Archive for the ‘Dental Access’ Category

Demand for cosmetic dental work has ‘gone off the Richter scale’ Irish dentist claims

Demand for cosmetic dental work has ‘gone off the Richter scale’ Irish dentist claims

The demand for cosmetic dental treatments has ‘gone off the Richter scale’ during the pandemic, according to a leading Irish dentist. Chair of the GP Committee of the Irish Dental Association, Dr Caroline Robins, claims that there has been a huge increase in requests and enquiries for cosmetic dental work since the start of the […]


Patients call for help in Plymouth as dental access crisis deepens

Patients call for help in Plymouth as dental access crisis deepens

Large numbers of patients have reported difficulties in accessing dental services in Plymouth after a story about a student travelling 100 miles to have a tooth extracted was published in the local press. Patients from across the city have contacted newspapers and health watchdogs and commented on social media posts to share their experiences, with […]


Dental patients in Sheffield still struggling to get an appointment

Dental patients in Sheffield still struggling to get an appointment

Dental patients in Sheffield are still struggling to get an appointment, despite repeated calls from a health watchdog to improve the service. Representatives from Healthwatch Sheffield continue to experience a high volume of calls from residents who cannot get an appointment with a local dentist. One patient who got in touch with the body was […]


Tenerife dental clinic reports increase in calls from Irish patients during lockdown

Tenerife dental clinic reports increase in calls from Irish patients during lockdown

A dental clinic in Tenerife has reported a surge in calls from Irish patients during lockdown. Roberta Beccaris, from Clinica del Sur in Tenerife, said that there had been a sharp rise in the number of calls from Irish patients who were requesting appointments during lockdown. Unusually, patients were asking for email confirmation to prove […]


Vacant Bradford cemetery building could soon become a new dental surgery

Vacant Bradford cemetery building could soon become a new dental surgery

A vacant cemetery building in Bradford could soon be transformed into a new dental surgery after plans were submitted to change the use of the lodge at Nab Wood Cemetery. The empty lodge, which is located off Bingley Road, has previously been used by the council and Co-Op Funeralcare. Plans to convert the premises into […]


Retford father voices concerns over access to NHS dentistry after calling every practice in town

Retford father voices concerns over access to NHS dentistry after calling every practice in town

A father of three from Retford, Lincolnshire, has voiced concerns over access to NHS dentistry after calling every practice in the town to get an appointment. Kevin Hyatt moved to Retford to live with his girlfriend several months ago, but has struggled to sign up with a practice because there are no local surgeries offering […]


East Yorkshire dentist appeals for kindness after receiving abuse over postponed appointments

East Yorkshire dentist appeals for kindness after receiving abuse over postponed appointments

A dentist from East Yorkshire has appealed for patients to be kind and understanding after receiving abuse due to having to rearrange or postpone appointments during the pandemic. Caroline Bollard, principal dentist at South Cave Dental Surgery, wrote an open letter to patients, which has been published on the practice website and social media profiles. […]


Isle of Wight dental practices to offer more appointments after securing additional funding

Isle of Wight dental practices to offer more appointments after securing additional funding

Two dental practices located on the Isle of Wight will provide additional appointments after securing extra funding, it has been confirmed. The surgeries in Ventnor and Bembridge will start offering appointments on Saturdays for a limited time after securing additional funding from NHS England. The appointments will be available to patients who do not currently […]


Plymouth councillors criticise slow response to dental ‘crisis’

Plymouth councillors criticise slow response to dental ‘crisis’

Councillors in Plymouth have criticised representatives from NHS England over the speed of the response to a dental ‘crisis’ in the city. One senior Labour councillor accused NHS England of trying to “paper over the cracks” and said that patients had been “let down” by an ineffective system. Councillors heard that funding has not been […]


Peterborough dental patients still struggling to get an appointment

Peterborough dental patients still struggling to get an appointment

Dental patients in Peterborough are still struggling to get an appointment, local councillors have revealed.  At a meeting of the council’s Health Scrutiny Committee, concerns were raised about ongoing access problems for dental patients, although it was confirmed that there have been major improvements in the speed of getting primary care appointments since the start […]