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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 […]


UK researchers suggest improved access to oral care in Brazil could lower COPD rates

UK researchers suggest improved access to oral care in Brazil could lower COPD rates

Researchers from the University of Birmingham believe that improving access to oral care could play a critical role in reducing rates of COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) in Brazil. In Brazil, COPD is currently the third most common cause of death. Despite dental health being linked to worse COPD outcomes, most patients are unaware of […]


Brits were more likely to avoid the dentist during the pandemic than patients in any other European country

Brits were more likely to avoid the dentist during the pandemic than patients in any other European country

A new survey has revealed that dental patients in the UK were more likely to avoid going to the dentist during the pandemic than patients in any other European country. New research published by GSK Consumer Healthcare in association with IPSOS showed that 43% of patients in Britain have visited a dentist less frequently since […]


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 […]


New Zealand Dental Association calls for sugar tax following success in the UK

New Zealand Dental Association calls for sugar tax following success in the UK

Representatives from the New Zealand Dental Association have called for the introduction of a sugar tax following successes in the UK. A recent study conducted by researchers at the University of Cambridge revealed that sugar consumption from fizzy drinks has decreased by 10 percent in the UK since the levy on sugary drinks was enforced […]


Dental tourism is booming, as more and more Brits seek cheaper treatment overseas

Dental tourism is booming, as more and more Brits seek cheaper treatment overseas

The trend for travelling overseas for dental treatment is gathering pace, as more and more Brits consider flying abroad to save on services like dental implants and cosmetic braces.  As government figures show that less than 50% of adults regularly see a dentist in the UK, dental tourism is booming. Offering the chance to undergo […]


Up to 90% of Singaporeans are worried about dental costs, new survey reveals

Up to 90% of Singaporeans are worried about dental costs, new survey reveals

A new survey has revealed that almost 90% of Singaporeans are worried about the cost of dental treatment.  The poll, which was commissioned by a panel instructed by the Singapore Dental Association, suggested that almost nine out of ten adults are concerned about rising dental fees. Around a third admitted that they would be willing […]


Dental tourism soars in popularity, as Brits look to save money on treatment

Dental tourism soars in popularity, as Brits look to save money on treatment

Dental tourism is becoming more popular year on year, as a growing number of Brits looks to save money on the cost of dental care. Figures suggest that countries like Lithuania are emerging as dental tourism hot spots, with well-established nations, including Hungary and Poland, continuing to attract patients in their droves. For most people, […]


Lancashire dentist highlights the risks of having dental treatment abroad

Lancashire dentist highlights the risks of having dental treatment abroad

A dentist from Lancashire has highlighted the risks of having dental treatment overseas. Dr Karim Rachidi, from Synergy Dental, said that more and more patients are asking about having treatment abroad, as dental tourism soars in popularity. Thousands of Brits are now going overseas for treatments like dental implants in a bid to save money. […]


Australian dental patients urge the government to do more to make treatment accessible and affordable

Australian dental patients urge the government to do more to make treatment accessible and affordable

Dental patients in Australia are urging the government to do more to make treatment affordable and accessible after a survey revealed that 1 in 5 Australians are not receiving a suitable standard of oral care. A petition has been launched online to include dental care in the Medicare programme and many patients have taken to […]