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Woman fined by GDC said she had no idea that offering tooth whitening treatment was illegal

Woman fined by GDC said she had no idea that offering tooth whitening treatment was illegal

A woman who was fined by the General Dental Council for offering tooth whitening services has told the BBC that she had no idea what she was doing was illegal. Brenda McFadyen, from Clydebank, was fined by the GDC after admitting to providing whitening services without the required dental skills and qualifications. In line with […]


Number of extractions performed on children in England rises by almost 20% in 5 years

Number of extractions performed on children in England rises by almost 20% in 5 years

The number of children undergoing extraction procedures in England has risen by 18 percent in the last five years, new figures confirm. According to the Local Government Association (LGA), 45,077 extractions were performed on children in England last year. This represents an increase of almost 20% since 2012. The cost of extractions to the NHS […]


New figures show that 20,000 Brighton children didn’t see a dentist last year

New figures show that 20,000 Brighton children didn’t see a dentist last year

New figures show that 20,000 children in Brighton didn’t see a dentist last year. The statistics suggest that just under 40% of children in the area didn’t have a routine check-up, despite the fact that NHS guidelines recommend 6-monthly checks for children. The rate of non-attendance in Brighton and Hove (39%) was slightly lower than […]


Mablethorpe dental practice to close in February due to staff shortages

Mablethorpe dental practice to close in February due to staff shortages

A dental practice in Mablethorpe, Lincolnshire, will close in February, it has been confirmed. The Bupa dental surgery, which is based at the Marisco Medical Centre, will shut early next year as a result of a shortage of staff. The former Oasis Dental practice was taken over by Bupa, but has struggled to recruit new […]


Experts warn against the dangers of sugar addiction, as some children need all their teeth extracted

Experts warn against the dangers of sugar addiction, as some children need all their teeth extracted

Dental experts have issued another warning over the impact of the nation’s sugar addiction, as figures reveal that 75,000 children had teeth extracted last year. Dentists all over the country have reported an increase in rates of decay, with some children suffering from such severe decay that they need all their teeth removing. In the […]


Children are missing out on dental care due to dental phobia, dental law firm suggests

Children are missing out on dental care due to dental phobia, dental law firm suggests

A dental law firm has suggested that children in the UK are missing out on dental care as a result of dental phobia. The Dental Law Partnership believes that children are missing dental appointments as a result of anxiety and fear. The most recent NHS statistics revealed that only 58.7% of children in England attended […]


Liverpool dental clinic celebrates expansion success

Liverpool dental clinic celebrates expansion success

The owners of a dental clinic in Liverpool have plenty to smile about, after acquiring new premises, which will enable them to create a super-practice comprising nine surgeries. Smileworks was established in 2012 by Dr MJ Rowland-Warmann and Mr Ed Challinor. Ed took control of the marketing and sales side of the business, while MJ […]


Doctors and dentists join forces to help the homeless in Mansfield

Doctors and dentists join forces to help the homeless in Mansfield

Doctors and dentists joined forces to help the homeless in Mansfield on Monday 26 th November. A host of volunteers visited the soup kitchen in Bridge Street on Monday evening in a move to help those who don’t have access to health and dental services. People who were visiting the soup kitchen were able to […]


Portman Dental Care adds Perth dental firm to its growing portfolio

Portman Dental Care adds Perth dental firm to its growing portfolio

Portman Dental Care has acquired Perth-based dental group, Caledonian Dental Care, adding to its ever-growing portfolio of clinics. The group is the latest in a long chain of clinics of acquisitions by Portman Dental Care, which is now one of Scotland’s largest providers. Caledonian Dental Care owns two large practices, with a total of 19 […]


Kendal duo travels to Lebanon to provide dental care for Syrian refugees

Kendal duo travels to Lebanon to provide dental care for Syrian refugees

A dental duo from Kendal has travelled to Lebanon to provide much-needed dental care for refugees. Dentist, Arfan Iqbal and dental nurse, Tracey Topping, from Sandes Avenue Dental Practice, will spend a week in Lebanon, visiting Syrian refugee camps and offering dental treatment and pain relief. Mrs Topping, from Bolton-le-Sands, said that she was nervous […]