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Thousands of people waiting to register with an NHS dentist in Plymouth

Thousands of people waiting to register with an NHS dentist in Plymouth

More than 9,000 people are waiting to join an NHS dental register in Plymouth, it has been revealed. Figures show that 9,127 people, including 1,677 under 18’s, are currently on a waiting list. The situation has prompted local councillors and public health officials to call for urgent help. Councillor Sue McDonald said that at the […]


Perthshire dental team raises over £4,500 for cancer charity

Perthshire dental team raises over £4,500 for cancer charity

A dental team from Perthshire is helping to bring smiles to others by raising money for charity. Staff at Infinityblu Dental Care in Pitlochry raised more than £4,500 for good causes in 2017 and the team is already looking forward to building on last year’s success in the months ahead. Over the course of the […]


Brand new dental practice opens in Falkirk

Brand new dental practice opens in Falkirk

A brand new dental practice, which offers both private and NHS dental care, has opened in Falkirk. Envisage Dental is now officially open to patients after taking over the premises previously occupied by European Dentist on Cow Wynd. The modern clinic is specially designed to cater for nervous and anxious patients and there’s a range […]


NHS dentists urged to forewarn patients of plans to go private

NHS dentists urged to forewarn patients of plans to go private

The DDU (Dental Defence Union) has urged NHS dentists who plan to go private to forewarn patients. The advice comes after a survey revealed that up to 60 percent of NHS dentists are considering going private in the next five years. Rupert Hoppenbrouwers, senior dento-legal adviser at the DDU, suggested providing patients with six months’ […]


Borders lagging behind as record dental registration figures revealed

Borders lagging behind as record dental registration figures revealed

The Scottish Borders are lagging behind other parts of the country in terms of dental registrations, new figures have revealed. The latest statistics show that there have been major improvements in registration rates across the country in the last decade, but rates are still lower in some parts than others. Despite widespread increases in registrations, […]


Local MP voices concerns over decision to stop NHS dental services at Billingham practice

Local MP voices concerns over decision to stop NHS dental services at Billingham practice

A local MP has voiced his concerns over plans for a Billingham dental practice to stop offering treatment to NHS patients. Queensway Dental, which has been providing NHS services for 25 years, will only cater for private patients from April 1st. The practice currently has more than 11,000 NHS patients on its books. Patients have […]


Scottish Government scraps recommendations for 6-monthly check-ups in oral health shake-up

Scottish Government scraps recommendations for 6-monthly check-ups in oral health shake-up

The Scottish Government has scrapped recommendations for 6-monthly check-ups as part of a shake-up of oral health services. As part of a revamp of NHS dental services across the country, patients will not be advised to go to the dentist every 6 months, with new guidelines advising patients with healthy teeth and gums to wait […]


Danish patients travelling to Germany to take advantage of cheaper dental treatment

Danish patients travelling to Germany to take advantage of cheaper dental treatment

A growing number of Danish dental patients are travelling to Germany to take advantage of cheaper dental treatment, it has been revealed. New research has revealed that authorities in Denmark receive 30,000 requests for subsidiaries for treatment abroad per year and this doesn’t take into account the number of patients travelling abroad without subsidiaries. Karsten […]


Scottish Government launches new oral health strategy

Scottish Government launches new oral health strategy

The Scottish Government has unveiled plans for a brand new oral health strategy, which proposes to build on the success of programmes aimed to benefit both children and adults. The Oral Health Improvement Plan comprises of a series of measures introduced to reduce the gap between affluent and deprived areas and prevent more people from […]


Newport dental team celebrates historic anniversary

Newport dental team celebrates historic anniversary

A dental team from Newport has plenty to smile about after celebrating 40 years in the business. Staff from Chepstow Road Dental Surgery invited colleagues and patients from the past and present to mark the 40th anniversary of the practice. To celebrate the milestone, the practice hosted a party, with more than 50 guests in […]