Archive for the ‘Dentistry abroad’ Category

Lengthy waiting lists prompt desperate Australian dental patients to fly inter-state for treatment

Lengthy waiting lists prompt desperate Australian dental patients to fly inter-state for treatment

Desperate dental patients in Australia are being forced to fly to different states for treatment as a result of lengthy waiting lists. Some patients have reported waiting more than three years for treatment for painful wisdom teeth, with waiting times well above average in parts of New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria. A patient from […]


Welsh dental hygienist gears up for fifth visit to Tanzania with Bridge2Aid

Welsh dental hygienist gears up for fifth visit to Tanzania with Bridge2Aid

A dental hygienist from Wales is gearing up for her fifth visit to Tanzania with the dental charity, Bridge2Aid. Yvonne Wood, from Yvonne Wood Dental Hygiene at The Courtyard in Glansevern, will travel to Tanzania on the 22nd June, as she prepares to help out with the charity’s Dental Volunteer Programme. The programme, which is […]


Hamilton dentist raises concerns over link between poverty and ‘third-world dental problems’ in New Zealand

Hamilton dentist raises concerns over link between poverty and ‘third-world dental problems’ in New Zealand

A dentist from Hamilton has raised concerns over the link between poverty and ‘third-world’ dental issues in New Zealand. Assil Russell, dentist and co-founder of dental charity, Revive a Smile, said that the situation is so bad in parts of the country that she has started a petition for subsidies to be made available to […]


Australians are skipping dental checks due to cost, survey shows

Australians are skipping dental checks due to cost, survey shows

A new survey has revealed that a large proportion of Australians are missing regular dental checks due to cost. The poll, which was conducted by Finder.com.au, involved more than 2,000 people. The findings of the survey suggest that around 12.6 million people have avoided going to the dentist, with over 40% citing cost as the […]


Pencuick dentist takes 13,000-mile round-trip to treat patients on one of the world’s remotest islands

Pencuick dentist takes 13,000-mile round-trip to treat patients on one of the world’s remotest islands

A dentist from Pencuick is looking forward to making a 13,000-mile round-trip to treat islanders on one of the world’s remotest countries. Penny Granger travels 6,500 miles from home to provide treatment for communities living on the Atlantic island of Tristan de Cunha, which lies between South America and Africa. The journey takes up to […]


Norwich dentist returns from ‘humbling’ experience helping refugees in Lebanon

Norwich dentist returns from ‘humbling’ experience helping refugees in Lebanon

A dentist from Norwich has returned from a ‘humbling’ experience providing dental care for Syrian refugees in Lebanon. Dr Gautam Sharma visited a camp in Lebanon as part of a charity project run by Dental Mavericks. The aim was to provide those who have fled Syria with basic dental care and pain relief. Dr Sharma […]


North London dental nurse travels to Cambodia to provide oral health education

North London dental nurse travels to Cambodia to provide oral health education

A dental nurse from North London has travelled to Cambodia to provide oral health education as part of a charity project run by the Hope Agency. Puja Parmar, from Harrow, is spending time in rural villages located several hours from the capital city of Phnom Penh. Puja, 31, has taken a huge collection of oral […]


Norwich dentist prepares to travel to Lebanon to aid Syrian refugees

Norwich dentist prepares to travel to Lebanon to aid Syrian refugees

A dentist from Norwich is preparing to leave the UK and travel to Lebanon to provide treatment for Syrian refugees. Dr Gautam Sharma, from West Earlham Dental Health Practice, will visit Lebanon as part of a specialist charity project, which is designed to provide basic care for refugees who have fled Syria. Dr Sharma will […]


High fees keeping patients away from the dentist in Canada

High fees keeping patients away from the dentist in Canada

Patients in Canada are avoiding regular trips to the dentist as a result of high fees. A report compiled by the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences revealed that Canadians spend more than $12 million per year on dental care, but up to 6 million avoid routine dental trips as a result of cost. Many working […]


Dental Aid Network makes a difference in Kashmir

Dental Aid Network makes a difference in Kashmir

Cover Image Credit: Shutterstock.com A charity is making a difference to hundreds of people who don’t have access to dental care in Kashmir. The Dental Aid Network (DAN) organises regular trips to Kashmir to provide dental treatment for children. Recently, a group of six dentists from Oldham, Glasgow and Liverpool visited Kashmir for six days. […]