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NHS vows to increase the uptake of dental appointments for children

NHS vows to increase the uptake of dental appointments for children

The NHS has vowed to work with dental professionals, educators and parents to increase the uptake of dental appointments for children. Figures from NHS Digital revealed that in some areas of the country, almost half of children didn’t visit the dentist last year, despite dental experts recommending six-monthly check-ups. In Warrington, more than 17,800 children […]


Hingham dental nurse hopes to participate in Dentaid volunteer project in Uganda

Hingham dental nurse hopes to participate in Dentaid volunteer project in Uganda

A dental nurse from Hingham is hoping to take part in a volunteer project in Uganda. Sarah Drew is preparing to join a team of dental professionals to provide dental care to communities in one of Africa’s poorest countries. Sarah is hoping to be part of a project, which will take place in February 2019. […]


New study reveals brushing alone cannot prevent enamel erosion

New study reveals brushing alone cannot prevent enamel erosion

A new study has revealed that brushing alone cannot prevent enamel erosion. Researchers trialled nine fluoridated toothpastes, which are available to buy in Europe, as part of an investigation into enamel loss. After analysing the different types of toothpaste, the research team, which was made up of Brazilian and Swiss scientists, concluded that using toothpaste […]


Norfolk Dentist to Make “Life-Changing” Dental Charity Trip to Uganda

Norfolk Dentist to Make “Life-Changing” Dental Charity Trip to Uganda

A Norfolk dentist is volunteering to travel to Uganda and provide life-changing toothcare and critical support to a developing country where average life expectancy is in the early 50s. Dental nurse Sarah Drew, 37, will join nine other dental professionals, including dentists, nurses, therapists and hygienists on a trip across Uganda, providing pop up clinics […]


Buckinghamshire Dental Practice Faces Many Months of Repair After Burst Pipe

Buckinghamshire Dental Practice Faces Many Months of Repair After Burst Pipe

A practice in Burnham, South Buckingham which has been ravaged by a burst water main has said it will be feeling the effects and sorting out the aftermath for “many months”. The dental clinic, Burnham Dental Clinic on High Street, suffered a burst water main as a result of the rapidly changing weather that has […]


Oral Health Foundation calls for Gender Neutral HPV Vaccination

Oral Health Foundation calls for Gender Neutral HPV Vaccination

In the wake of a rapid increase of mouth cancer cases, the Oral Health Foundation has renewed its calls for the introduction of HPV vaccination for men as well as women, a leading cause of mouth cancer along with other conditions, in the United Kingdom. Within the last 30 years the rate of people being […]


Pop Singer Dua Lipa Cancels Shows to Undergo Immediate Dental Surgery

Pop Singer Dua Lipa Cancels Shows to Undergo Immediate Dental Surgery

English Pop Star Dua Lipa has been forced to cancel two shows on her current tour of Australia due to wisdom teeth pain that requires immediate surgery to alleviate. The singer, known for “New Rules” and “IDGAF” was playing support shows for the Australia and New Zealand leg of Bruno Mars’ 24K Magic World tour, […]


NHS dental fees to rise in April

NHS dental fees to rise in April

The government has confirmed that fees for NHS dental treatment will increase in April. New guidelines mean that the cost of a basic check-up and other band 1 treatments will increase by £1 to £21.60. The price of band 2 treatments, such as fillings and root canal treatments, and band 3 services, including crowns, will […]


CDC raises concerns over lung disease rates among dentists in the US

CDC raises concerns over lung disease rates among dentists in the US

The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) has raised concerns over the prevalence of a rare, progressive lung disease in dentists. The condition Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is rare, but research has flagged up an unexpected spike in cases among dental professionals. Studies show that around 200,000 people in the US suffer from IPF; […]


Tomo the lion undergoes scans after developing dental infection

Tomo the lion undergoes scans after developing dental infection

Tomo, a 450lb lion living at the Columbus Zoo, Ohio, has undergone scans after developing a dental infection. When Tomo displayed symptoms of sore gums, the zoo team decided to investigate and put their brand new CAT scan into action. The scanner provides incredibly detailed internal images and the zoo is one of just six […]