Posts Tagged ‘dentists’

Welsh dentists to get a bigger pay increase than colleagues in England and Northern Ireland

Welsh dentists to get a bigger pay increase than colleagues in England and Northern Ireland

Dentists in Wales are set to get a bigger pay increase than their counterparts in England and Northern Ireland. A new pay deal, which has been confirmed by ministers in Wales, means that dentists in Wales will see their salaries increase by more than colleagues in other parts of the UK. Vaughan Gething, Welsh health […]


NHS England calls for dentists to see 70,000 more pre-school children per year

NHS England calls for dentists to see 70,000 more pre-school children per year

NHS England has set dentists a goal of seeing 70,000 more pre-school children per year in a bid to try and reduce the number of children suffering from decay. The latest figures suggest that around 140 children are having teeth extracted every day, and NHS England is hoping to encourage more parents to ensure that […]


New Simplyhealth survey reveals the most bizarre questions posed by dental patients

New Simplyhealth survey reveals the most bizarre questions posed by dental patients

A new survey conducted by Simplyhealth has revealed the most bizarre questions received by dentists in the UK. As part of a national poll, the firm, which supplies Denplan dental cover, asked dentists about common questions they have been asked by clients. Most patients have queries about oral hygiene and want to know about the […]


Lisburn dentists dance for cash

Lisburn dentists dance for cash

A dental duo from Lisburn hit the dancefloor to raise money for charity recently. Dental nurse, Stephanie Davidson and practice manager Gordon Hughes, from Lisburn Bupa Dental Centre, undertook intensive training to participate in the ‘Bupa does Strictly’ event. The dance extravaganza was held to raise cash for Bupa Dental Care’s chosen charity, Make-A-Wish. The […]


Ely dental clinic forced to cancel appointments due to dentist shortage

Ely dental clinic forced to cancel appointments due to dentist shortage

A dental clinic in Ely has been forced to cancel appointments due to a shortage of dentists. The team at mydentist, which is based in St Mary’s Street, is currently offering priority appointments only due to a shortage of dental staff. Patients who are waiting for treatment and those booked in for routine appointments have […]


Plymouth dental practice will remain open despite having a shortage of dentists

Plymouth dental practice will remain open despite having a shortage of dentists

A Plymouth dental practice will remain open, despite the fact there is currently a shortage of dentists. Patients at Smile Dental Care, which is based at Ernesettle Primary Care Centre, have been advised to visit a surgery across the city for treatment while the practice recruits a new dentist, but they have been assured that […]


Dentists urged to play an active role in HPV detection and prevention amid rise in oral cancer cases

Dentists urged to play an active role in HPV detection and prevention amid rise in oral cancer cases

Dentists have been urged to play a more active role in discussing safe sex habits with patients in a bid to combat rising rates of oral cancer linked to HPV exposure. HPV, or human papillomavirus, is a very common sexually-transmitted infection. Public health experts have called for dentists to speak to patients about HPV as […]


Dentists urged to ensure they have the right TV licence

Dentists urged to ensure they have the right TV licence

Dentists across the country are being urged to check that they have the right TV licence amid concerns that many don’t realise they need a different kind of licence. As dental practices are classified as public areas, dentists must secure a separate licence to enable them to show patients TV shows or films on terrestrial […]


Dentists issue festive Prosecco warning

Dentists issue festive Prosecco warning

As the party season reaches its peak, dentists have issued a warning over the dangers of drinking prosecco. The fizzy drink has become a very popular tipple, and with many celebrating over the next couple of weeks, dentists are keen to do their bit to raise awareness of the impact of drinking prosecco on a […]


Swedish researchers claim dentists are secret weapons in the fight against obesity

Swedish researchers claim dentists are secret weapons in the fight against obesity

Researchers in Sweden claim that dentists are potentially powerful secret weapons in the battle against obesity. Researchers from the Sahlgrenska Academy, which is based at the Swedish Institute of Medicine, have suggested that encouraging people to adopt tooth-friendly diets could make a positive difference to their waistlines. Many of the foods that contribute to weight […]