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Dental nurse turned entrepreneur prepares to launch new visual learning tool for students

Dental nurse turned entrepreneur prepares to launch new visual learning tool for students

An ambitious dental nurse turned entrepreneur is preparing to launch a new visual learning tool, which is designed for dental students. Chloe Barratt, 28, has been working on a new learning platform for the last three years. Chloe started to build her business empire, DigiDentistry, after working on ideas at The Landing, a co-working space […]


Hamilton dentist raises concerns over link between poverty and ‘third-world dental problems’ in New Zealand

Hamilton dentist raises concerns over link between poverty and ‘third-world dental problems’ in New Zealand

A dentist from Hamilton has raised concerns over the link between poverty and ‘third-world’ dental issues in New Zealand. Assil Russell, dentist and co-founder of dental charity, Revive a Smile, said that the situation is so bad in parts of the country that she has started a petition for subsidies to be made available to […]


Dentists call for increased NHS funding, as patients head to A&E and GP surgeries for free treatment

Dentists call for increased NHS funding, as patients head to A&E and GP surgeries for free treatment

Dentists have urged the government to increase NHS funding, as figures reveal people are increasingly likely to go to A&E departments and GP surgeries where they can receive free treatment. Statistics show that government spending on NHS dentistry has decreased by £4.95 per person in the last five years, and dentists are worried that the […]


GDC prosecutes fake dental hygienist following investigation into illegal whitening

GDC prosecutes fake dental hygienist following investigation into illegal whitening

The General Dental Council has prosecuted a woman from Birmingham following investigations related to the illegal provision of whitening treatment. Naomi Austin was ordered to appear in court after being caught out in an undercover sting operation. The GDC initiated the investigation after receiving information about Ms Austin offering illegal whitening treatment at an apartment […]


Employees would rather have dental insurance than gym membership, survey reveals

Employees would rather have dental insurance than gym membership, survey reveals

British employees would rather have dental insurance than gym membership as part of their employment package, a new survey has revealed. Research conducted by Unum Dental revealed that workers in the UK would rather their employer provide dental insurance than access to a company share scheme or discounted gym membership. The findings are perhaps unsurprising, […]


Australians are skipping dental checks due to cost, survey shows

Australians are skipping dental checks due to cost, survey shows

A new survey has revealed that a large proportion of Australians are missing regular dental checks due to cost. The poll, which was conducted by Finder.com.au, involved more than 2,000 people. The findings of the survey suggest that around 12.6 million people have avoided going to the dentist, with over 40% citing cost as the […]


Scotland’s chief dental officer claims annual check-ups are suitable for most patients

Scotland’s chief dental officer claims annual check-ups are suitable for most patients

Most of us have heard at some point in our lives that we should go to the dentist every 6 months. While this advice still applies to some patients, most notably those with a high risk of developing dental issues, Scotland’s chief dental officer insists that most of us can benefit from annual appointments. Margie […]


Sheffield dentists submit application to extend opening hours

Sheffield dentists submit application to extend opening hours

Dentists from a clinic, which is due to open soon in Sheffield, are applying to extend its opening hours. The owners of The Hightrees Clinic in Dore originally applied for opening hours between 9am and 6pm on weekdays and 9am until 2pm on Saturdays, but they have since reviewed the times and decided to try […]


Judy Murray shows off stunning new smile after undergoing 15 months of treatment

Judy Murray shows off stunning new smile after undergoing 15 months of treatment

Image Editorial credit: Mick Atkins / Shutterstock.com Strictly contestant and tennis super-mum, Judy Murray, has shown off the results of 15 months of intensive dental treatment. Judy, who is best known for cheering on her son, Andy, from the sidelines of the Wimbledon courts, conquered her fear of the dentist to undergo treatment to provide her with a dazzling […]


Highlands MSP raises concerns over access to NHS dentistry, as patients are moved to private surgeries

Highlands MSP raises concerns over access to NHS dentistry, as patients are moved to private surgeries

An MSP based in the Highlands has raised concerns over the future of NHS dentistry, as patients move from NHS clinics to private surgeries. Rhoda Grant said that a lack of funding made available by the government has contributed to “privatisation by the back door.” Recently, patients who were previously registered with NHS services in […]