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Jersey children waiting a year to see a dentist

Jersey children waiting a year to see a dentist

Children in Jersey are waiting a year to see a dentist, new figures have revealed. Statistics from the 12-month period leading up to the end of June 2017 suggest that children are waiting 63 weeks for a hospital dental appointment and 51 weeks to see an orthodontist. This marks a major increase in waiting times […]


Bradford MP calls for urgent action to avoid dental crisis

Bradford MP calls for urgent action to avoid dental crisis

The MP for Bradford South has called on the government to take urgent action in a bid to avoid a dental crisis in her constituency. Labour MP Judith Cummins has encouraged ministers to act quickly while speaking at a debate in the House of Commons. The debate took place after a Freedom of Information request […]


Mydentist reveals plans to close Taunton surgery

Mydentist reveals plans to close Taunton surgery

One of the UK’s largest dental chains, mydentist, has revealed plans to close one of its Taunton surgeries. Patients who are registered at the clinic in The Crescent have been sent a letter detailing information about the planned closure and health bosses are already on the lookout for a new NHS provider. Patients have also […]


Birmingham prison riots were sparked by protest over dental care, court hears

Birmingham prison riots were sparked by protest over dental care, court hears

Prison riots that lasted for more than 15 hours were sparked by a protest over dental care, a court has heard. Birmingham Crown Court was informed that a prisoner was protesting about a lack of access to dental care and this is believed to have started 15 hours of riots at HMP Birmingham in 2016. […]


Rustington dental surgery joins forces with charity to tackle dental anxiety

Rustington dental surgery joins forces with charity to tackle dental anxiety

The members of a dental team from Rustington have joined forces with a charity to tackle severe dental anxiety, a condition that affects around 10 percent of the population. The team from the Centre for Dentistry, which is located in Sainsbury’s Rustington branch, has teamed up with Anxiety UK to raise awareness of crippling dental […]


Health campaigners raise concerns as patients wait up to 2 years to see a dentist in York

Health campaigners raise concerns as patients wait up to 2 years to see a dentist in York

A health watchdog has raised concerns after it was revealed that some patients are waiting up to 2 years to see an NHS dentist in York. Healthwatch York said that patients have been in touch with tales of having to join 3-year waiting lists and travel far from home to see an NHS dentist. Manager, […]


Belfast researchers claim aspirin could help to regenerate the teeth and prevent severe decay

Belfast researchers claim aspirin could help to regenerate the teeth and prevent severe decay

Researchers in Belfast claim that aspirin could help to aid tooth regeneration, reducing the chances of decay becoming more severe. Researchers at Queen’s University have discovered that aspirin stimulates stem cells, which contributes to tooth regeneration and reduces the need for fillings. Tooth decay is one of the most common preventable illnesses in the UK. […]


Welsh health board launches new children’s dental initiative as figures confirm decay is the leading cause of hospitalisation

Welsh health board launches new children’s dental initiative as figures confirm decay is the leading cause of hospitalisation

A Welsh health board has launched a new children’s dental initiative as figures confirm decay is the leading cause of hospitalisation among children in the region. Representatives from Cwm Taf University Health Board are hoping that the Baby Teeth Do Matter campaign will lead to a reduction in the number of children requiring hospital treatment. […]


BBC research suggests half of dental practices aren’t accepting new patients

BBC research suggests half of dental practices aren’t accepting new patients

Research conducted by the BBC suggests that half of dental practices in the country aren’t accepting new adult patients. According to BBC News, around 50 percent of the nation’s 2,500 dental practices are not currently accepting new NHS adult patients. The study also suggested that 40 percent aren’t taking on new child patients. The British […]


Scottish health minister hails Childsmile initiative

Scottish health minister hails Childsmile initiative

The Scottish health minister, Shona Robison, has hailed the success of the Childsmile campaign amid concerns that standards of oral health are significantly worse in some areas of Scotland than others. Ms Robison said that nurseries and primary schools are helping to make a massive difference to children’s oral health in Scotland thanks to the […]