Posts Tagged ‘Dental health’

Patients waiting to register with a dentist in Pembrokeshire urged to contact local practices, as hundreds of NHS places are made available

Patients waiting to register with a dentist in Pembrokeshire urged to contact local practices, as hundreds of NHS places are made available

Patients who are waiting to register with a dentist in Pembrokeshire have been urged to contact local practices, after it was confirmed that a number of new NHS dental places have been made available in the area. Recently, representatives from Hywel Dda University Health Board undertook a review of services to ascertain where extra places […]


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 […]


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 […]


Number of children waiting 6 months for a dental procedure increases, NHS data confirms

Number of children waiting 6 months for a dental procedure increases, NHS data confirms

The number of children waiting at last 6 months for a dental procedure has increased, according to new NHS data. New figures from more than 30 NHS trusts show that the number of children waiting six months for dental surgery has increased by over 50 percent in the last three years. The number of children […]


Hamilton dentist raises concerns over link between poverty and ‘third-world dental problems’ in New Zealand

Hamilton dentist raises concerns over link between poverty and ‘third-world dental problems’ in New Zealand

A dentist from Hamilton has raised concerns over the link between poverty and ‘third-world’ dental issues in New Zealand. Assil Russell, dentist and co-founder of dental charity, Revive a Smile, said that the situation is so bad in parts of the country that she has started a petition for subsidies to be made available to […]


Scotland’s chief dental officer claims annual check-ups are suitable for most patients

Scotland’s chief dental officer claims annual check-ups are suitable for most patients

Most of us have heard at some point in our lives that we should go to the dentist every 6 months. While this advice still applies to some patients, most notably those with a high risk of developing dental issues, Scotland’s chief dental officer insists that most of us can benefit from annual appointments. Margie […]


Judy Murray shows off stunning new smile after undergoing 15 months of treatment

Judy Murray shows off stunning new smile after undergoing 15 months of treatment

Image Editorial credit: Mick Atkins / Shutterstock.com Strictly contestant and tennis super-mum, Judy Murray, has shown off the results of 15 months of intensive dental treatment. Judy, who is best known for cheering on her son, Andy, from the sidelines of the Wimbledon courts, conquered her fear of the dentist to undergo treatment to provide her with a dazzling […]


Highlands MSP raises concerns over access to NHS dentistry, as patients are moved to private surgeries

Highlands MSP raises concerns over access to NHS dentistry, as patients are moved to private surgeries

An MSP based in the Highlands has raised concerns over the future of NHS dentistry, as patients move from NHS clinics to private surgeries. Rhoda Grant said that a lack of funding made available by the government has contributed to “privatisation by the back door.” Recently, patients who were previously registered with NHS services in […]


Irish dentists criticise medical card scheme, as extractions become more commonplace

Irish dentists criticise medical card scheme, as extractions become more commonplace

Irish dentists have criticised the current medical card scheme after new figures revealed that the number of tooth extractions carried out in the last decade has increased. The Irish Dental Association has warned that changes to dental benefits have had a negative impact on standards of oral health. A new survey published on Tuesday 29th […]


Berkshire dentists team up with Cancer Research UK to tackle rising oral cancer rates

Berkshire dentists team up with Cancer Research UK to tackle rising oral cancer rates

Dentists in Berkshire have joined forces with Cancer Research UK to tackle rising rates of oral cancer. Dentists from surgeries across the county are working with the charity to try and improve diagnosis methods and raise awareness of the symptoms and warning signs of mouth cancer. The dentists have teamed up with a specialist team […]