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Health chiefs in talks to bring new dental services to Spalding after two new clinics fail to open

Health chiefs in talks to bring new dental services to Spalding after two new clinics fail to open

Health chiefs are in talks to bring new dental services to Spalding after patients in the area were dealt a double blow. Two new services were due to open this month, but the opening of both clinics has been delayed amid ongoing recruitment issues. A new surgery run by JDSP was supposed to open in […]


New NHS children’s dental health campaign to launch in Lancashire

New NHS children’s dental health campaign to launch in Lancashire

NHS England is launching a new oral health campaign to improve standards of oral health in some of the areas worst affected by tooth decay. The ‘Start Well: Smile 4 Life’ initiative is focused on young children aged under 5 years old. As part of the programme, which is due to launch in parts of […]


Thousands of Hartlepool children haven’t seen a dentist in the last year

Thousands of Hartlepool children haven’t seen a dentist in the last year

New figures have revealed that over 10,000 children in Hartlepool didn’t see a dentist last year. Statistics from the NHS suggested that 51% of children in the North East town didn’t go to the dentist in the 12-month period leading up to September 2018, despite the fact that dentists recommend 6-monthly visits for children. This […]


Kings Lynn patients raise concerns about NHS access, as some face 70-mile trip to the dentist

Kings Lynn patients raise concerns about NHS access, as some face 70-mile trip to the dentist

Patients in Kings Lynn have raised concerns about a lack of access to NHS dental services in the region, with some facing trips of up to 70 miles to see a dentist. Alan Lowes, 74, was recently interviewed in the local press after he experienced difficulties registering with a dentist. Mr Lowes had never had […]


British Dental Association criticises ministers for failing to prioritise dentistry in new NHS 10-year plan

British Dental Association criticises ministers for failing to prioritise dentistry in new NHS 10-year plan

The British Dental Association has criticised health ministers for failing to prioritise dental health as part of a new 10-year plan for the NHS, which is designed to focus on preventative care. Recently, Prime Minister Theresa May launched the 10-year plan, which health bosses claim could save up to 500,000 lives per year. While additional […]


British vet drafted in to provide dental treatment for a brown bear rescued from a private zoo in Armenia

British vet drafted in to provide dental treatment for a brown bear rescued from a private zoo in Armenia

A British vet has been called upon to provide dental treatment for a brown bear freed from captivity in a private zoo in Armenia. Paul Cassar, from Chichester, recently flew out to Yerevan in the former Soviet Union to provide dental treatment for a giant brown bear who now goes by the name of General. […]


Berwick dental practice launches new sedation services for nervous patients

Berwick dental practice launches new sedation services for nervous patients

A dental practice in Berwick has launched new conscious sedation services for anxious patients. Berwick Smile Dental Care is now able to offer sedation for patients who require intensive or complex treatment after adding a new sedation dentist to the practice team. Rheyah Vihahn has nine years of experience in providing sedation for patients who […]


New study links poor oral health to elevated risk of erectile dysfunction

New study links poor oral health to elevated risk of erectile dysfunction

A new study has revealed that poor oral health can elevate the risk of erectile dysfunction in men. Scientists at Jinan University, China, analysed data from five studies, which involved more than 200,000 men. They found that men who have poor oral health are nearly three times more likely to experience erectile dysfunction than men […]


Oral Health Foundation backs Change4Life campaign to reduce childhood sugar consumption

Oral Health Foundation backs Change4Life campaign to reduce childhood sugar consumption

Leading dental charity, the Oral Health Foundation, has backed Public Health England’s Change4Life campaign in a bid to reduce the number of children consuming too much sugar. Research published recently by PHE revealed that the average child in England consumes the recommended intake of sugar for their entire childhood by the age of 10. Change4Life […]


Stamford dental nurse to join volunteer programme in Tanzania

Stamford dental nurse to join volunteer programme in Tanzania

A dental nurse from Stamford is set to join a charity volunteer programme in Tanzania. Natasha Bray, 33, has been selected by Bupa Dental Care in Stamford to participate in a volunteer scheme run by Bridge2Aid. The charity has been working in Tanzania for several years now, and their main aim is to train and […]