Archive for the ‘Dental Access’ Category

London dentists report surge in new child patient requests as parents struggle to get appointments

London dentists report surge in new child patient requests as parents struggle to get appointments

Dentists in London have reported a surge in requests for appointments for children as parents struggle to get appointments closer to home. Dr Esther Shin, from Toothbeary, a private practice in Twickenham, said that parents are calling from all over the country desperately trying to find a dentist to see their child. Many are willing […]


Backlogs grow in Portsmouth as figures confirm huge drop in dental attendance rates

Backlogs grow in Portsmouth as figures confirm huge drop in dental attendance rates

Backlogs are continuing to grow in Portsmouth, as new figures confirm a significant drop in dental attendance rates. Portsmouth has been battling access issues since 2019 when Colosseum Dental closed three practices in the city without notice. The move left thousands of people without a dentist. Now, with the impact of the pandemic becoming increasingly […]


Scarborough residents resort to DIY treatment as another dental practice closes

Scarborough residents resort to DIY treatment as another dental practice closes

Some residents in Scarborough are resorting to DIY dental treatment as another practice in the town closes. Many local people have reported difficulties getting an appointment, with some urged to travel as far as Leeds or Hull to see a dentist. Some residents who have been unable to get an appointment have taken their own […]


Pandemic exacerbates dental access issues in the US as uninsured struggle to afford treatment

Pandemic exacerbates dental access issues in the US as uninsured struggle to afford treatment

The pandemic has exacerbated dental access issues in the US, with more and more people struggling to afford treatment. Maureen Haley is one of millions of Americans who don’t have dental insurance. Maureen, who is 66, lives in a campervan near Greensboro in North Carolina. Having lost her home in Florida during the recession in […]


Dental experts raise concerns over North-South dental divide

Dental experts raise concerns over North-South dental divide

Dental experts are worried that the pandemic will widen gaps in oral health standards between patients in the North and South of England. Research suggests that there are already significant inequalities in dental health and dentists are now concerned about the impact of lockdowns and restricted access to dental appointments and initiatives. In 2019/2020, NHS […]


Bradford dentist gets the green light to open new practice in former cemetery lodge

Bradford dentist gets the green light to open new practice in former cemetery lodge

A Bradford dentist who submitted plans to open a brand new dental practice in a former cemetery lodge has plenty to smile about after the planning proposals were given the green light. Mohammed Amar submitted an application to convert the former lodge in Nab Wood Cemetery into a new surgery. The building, which has been […]


Dental patients are travelling over 50 miles to see a dentist amid access crisis

Dental patients are travelling over 50 miles to see a dentist amid access crisis

Patients are having to drive over 50 miles to see a dentist in some parts of the country, as the dental access crisis continues to dominate the headlines. One patient in Scarborough said that he had contacted every single dental practice in Scarborough and Filey and was informed that none of the clinics were currently […]


Somerset mother complains after practice refuses to treat her family over missed appointments

Somerset mother complains after practice refuses to treat her family over missed appointments

A mother of three from Somerset has complained after a local dental practice refused to treat her children over missed appointments. Catherine Farinha was informed that she would be unable to take her children to Wellington Dental Practice due to missing appointments. When she emailed to complain about the situation, the practice also refused to […]


Jaywick residents call for improved dental services

Jaywick residents call for improved dental services

The residents of Jaywick, near Clacton-on-Sea, are calling for improved dental services after it was revealed that a new commercial facility would be built in the area. In November, plans to create a new covered market, a community garden and 13 new, affordable business units in Jaywick Sands were approved and the town was given […]


Senior dentist warns of long delays in restoring dental services in Wakefield

Senior dentist warns of long delays in restoring dental services in Wakefield

A leading dentist has warned that it could take a long time to restore dental services in Wakefield due to the ongoing delays in accessing treatment caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. Joe Hendron, from St Michael’s Dental Practice on Dewsbury Road, said that changes to the dental contract and subsequent funding inadequacies since the mid-2000s […]