Archive for the ‘‘Invisible’ braces’ Category

Coleraine man charged with dental surgery robbery

Coleraine man charged with dental surgery robbery

A man from Coleraine has been charged with theft after stealing a number of items from Boyd & Logue Dental Surgery on Lodge Road. Derek Alan Kirk, 43, is believed to have taken more than £500 in cash, in addition to a prescription pad, a sharps box, a camera and flash and eight electric toothbrushes. […]


The British Dental Association calls for the Mayor to step in as oral health standards slip among children in London

The British Dental Association calls for the Mayor to step in as oral health standards slip among children in London

The British Dental Association has urged the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, to take action after new statistics showed that standards of oral health among children in London have deteriorated. An inquiry revealed that rates of decay have increased in 10 of the city’s boroughs, with 3,500 children under 5 in London having teeth removed […]


Over 145,000 dental patients are waiting for treatment in Queensland, new figures confirm

Over 145,000 dental patients are waiting for treatment in Queensland, new figures confirm

More than 145,000 people are waiting to see a dentist in Queensland, Australia. According to figures from Queensland Health, which were released in January, 145,249 patients are currently on a waiting list. Despite the fact that public dentists are treating thousands of patients every month across the state, there has only been a reduction in […]


The reasons why more and more adults are opting for braces

The reasons why more and more adults are opting for braces

Figures from the British Orthodontic Society suggest that 80% of orthodontists saw an increase in adult patient numbers in 2018. As more and more people choose to have braces during their 20s, 30s, 40s and 50s, it’s interesting to see why adults are becoming more open to a treatment that was once linked only to […]


Pennsylvania dental therapy dog embarks upon festive fundraising mission for local animal shelters this Christmas

Pennsylvania dental therapy dog embarks upon festive fundraising mission for local animal shelters this Christmas

A dental therapy dog who usually helps patients to feel relaxed in the dental chair has turned his attention to raising funds for local animal charities and shelters. Dogtor Gizmo, who helps out dentist Kevin Mahoney at Sleep Dentistry Erie, can usually be found in the waiting room or treatment room, offering much-needed moral support […]


Lancashire dental school named one of the UK’s Best Breakthroughs

Lancashire dental school named one of the UK’s Best Breakthroughs

The University of Central Lancashire’s dental school has been named among the UK’s Top 100 Breakthroughs. The dental school, which was opened a decade ago, has been listed as one of the best breakthroughs in the UK in the last century. UCLAN’s dental school has been praised for its innovative approach to improving standards of […]


New study claims treating gum disease could improve diabetes symptoms

New study claims treating gum disease could improve diabetes symptoms

A new study claims that treating gum disease could improve diabetes symptoms. Research funded by Diabetes UK has found that treating the symptoms of gum disease helps patients who have type 2 diabetes to regulate sugar levels. The study also suggests that treating gum disease could also help to lower the risk of complications related […]


New multi-million-dollar dental clinic to open in South Auckland

New multi-million-dollar dental clinic to open in South Auckland

A brand new, state of the art dental clinic is set to open in South Auckland. The new facility, which will cost in the region of $28.2 million, will be located in Manukau. News of the development has been warmly welcomed by health minister Dr David Clark. There has been a great deal of media […]


New Simplyhealth survey reveals the most bizarre questions posed by dental patients

New Simplyhealth survey reveals the most bizarre questions posed by dental patients

A new survey conducted by Simplyhealth has revealed the most bizarre questions received by dentists in the UK. As part of a national poll, the firm, which supplies Denplan dental cover, asked dentists about common questions they have been asked by clients. Most patients have queries about oral hygiene and want to know about the […]


Mydentist reveals pay increase for dental nurses

Mydentist reveals pay increase for dental nurses

Mydentist, one of the UK’s leading dental chains, has revealed a pay increase for its dental nurses. The firm, which employs 4,000 dental nurses around the country, will guarantee a minimum hourly wage of £8.70 from the 1st April. The dental company has also shared plans to invest in career progression programmes for nurses as […]