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Bottesford dental nurse shares her experiences after travelling to Lebanon with Dental Mavericks

Bottesford dental nurse shares her experiences after travelling to Lebanon with Dental Mavericks

A dental nurse from Bottesford, North Lincolnshire, has been sharing her experiences after returning from a charity mission in Lebanon. Alana Smith spent time helping refugees who had fled Syria as part of a project organised by Dental Mavericks. Alana, who has 25 years of experience in dental nursing, travelled to Lebanon with a team […]


New figures show children under 10 are twice as likely to need hospital treatment for decay than a broken arm

New figures show children under 10 are twice as likely to need hospital treatment for decay than a broken arm

New figures from NHS Digital have revealed that children under 10 in England are twice as likely to need hospital treatment for tooth decay than a broken arm. According to the faculty of dental surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons, more than 34,000 extraction procedures were carried out in the 12-month period leading up […]


Ministers reveal plans for improved access to free dental checks in Ireland

Ministers reveal plans for improved access to free dental checks in Ireland

Regina Doherty, the social protection minister, has revealed plans for more Irish taxpayers to access free dental checks. Ms Doherty confirmed that the expanded scheme to provide free dental checks and glasses will be available to employees, as well as those who are self-employed and their dependents. It is estimated that 2.5 million people will […]


Trips to the dentist offer multiple health benefits, experts claim

Trips to the dentist offer multiple health benefits, experts claim

It’s natural to assume that going to the dentist improves your oral health, but leading experts have claimed that a dental check can flag up far more than signs of gum disease and cavities. Bupa Dental Care’s clinical director, Eddie Coyle, claims that going to the dentist can have multiple benefits for your health, as […]


Orkney children have the best teeth in Scotland, new survey reveals

Orkney children have the best teeth in Scotland, new survey reveals

A new survey has revealed that children in Orkney have the best teeth in Scotland. Figures obtained as part of the National Dental Inspection Programme for 2017 show that standards of oral health are highest on the island, with 90.4 percent of P7 children showing no obvious signs of decay. This figures compares favourably with […]


Atherton dental lab to create new jobs after securing funding boost

Atherton dental lab to create new jobs after securing funding boost

A dental laboratory based in Atherton, Greater Manchester, is creating new jobs after securing additional funding. Premplus Dental Labs has secured a six-figure loan from the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF), which will facilitate the purchase of new equipment and enable the firm to hire more staff members. Premplus Dental Labs provide an array of […]


New survey suggests a third of Brits brush their teeth only once a day

New survey suggests a third of Brits brush their teeth only once a day

A new survey has revealed that almost a third of Brits brush their teeth only once a day. The findings of a YouGov poll suggest that 26 percent of women and 33 percent of men neglect to clean their twice-daily. Despite advice from dentists to clean the teeth before bed and at least once more […]


Barrow dental patients struggling to find an NHS dentist

Barrow dental patients struggling to find an NHS dentist

An investigation carried out by a local newspaper has revealed that patients in Barrow in Furness are struggling to find an NHS dentist. Researchers discovered that there are no dental practices in Barrow accepting new NHS patients at the moment. The majority have closed waiting lists and practices that offer both NHS and private treatment […]


New figures confirm dental health gap between children from poor and affluent backgrounds in Scotland

New figures confirm dental health gap between children from poor and affluent backgrounds in Scotland

New figures show that there is still a gap in standards of oral health between children from poor and affluent backgrounds in Scotland. Although there have been improvements, rates of decay are still higher in children from less wealthy families. Statistics obtained as part of the National Dental Inspection Programme and published by Information Services […]


Health officials in North Lincolnshire urge the public to be more mouth aware amid increasing rates of oral cancer

Health officials in North Lincolnshire urge the public to be more mouth aware amid increasing rates of oral cancer

Health officials in North Lincolnshire are urging the public to be more mouth aware as the launch of Mouth Cancer Action Month approaches. According to statistics, the region ranks 41st out of over 150 areas in the country for oral cancer cases and health experts are keen to promote the Oral Health Foundation’s national campaign […]