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Cosmetic procedure industry announces self-regulation

Cosmetic procedure industry announces self-regulation

A quality mark is to be awarded to clinics which adhere to an agreed code of practice when performing non-surgical cosmetic procedures, BUPA has announced. Dr Andrew Vallance-Owen, chairman of the Independent Healthcare Advisory Services’ (IHAS) Working Group on Cosmetic Surgery and medical director for BUPA, said that failing to follow codes of practice is […]


Cosmetic dental treatment ‘improves self esteem’

Cosmetic dental treatment ‘improves self esteem’

Following research that 27 per cent of people believe having cosmetic dental work done will improve the quality of their life, the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (BACD) claims it can improve an individual’s self confidence. According to the organisation, although other things matter, it is improving individual’s teeth which can really make a difference […]


Teeth-whitening ‘should only be offered by professionals’

Teeth-whitening ‘should only be offered by professionals’

There are a number of beauty salons offering teeth-whitening treatment, reports the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (BACD). However, many of these salons are unregulated and do not have restrictions on the procedures, it claims. According to the BACD, some patients who have had such treatment have reported burns on their gums or marks left […]


Medical tourism a”credible option”

Medical tourism a”credible option”

Patients who seek dental care abroad are not just doing it "on a whim", according to StatMedica.com. The firm, which provides information about healthcare in Poland, states that the media and the public often misunderstand the term ‘medical tourism’ to mean a form of leisure activity or holiday. According to managing partner of the firm […]


Tooth-straightening technique ‘without the metal-mouth’

Tooth-straightening technique ‘without the metal-mouth’

Heavy metal braces and bands have been updated with a newer, more attractive form of teeth-straightening techniques, reports the New York Post. Invisalign, approved by the Food and Drug Administration in America uses 3D technology to create customised aligners from impressions of the patients teeth. No drilling is involved and the results of the six-month […]


TV makeovers lead to increase in veneers, says BACD

TV makeovers lead to increase in veneers, says BACD

Television makeover shows have led to a "big rise" in people seeking veneers, according to the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (BACD). It claims the popularity of veneers have increased by nearly 144 per cent, which can be attributed to the fact that the procedures are used "on pretty much every show". Tif Qureshi, public […]


Teeth whitening ‘not for everyone’

Teeth whitening ‘not for everyone’

A bright white smile may seem like a good idea but tooth whitening techniques are dangerous for some, according to one report. The Irish Independent warns that for people with tooth-coloured veneers, caps, crowns or fillings, the result may be uneven as bleach does not affect the work along with the natural tooth. Anyone with […]


Jordan a ‘popular cosmetic dentistry destination’

Jordan a ‘popular cosmetic dentistry destination’

There are an increasing number of people travelling to Jordan to have cosmetic dentistry operations, reports the Arabian Business magazine. According to Dr Munir Amro, director of the Esthetic Dental Centre in Jordan, patients come to the Middle Eastern country to take advantage of lower priced treatments and high quality procedures. People from the Gulf […]


Bollywood smiles ‘achievable through surgery’

Bollywood smiles ‘achievable through surgery’

The bright and clear smiles of the Indian film industry are often not natural but a result of cosmetic dentistry, according to reports. The Times of India claims that many top Bollywood actors and actresses have undergone treatment in order to achieve bright white teeth. Celebrity cosmetic dentist Dr Sandesh Mayekar puts smiles into three […]


Overcoming dentist fear is ‘life changing’

Overcoming dentist fear is ‘life changing’

Conquering a fear of the dental chair and visiting a dentist can change lives, according to the Olympian Online. It cites figures by the American Dental Association that estimate 30 per cent of Americans do not attend the dentist on a regular basis. Many studies into dental care have found that fear is one of […]