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Squid Ink Can be Used to Check for Gum Disease

Squid Ink Can be Used to Check for Gum Disease

In a case of a very bizarre solution to a common problem for dentists, a gargled concoction of squid ink, water and cornflour can be used to check patients for gum disease. The current method of checking is commonly an invasive procedure that involves using metal instruments between the teeth and gums. It is often […]


Plans submitted to create new dental centre in Cerwen

Plans submitted to create new dental centre in Cerwen

Plans to expand NHS dental services in Cerwen have been submitted to the local health board. Officials are hoping to have proposals to spend £1.5 million creating a permanent dental clinic and improved GP services at Corwen Health Centre approved. If the plans are given the thumbs up by members of Betsi Cadwaladr University Health […]


Dentaid to offer free dental treatment in Huddersfield

Dentaid to offer free dental treatment in Huddersfield

One of the UK’s leading dental charities, Dentaid, will be providing free dental treatment in Huddersfield and the surrounding area over the course of the next two weeks. The charity is responding to a shortage of dentists in the area, which is making it difficult for patients to gain access to NHS dental services. MP […]


Police confirm arrest following Droitwich dental robbery

Police confirm arrest following Droitwich dental robbery

Police have confirmed that a man has been arrested following a break-in at a dental practice in Droitwich. Officers were called to the practice in Friar Street on Friday 15th September at around 1.45 in the afternoon. A man had entered the surgery at the rear of the building and taken cash from the till. […]


New report claims morale is tumbling among dentists in Wales

New report claims morale is tumbling among dentists in Wales

A new report claims that morale is tumbling among dentists in Wales. According to research by NHS Digital, almost 75 percent of dentists have considered leaving the profession. The British Dental Association suggests that “savage cuts” are to blame for low morale and increased difficulty in recruiting new dentists. Figures were significantly higher in Wales […]


Dortmund star Gotze needs urgent dental treatment after clash with Spurs defender Vertonghen

Dortmund star Gotze needs urgent dental treatment after clash with Spurs defender Vertonghen

Borussia Dortmund star, Mario Gotze, needs urgent dental treatment after a clash with Tottenham Hotspur’s Jan Vertonghen, it has been confirmed. The German international was caught by the Spurs defender in a challenge during the Champion’s League group game at Wembley on Wednesday night. Vertonghen was sent off following the challenge for a second yellow […]


Jersey children waiting a year to see a dentist

Jersey children waiting a year to see a dentist

Children in Jersey are waiting a year to see a dentist, new figures have revealed. Statistics from the 12-month period leading up to the end of June 2017 suggest that children are waiting 63 weeks for a hospital dental appointment and 51 weeks to see an orthodontist. This marks a major increase in waiting times […]


Bradford MP calls for urgent action to avoid dental crisis

Bradford MP calls for urgent action to avoid dental crisis

The MP for Bradford South has called on the government to take urgent action in a bid to avoid a dental crisis in her constituency. Labour MP Judith Cummins has encouraged ministers to act quickly while speaking at a debate in the House of Commons. The debate took place after a Freedom of Information request […]


Mydentist reveals plans to close Taunton surgery

Mydentist reveals plans to close Taunton surgery

One of the UK’s largest dental chains, mydentist, has revealed plans to close one of its Taunton surgeries. Patients who are registered at the clinic in The Crescent have been sent a letter detailing information about the planned closure and health bosses are already on the lookout for a new NHS provider. Patients have also […]


Birmingham prison riots were sparked by protest over dental care, court hears

Birmingham prison riots were sparked by protest over dental care, court hears

Prison riots that lasted for more than 15 hours were sparked by a protest over dental care, a court has heard. Birmingham Crown Court was informed that a prisoner was protesting about a lack of access to dental care and this is believed to have started 15 hours of riots at HMP Birmingham in 2016. […]