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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 […]


Coleraine dental duo develops innovative new anti-snoring devices

Coleraine dental duo develops innovative new anti-snoring devices

A dental laboratory owned by a husband and wife team has developed pioneering new anti-snoring devices. CinchORTHO, which is based in Coleraine and owned by Judy and William Purvis, has created two new gadgets designed to prevent snoring and sleep apnoea. The firm has been working on the projects with North West Regional College’s Business […]


New research rejects benefits of trendy charcoal toothpastes

New research rejects benefits of trendy charcoal toothpastes

Charcoal toothpastes may be all the rage on social media, but a new study has rejected claims that they whiten the teeth and suggested that they may even do more harm to oral health than good. A new review, which has been published in the British Dental Journal, claims that using charcoal toothpaste on a […]


Inverness dentist smiling from ear to ear after being crowned Scotland’s Young Dentist of the Year

Inverness dentist smiling from ear to ear after being crowned Scotland’s Young Dentist of the Year

An Inverness dentist has plenty to smile about after being crowned Scotland’s Young Dentist of the Year. Jane Hier, 29, who is also a lifeboat volunteer, beat off stiff competition from all over the country to claim the title at the Scottish Dental Awards. Jane was commended for her attitude and clinical skills, but it […]


New study reveals that drinking wine can prevent sore throats and dental plaque

New study reveals that drinking wine can prevent sore throats and dental plaque

A new study has revealed great news for those who are partial to a glass of wine. Researchers have discovered that wine can offer disinfectant benefits, helping to keep sore throats and dental plaque at bay. Previously, studies indicated that drinking wine could be beneficial for health due to its acidity and alcohol content, but […]