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Third urgent dental clinic opens in Gloucestershire

Third urgent dental clinic opens in Gloucestershire

A third urgent dental centre has opened in Gloucestershire. The new clinic, which is located in Quedgeley, will provide urgent assistance for patients in the county alongside existing dental hubs in Cheltenham and Gloucester.  The three Gloucestershire centres are part of an extensive network of hubs that have been set up across England by NHS […]


The British Society of Paediatric Dentistry launches new videos to help kids keep their smiles in check

The British Society of Paediatric Dentistry launches new videos to help kids keep their smiles in check

The British Society of Paediatric Dentistry (BSPD) has launched a series of new videos to help children keep their smiles in check. At a time when dental practices are closed and routine check-ups for kids have been put on hold, the BSPD is keen to encourage parents and children to keep a close eye on […]


A third of adults are snacking more during lockdown, survey reveals

A third of adults are snacking more during lockdown, survey reveals

A new survey has suggested that a third of adults are snacking more than normal during lockdown. Research carried out by the Oral Health Foundation found that families and young adults were most likely to graze. Around 70% of families with children have increased the amount they eat, while 61% of under 35’s are snacking […]


Flintshire patients urged to get in touch with their dentist for emergency assistance

Flintshire patients urged to get in touch with their dentist for emergency assistance

Health bosses in Flintshire are encouraging patients to get in touch with their dentist if they need urgent assistance. The vast majority of dental clinics in the UK are closed at the moment, but patients can access urgent care through a network of emergency hubs that have been set up in the last few months. […]


Private dentists join forces to launch urgent dental centre in York

Private dentists join forces to launch urgent dental centre in York

A group of private dentists has come together to launch a new urgent dental centre in York. Members of staff from fourteen private practices across the city have joined forces to open the emergency hub, which is located at Woodthorpe Dental Centre. The clinic is offering urgent dental care at a fee of £80 to […]


Tatton MP encourages the Prime Minister to provide more information about dental practice reopening

Tatton MP encourages the Prime Minister to provide more information about dental practice reopening

The MP for Tatton, Cheshire, has urged the Prime Minister to provide more information about the reopening of dental practices. Esther McVey said that she had spoken to several dentists who were confused about when they could reopen due to a lack of information provided by the government in its roadmap for lifting lockdown. There […]


Scotland’s national clinical director outlines plans for dental practices

Scotland’s national clinical director outlines plans for dental practices

Professor Jason Leitch, national clinical director for the Scottish Government, has outlined plans for a gradual reopening of dental practices. Speaking at the daily press briefing on Friday 15th May, Prof Leitch said that plans were currently being drawn up to introduce a phased reopening, which would enable patients to see a dentist in the […]


Dental chain owner issues warning over mouth cancer spike if practices remain closed

Dental chain owner issues warning over mouth cancer spike if practices remain closed

Sam Waley-Cohen, the owner of Portman Dental Care, has issued a warning over a spike in mouth cancer cases if practices in the UK remain closed. Mr Waley-Cohen, a former jockey, established the chain 11 years ago. Speaking in a press interview, Mr Waley-Cohen suggested that the current closures were ‘inexplicable’ and called for the […]


The British Dental Association calls for greater clarity surrounding dental practice reopening

The British Dental Association calls for greater clarity surrounding dental practice reopening

The British Dental Association is calling for greater clarity surrounding the potential reopening of dental practices. On the 10th May, the Prime Minister outlined a series of phases and steps, which would gradually bring England out of lockdown. Following the broadcast, which was followed by the publication of a 50-page document on the 11th May, […]


Study suggests mouthwash could help to reduce Covid-19 transmission

Study suggests mouthwash could help to reduce Covid-19 transmission

A new study suggests that using mouthwash could help to reduce Covid-19 transmission. Researchers at Cardiff University found that mouthwash could potentially lower the risk of transmission, as well as playing a part in destroying the outer layer of the virus, known as ‘the envelope.’ Covid-19 is one of a number of enveloped viruses, which […]