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New General Dental Council survey reveals high patient satisfaction rates

New General Dental Council survey reveals high patient satisfaction rates

A new survey conducted by the General Dental Council has revealed that the vast majority of patients are very happy with the service provided by their dentist. The results of the GDC Patient and Public Survey show that 97 percent of people who visit their dentist once a year are ‘satisfied’ with the service they […]


NHS dental chief insists waiting times are falling in Brae amid criticism from patients

NHS dental chief insists waiting times are falling in Brae amid criticism from patients

An NHS dental chief has stated that waiting times for dental care in Brae are falling amid criticism from patients. Brian Chittick, dental director, said that the number of patients on the waiting list has fallen by 20 in the last two weeks and insisted that the dental teams on Brae are working hard to […]


Thieves who stole a defibrillator and caused thousands of pounds’ worth of damage to an Accrington dental practice are jailed

Thieves who stole a defibrillator and caused thousands of pounds’ worth of damage to an Accrington dental practice are jailed

Thieves who stole a defibrillator and caused more than £10,000 worth of damage to a dental practice in Accrington, have been jailed. The two men were caught breaking into the practice on Argyle Street by a passing police officer in December 2017. Nathan James Walker and Wayne Nix, his father-in-law, were found guilty in court […]


New survey shows parents are avoiding taking children with toothache to the dentist

New survey shows parents are avoiding taking children with toothache to the dentist

A new survey has revealed that an alarming number of parents are avoiding taking their child to the dentist when they have dental pain. Research conducted by a team at Queen Mary University London estimates that avoiding dental appointments is costing the NHS £2.3 million per year. According to researchers, parents are failing to take […]


Kidderminster dental team hosts charity events in aid of local hospice

Kidderminster dental team hosts charity events in aid of local hospice

A dental team from Kidderminster will be hosting a series of charity events in aid of KEMP Hospice. Staff members from Cleobury Dental Practice are running a raffle and a bake-off competition on Thursday March 1st to raise money as part of the hospice’s ‘Cuppa for KEMP’ campaign. The raffle includes prizes donated by local […]


Dental Care Group takes on two new practices in Braintree

Dental Care Group takes on two new practices in Braintree

The Dental Care Group has added two new Essex dental practices to its chain after taking over clinics located near Braintree. The group, which already runs 18 practices in East Anglia, has recently taken over St Michael’s House Dental Surgery and the practice in Weavers Court, Halstead. CEO of the Dental Care Group, Dr Sanjay […]


New research reveals 1 in 3 millennials in the US only brush their teeth once a day

New research reveals 1 in 3 millennials in the US only brush their teeth once a day

New research has revealed that a third of millennials in the US only brush their teeth once a day, despite dental professionals recommending twice-daily cleaning. A new survey conducted by OnePoll has revealed that just over 30 percent of 18-34 year olds brush their teeth once a day. The report showed that many adults aren’t […]


Is vaping better for your dental health?

Is vaping better for your dental health?

Almost 3 million people in the UK use e-cigarettes and vaping is becoming more and more commonplace every year, but is it better for your health than smoking? MPs have been debating the safety of e-cigarettes, and some dentists have been keen to share their views. Smoking is a leading cause of gum disease and […]


Dentist Suspended for Eight Months After Refusing to Give Dead Patient a Refund

Dentist Suspended for Eight Months After Refusing to Give Dead Patient a Refund

The General Dental Council have banned a dentist from practising dentistry for eight months for misleading conduct after refusing to give the family of a patient who died before treatment was complete a refund. The GDC made their decision regarding the conduct of James Kleiber, who is medical director of Glenholme Dental Centre in Basingstoke, […]


Dentist Warns Parents With Tooth Decay Against Kissing Their Children

Dentist Warns Parents With Tooth Decay Against Kissing Their Children

A paediatric dental specialist has warned parents who suffer from tooth decay to be wary of kissing children on the lips or blowing on food in order to avoid the spread of bacteria to their child. Dr Michael Chong from the Gold Coast explained that both damaging and non-damaging bacteria spreads through the transfer of […]