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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 […]


Local councillor criticises planned changes to community dental services in Lampeter

Local councillor criticises planned changes to community dental services in Lampeter

Proposed changes to community dental services and health services provided at a health centre in Lampeter have come under fire from local councillor, Hag Harris. Cllr Harris, the town mayor, has criticised plans put forward by Hywel Dda University Health Board, stating that it is unfair to expect patients from Lampeter to travel to other […]


Bolton dentists pay schoolchildren a visit

Bolton dentists pay schoolchildren a visit

Dentists from Synergy Dental, Bolton, have paid local children a visit in a bid to improve dental hygiene and reduce rates of decay among children in the area. Head dentist, Dr Richard Ho and dental nurse, Farah Pycroft, took a trip to the Olive School to teach children some good dental habits, which they can […]


Dental nurses complete charity walk to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support

Dental nurses complete charity walk to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support

A group of dental nurses from Beaufort Dental Practice in Stapenhill has tackled a 15-mile charity walk to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. The team of nurses was joined by friends and family for the walk, which stretched from Uttoxeter to Burton. The walk was organised in memory of one of the nurse’s fathers, […]


Middlesbrough footballers all smiles after signing up to local dental scheme

Middlesbrough footballers all smiles after signing up to local dental scheme

The players from Middlesbrough FC have plenty to smile about after signing up to a local dental scheme. The club has officially formed a 12-month partnership with Queensway Dental Clinic. As part of the scheme, dentists, nurses and dental hygienists from the Billingham clinic will pay regular visits to players at their Rockcliffe Hall training […]