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Leading UK dentist suggests plans to banish ‘sugar chicanes’ in shops

Leading UK dentist suggests plans to banish ‘sugar chicanes’ in shops

One of the UK’s most senior dental professionals has called for a ban on ‘sugar chicanes’ in shops and supermarkets. Professor Michael Escudier, dean of the Faculty of Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons, claims that shops should be forced to get rid of enticing displays of sweets and chocolate bars by the […]


Dental charity calls for age-restricted fizzy drinks sales to prevent childhood decay

Dental charity calls for age-restricted fizzy drinks sales to prevent childhood decay

A dental charity has called for age-restricted sales to be introduced on fizzy drinks. Representatives from the Dental Wellness Trust are supporting an age limit on sugary drinks in a bid to reduce rates of child obesity and dental decay. The Dental Wellness Trust, an NGO, which focuses on promoting good oral hygiene in the […]


Angus dentist expresses fears over funding cuts

Angus dentist expresses fears over funding cuts

A dentist from Angus has expressed concern over the impact of funding cuts for affluent areas, which have been introduced to raise more cash for deprived areas. Gary Grime, owner of Monifieth Dental and Health Clinic, is worried that the enforcement of the Oral Health Improvement Plan will mean that funding is cut in more […]


New sugar tax comes into play in the UK

New sugar tax comes into play in the UK

A tax on sugary drinks has come into force across the UK. As of Friday 6th April 2018, prices on certain products will increase in line with a new sugar levy, which is designed to tackle rising rates of obesity and dental health issues. The government revealed plans to introduce the tax in 2017 and […]


Lisburn dentists dance for cash

Lisburn dentists dance for cash

A dental duo from Lisburn hit the dancefloor to raise money for charity recently. Dental nurse, Stephanie Davidson and practice manager Gordon Hughes, from Lisburn Bupa Dental Centre, undertook intensive training to participate in the ‘Bupa does Strictly’ event. The dance extravaganza was held to raise cash for Bupa Dental Care’s chosen charity, Make-A-Wish. The […]


Boscombe dental practice enters liquidation

Boscombe dental practice enters liquidation

A dental practice in Boscombe has gone into liquidation, it has been confirmed. Patients currently registered with Wootton Lodge on Christchurch Road have been advised to contact the NHS 111 helpline if they require urgent dental treatment until a replacement provider has been identified. Representatives from NHS England are currently working with local practices to […]


Jamran the sun bear gets a visit from the dentist in Perth

Jamran the sun bear gets a visit from the dentist in Perth

Jamran, a sun bear who lives at Perth Zoo, received a visit from the dentist recently. The 17-year old sun bear, who was born in Cambodia, was rescued by the Free the Bears centre after being trapped by poachers before he arrived in Western Australia. Jamran sustained a significant injury and lost a toe after […]


Dental Aid Network makes a difference in Kashmir

Dental Aid Network makes a difference in Kashmir

Cover Image Credit: Shutterstock.com A charity is making a difference to hundreds of people who don’t have access to dental care in Kashmir. The Dental Aid Network (DAN) organises regular trips to Kashmir to provide dental treatment for children. Recently, a group of six dentists from Oldham, Glasgow and Liverpool visited Kashmir for six days. […]


Ramsgate MP raises concerns over dental practice closure

Ramsgate MP raises concerns over dental practice closure

The MP for South Thanet has raised concerns over the closure of a dental practice in Ramsgate. MP Craig Mackinlay brought up the subject of dental access in Ramsgate at Prime Minister’s Questions after a clinic that provides NHS treatment for 8,000 patients closed. Mr Mackinlay is worried that the closure of the Church Hill […]


Australian holistic dentist shares tips for better oral health

Australian holistic dentist shares tips for better oral health

A holistic dentist has shared his tips for better oral health. If you’ve indulged over the Easter weekend, there’s no better time to give your teeth and gums a little TLC. Holistic dentist, Dr Lewis Ehrlich, believes that there are several simple changes you can make to your daily routine, your diet and your lifestyle […]