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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? […]


Sheffield dental surgeon celebrates Mrs UK India title

Sheffield dental surgeon celebrates Mrs UK India title

A dental surgeon and passionate oral health campaigner from Sheffield has plenty to smile about after being crowned Mrs UK India. Dr Gullu Kuchhal beat off tough competition to claim the crown in her first ever beauty pageant. The 37-year-old dental surgeon said that she was delighted to scoop the award and she is now […]


A fifth of children in Northumberland have decay, new figures confirm

A fifth of children in Northumberland have decay, new figures confirm

A fifth of children in Northumberland have tooth decay, according to figures from Public Health England. Research conducted by the health body revealed that more than 20 percent of children starting school in the county suffer from decay. Statistics were provided based on a survey of 1,660 5-year-olds in the region as part of a […]


Simplyhealth funds new mobile dental unit for homeless patients in Winchester

Simplyhealth funds new mobile dental unit for homeless patients in Winchester

Simplyhealth has funded a new mobile dental unit, which will provide dental care for homeless people in Winchester. The firm, which has offices in Winchester and Andover, is working with the charity, Dentaid, to provide mobile services for those who aren’t registered with a dentist. The use of the bus, which is operated by Dentaid, […]


Health bosses quizzed over lack of access to NHS dental care in North Yorkshire

Health bosses quizzed over lack of access to NHS dental care in North Yorkshire

Health bosses have been quizzed over a lack of access to NHS dental service in North Yorkshire. Public health bosses have been asked to appear in front of a committee after it was revealed that a large proportion of local residents were forced to travel outside of the county to see an NHS dentist. At […]


Berkshire dentists team up with Cancer Research UK to tackle rising oral cancer rates

Berkshire dentists team up with Cancer Research UK to tackle rising oral cancer rates

Dentists in Berkshire have joined forces with Cancer Research UK to tackle rising rates of oral cancer. Dentists from surgeries across the county are working with the charity to try and improve diagnosis methods and raise awareness of the symptoms and warning signs of mouth cancer. The dentists have teamed up with a specialist team […]