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Local reporter turned down by 49 Liverpool dental practices

Local reporter turned down by 49 Liverpool dental practices

A local reporter has shared his experiences of trying to get a dental appointment in Liverpool. Remy Greasley has lived in the city for five years. As a student, he wasn’t really bothered about seeing a dentist but recently, he tried to make an appointment. Remy had heard others talking about the lack of appointments […]


Experts fear dental access crisis could lead to thousands of missed mouth cancer cases

Experts fear dental access crisis could lead to thousands of missed mouth cancer cases

Health experts fear that the NHS dental access crisis could lead to thousands of missed mouth cancer cases. Almost half of cases are diagnosed during investigations carried out following a routine check-up. As a recent BBC report suggested that 90% of dental practices in the UK are not accepting new NHS adult patients, there are […]


Scottish Dental Care snaps up Edinburgh dental practices

Scottish Dental Care snaps up Edinburgh dental practices

Scottish Dental Care has snapped up a thriving Edinburgh business, adding to its 15 practices in Scotland. The growing firm has acquired Mathewson Dental Practice, which operates St John’s Road Dental Practice and East Craigs Dental Practice. Both practices provide NHS and private dental care. The business provides care for over 28,000 patients across nine […]


Dorset man launches petition after struggles to find emergency dentist

Dorset man launches petition after struggles to find emergency dentist

A man from Dorset has launched a petition after struggling to get an emergency appointment for his partner within 60 miles of their home. Josh Keeling said that dentistry is in the “bleakest situation” after being unable to get his partner an emergency dental appointment despite her suffering from “agonising” pain. Josh ended up borrowing […]


Dental charity appeals for more volunteers to provide free checks for children

Dental charity appeals for more volunteers to provide free checks for children

A dental charity is appealing for volunteer dentists to come forward to provide free checks for children. The Dental Wellness Trust, which is based in London, is providing free dental check-ups for primary school children who cannot get appointments with local dentists. The charity has recently worked with Waulud Primary School and Nursery in Luton […]


BBC report highlights major dental access issues in Northern Ireland

BBC report highlights major dental access issues in Northern Ireland

A BBC report has highlighted major dental access issues in Northern Ireland. An investigation carried out by the BBC suggests that 90% of practices are not accepting new adult NHS patients and 88% have no child NHS places available. In Antrim and Newtownabbey, there were no clinics with adult patient places on offer. Children in […]


Norfolk dental practice closes permanently due to financial issues

Norfolk dental practice closes permanently due to financial issues

A dental practice in Long Stratton, Norfolk, has closed permanently due to financial issues. Manor House is now shut after treating the last patients on Friday 5th August. A recorded message on the clinic answerphone suggests that the practice, which was operated by Simply Smile Dental, has been placed into voluntary liquidation. Opus Insolvency Group […]


Brits unable to get appointments travel abroad for dental treatment

Brits unable to get appointments travel abroad for dental treatment

A growing number of British people are travelling overseas for dental treatment because they can’t get an appointment at home. A recent BBC investigation revealed that 90% of practices in the UK are not currently accepting new NHS patients. Even patients who are registered are waiting months, even years for treatment. In some parts of […]


Families spending thousands to fund private dental treatment amid NHS access crisis

Families spending thousands to fund private dental treatment amid NHS access crisis

Families are spending thousands of pounds to pay for private dental care because they cannot access NHS services, a BBC investigation has discovered. A report by the BBC shows that across the UK, 90% of dental practices are not accepting new adult NHS patients and 80% have no NHS child places available. In some parts, […]


New Preston dental practice offers 250 free appointments in July

New Preston dental practice offers 250 free appointments in July

A new dental practice based in Fulwood, Preston, offered 250 free dental appointments in July. Dentistry by Cure Clinics opened recently at Eastway Retail Hub. As the practice had not yet reached full capacity, lead dentist Chris Ball decided to offer available appointments to local people free of charge. The team made 250 slots available […]