiatry clinic and a dental practice, has been forced to close after fire broke out at the premises on Saturday 3rd November. It is believed that the fire was caused by a […]


Lancashire dental duo submits plans to create new surgery and luxury flats in 3-storey building

Lancashire dental duo submits plans to create new surgery and luxury flats in 3-storey building

A husband and wife dental team has submitted plans to create a brand new surgery and five luxury flats on a neighbouring plot of land. Mr and Mrs Hickey, from Southport Road Dental, have sent a proposal to Chorley Council to turn a patch of land adjacent to the current practice premises into a new […]