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The Oral Health Foundation crowns 97-year-old Mary Lock as the second winner of the Nominate A Smile competition

The Oral Health Foundation crowns 97-year-old Mary Lock as the second winner of the Nominate A Smile competition

The Oral Health Foundation has crowned 97-year-old Mary Lock as the second winner of its Nominate a Smile competition. The initiative was set up as part of this year’s National Smile Month campaign.  Mary was nominated for the award by her dentist, Dr Ravinder Kalirai, from Grey Gables Dental Practice in Bilton. Dr Kalirai described […]


Local councillors meet with public health representatives to discuss dentistry in Bradford

Local councillors meet with public health representatives to discuss dentistry in Bradford

Local councillors have met with representatives from public health bodies to discuss the future of dental services in Bradford. At a meeting of the council’s Health and Social Care Overview and Scrutiny Committee, dentistry was one of the most pressing subjects on the agenda. Emma Wilson, from NHS England, provided an update on practices reopening […]


Dentists in Wales to introduce a wider range of services

Dentists in Wales to introduce a wider range of services

Dentists in Wales will be able to introduce a wider range of services, as lockdown measures are gradually eased across the country.  The Welsh Government has confirmed that dental practices will be able to provide a more comprehensive selection of services as part of a phased easing of the lockdown.  During lockdown, the majority of […]


Private dental fees set to increase, as PPE prices soar

Private dental fees set to increase, as PPE prices soar

Private dental fees are set to increase in the UK, as the cost of PPE (personal protective equipment) soars. The British Dental Association has warned that patients could face a price hike, as dental practices struggle to cover running costs. The price of PPE has increased by up to 6000% since January due to a […]


Lincolnshire dental patient feels ‘abandoned’ after struggling to get an appointment

Lincolnshire dental patient feels ‘abandoned’ after struggling to get an appointment

Dental practices in England have now been open for over three weeks, but many patients are still struggling to get the care they need. A Lincolnshire patient is one of many who feel they have been let down during the lockdown. The man, who chose not to reveal his name, lost a crown shortly after […]


Check-ups resume for Isle of Man dental patients

Check-ups resume for Isle of Man dental patients

Dental patients on the Isle of Man can now book a routine check-up. Dental practices were allowed to reopen on the 15th June, but initially, general, non-emergency dental services like check-ups were not available. Teams prioritised urgent cases, but now, patients are able to make an appointment for a routine examination.  The island has not […]


Grantham dentist celebrates new role as Deputy Chief Dental Officer for England

Grantham dentist celebrates new role as Deputy Chief Dental Officer for England

Grantham dentist, Dr Jason Wong, is celebrating a new role after being appointed the Deputy Chief Dental Officer for England. Dr Wong, from The Maltings Dental Practice, will work alongside Dr Sara Hurley, the Chief Dental Officer and Deputy Chief Dental Officer, Eric Rooney. In his new position, Dr Wong will be responsible for championing […]


British Dental Association in Northern Ireland warns that dentistry ‘hangs in the balance’

British Dental Association in Northern Ireland warns that dentistry ‘hangs in the balance’

The British Dental Association in Northern Ireland has warned that the future of dentistry ‘hangs in the balance.’ Richard Graham, chair of the BDA Northern Ireland’s Practice Committee claimed that without help from the government, practices face a bleak future. Speaking at a meeting of Stormont’s health committee, Mr Graham said that practices will not […]


Chichester dentist praises new Covid-secure ways of working

Chichester dentist praises new Covid-secure ways of working

A dentist from Chichester has praised new Covid-secure ways of working, stressing that the measures introduced to reduce infection have been working “really well.” Roger Scholes, from Market House Dental Practice, explained that the new systems that have been introduced to minimise contact have actually increased efficiency and benefited patients and staff. To reduce social […]


Dental patients in Cambridgeshire braced for increased charges

Dental patients in Cambridgeshire braced for increased charges

Dental patients in Cambridgeshire have been urged to prepare for increased charges to cover the cost of PPE. Practices in the county have informed patients that prices may rise to legislate for the increased cost of providing staff with personal protective equipment. Practices in England have been open since the 8th June, but clinics are […]