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Dental examinations fall by 78% in Northern Ireland due to the pandemic

Dental examinations fall by 78% in Northern Ireland due to the pandemic

The number of dental examinations provided for adults in Northern Ireland has fallen by 78% due to the pandemic. The latest data from the Department of Health suggests that dentists lost nearly £19 million in revenue in 2019/2020 with patient contributions falling from £26 million in 2018/2019 to £7.1 million the following year. Despite the […]


Dentists seek clarity on Covid-19 measures as teams fight to clear backlogs

Dentists seek clarity on Covid-19 measures as teams fight to clear backlogs

Dentists are seeking clarity on ongoing Covid-19 measures as teams across the country fight to reduce backlogs. The British Dental Association (BDA) has sent a letter to the dental chiefs of the UK nations raising concerns about the impact of operating at reduced capacity. Restrictions that are currently in place to protect against the spread […]


Aberdeen dental practice closes following Covid-19 outbreak

Aberdeen dental practice closes following Covid-19 outbreak

A dental practice in Aberdeen has closed temporarily following an outbreak of Covid-19 cases. The West End practice, which is located on Great Western Road, has shut in line with advice from NHS Grampian after a cluster of cases was linked to the surgery. An Incident Management Team (IMT) is now investigating the outbreak, which […]


Laboratory study suggests mouthwash can kill Covid-19

Laboratory study suggests mouthwash can kill Covid-19

A new laboratory study conducted by Public Health England and York and Scarborough Foundation Trust suggests that shop-bought mouthwash can kill Covid-19. Scientists examined the impact of mouthwashes on Covid-19 in a laboratory setting. The aim was to see if using mouthwash could reduce the risk of contracting the virus among healthcare professionals who are […]


10% of adults are more self-conscious about their smile after the pandemic

10% of adults are more self-conscious about their smile after the pandemic

A new survey suggests that 10% of adults are more self-conscious about their smile after the pandemic. Research undertaken by the Oral Health Foundation indicates that 1 in 10 adults feel more self-conscious about their smile now compared to before the pandemic. Almost 60% of those surveyed said they had become more conscious of the […]


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 […]