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Plans to convert a bungalow into a new dental surgery in Weymouth get the green light

Plans to convert a bungalow into a new dental surgery in Weymouth get the green light

Planning officers have approved an application to turn a bungalow into a new dental surgery in Weymouth. The premises, a semi-detached corner bungalow on Spa Avenue, fronts Dorchester Road. The house, which is near the Lidl supermarket, will be converted into a dental clinic with treatment rooms, a reception and waiting area and bathroom facilities. […]


York councillor demands ‘urgent’ action to tackle dental crisis

York councillor demands ‘urgent’ action to tackle dental crisis

The executive member for health and adult social care at York Council, Carol Runciman, has demanded “urgent” action to tackle the dental crisis in the city. Cllr Runciman said that issues that were already present before the start of the pandemic have exacerbated the impact of lockdowns and restrictions, creating a system that is in […]


Dental practice extension could reduce waiting times in Cockermouth

Dental practice extension could reduce waiting times in Cockermouth

A Cockermouth dentist is hoping to get the green light for a practice extension, which could help to reduce waiting times and ease pressure on services in Cumbria. Amanda Strong has submitted an application to extend the first floor of St Helen’s Dental Practice in Market Place, Cockermouth. The plan is to create an additional […]


New dental practice opens in Kent shopping centre

New dental practice opens in Kent shopping centre

Kent residents can now shop and get a check-up at the same time following the opening of a new dental practice at the Dockside Outlet Centre in Chatham. Smil, a new dental centre, which offers family dentistry as well as the latest cosmetic and restorative services, has opened in the popular shopping centre. The new […]


New survey reveals 20% of Brits don’t brush twice a day

New survey reveals 20% of Brits don’t brush twice a day

A new survey has revealed that 1 in 5 Brits don’t brush their teeth twice a day. The poll, which involved 2,000 adults, also showed that only a quarter of adults floss and a third of people have let their oral hygiene slide during the pandemic. Of those surveyed, 22% of people have gone for […]


Dental shortage fears worsen as almost 1,000 dentists quit the NHS

Dental shortage fears worsen as almost 1,000 dentists quit the NHS

Fears of ongoing dental shortages in the UK are worsening, as new figures show that almost 1,000 dentists quit the NHS last year. Statistics show that there were 23,733 dental practitioners working in the NHS in 2021. This equates to a fall of 951 from 2020. The figures suggest that some parts of the country […]


Watchdog report suggests patients in Wiltshire are waiting 18 months for a dental appointment

Watchdog report suggests patients in Wiltshire are waiting 18 months for a dental appointment

A new watchdog report suggests that patients in Wiltshire are waiting 18 months for a dental appointment. Research conducted by Healthwatch Wiltshire suggested that practices have lengthy waiting lists and few are accepting new NHS patients. The watchdog asked three key questions to the 48 dental practices that offer NHS services: Is the practice taking […]


Mydentist confirms Hadleigh practice will remain open

Mydentist confirms Hadleigh practice will remain open

Mydentist has confirmed that its Hadleigh practice will remain open following speculation about the future of the clinic online. Mydentist, one of the largest dental chains in England, has closed some dental practices in recent months but insisted that the Hadleigh clinic in Suffolk would continue to provide dental care for local patients. There had […]


New dental practice could open in Norfolk village

New dental practice could open in Norfolk village

A new dental practice could open in the Norfolk village of Hopton if planning officers give the green light. An application to change the use of premises previously used as a hair salon on Warren Road has been submitted to the council. If the proposal is approved, Hopton residents will have a new practice on […]


New dental scheme run by Portsmouth University offers life-changing treatment for the homeless

New dental scheme run by Portsmouth University offers life-changing treatment for the homeless

A new dental scheme run by Portsmouth University is providing a “lifeline” for homeless people in the city. The university’s dental academy has been offering free dental care for local people living on the streets as part of a programme to support the community and provide experience for trainee dental nurses, dental therapists and hygienists. […]