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British Dental Association criticises ministers for failing to prioritise dentistry in new NHS 10-year plan

British Dental Association criticises ministers for failing to prioritise dentistry in new NHS 10-year plan

The British Dental Association has criticised health ministers for failing to prioritise dental health as part of a new 10-year plan for the NHS, which is designed to focus on preventative care. Recently, Prime Minister Theresa May launched the 10-year plan, which health bosses claim could save up to 500,000 lives per year. While additional […]


New survey shows more than 40% of Brits would like to change their smile

New survey shows more than 40% of Brits would like to change their smile

A new survey shows that more than 40% of British adults want to improve the look of their smile. Historically, the US has always outperformed the UK in terms of the popularity of cosmetic treatments, but new research shows that the tables could be turning. A poll by RealSelf suggested that 76% of UK adults […]


Ambitious young dentist has plenty to smile about after taking over Belfast practice

Ambitious young dentist has plenty to smile about after taking over Belfast practice

An ambitious young dentist has plenty to smile about after taking over an established practice in the south of Belfast. Dr Seamus Kennedy has recently taken the reins of Malone Dental, after securing funding from First Trust Bank. Dr Kennedy, 29, has taken over ownership of the practice from Dr Maria McElhom. Dr Kennedy has […]


Lancashire dentist urges patients to use mouth guards, as new year fitness regimes get into full swing

Lancashire dentist urges patients to use mouth guards, as new year fitness regimes get into full swing

It’s that time of year again when many of us try and stick to resolutions to eat more vegetables and do more exercise. As many head for the gym and vow to become more active, a dentist from Lancashire is encouraging those interested in contact, team and fighting sports to invest in a mouth guard. […]


The Mayor of Bury opens new and improved Synergy Dental Clinic

The Mayor of Bury opens new and improved Synergy Dental Clinic

The Mayor of Bury was a special guest at the relaunch of Synergy Dental Clinic recently. The practice has undergone extensive renovation and modernisation over the course of the last year, and the team was keen to show off the results of the revamp. Councillor Jane Black, Mayor of Bury, was on hand to join […]


New Sleaford dental practice attracts thousands of pre-registrations

New Sleaford dental practice attracts thousands of pre-registrations

A dental practice, which is due to open its doors to patients in Sleaford later this month, has already attracted thousands of pre-registrations. Staff at Treeline Dental Care in Southgate started to take calls in December, with over 1,000 people signing up for the new practice by the 5th December. The surgery will open 365 […]


Health bosses confirm delay in new dental contract for Northumberland villages following unsuccessful tendering process

Health bosses confirm delay in new dental contract for Northumberland villages following unsuccessful tendering process

Health bosses in Northumberland have confirmed a further delay in the launch of a new dental contract after no successful bids were received during the tendering process. Last year, NHS England approved a new 7-year contract, which would cover the villages of Rothbury and Hadston, but the timeframe has now been revised. A small number […]


Vulnerable patients forced to wait up to 3 years to see a dentist in Victoria, Australia

Vulnerable patients forced to wait up to 3 years to see a dentist in Victoria, Australia

Patients, including those from deprived areas and vulnerable groups, are waiting up to three years to see a dentist in parts of Victoria, Australia, it has been revealed. Data suggests that pensioners, health card holders and refugees are being forced to join lists with an expected waiting time of more than 30 months, despite the […]


Dentists urged to avoid using jargon and complex terminology

Dentists urged to avoid using jargon and complex terminology

The Dental Defence Union has issued new guidelines to encourage dentists to use simpler language when communicating with patients. The DDU, which represents dental professionals and handles complaints, has urged dentists to stop using jargon and complicated terminology in a bid to create better relationships with patients and to improve patient understanding. The DDU believes […]


Headington dental practice expands, creating new jobs and extending opening hours

Headington dental practice expands, creating new jobs and extending opening hours

A dental practice located in Headington, Oxfordshire, is set to create a number of new jobs and extend opening hours after securing funding to facilitate ambitious expansion plans. Kennett Road Dental Practice will undergo significant renovation as part of a £750,000 project to increase the size of the practice by 50 per cent and create […]