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Sunderland City Council approves plans for dental practice expansion

Sunderland City Council approves plans for dental practice expansion

Planning officers at Sunderland City Council have approved plans to expand a dental practice in Windsor Terrace. The owners of Grangetown Family Dental Health Centre submitted an application to extend the existing premises to create additional facilities. The application was recently given the green light by the council. The proposal outlines plans to extend the […]


New study reveals 80% of 7-year-olds consume too much sugar

New study reveals 80% of 7-year-olds consume too much sugar

A new study has revealed that 80% of 7-year-olds in the UK consume too much sugar. Researchers found that 80% of 7 year old children are exceeding the daily recommended intake of 10% of calories from free sugars. The study, which involved 2,336 children, showed that toddlers in the UK consume an average of 25.6g […]


First Minister promises to improve access to NHS dental care in Wales

First Minister promises to improve access to NHS dental care in Wales

Mark Drakeford, the First Minister, has promised to improve access to NHS dental care in Wales. Mr Drakeford has vowed to make dental services a priority following two years of disruptions and delays. As Covid-19 restrictions ease further in Wales, dental practices are expected to be able to increase capacity and eliminate measures, which impacted […]


Foreign & Commonwealth Office updates health and dental tourism travel advice for Turkey after 17 deaths recorded

Foreign & Commonwealth Office updates health and dental tourism travel advice for Turkey after 17 deaths recorded

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has updated its travel advice for Brits seeking to undergo medical and dental treatment in Turkey after seventeen deaths were recorded in the last 3 years. The FCO is advising all British nationals who are considering going to Turkey for medical or dental treatment to carry out extensive independent […]


Suffolk campaign group renews calls for urgent improvement in NHS dental access a year after Leiston practice closure

Suffolk campaign group renews calls for urgent improvement in NHS dental access a year after Leiston practice closure

A campaign group, which was formed following the closure of Leiston’s last dental practice, has renewed calls for urgent improvements to access to NHS dental care a year on from the sudden loss of the surgery. Toothless in Suffolk marched in the town to mark the anniversary of the closure of mydentist’s Leiston branch. When […]


New report warns of ‘dental deserts’ as NHS dentist numbers fall to lowest in a decade

New report warns of ‘dental deserts’ as NHS dentist numbers fall to lowest in a decade

A new report has warned of ‘dental deserts’ in England, as NHS dentist numbers have fallen to the lowest in a decade. Figures obtained by the Association of Dental Groups (ADG) under the Freedom of Information Act revealed that the number of dentists offering NHS care has fallen from 23,733 in 2020 to 21,544 in […]


Yorkshire school calls in Dentaid volunteers to treat children who can’t get dental appointments

Yorkshire school calls in Dentaid volunteers to treat children who can’t get dental appointments

Volunteers from the dental charity, Dentaid, visited a Yorkshire school recently after the headmaster made an urgent call for help. Charlie Johnson, head teacher at Trinity Academy in Sowerby Bridge, contacted local public health officials as a result of children missing school and complaining about severe dental pain. Parents were not able to get appointments […]


Chepstow dentist claims there are not enough dentists to meet demand in Wales

Chepstow dentist claims there are not enough dentists to meet demand in Wales

A dentist from Chepstow claims there are not enough dentists to meet rising demand for treatment in Wales. Russell Gidney said that the pandemic has created huge backlogs due to practices having to close and then operate under tight restrictions for several months. Before the Covid crisis hit, Mr Gidney’s practice treated up to 500 […]


Belfast woman urges patients considering dental tourism to think twice

Belfast woman urges patients considering dental tourism to think twice

A woman from Belfast has urged other patients to think twice about going abroad for treatment after visiting a clinic in Istanbul, Turkey. Amanda Turner, 34, decided to go to Turkey for treatment to enhance her smile after pregnancy left her teeth weak and painful. She couldn’t afford to have the treatment at home and […]


Dental activity drops by 28% in Scotland

Dental activity drops by 28% in Scotland

Dental activity has dropped by 28% in Scotland in the last two years. Figures from Public Health Scotland show that dentists carried out 757,000 procedures in February 2022 compared to more than a million in February 2020 before the pandemic hit. There are significant backlogs in dental care across the UK and dental bodies have […]