Posts Tagged ‘dentist shortage’

Experts raise concerns over dentist shortage, as number of new recruits falls by a fifth in 3 years

Experts raise concerns over dentist shortage, as number of new recruits falls by a fifth in 3 years

Experts have raised concerns over a dentist shortage after figures revealed that the number of new dentists has fallen by one-fifth in the last three years. Researchers suggested that recruitment issues are already becoming more commonplace, and the situation is set to get worse with falling numbers of graduates and a high number of dentists […]


Builth Wells practice to close due to dentist shortage

Builth Wells practice to close due to dentist shortage

A dental practice in Builth Wells will close at the end of this month due to a shortage of dentists, it has been revealed. The town’s mydentist practice, which is located at Glan Irfon Health and Social Care Centre in Love Lane, is the latest in a series of mydentist clinics to close amid widespread […]


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 […]


Bridlington dental clinic closes due to dentist shortage

Bridlington dental clinic closes due to dentist shortage

A dental clinic in Bridlington has closed due to a shortage of dentists. Bridlington Dental Care has officially shut for good, leaving hundreds of patients in the town without access to an NHS dentist. The Prospect Street surgery closed in June, and patients received a letter explaining that the cause was a shortage of dentists. […]


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 […]


Skye Dental Patients Faced With 200 Mile Trip To Dentist

Skye Dental Patients Faced With 200 Mile Trip To Dentist

Some dental patients living on the Isle of Skye are facing a 200 mile round trip to see an NHS dentist due to a shortage of dentists on the island. One in seven patients are currently on a waiting list to join an NHS practice, with those in need of treatment facing a lengthy trip […]


Lack Of Access To Dental Care A Growing Problem In Nebraska

Lack Of Access To Dental Care A Growing Problem In Nebraska

There is a severe problem with access to dental services in Nebraska, according to a new report. A report compiled by The Centre for Health Policy at the University of Nebraska, revealed that there are no dentists in 20 counties in the state. Research also showed that there is a shortage of dentists in a […]


Dental Shortage In Isle Of Man Leads To Long Waiting Lists

Dental Shortage In Isle Of Man Leads To Long Waiting Lists

A shortage of dentists has caused waiting times in the Isle of Man to increase, according to the Department of Health. Patients are waiting longer for routine check-ups because there are not enough dentists on the islands. Health minister, David Anderson, said the department was working hard to increase recruitment on the island to tackle […]


MSP Hosts Meeting with NHS to Discuss Harris Dental Services

MSP Hosts Meeting with NHS to Discuss Harris Dental Services

A Member of the Scottish Parliament hosted a meting with the chief executive of NHS Western Isles, to discuss issues facing dental services in Harris. Alasdair Allan, MSP for the Western Isles met with chief executive Gordon Jamieson to talk about the future of NHS dental services in Harris. The meeting was called in light […]


Shortage of dentists in Isle of Man

Shortage of dentists in Isle of Man

A shortage of dentists in the Isle of Man has forced the Department of Health to introduce a new priority care system. The new system will ensure that patients who actually need treatment are treated before those who are due to visit their dentist for a routine check-up. Patients who wish to arrange an appointment […]