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Braunton dental nurse prepares to hit the high seas on charity mission

Braunton dental nurse prepares to hit the high seas on charity mission

A dental nurse from Braunton is preparing to swap terra firma for the high seas, as she joins a team of volunteers aboard the ship, Africa Mercy. Kate Rogers, from Riverside Dental, is leaving the UK on Saturday 24th February to embark on a charity mission in Cameroon. Kate will be part of a team […]


Ilfracombe dentist shares heart-breaking tales as under 2’s undergo dental treatment in hospital

Ilfracombe dentist shares heart-breaking tales as under 2’s undergo dental treatment in hospital

A dentist from Ilfracombe, Devon, has shared her heartbreak over the state of children’s dental health. Vicki Jephcote sees children with extensive decay on a daily basis and has sent children younger than 2 years old for treatment under general anaesthetic in hospital. Vicki, from Torrs Park Dental Practice, said that it’s not uncommon to […]


Could a glass of red wine boost your oral health?

Could a glass of red wine boost your oral health?

Red wine has been linked to health benefits such as a lower risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes in the past, but new research suggests that it could also boost your oral health. A new study claims that compounds in red wine known as polyphenols can help to eliminate harmful bacteria from the […]


Bradford Council approves plans for a new dental surgery in Shipley

Bradford Council approves plans for a new dental surgery in Shipley

Bradford Council has approved plans to open a new dental surgery in Shipley. Park Homes submitted a proposal to convert an empty retail unit into a dental practice last year, and now, the plans have been approved by planning officers at the council. The plans for 13 Briggate on Fox’s Corner contain information related to […]


Western Isles MSP calls for U-turn on proposed dental hub

Western Isles MSP calls for U-turn on proposed dental hub

Western Isles MSP, Alasdair Allan has called for a U-turn on a proposed dental hub. Dr Allan has contacted NHS Western Isles and the chief executives at Comhairle nan Eilean Sar to encourage them to revise plans to open a single hub, which would serve several islands. Recently, proposals for a change in dental provision […]


Isle of Wight dentists to tour nurseries and schools to improve children’s oral health

Isle of Wight dentists to tour nurseries and schools to improve children’s oral health

Dentists in the Isle of Wight are planning to visit nurseries and schools in a bid to improve standards of oral health among children. The team from The Mall Dental Practice in Newport is working with NHS England as part of a pilot project, which is designed to encourage better habits and reduce rates of […]


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 […]