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Plans to create a new dental practice in Cleadon Village are given the go-ahead following successful appeal

Plans to create a new dental practice in Cleadon Village are given the go-ahead following successful appeal

Plans to open a brand new dental practice in Cleadon Village have been given the go-ahead following a successful appeal. Plans to change the use of the premises at 1 Windermere, off Front Street, were rejected twice, but have since been approved following a successful appeal by the applicant. At the time of the initial […]


New study reveals just 3% of children visit the dentist before their 1st birthday

New study reveals just 3% of children visit the dentist before their 1st birthday

A new study has revealed that just 3% of children visit the dentist before their 1st birthday in England. Research undertaken by teams at the University of Birmingham, the University of Edinburgh and Public Health England also suggested that only 12% of children visited the dentist by the age of 2. Researchers also found that […]


Hundreds of dental patients advised to undergo blood tests amid infection control concerns

Hundreds of dental patients advised to undergo blood tests amid infection control concerns

Hundreds of dental patients in Hertfordshire have been advised to undergo blood tests after concerns were raised about the use of unclean equipment. Patients registered at [email protected] have been urged to have blood tests after it was confirmed that dirty instruments may have been used by one of the practice hygienists. Public Health England has […]


Inquiry suggests dental contracts are discouraging dentists from working in poorer parts of Wales

Inquiry suggests dental contracts are discouraging dentists from working in poorer parts of Wales

An inquiry has suggested that existing dental contracts are discouraging dentists from working in some of Wales’ poorest regions. Since 2006, dentists have been paid a set fee based on the procedures they carry out on a patient. This means that a dentist will receive the same payment for one filling as they would for […]


Dental tourism soars in popularity, as Brits look to save money on treatment

Dental tourism soars in popularity, as Brits look to save money on treatment

Dental tourism is becoming more popular year on year, as a growing number of Brits looks to save money on the cost of dental care. Figures suggest that countries like Lithuania are emerging as dental tourism hot spots, with well-established nations, including Hungary and Poland, continuing to attract patients in their droves. For most people, […]


Dental charity urges the government to fund supervised brushing schemes

Dental charity urges the government to fund supervised brushing schemes

A dental charity is urging the government to fund supervised brushing schemes in nurseries and schools in a bid to stem the rising tide of the dental decay crisis. The Dental Wellness Trust, a charity, which was established by London-based dentist, Dr Linda Greenwall, 8 years ago, is calling for ministers to provide funding for […]


Whitby dentist submits application to turn former building society into a new surgery in Scarborough

Whitby dentist submits application to turn former building society into a new surgery in Scarborough

A dentist from Whitby has submitted a planning application to convert a former building society into a brand new surgery in Scarborough. Alan Soare is hoping to turn the premises previously occupied by Skipton building society into a dental practice. The unit has been vacant since Skipton closed in 2017 and Mr Soare has submitted […]


Thousands of dental fines overturned by the NHS

Thousands of dental fines overturned by the NHS

Thousands of dental fines have been overturned by the NHS, a watchdog report has revealed. In 2018, there was widespread concern after it was confirmed that there had been a huge increase in the number of dental patients receiving fines. The vast majority of those who had been sent a penalty fine notice had mistakenly […]


Dental appointment attendance falls in Somerset

Dental appointment attendance falls in Somerset

New figures show that 20% of children in Somerset haven’t been to the dentist in the last year. The statistics also suggest that 2 in 5 adults in the county haven’t seen a dentist in the last 2 years. Some patients have reported issues with getting appointments at a local NHS dental practice, but experts […]


Irish dentists criticise new oral health policy

Irish dentists criticise new oral health policy

Irish dentists have criticised the government’s new oral health policy, describing it as a ‘starting point’ rather than a viable long-term plan. The Irish Dental Association has taken time to review the policy, which was introduced by ministers in April, and the feedback will not come as welcome news for the government. Dentists have suggested […]