Posts Tagged ‘Dental care’

Plans approved for new NHS dental clinic in Boston

Plans approved for new NHS dental clinic in Boston

Plans to open a brand new NHS dental practice in Boston, Lincolnshire, have been given the green light. Planning officers have approved a change of use application for 30 Market Place, paving the way for the new surgery to open in January 2019. The clinic is one of four new NHS practices in the area, […]


New research reveals unmet demand for dental care among Syrian refugees in New Zealand

New research reveals unmet demand for dental care among Syrian refugees in New Zealand

New research conducted by staff at the University of Otago has revealed an unmet demand for dental care among Syrian refugees living in New Zealand. A survey carried out by researchers showed that a lack of access to dental care is contributing to pain, embarrassment and anxiety among refugees who have settled in the city […]


New Zealand dentists join forces to host free dental event

New Zealand dentists join forces to host free dental event

Dentists from 80 dental clinics across New Zealand have joined forces to provide free treatment for over a thousand patients over the course of the last couple of weeks. As part of an event organised by the New Zealand Dental Association and Southern Cross Healthcare, volunteers from practices all over the country teamed up to […]


Accrington dentist hangs up his drill after 30 years

Accrington dentist hangs up his drill after 30 years

A popular dentist from Accrington has downed his drill after 30 years at the same surgery. Dr Philip Baron has bid farewell to patients and colleagues at Bupa Dental Care after 30 years. Dr Baron took over the centre, previously named Antley Villa Dental Practice, in 1988. Over the years, the practice has expanded significantly, […]


Bupa adds 9 new dental practices to its portfolio

Bupa adds 9 new dental practices to its portfolio

Image Editorial credit: chrisdorney / Shutterstock.com Bupa has added nine new dental practices to its portfolio. The latest acquisitions mean that the chain has increased the number of Bupa clinics in the UK by 14 in 2018. After taking over Oasis Dental Care in 2017 and acquiring new practices in 2018, Bupa now manages 470 dental practices in […]


Additional clinics to join NHS dental contract pilot after trials reveal positive results

Additional clinics to join NHS dental contract pilot after trials reveal positive results

A number of additional NHS dental clinics will join an NHS dental contract pilot after trials revealed positive results. Up to 50 more practices will be added to 73 clinics already participating in a scheme that is focused on a preventative approach to dental care. The new system, which encourages dentists to offer extensive oral […]


One in Six Homeless People Have Pulled Out Their Own Teeth

One in Six Homeless People Have Pulled Out Their Own Teeth

One-sixth of people living on the streets have had to pull out their own teeth because of a lack of access to dental care, a shocking survey has revealed today. Over 70% of homeless people surveyed have reported losing teeth since they have ended up homeless, with 17% of these reporting that they have lost […]


Isle of Wight Dental Care Availability in Crisis as Clinic in Cowes Close

Isle of Wight Dental Care Availability in Crisis as Clinic in Cowes Close

NHS England have promised that more appointments will be available on the Isle of Wight, in the wake of a shortage of places on the island caused by the early ending of the contract of Somerset Partnership to provide NHS dental care and the closure of Cowes Medical Centre scheduled for the end of September. […]


Mydentist admits recruitment crisis, as several thousand patients unable to see a dentist

Mydentist admits recruitment crisis, as several thousand patients unable to see a dentist

One of the UK’s largest dental providers has admitted a recruitment crisis is preventing many thousands of patients from being able to see a dentist. Mydentist, which has 10 million patients in the UK, admits that a shortage of dentists is resulting in cancellations and delays. The provider said that it doesn’t have enough dentists […]


Cowes dental practice to cease providing general dental care, NHS England confirms

Cowes dental practice to cease providing general dental care, NHS England confirms

A dental practice in Cowes is set to stop providing general dental care for patients, NHS England has confirmed. The Cowes Medical Centre will continue to provide some specialist dental services, including orthodontics, but patients who require general dental care will be transferred to clinics in Newport and Bembridge. The shake-up at the centre comes […]