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NHS invites dental practices to participate in new prototypes as part of contract reform research

NHS invites dental practices to participate in new prototypes as part of contract reform research

The NHS is inviting dental practices to participate in new fourth wave prototypes as part of an ongoing pilot scheme linked to contract reform. The Department of Health and Social Care is encouraging interested practices to come forward, as it prepares to launch a fourth wave of prototypes. The pilots have been extended for two […]


Pharmacists on a mission to tackle oral health problems

Pharmacists on a mission to tackle oral health problems

Pharmacists are on a mission to tackle oral health problems that are blighting the nation. Community pharmacists are working with health bodies, including Health Education England, to try and improve oral health habits among customers and ensure that pharmacy workers have the relevant knowledge and skills to pass on useful advice. Atif Shamim, a community […]


Australian dentists despair over childhood extraction rates

Australian dentists despair over childhood extraction rates

Australian dentists are despairing at soaring rates of decay in young children. The National Child Oral Health Study shows that decay is the most common preventable illnesses among Australian children, with a third of 4-6 year olds suffering from cavities and signs of infection. Dr Sophie Beaumont, from the Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne, said […]


Plymouth dental practice will remain open despite having a shortage of dentists

Plymouth dental practice will remain open despite having a shortage of dentists

A Plymouth dental practice will remain open, despite the fact there is currently a shortage of dentists. Patients at Smile Dental Care, which is based at Ernesettle Primary Care Centre, have been advised to visit a surgery across the city for treatment while the practice recruits a new dentist, but they have been assured that […]


New research links oral hygiene with better type 2 diabetes management

New research links oral hygiene with better type 2 diabetes management

New research has linked improved oral hygiene with better type 2 diabetes management. Researchers from the Dental Hospital at the University of Barcelona have discovered that people who look after their teeth are more likely to be able to manage type 2 diabetes. The connection between gum disease and type 2 diabetes is well-documented, but […]


Redditch dentist gears up for new challenge in Tanworth in Arden

Redditch dentist gears up for new challenge in Tanworth in Arden

A dentist currently working in Redditch is gearing up for a new challenge after deciding to leave his post and run his own practice in Tanworth in Arden. Vernon Elliott is leaving Archer Road Dental Surgery to get back to the type of dentistry he loves. The popular dentist has built the Redditch surgery up […]


Bolton dentist prepares for gruelling Ironman challenge

Bolton dentist prepares for gruelling Ironman challenge

A dentist from Bolton is preparing for a gruelling Ironman challenge in a bid to raise money for a local hospice. Dr Zuber Baghasi, from the Synergy Dental Group, will take on a trio of lung-busting events this July to raise money for the Bolton Hospice. The Ironman challenge comprises of a 2.4-mile swim, a […]


Worcester councillor calls for better access to dental services for local pensioners

Worcester councillor calls for better access to dental services for local pensioners

A local councillor has called for improved access to NHS dental services for pensioners in Worcester. Cllr Richard Udall claims that older people have been struggling to get the dental treatment they need since the closure of St John’s Dental Practice back in 2016. Cllr Udall stated that there is a crisis in the county, […]


Huckleberry the black bear undergoes root canal surgery in California

Huckleberry the black bear undergoes root canal surgery in California

Huckleberry the black bear has undergone root canal treatment. The much-loved bear, a resident at the Big Bear Alpine Zoo in California, was treated by specialist animal dentist, Dr David Fagan. Dr Fagan and his team worked on Huckleberry for four hours, tending to his oral health needs and treating a number of infected teeth […]


Mydentist confirms closure of Bury St Edmunds practice

Mydentist confirms closure of Bury St Edmunds practice

Representatives from the mydentist chain have confirmed that its Bury St Edmunds practice in King’s Road will close at the end of February. The clinic, which was already ceased providing NHS dental treatment, will close completely on the 28th February, it has been revealed. In the coming weeks, dentists will be attempting to complete courses […]