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University of Buffalo to host free dental event to mark Veterans’ Day

University of Buffalo to host free dental event to mark Veterans’ Day

The University of Buffalo has confirmed that a free dental event will take place in November to mark Veterans’ Day. The School of Dental Medicine will provide free dental care for local veterans on Saturday November 13th. A range of services will be available on the day, including hygiene treatments, check-ups, fillings, tooth extractions and […]


Dentist’s TikTok video encouraging followers to brush before breakfast notches up over a million views

Dentist’s TikTok video encouraging followers to brush before breakfast notches up over a million views

A dentist who posted a video on TikTok encouraging followers to brush their teeth before breakfast has notched up over a million views. Dentist, Anna Peterson, has gone viral after suggesting that it’s better for your teeth to clean them before breakfast. Anna used a TikTok video to explain why it’s beneficial to brush before […]


Dental appointment numbers fall by over 60% in Brighton and Hove

Dental appointment numbers fall by over 60% in Brighton and Hove

The number of dental treatment courses provided by dentists in Brighton and Hove has fallen by over 60% as a result of the pandemic. Figures from NHS Digital suggest that there has been a dramatic slump in the number of people seeing their dentist. Between June 2020 and March 2021, dentists provided 66,200 dental treatment […]


Worcester dental patients offered a choice between joining waiting lists and paying for private appointments

Worcester dental patients offered a choice between joining waiting lists and paying for private appointments

Dental patients in Worcester have reported problems with access to NHS services, with some encouraged to pay to go private to avoid joining waiting lists. Some patients in the area said that they had been offered immediate appointments if they paid for private treatment, despite the fact they had been told there was a long […]


Plans revealed for new dental practice in Oswestry

Plans revealed for new dental practice in Oswestry

NHS England representatives have revealed plans to open a new dental practice in Oswestry after a report confirmed that the town is one of the worst affected by access issues in Shropshire. Research conducted by Healthwatch Shropshire showed that over 90% of people who tried to get a routine dental appointment in the county had […]


New NHS figures show 20,000 children have missed dental appointments in Bolton

New NHS figures show 20,000 children have missed dental appointments in Bolton

New NHS figures show that 20,000 children have missed dental appointments in Bolton in the last year. Statistics indicate that 50,000 appointments have been delayed or cancelled in Bolton, with around 30,000 adults affected. The pandemic caused practices across the country to close between March and June 2020 and since clinics reopened, restrictions have limited […]


Thousands of patients in Greater Manchester are struggling to get a dental appointment

Thousands of patients in Greater Manchester are struggling to get a dental appointment

Weeks after a local health watchdog revealed a surge in calls related to dental access issues in Greater Manchester, thousands of patients are still struggling to get an appointment. The local dental system is operating at around 60% of its normal capacity due to Covid-19 restrictions. The reduction in capacity is contributing to growing backlogs […]


Thieves make a clean break after stealing more than £25,000 worth of mouthwash

Thieves make a clean break after stealing more than £25,000 worth of mouthwash

Police have appealed for information from the public after thieves stole more than £25,000 worth of dental products from a haulage container in Lincolnshire. A trio of thieves took thousands of pounds worth of mouthwash and chewing gum from a haulage container based at a locked compound in Stallingborough on the 16th April. CCTV footage […]


Farnham councillor calls for urgent improvements to local dental services

Farnham councillor calls for urgent improvements to local dental services

Andy Tree, from Hampshire County Council, is calling for urgent improvements for local dental services. Mr Tree is particularly concerned about access to NHS dental services in Whitehill, Bordon and Lindford. As a patient who has been on a waiting list for an NHS dentist for six months, Cllr Tree said that he is well […]


West Bromwich patient tried to remove teeth with tweezers after failing to get an emergency appointment

West Bromwich patient tried to remove teeth with tweezers after failing to get an emergency appointment

A woman from West Bromwich has told the BBC she tried to remove her teeth with tweezers after failing to get an emergency dental appointment. Bola Muheeb, 23, started experiencing pain shortly after the first lockdown was introduced in March 2020. Over the last 18 months, she estimates that she has called NHS 111 over […]