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Health minister shares plans for NHS dental contract changes on a visit to Portsmouth practice

Health minister shares plans for NHS dental contract changes on a visit to Portsmouth practice

Health minister, Maria Caulfield, has shared plans for changes to the NHS dental contract on a visit to Smile Dental Care in Rowner, Portsmouth. Ms Caulfield, the minister for patient safety and primary care, suggested that modifications to the current contract, which was launched in 2006, were imminent. Speaking to local reporters, she stated that […]


Londonderry dentist claims dentistry is in ‘absolute crisis’

Londonderry dentist claims dentistry is in ‘absolute crisis’

A dentist from Londonderry claims that dentistry is in “absolute crisis” after the pandemic. Dr Meabh Owens, who runs a dental practice in the city, said that patients are waiting too long for treatment because the demand is simply too high. She has no available appointments to carry out treatment until September and most dentists […]


Scottish dentists criticise plans to reduce NHS support payments

Scottish dentists criticise plans to reduce NHS support payments

The British Dental Association has criticised plans to reduce NHS support payments for dental practices in Scotland. Dentists have accused the Scottish Government of “pulling away the life support” from NHS dental services. The comments came after health secretary, Humza Yousaf, confirmed that additional payments will decrease from 70% to 30% from August. Uplift fees, […]


Scottish Dental Care adds two Edinburgh practices to its growing portfolio

Scottish Dental Care adds two Edinburgh practices to its growing portfolio

Scottish Dental Care, one of Scotland’s largest dental chains, has added two Edinburgh practices to its growing portfolio. Founded in 2016 by brothers, Philip and Christopher Friel, Scottish Dental Care recently added Edinburgh-based St John’s Road and East Craigs practices. The two clinics are run by Dr Hew Mathewson and his family. The family has […]


Dental treatment falls among children in Northern Ireland

Dental treatment falls among children in Northern Ireland

The number of children receiving dental treatment in Northern Ireland has fallen significantly. New figures suggest that the number of children undergoing treatments excluding basic checks has decreased by 37% since the pandemic. The statistics were revealed as part of an annual Department for Health report on family health services. Despite the fall in dental […]


Cornwall MP claims people have given up trying to get dental appointments

Cornwall MP claims people have given up trying to get dental appointments

The MP for St Ives and West Cornwall claims that people have given up trying to get dental appointments because waiting times are too long. Derek Thomas recently conducted a survey, which threw up “shocking” results. Mr Thomas has been campaigning for improved access to NHS dental care for years. At the start of the […]


Government announces new plans to strengthen Buy-Now Pay-Later regulation including credit for dental work

Government announces new plans to strengthen Buy-Now Pay-Later regulation including credit for dental work

The government has announced plans to strengthen regulation for Buy-Now Pay-Later deals, including credit for dental work. Ministers revealed plans to protect consumers with tougher regulations on Buy-Now Pay-Later arrangements on Monday 20th June. Under new guidelines, lenders will be required to carry out additional affordability checks and ensure that adverts are clear and fair […]


Dentists crown Princess Beatrice the royal with the most attractive smile

Dentists crown Princess Beatrice the royal with the most attractive smile

Dentists have crowned Princess Beatrice the royal with the most attractive smile. Using state-of-the-art software, dentists at Expressdentists.com analysed the smiles of members of the Royal Family. Advanced algorithms determined that Princess Beatrice, who is tenth in line to the throne, had the best smile. Her sister, Princess Eugenie, came in second place, followed by […]


Portsmouth patients struggle to get appointments as family travels to Watford to see a dentist

Portsmouth patients struggle to get appointments as family travels to Watford to see a dentist

Portsmouth patients cannot get NHS dental appointments, according to Portsmouth South MP, Stephen Morgan. Mr Morgan said that the city has become a “dental care desert” during a debate on GP and dental services in England. Speaking about the crisis, Mr Morgan said that one family that had contacted him were driving all the way […]


NHS dental services to return to Helmsley

NHS dental services to return to Helmsley

NHS dental services are set to return to Helmsley after a two year absence. Helmsley Smiles will offer NHS care to patients in the Yorkshire town. The practice owners are currently awaiting final inspections before they open the doors to residents. The town has had no NHS dental provider since the pandemic hit. Helmsley Smiles […]