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Dentist raises thousands for Covid-19 relief programmes in India

Dentist raises thousands for Covid-19 relief programmes in India

UK-born Indian dentist, Nilesh Parmar, has raised thousands of pounds to support Covid-19 relief efforts in India. Nilesh decided to start fundraising after hearing about the terrible situation in India first-hand from his sister, Pratibha. Pratibha lives in Mumbai and was providing Nilesh with daily updates on the pandemic. India has experienced a rapid surge […]


Thief charged after stealing Covid-19 vaccines from Washington dental practice

Thief charged after stealing Covid-19 vaccines from Washington dental practice

A man has been charged after breaking into a dental practice in Washington and stealing Covid-19 vaccines. The un-named 30-year-old was charged with burglary after gaining entry to North Harbor Dentistry in Purdey, Seattle. The man stole 100 vials of the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine in addition to $100,000 worth of dental equipment and […]


Glasgow dental clinic reports increase in demand for cosmetic treatment during the pandemic

Glasgow dental clinic reports increase in demand for cosmetic treatment during the pandemic

A dental clinic in Glasgow has reported a surge in demand for cosmetic dentistry during the pandemic. Since practices have been open again, patients have been flocking to Shawlands Dental Care, one of the city’s largest dental clinics. Dentist, Dr Haroon Ismail, explained that many people have found themselves with more disposable income as a […]


Jersey health bosses attribute dental recruitment difficulties to Covid-19 pandemic

Jersey health bosses attribute dental recruitment difficulties to Covid-19 pandemic

Health bosses in Jersey claim that the pandemic has contributed to difficulties in recruiting dental specialists on the island. The health department suggested that it had been trying to recruit specialists, including orthodontists, for some time but the pandemic has made it even more difficult to find professionals to work in Jersey. There have been […]


New research links gum disease to increased risk of Covid-19 complications

New research links gum disease to increased risk of Covid-19 complications

A new study has linked gum disease to an increased risk of Covid-19 complications. Research conducted by a team at the University of Birmingham found that dental plaque and inflammation of the gums contributed to an elevated risk of severe symptoms of Covid-19. The team discovered that collections of plaque and periodontal swelling increased the […]


Sheffield dentist swaps the dental drill for power tools to finish off renovations during lockdown

Sheffield dentist swaps the dental drill for power tools to finish off renovations during lockdown

A Sheffield dentist swapped her dental drill for a DIY toolkit to finish off renovations, which ground to a halt as a result of the lockdown. Principal dentist at Sharrow Vale Dental Care, Galer Farrer, said that she had no choice but to try and finish the work off herself after renovations were put on […]


Wales’ chief dental officer releases guidelines, as first local lockdown commences

Wales’ chief dental officer releases guidelines, as first local lockdown commences

Wales’ chief dental officer has released guidelines, as the country’s first localised lockdown commences in Caerphilly. Colette Bridgman issued a statement as tougher measures were enforced in Caerphilly following a spike in the number of Covid-19 cases. In the last week, more than 130 people tested positive in the county, prompting additional measures to reduce […]


Dentists in Wales are ‘firefighting’ to deal with giant backlogs, experts warn

Dentists in Wales are ‘firefighting’ to deal with giant backlogs, experts warn

The chairman of the Welsh general practitioners committee has warned that dentists are ‘firefighting’ to cope with giant backlogs as a result of prolonged lockdown closures. Tom Bysouth described the backlog as “huge” and admitted that it could be months before dental teams are able to catch up following Covid-19 closures and ongoing restrictions. Mr […]


Dental appointments drop in 2020, as Covid-19 lockdowns take their toll

Dental appointments drop in 2020, as Covid-19 lockdowns take their toll

NHS figures show that the number of people accessing NHS dental care has fallen in 2020. Statistics from NHS Digital suggest that there has been a 4% decrease in the number of patients seeing a dentist in England in the 24-month period leading up to the end of June 2020. Although it is likely that […]


Bristol dental patient shocked by £60 PPE charge

Bristol dental patient shocked by £60 PPE charge

A dental patient from Bristol has spoken of her shock after being charged an extra £60 for PPE (protective personal equipment). Beverly Hawkins took to social media to ask other patients in the local area whether they had paid extra for dental treatment. Beverly was surprised to see a £60 surcharge on her bill after […]