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Dental patients turning to private dentists in Wales amid confusion over costs

Dental patients turning to private dentists in Wales amid confusion over costs

A growing number of dental patients in Wales are turning to private dentists amid confusion over costs, it has been revealed. According to a new study published by Orajel, 60 percent of patients in Wales think that the UK’s dental system is confusing, with many unaware of how much dental treatments cost and which services […]


Syrian dentist launches appeal to fund qualification to work in the UK

Syrian dentist launches appeal to fund qualification to work in the UK

A Syrian dentist who fled his home country to seek refuge, has launched a fundraising page to raise money to fund qualifications, which will enable him to put his skills to use in the UK. Anas studied at the University of Damascus and worked at a dental practice close to the city for four years […]


British Dental Association criticises decision to leave Yorkshire towns out of new children’s initiative

British Dental Association criticises decision to leave Yorkshire towns out of new children’s initiative

The British Dental Association has criticised Public Health England for failing to include some of the worst affected areas in Yorkshire in a new children’s dental health initiative. The BDA is concerned that some of the county’s towns have been left out of the scheme, which is designed to bring down rates of decay. Statistics […]


Blackpool to receive additional funding in bid to crack down on rising rates of childhood decay

Blackpool to receive additional funding in bid to crack down on rising rates of childhood decay

Representatives from Public Health England have confirmed that Blackpool will receive additional funding as part of a scheme to crack down on rising rates of childhood decay. Blackpool has been earmarked as one of 13 ‘high risk’ areas by the body. The aim of the new programme is to encourage parents to ensure that their […]


Dentists recommend lifelong orthodontic treatment for straight teeth

Dentists recommend lifelong orthodontic treatment for straight teeth

Most people look forward to the day when they can have their braces removed and start flashing their brand new smile, but new guidelines from the British Orthodontic Society (BOS) may cause patients eagerly counting down the days to think twice about planning a celebration. Dentists are advising those who wear braces to continue using […]


Investigation underway as children treated with drain cleaner instead of dental solution in County Clare

Investigation underway as children treated with drain cleaner instead of dental solution in County Clare

An investigation has been launched after children were treated with drain cleaning fluid instead of dental solution at a clinic in County Clare. More than 40 children were affected by the blunder, which occurred at a HSE-run practice in Ennis. It has emerged that 43 youngsters received treatment on Wednesday 4th and Thursday 5th October […]


Paisley dental nurse to embark on Uganda mission to help children orphaned by HIV

Paisley dental nurse to embark on Uganda mission to help children orphaned by HIV

A young dental nurse is preparing to swap Scotland for Uganda after securing a place on a volunteer programme to help children who have been orphaned as a result of HIV. Zoe Adams, 25, will travel to the African country in February as part of a project to support children who have lost parents. Zoe […]


Gloucester dental practice creates 500 new places after recruiting new dentist

Gloucester dental practice creates 500 new places after recruiting new dentist

A dental practice based in Gloucester is taking on up to 500 new NHS patients after adding a new dentist to the team. Courtlands Dental Practice is offering new patients the chance to join the register after recruiting one of the county’s youngest dentists. Max Cooper, 23, has recently joined the team after graduating from […]


Wimborne dentist braves the elements in Iceland to complete gruelling charity endurance run

Wimborne dentist braves the elements in Iceland to complete gruelling charity endurance run

A fearless dentist from Wimborne has completed one of the world’s most challenging endurance runs. Briony Wood, principal dentist at Wimborne Dental, took on the infamous Fire and Ice Ultra run in Iceland, finishing in 48th place overall and 12th in the female category. The six-stage event, which is touted as one of the toughest […]


Dentists issues warning over ‘misleading’ charcoal toothpaste adverts

Dentists issues warning over ‘misleading’ charcoal toothpaste adverts

You can’t explore Twitter or Instagram these days without seeing an advert for some form of charcoal-based product. In recent months, the popularity of charcoal skincare products and toothpastes has grown hugely, but dentists are warning that the adverts often posted by celebrities may be misleading the general public. The Oral Health Foundation has warned […]