Archive for the ‘Dental Access’ Category

South West dentists forced to turn hundreds of patients away every month

South West dentists forced to turn hundreds of patients away every month

Dentists in the South West are being forced to turn hundreds of NHS patients away every month due to a shortage of NHS places and dental professionals.  Andrew Taylor, the owner of Wadebridge Dental in Cornwall, said that the practice sometimes rejects up to 20 patients a day because the region doesn’t have the capacity […]


Councillors bid to prioritise dental care in Cumbria

Councillors bid to prioritise dental care in Cumbria

Councillors in Cumbria are looking to prioritise dental care in a move that will see them take on new commissioning responsibilities.  Cumbria County Council is working more closely with NHS England to try and improve access to NHS dental services. Currently, the region is struggling to support the demand for NHS dental care, with many […]


Dentaid confirms 10 new clinic dates for those struggling to access dental care in Kirklees

Dentaid confirms 10 new clinic dates for those struggling to access dental care in Kirklees

Oral health charity, Dentaid, has confirmed ten new clinic dates for those struggling to access dental care in the Kirklees area of West Yorkshire. The charity conducted one-off free dental clinics for patients who weren’t registered with a dentist a couple of years ago, and the programme has since expanded with the help of funding […]


NHS Grampian drafts in private dentists to tackle mounting waiting lists

NHS Grampian drafts in private dentists to tackle mounting waiting lists

NHS Grampian has hired private dentists to try and reduce the number of patients waiting for treatment. The trust has come to an agreement with The Aberdeen Clinic, which will see the firm paid over £500,000 over the next 6 months.  The board has decided to take action to combat waiting lists in the oral […]


Mydentist submits plans to create a new dental practice in Durham

Mydentist submits plans to create a new dental practice in Durham

Dental chain, mydentist, has submitted plans to open a new practice in Durham. The company, which runs dental practices all over the country, is hoping to convert premises formerly used as a gym and Pilates space into a brand new surgery. Mydentist applied for change of use planning permission for the premises, located on Hawthorn […]


Dentaid confirms launch of second mobile unit

Dentaid confirms launch of second mobile unit

Dentaid has confirmed the launch of a second mobile unit. The UK-based charity revealed the news at the BDIA Dental Showcase and will run the second clinic in association with Bupa Dental Care.  The new vehicle will build on the successes of the first unit, touring homeless shelters and facilities, soup kitchens and day centres. […]


Brighouse dental clinic expansion creates new jobs

Brighouse dental clinic expansion creates new jobs

A dental clinic based in Brighouse, West Yorkshire, is set to expand, creating several new jobs. Town Hall Dental is in the process of adding two new surgeries at its base in the Old Town Hall in the centre of Brighouse. The practice, which has been providing dental care since 2012, will be expanding its […]


More than 40% of Leicester residents haven’t seen an NHS dentist for 2 years

More than 40% of Leicester residents haven’t seen an NHS dentist for 2 years

More than 40% of Leicester residents haven’t seen an NHS dentist for at least 2 years, according to new figures. Statistics from the latest GP Patient Survey suggested that 15% of patients in the city hadn’t tried to make an appointment in the last 24 months, while 27% had never tried to see an NHS […]


Experts call for urgent action, as children living in coastal towns face dental crisis

Experts call for urgent action, as children living in coastal towns face dental crisis

Dental experts have called for urgent action to raise standards of oral health in coastal towns. The British Dental Association claims that children living in seaside communities are vulnerable to dental health issues due to a combination of limited access to NHS dental services and “high needs.” The BDA described the situation as a “double […]


Councillors call for new long-term dental providers to be based in deprived areas of Portsmouth

Councillors call for new long-term dental providers to be based in deprived areas of Portsmouth

Councillors in Portsmouth have called for new, long-term providers to be based in poorer areas of the city. NHS England is currently working to identify new contactors after dental chain, Colosseum Dental, pulled out of its NHS contract.  NHS England has confirmed that three providers based in the city will take up temporary contracts to […]