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Plans approved for new NHS dental clinic in Boston

Plans approved for new NHS dental clinic in Boston

Plans to open a brand new NHS dental practice in Boston, Lincolnshire, have been given the green light. Planning officers have approved a change of use application for 30 Market Place, paving the way for the new surgery to open in January 2019. The clinic is one of four new NHS practices in the area, […]


Hundreds turn out for free Mission of Mercy dental clinic in North Dakota

Hundreds turn out for free Mission of Mercy dental clinic in North Dakota

Hundreds of people turned out for a free dental clinic hosted by the Mission of Mercy in North Dakota over the weekend. Crowds started to gather long before the clinic officially opened its doors at the Bismarck Event Center, with some patients arriving on Thursday evening in preparation for the opening on Friday 28th September. […]


New research reveals unmet demand for dental care among Syrian refugees in New Zealand

New research reveals unmet demand for dental care among Syrian refugees in New Zealand

New research conducted by staff at the University of Otago has revealed an unmet demand for dental care among Syrian refugees living in New Zealand. A survey carried out by researchers showed that a lack of access to dental care is contributing to pain, embarrassment and anxiety among refugees who have settled in the city […]


Boy Thought to Be Unable to Speak Now Talk of the Town After Dentist Cuts Tongue-Tie

Boy Thought to Be Unable to Speak Now Talk of the Town After Dentist Cuts Tongue-Tie

For six years, Mason Motz was thought to be “nonverbal” and unable to speak. After a simple dental procedure, his dentist found that the problem all along was a tongue tie. Motz, from Texas, suffers from Sotos Syndrome, a rare genetic disorder that leads to bone overgrowth and gigantism, particularly noticeable early in life by […]


Patients in Aberystwyth Face Near-90 Mile Round Trip to See Dentist

Patients in Aberystwyth Face Near-90 Mile Round Trip to See Dentist

The British Dental Association warned that some patients face a postcode lottery in Wales, with some patients facing a 90-mile round trip to get a check-up. In total, £20 million has been reduced from Welsh dental services over the past three years, which has led to just 15% of Welsh NHS dental clinics accepting new […]


Northampton dental clinic submits application to extend into neighbouring premises

Northampton dental clinic submits application to extend into neighbouring premises

The owners of a dental surgery in Northampton have submitted an application to extend into a neighbouring residential property. The owner of Duston Dental Practice is hoping that an application to change the use of the property adjacent to the clinic from a house to a dental practice will be approved. The surgery, which is […]


Dental hospital admissions for children aged between 5 and 9 rise again in England

Dental hospital admissions for children aged between 5 and 9 rise again in England

The number of children aged between 5 and 9 years old being admitted to hospitals in England for dental treatment has risen for the second consecutive year. New figures show that the number of 5-9-year-olds requiring treatment in hospital for dental decay has risen from 25,923 in 2016/2017 to 26,111 in 2017/2018. Although the number […]


West Yorkshire dentists urged to see healthy patients less frequently

West Yorkshire dentists urged to see healthy patients less frequently

Dentists in West Yorkshire are being advised to see healthy patients less frequently as part of a new initiative, which is designed to make appointments more accessible to those in need. The Recall Matters scheme, which has been launched in the area, aims to ensure that more appointments are available for patients suffering from oral […]


Welsh dentists to get a bigger pay increase than colleagues in England and Northern Ireland

Welsh dentists to get a bigger pay increase than colleagues in England and Northern Ireland

Dentists in Wales are set to get a bigger pay increase than their counterparts in England and Northern Ireland. A new pay deal, which has been confirmed by ministers in Wales, means that dentists in Wales will see their salaries increase by more than colleagues in other parts of the UK. Vaughan Gething, Welsh health […]


Scottish dentists call for a ban on puddings and sugary drinks in schools

Scottish dentists call for a ban on puddings and sugary drinks in schools

Dentists in Scotland have called for schools to ban puddings and sugary drinks in a bid to tackle dental decay and childhood obesity. The Faculty of Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow believes that the government should push for schools to scrap unhealthy desserts and sugar-laden drinks to try […]