Posts Tagged ‘dentists’

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 […]


Health watchdog claims Bicester residents are struggling to see a dentist

Health watchdog claims Bicester residents are struggling to see a dentist

A health watchdog based in Oxfordshire has claimed that residents in Bicester are struggling to see a dentist, despite its reputation as a ‘healthy town.’ Healthwatch Oxfordshire believes that local patients are finding it difficult to get an NHS dental appointment. The watchdog recently launched a two-week project to analyse health services in the town. […]


Dartmouth dentists celebrate charity rowing challenge success

Dartmouth dentists celebrate charity rowing challenge success

A pair of dentists from Dartmouth has plenty to smile about after completing a charity race deemed the most gruelling rowing challenge on the planet. Dentists Justin Marney and Azud Irshad spent 50 days at sea, tackling unpredictable conditions and pushing their endurance and mental strength to the max to reach the shores of Antigua. […]


New figures reveal over 90% of children are registered with a dentist in Scotland

New figures reveal over 90% of children are registered with a dentist in Scotland

New figures have revealed that more than 90 percent of children living in Scotland are registered with a dentist. The statistics show an increase in registration rates, and an amazing difference in the proportion of children from deprived areas who are on a practice list. In 2000, just 52% of children from the poorest areas […]


Colchester dental practice off to a winning start following awards success

Colchester dental practice off to a winning start following awards success

A dental team from Colchester has started the year with a bang after scooping a hat-trick of awards at the National Dentistry Awards. The team from North Hill Dental has started as they mean to go in 2017 after being crowned the winners of a series prestigious awards: the practice won Best Team and Best […]


Pwlllheli dental team backs Dementia Awareness campaign

Pwlllheli dental team backs Dementia Awareness campaign

A dental team from Pwllheli is doing its bit to raise awareness of dementia this week as part of a dementia awareness campaign. The team from Penlan Dental Care has signed up to support an initiative run by the Alzheimer’s Society known as Dementia Friends. This week, dentists, nurses and support staff took part in […]


Dental Council of India Criticised in Report

Dental Council of India Criticised in Report

A new report compiled by the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) has criticised the Dental Council of India (DCI) for failing to control dental colleges across the country. The report claims that the DCI (which is a body designed to make recommendations to the ministry of health and welfare) has failed to manage […]