Posts Tagged ‘UK’

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 […]


New report reveals alarming rise in mouth cancer cases in the UK

New report reveals alarming rise in mouth cancer cases in the UK

A new report has revealed an alarming rise in the number of cases of mouth cancer diagnosed in the UK. The first ever ‘State of Mouth Cancer Report’, which was published by the Oral Health Foundation in association with Simplyhealth ahead of the launch of Mouth Cancer Action Month, also highlighted a widespread lack of […]


New research reveals a third of UK adults never visit a hygienist

New research reveals a third of UK adults never visit a hygienist

Cover Image Copyright TePe New research has revealed that a third of UK adults have never visited a hygienist. A study carried out by Tepe UK found that just over a third of adults in the UK have never had a dental hygiene appointment. Almost half of those surveyed admitted that they thought regular dental […]


Survey Reveals UK Adults Have Poor Oral Hygiene Habits

Survey Reveals UK Adults Have Poor Oral Hygiene Habits

A survey has revealed that half of UK adults have below par oral hygiene habits. The Adult Dental Health Survey revealed that a quarter of people only brush their teeth once a day, while most spend only 45 seconds brushing their teeth, which is far shorter than the recommended period of 2 minutes. According to […]


Differences in tooth whitening legalisation

Differences in tooth whitening legalisation

The General Dental Council has campaigned for tooth whitening to be restricted to dental professionals to the UK; however, in the USA, it is a completely different story. Earlier this year, the GDC successfully sued a practitioner for providing whitening services without registration. The organisation is campaigning to raise awareness of the potential dangers of […]