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NHS England reveals plans to open new dental practice in Bicester

NHS England reveals plans to open new dental practice in Bicester

NHS England has revealed plans to open a dental practice in Bicester. In the last two years, a growing number of patients have struggled to join NHS dental registers in the local area, but access problems could soon be a thing of the past, as both NHS and private clinics are due to open in […]


Child dental registration rates remain a concern in West Dunbartonshire, despite recent improvements

Child dental registration rates remain a concern in West Dunbartonshire, despite recent improvements

The proportion of children registered with a dentist in West Dunbartonshire remains below the national average, despite improvements in recent years. The latest figures show that uptake increased from 40.8% in 2014 to 46.8% in September 2017, but the number of children on a dental register is still below the national average and far lower […]


Dental campaign group warns against illegal tooth whitening as fines increase and GDC clamps down on perpetrators

Dental campaign group warns against illegal tooth whitening as fines increase and GDC clamps down on perpetrators

A dental campaign group has issued a warning to anyone providing illegal whitening treatment, as the General Dental Council clamps down on perpetrators and courts hand out more severe punishments and fines. The Tooth Whitening Information Group is warning beauty therapists and anyone else who doesn’t have a form dental qualification to avoid administering whitening […]


Health bosses launch enquiry following difficulties recruiting dentists in North Yorkshire

Health bosses launch enquiry following difficulties recruiting dentists in North Yorkshire

Health bosses in Yorkshire have launched an enquiry after experiencing difficulties recruiting new dentists to work in North Yorkshire. Members of the scrutiny of health committee at North Yorkshire council will work with NHS England and Health Education England to ascertain potential reasons why it’s proving difficult to recruit dentists in the area, and why […]


Homeless charity calls for urgent action, as study shows that 1 in 6 resort to DIY dental treatment

Homeless charity calls for urgent action, as study shows that 1 in 6 resort to DIY dental treatment

A homeless charity has appealed for urgent action to be taken, after a new study revealed that 1 in 6 homeless people attempt to extract their own teeth. The report compiled by Groundswell revealed that 70 percent of people have lost teeth since living on the streets and 17 percent have lost teeth as a […]


Lengthy waiting lists prompt desperate Australian dental patients to fly inter-state for treatment

Lengthy waiting lists prompt desperate Australian dental patients to fly inter-state for treatment

Desperate dental patients in Australia are being forced to fly to different states for treatment as a result of lengthy waiting lists. Some patients have reported waiting more than three years for treatment for painful wisdom teeth, with waiting times well above average in parts of New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria. A patient from […]


Health chiefs confirm plans for more than 1,500 new dental places in Kirklees

Health chiefs confirm plans for more than 1,500 new dental places in Kirklees

Health chiefs have confirmed plans to create more than 1,500 new NHS dental places in Kirklees this summer. Health bosses have announced that 1,700 places will be made available this summer, with a further 2,000 to be created in the next two years. The new places will be spread across six dental practices in the […]


New dental surgery to open in former NatWest branch in Canford Cliffs

New dental surgery to open in former NatWest branch in Canford Cliffs

A new dental surgery is set to open in Canford Cliffs. The new practice will be located in the unit previously occupied by NatWest Bank. The building on Haven Road has been vacant since October 2017, but now, plans have been revealed to bring a new dentist to Poole. Helen Harris, council officer, said that […]


Public Health England issues sugar warning, as children set to consume twice the recommended amount this year

Public Health England issues sugar warning, as children set to consume twice the recommended amount this year

Public Health England has issued a warning over sugar consumption, as it is estimated that a large proportion of children in England will have already consumed their annual recommended intake. According to the body, many children have already consumed the recommended yearly intake of sugar, despite that fact that we’re only halfway through the year. […]


Welsh dental hygienist gears up for fifth visit to Tanzania with Bridge2Aid

Welsh dental hygienist gears up for fifth visit to Tanzania with Bridge2Aid

A dental hygienist from Wales is gearing up for her fifth visit to Tanzania with the dental charity, Bridge2Aid. Yvonne Wood, from Yvonne Wood Dental Hygiene at The Courtyard in Glansevern, will travel to Tanzania on the 22nd June, as she prepares to help out with the charity’s Dental Volunteer Programme. The programme, which is […]