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Yorkshire dental firm announces new jobs amid expansion plans

Yorkshire dental firm announces new jobs amid expansion plans

A Yorkshire dental firm has revealed that it is creating a host of new jobs amid expansion plans. ARS Dental, which has clinics across the county, has revealed plans to open a new private surgery in Huddersfield after adding two Yorkshire Smiles practices to its books. The surgeries, which are located in Leeds and Barnsley, […]


Good news for dental patients in Shetland, as private practice offers NHS places

Good news for dental patients in Shetland, as private practice offers NHS places

Dental patients in Shetland have a reason to smile after a private practice on the island started accepting NHS patients. Dental Shetland in Lerwick is now offering NHS dental places, as well as private dental services, a move, which has delighted local health bosses. The clinic has confirmed that Dr David Lubbe will continue to […]


NHS England calls for dentists to see 70,000 more pre-school children per year

NHS England calls for dentists to see 70,000 more pre-school children per year

NHS England has set dentists a goal of seeing 70,000 more pre-school children per year in a bid to try and reduce the number of children suffering from decay. The latest figures suggest that around 140 children are having teeth extracted every day, and NHS England is hoping to encourage more parents to ensure that […]


Grantham dental duo teaches colleagues a lesson in perfect posture

Grantham dental duo teaches colleagues a lesson in perfect posture

A pair of dental workers who set up a programme to improve posture among dental professionals have given their colleagues a lesson in a bid to reduce common ailments such as back pain. Hayley Drury and Kath Eastwood established ‘team4hands4you’ earlier this year with the aims of educating dental professionals about the impact of poor posture […]


Irish dentists criticise medical card scheme, as extractions become more commonplace

Irish dentists criticise medical card scheme, as extractions become more commonplace

Irish dentists have criticised the current medical card scheme after new figures revealed that the number of tooth extractions carried out in the last decade has increased. The Irish Dental Association has warned that changes to dental benefits have had a negative impact on standards of oral health. A new survey published on Tuesday 29th […]


Dorset dentists worried as NHS figures show 40% of children didn’t visit a dentist last year

Dorset dentists worried as NHS figures show 40% of children didn’t visit a dentist last year

Dentists in Dorset are worried about the state of children’s teeth after it emerged that 40% of the county’s children didn’t have a dental check-up in 2017. According to figures from NHS Digital, almost 29,000 children in the county didn’t go to the dentist last year. This equates to 39.6% of the child population. Dentists […]


British Dental Association calls for General Dental Council to lower annual registration fee

British Dental Association calls for General Dental Council to lower annual registration fee

The British Dental Association has called for the General Dental Council to lower its annual registration fee. Following the release of the GDC’s consultation entitled, ‘Clear and certain: A new framework for fee-setting’, the BDA has urged the body to reduce its annual retention fee and criticised the GDC for failing to consult dental professionals […]


Bolton dentist sheds light on ‘healthy’ foods that can damage the teeth

Bolton dentist sheds light on ‘healthy’ foods that can damage the teeth

A dentist from Bolton has shared some tips to help people determine the possible impact of eating and drinking so-called ‘healthy’ products on their dental health this summer. We’re often advised to increase our intake of fruit and vegetables, and you may think that buying a bottle of juice or a smoothie constitutes making healthy […]


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 […]


Could acupuncture help you overcome a fear of the dentist?

Could acupuncture help you overcome a fear of the dentist?

Many people experience anxiety when faced with a trip to the dentist, and around 1 in 10 people have a severe fear of the dentist. If you’re scared of the dental chair, you may have come across therapies such as hypnotherapy, breathing techniques and even virtual reality, but have you ever thought about trying acupuncture? […]