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Fitness fan needed £5,000 worth of dental treatment after falling on an obstacle course

Fitness fan needed £5,000 worth of dental treatment after falling on an obstacle course

A fitness fanatic who was taking part in an endurance challenge was forced to endure hours of surgical treatment and a procedure to replace a tooth after falling and smashing her chin. Olivia Jones was taking part in the popular Tough Mudder challenge when she slipped whilst trying to climb over a ramp, which was […]


Ontario dental patients advised to undergo testing amid sterilisation fears

Ontario dental patients advised to undergo testing amid sterilisation fears

Dental patients registered at an office in Ontario have been contacted by the health board amid fears dental staff failed to employ suitable sterilisation techniques. Patients from Upper Middle Dental, Burlington, have been advised to undergo testing to rule out blood-borne diseases and infections, including HIV and hepatitis B and C. Authorities have confirmed that […]


Australian dentists issue dental tourism warning

Australian dentists issue dental tourism warning

Dentists in Australia have issued a warning over the safety of dental tourism. Deputy chair of the Australian Dental Association’s Oral Health Committee, Dr Michael Foley, said that its very common for people to choose to travel abroad for dental treatment purely as a result of cost. Saving money is the aim of the game […]


Lochee dentists return from ‘humbling’ trip to Greek refugee camps

Lochee dentists return from ‘humbling’ trip to Greek refugee camps

A pair of dentists from Lochee has returned from a charity trip to help refugees living in camps in Thessaloniki in the north of Greece. Dental duo, Gayle Fagan and Elaine Kenneth, flew out to Greece in June as part of a project run by Dental Mavericks. The pair raised more than £500 for the […]


Extractions become more commonplace as state funding for dental treatment is halved in Ireland

Extractions become more commonplace as state funding for dental treatment is halved in Ireland

The number of extractions carried out in Ireland has risen, as figures also confirm that state funding for dental treatment has fallen by more than 50 percent in the last 8 years. Data shows that funding provided through schemes like PRSI has fallen from €150 million in 2009 to €75 million in 2016. During the […]


Plans to extend Crawley dental practice given the green light

Plans to extend Crawley dental practice given the green light

Plans to extend a dental practice in Crawley have been given the green light. An application to add a single-storey extension to the front and side of the existing premises owned by Crawley Dental Clinic in Gossops Green in Buckswood Drive, has been approved by Crawley Borough Council’s planning committee. The decision was taken at […]


British Medical Association calls for free toothbrushes for children under 5

British Medical Association calls for free toothbrushes for children under 5

The British Medical Association has urged the government to consider new measures to reduce childhood decay, including the provision of free toothbrushes for children under the age of 5. Doctors have warned that the country is in the grip of a “dental crisis” with more and more children requiring hospital treatment for dental conditions. In […]


Bolton Orthodontic Practice crowned the winner of National Smile Month oral health display competition

Bolton Orthodontic Practice crowned the winner of National Smile Month oral health display competition

The team at Bolton Orthodontic Practice has plenty to smile about after being crowned the winners of a competition run by the Oral Health Improvement Team at Bolton NHS Foundation Trust. The competition, which challenged local practices to put together displays to promote oral health awareness, was run to celebrate National Smile Month. Senior oral […]


Scientists discover the secret to a perfect smile

Scientists discover the secret to a perfect smile

Researchers have revealed the formula for the perfect smile after conducting analysis of reactions from more than 800 people to 3D-generated smile images. Researchers from the University of Minnesota showed 802 people a number of computer-generated images of different smiles, and asked them to rate each one according to factors such as “effectiveness, genuineness, pleasantness and […]


American dentists offer free treatment to honour veterans

American dentists offer free treatment to honour veterans

Dentists across America hosted free dental events last weekend (Saturday 24th June) to celebrate the annual Day of Service event. More than 400 dental offices across the country hosted free clinics for veterans to mark the event, which is now in its fourth year. It is estimated that around 7,000 veterans of all ages benefited […]