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US dental experts encourage patients to switch back to fluoride toothpaste, as figures suggest a dramatic increase in the popularity of fluoride-free products

US dental experts encourage patients to switch back to fluoride toothpaste, as figures suggest a dramatic increase in the popularity of fluoride-free products

Dental experts in the US are encouraging patients to switch back to fluoride toothpaste after figures revealed a dramatic increase in the popularity of fluoride-free products. The use of fluoride in toothpaste and the issue of water fluoridation stir up fervent debate in the US. There is a great deal of support for fluoride-free campaigns, […]


Bupa acquires new Kent dental clinic

Bupa acquires new Kent dental clinic

Bupa Dental has acquired a new dental practice in Kent. The chain has agreed to take over the Hospital Lane Dental and Implant Clinic as part of an ongoing expansion programme. The clinic marks Bupa Dental’s 17th new acquisition in 2018. The chain already manages over 470 dental surgeries across the UK and Ireland, and […]


Bude dentist retires after 30 years in the same town

Bude dentist retires after 30 years in the same town

A highly-respected dentist has retired after treating patients in Bude for thirty years. Kathy Lawrence qualified over 40 years ago, and has spent three decades working in the town, most recently at Morwenna Dental Care in Bude. Before relocating to Cornwall, Kathy worked in Essex. She was initially based in Basildon, but fell in love […]


Figures show a decrease in treatments provided to adults entitled to free dental care in Leeds

Figures show a decrease in treatments provided to adults entitled to free dental care in Leeds

New figures from NHS Digital show a significant decrease in the number of treatments provided to adults who are eligible for NHS dentistry in Leeds. The latest statistics, which relate to the 2017/2018 financial year, show that there has been a decrease of 22 percent in the number of units of free dental treatment completed […]


Exmouth dental student to travel to Africa to support Dentaid charity projects

Exmouth dental student to travel to Africa to support Dentaid charity projects

A student dental nurse from Exmouth is preparing to travel to Africa with her sister, a qualified dental nurse, to support charity projects run by Dentaid. Daisy Turner, a student nurse at Victoria Road Practice and her sister, Mollie, a dental nurse at Fairfield Dental, are due to travel to Uganda to be part of […]


Stanley dental practice becomes the first North East clinic to support the Teeth Team initiative

Stanley dental practice becomes the first North East clinic to support the Teeth Team initiative

A dental practice in Stanley has become the first clinic in the North East to support the Teeth Team initiative. The programme is designed to provide children with dental education in schools, and relies on dental professionals swapping the treatment room for the classroom. Honour Health has joined forces with Teeth Team to connect with […]


New Addington residents react angrily to news of dental service closure

New Addington residents react angrily to news of dental service closure

Residents in New Addington have reacted angrily to the news that a local dental service will be closing. Patients who use the Parkway dental service, which is based at Parkway Health Centre, are anxious about the future after it was confirmed that the service would be shut down in the near future. The clinic, which […]


New figures reveal more than 40% of children didn’t see a dentist last year

New figures reveal more than 40% of children didn’t see a dentist last year

New figures reveal that more than 40 percent of children didn’t see a dentist last year, despite guidelines recommending 6-monthly check-ups. Statistics obtained by NHS Digital show that 41% of children in England aged between 2 and 5 years didn’t go to the dentist last year. Dental experts advise frequent check-ups every 6-12 months for […]


Accrington dentist hangs up his drill after 30 years

Accrington dentist hangs up his drill after 30 years

A popular dentist from Accrington has downed his drill after 30 years at the same surgery. Dr Philip Baron has bid farewell to patients and colleagues at Bupa Dental Care after 30 years. Dr Baron took over the centre, previously named Antley Villa Dental Practice, in 1988. Over the years, the practice has expanded significantly, […]


Fines are putting poorer dental patients off, British Dental Association claims

Fines are putting poorer dental patients off, British Dental Association claims

The threat of fines is putting poorer patients off going to the dentist, the British Dental Association claims. The BDA has attributed a significant decrease in the number of people on low incomes booking dental appointments to a fear of being fined. Earlier this year, it emerged that hundreds of people had been wrongly fined […]