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Healthwatch Bucks urges local dental practices to update their NHS Choices profiles

Healthwatch Bucks urges local dental practices to update their NHS Choices profiles

A Buckinghamshire watchdog has urged local dental practices to update their profiles on the NHS Choices website. Healthwatch Bucks recently conducted research, which revealed that 35 practices in the area didn’t provide any information for patients via the website. In light of the research, the watchdog is encouraging the practices to update their information to […]


Dentists raise concerns over NHS dental care in open letter

Dentists raise concerns over NHS dental care in open letter

A group of dentists has raised concerns over NHS dental care in an open letter, which has been published by The Telegraph. In the letter, which has been signed by hundreds of dentists from around the country, concerns about access to NHS dental care and working conditions for dental professionals have been flagged up. Dentists […]


Dentists dispel the value of popular dental fads

Dentists dispel the value of popular dental fads

Barely a day goes by when you don’t come across a new miracle cure or trendy health fad in the papers. At this time of year, when many make resolutions for a bigger, better year ahead, these articles are particularly commonplace. The trouble is that there is a lot of conflicting advice out there, and […]


Critics call for dental fines overhaul to protect vulnerable people

Critics call for dental fines overhaul to protect vulnerable people

Critics of the NHS’ current dental fines system have called for an overhaul to protect vulnerable people. Research shows that income from fines has increased significantly in the last decade, but bodies are worried that vulnerable people, including those with dementia and disabilities, are paying the price for honest mistakes. Research shows that the number […]


Abergavenny dentist celebrates awards triumph

Abergavenny dentist celebrates awards triumph

A promising young dentist from Abergavenny has plenty to smile about in the run-up to Christmas after being crowned the Young Dentist of the Year at the 2017 Dentistry Awards. Rhodri Thomas can add the prestigious title to the Best Young Dentist award, which he won at the Private Dentistry Awards in 2016. Dr Thomas, […]


Dentists share their secrets for whiter winter smiles

Dentists share their secrets for whiter winter smiles

A leading dental website has shared a host of secrets to achieve brighter, whiter smiles this winter. With more and more people lusting after radiant pearly whites, advice from AskTheDentist.com could come in handy this Christmas. According to the site, which shares advice given by dental professionals, good oral hygiene is an excellent foundation, but […]


Worthing dental practice hosts art soiree to enable dentists to bond with patients

Worthing dental practice hosts art soiree to enable dentists to bond with patients

A dental practice from Worthing adopted a novel approach to getting to know its patients by hosting an art soiree at the beginning of December. For one night only, Ferring Dental Practice was converted into a gallery showcasing the pieces of Lewes dentist, Nick Bodimeade. Business development manager at the practice, Sacha Trunks, explained that […]


New study suggests gum disease can increase the risk of breast cancer

New study suggests gum disease can increase the risk of breast cancer

A new study suggests that women who have gum disease are up to three times more likely to develop breast cancer. The study, which has been published in the Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology journal, indicates that women who have advanced gum disease are between two and three times more likely to develop breast cancer […]


Bupa Dental Care acquires Luton-based Avsan Holdings

Bupa Dental Care acquires Luton-based Avsan Holdings

Bupa Dental Care has completed the acquisition of Avsan Holdings, a dental chain based in Luton. The group, which has 16 dental clinics in England and Scotland, has been taken over by Bupa in a deal, which was overseen by Christie & Co. Avsan Holdings was created over 30 years ago by Avron Smith and […]


Dentists urged to ensure they have the right TV licence

Dentists urged to ensure they have the right TV licence

Dentists across the country are being urged to check that they have the right TV licence amid concerns that many don’t realise they need a different kind of licence. As dental practices are classified as public areas, dentists must secure a separate licence to enable them to show patients TV shows or films on terrestrial […]