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NHS England provides cash injection to plug the gap left by loss of NHS dental services in Billingham

NHS England provides cash injection to plug the gap left by loss of NHS dental services in Billingham

NHS England has revealed plans for two new dentists to start working in Billingham to plug the gap left by the cessation of NHS dental provision at the Queensway Clinic. The organisation has also promised to invest £1 million in the area to shorten waiting times and improve access to NHS services. When the owners […]


The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health calls for dental health to become a priority

The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health calls for dental health to become a priority

Representatives from the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) have called for dental health to become a priority for ministers, parents and public health officials. The body spoke out after a survey conducted in partnership with Mumsnet revealed that many parents are unaware of when they need to take their child for their […]


The Faculty of General Dental Practice shares new guidelines for treating patients with dementia

The Faculty of General Dental Practice shares new guidelines for treating patients with dementia

The Faculty of General Dental Practice has shared new guidelines for treating patients who suffer from dementia. Over 50 new recommendations have been published to help dental professionals and healthcare workers to provide better care for patients with dementia. Research suggests that around 5 percent of the population suffers from dementia and the body is […]


Mydentist reveals pay increase for dental nurses

Mydentist reveals pay increase for dental nurses

Mydentist, one of the UK’s leading dental chains, has revealed a pay increase for its dental nurses. The firm, which employs 4,000 dental nurses around the country, will guarantee a minimum hourly wage of £8.70 from the 1st April. The dental company has also shared plans to invest in career progression programmes for nurses as […]


Leading UK dentist suggests plans to banish ‘sugar chicanes’ in shops

Leading UK dentist suggests plans to banish ‘sugar chicanes’ in shops

One of the UK’s most senior dental professionals has called for a ban on ‘sugar chicanes’ in shops and supermarkets. Professor Michael Escudier, dean of the Faculty of Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons, claims that shops should be forced to get rid of enticing displays of sweets and chocolate bars by the […]


Dental charity calls for age-restricted fizzy drinks sales to prevent childhood decay

Dental charity calls for age-restricted fizzy drinks sales to prevent childhood decay

A dental charity has called for age-restricted sales to be introduced on fizzy drinks. Representatives from the Dental Wellness Trust are supporting an age limit on sugary drinks in a bid to reduce rates of child obesity and dental decay. The Dental Wellness Trust, an NGO, which focuses on promoting good oral hygiene in the […]


Angus dentist expresses fears over funding cuts

Angus dentist expresses fears over funding cuts

A dentist from Angus has expressed concern over the impact of funding cuts for affluent areas, which have been introduced to raise more cash for deprived areas. Gary Grime, owner of Monifieth Dental and Health Clinic, is worried that the enforcement of the Oral Health Improvement Plan will mean that funding is cut in more […]


New sugar tax comes into play in the UK

New sugar tax comes into play in the UK

A tax on sugary drinks has come into force across the UK. As of Friday 6th April 2018, prices on certain products will increase in line with a new sugar levy, which is designed to tackle rising rates of obesity and dental health issues. The government revealed plans to introduce the tax in 2017 and […]


Lisburn dentists dance for cash

Lisburn dentists dance for cash

A dental duo from Lisburn hit the dancefloor to raise money for charity recently. Dental nurse, Stephanie Davidson and practice manager Gordon Hughes, from Lisburn Bupa Dental Centre, undertook intensive training to participate in the ‘Bupa does Strictly’ event. The dance extravaganza was held to raise cash for Bupa Dental Care’s chosen charity, Make-A-Wish. The […]


Boscombe dental practice enters liquidation

Boscombe dental practice enters liquidation

A dental practice in Boscombe has gone into liquidation, it has been confirmed. Patients currently registered with Wootton Lodge on Christchurch Road have been advised to contact the NHS 111 helpline if they require urgent dental treatment until a replacement provider has been identified. Representatives from NHS England are currently working with local practices to […]