Archive for the ‘Dentistry abroad’ Category

Australian Dentists Show Medicare Programme Concern

Australian Dentists Show Medicare Programme Concern

On January 1st, a new Medicare programme will be launched in Australia, promising better access to dental treatment and more comprehensive dental care for more than a million children; however, dentists have raised concerns about the new programme and are worried that they are not prepared for the start of the scheme. Under the new […]


Portuguese Dentists Flocking Abroad

Portuguese Dentists Flocking Abroad

Portuguese dentists are flocking abroad to work according to recent figures. According to figures released by the Dental Society, more than 1,000 Portuguese dentists are working overseas, which represents around 10 per cent of the country’s dentists. Speaking prior to the annual congress at the end of November, Orlando Monteiro da Silva, told a local […]


Prisoner Escapes Swedish Prison To Visit Dentist

Prisoner Escapes Swedish Prison To Visit Dentist

A prisoner has escaped from a jail in Sweden to visit a dentist. At 51 years old, the inmate decided to flea the Ostragard facility in Vanersborg, South Sweden, after experiencing dental pain, which he said he was unable to tolerate any longer. The prisoner, who was part way through his one month sentence at […]


Huge Fall In Dental Waiting Times In South Australia

Huge Fall In Dental Waiting Times In South Australia

There has been a significant fall in waiting times for dental treatment in the Riverland, South Australia. There has been an average fall of 20 months in waiting times in the area following the introduction of new measures to tackle waiting lists. In December last year, patients were waiting an average of two years for […]


New Queensland Dental Centre Plans Delayed

New Queensland Dental Centre Plans Delayed

Plans for a new combined dental and cancer centre in Queensland have been delayed due to flooding. Plans to open a new $18 million cancer and dental care centre at Bundaberg Hospital have been delayed by another year after it was revealed that there had been flooding in the local area. The centre is due […]


Dental Students’ Fancy Dress Prank Ends In Disaster

Dental Students’ Fancy Dress Prank Ends In Disaster

A fancy dress prank backfired when four dental students dressed up as Islamic militants and were subsequently stopped by the anti-terror squad. Four students dressed up as Islamic militants for a joke, but sadly the prank ended in disaster, after terrified patients at Saint-Roch hospital in Nice notified members of staff that they had seen […]


Illegal Dentist Surrenders Three Months After Police Issue Arrest Warrant

Illegal Dentist Surrenders Three Months After Police Issue Arrest Warrant

A dentist who was practising illegally has turned himself in three months after police in Vancouver issued a warrant for his arrest. David Wu appeared at a police station in Toronto on Saturday night after police issued a national warrant for his arrest. In an interview on Sunday, Constable Rod Stebbler confirmed that Mr Wu […]


Waiting Times For Children’s Dental Treatment Increase In New South Wales

Waiting Times For Children’s Dental Treatment Increase In New South Wales

Waiting times for children’s dental care have increased in New South Wales, according to recent figures. For the first time ever, waiting times for adult treatment in Sydney fell, but waiting times for children increased significantly. In South West Sydney, waiting times increased by 22 per cent, while times were up by 15 per cent […]


Illegal Dental Practice Shut Down In Vancouver

Illegal Dental Practice Shut Down In Vancouver

Investigators from the College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia teamed up with police to close down an illegal dental practice in Vancouver. College investigators were joined by police officers on a visit to a home in Adanac Street in the east of Vancouver on Thursday. A male was at home at the time but […]


Plans To Open New Dental School In Adelaide Deferred

Plans To Open New Dental School In Adelaide Deferred

Plans to open a new dental school in Adelaide have been deferred, it has been announced. Proposals to open a new dental school at the Royal Adelaide Hospital have been scrapped and it has also been confirmed that services at the Adelaide Dental Hospital are going to be reduced as a result of budget cuts. […]