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Stornoway’s new dental clinic becomes the first practice to open in the Western Isles in 30 years

Stornoway’s new dental clinic becomes the first practice to open in the Western Isles in 30 years

A brand new dental clinic in Stornoway has become the first practice to open in the Western Isles for 30 years. Castleview Practice, which has opened on Cromwell Street, will offer NHS dental treatment for local residents. Mr Sridhar Kalvakuntla, the owner, described the move as a “big responsibility,” but added that it was a […]


Wakefield emergency dental service saved at the last minute

Wakefield emergency dental service saved at the last minute

An emergency dental service has been saved at the last minute, after the provider made a dramatic U-turn under pressure from local councillors. Urgent treatment has been provided by Local Care Direct from a base at Newstead House for several years, but the future of the out-of-hours service was put into doubt after the company […]


Dereham dentist downs his drill after 37 years at the same practice

Dereham dentist downs his drill after 37 years at the same practice

A Dereham dentist has downed his drill after spending 37 years at the same practice. Mike Edgecombe has been tending to the smiles of Dereham residents since 1982, caring for several members of the same families and watching generations come and go. Dr Edgecombe, 60, said that he was sad to be leaving Wellington House […]


Dental charges rise in England

Dental charges rise in England

NHS dental patients taking a trip to their local practice will now face higher bills, as a planned price hike came into play on 1st April. Earlier this year, the Department of Health announced fee increases for NHS dental services in England. The new charges, which equate to a 5% rise in England, have been […]


The trendy fads your dentist wants you to avoid

The trendy fads your dentist wants you to avoid

You can’t read a newspaper, go on social media or flick through a magazine without coming across new beauty trends and must-try fads. The trouble is that there’s a huge amount of conflicting information out there, and health experts believe that many of the trends that are generating a buzz are ineffective, and could even […]


Teacher shares shocking images of blistered tongue caused by energy drink obsession

Teacher shares shocking images of blistered tongue caused by energy drink obsession

A teacher who confessed to downing at least 5 cans of energy drinks per day has shared shocking images of his blistered, worn tongue to raise awareness of the potential dangers of the popular, sugar-laden drinks. Dan Royals took to social media to alert the public to the dangers of consuming energy drinks. Dan used […]


Plans to turn a Cleadon residential property into a dental surgery are rejected

Plans to turn a Cleadon residential property into a dental surgery are rejected

Plans to turn a residential property in Cleadon into a dental surgery have been rejected. South Tyneside Council has turned down an application to create a new surgery for the second time amid concerns about a shortage of parking. Last year, an application to change the use of the property, which is located off Front […]


New dental surgery to open in Neath Port Talbot

New dental surgery to open in Neath Port Talbot

A new dental surgery is set to open in Neath Port Talbot. Dunes Dental Care will provide both private and NHS dental services. Practice director, James Bater, is opening the new South Wales practice after successfully securing funding from HSBC UK. The package, which is worth a six-figure sum, has enabled Mr Bater to acquire, […]


Plans to create a new dental surgery in Halifax get the green light

Plans to create a new dental surgery in Halifax get the green light

Plans to create a new dental surgery at an entertainment and retail hub in Halifax have been given the green light. A new dental surgery will now occupy one of the largest units at Broad Street Plaza after the owners were successful in their bid to change the use of the vacant store from a […]


New report suggests over 85% of dentists could leave the NHS in the next 5 years

New report suggests over 85% of dentists could leave the NHS in the next 5 years

A new report suggests that 86% of dentists could leave the NHS within the next five years. Practice Plan’s 2018 NHS Confidence Monitor report revealed that there is widespread discontent among NHS dental professionals, with many saying that the current contract has negative implications for both dentists and patients. The report compiled data based on […]