Archive for the ‘Dentistry abroad’ Category

Salisbury Dentist Preparing for Rwanda Mission

Salisbury Dentist Preparing for Rwanda Mission

A dentist and her teenage son are preparing to swap Salisbury for Rwanda to spend two weeks helping some of the world’s poorest people. Lindsey Leggett and her son, Eddie, will spend two weeks in a rural area of the country providing much-needed dental care. Lindsey, a dentist at The Barn Dental Clinic in Odstock, […]


Bridge2Aid Features on BBC Breakfast

Bridge2Aid Features on BBC Breakfast

Founder of dental charity, Bridge2Aid, Ian Wilson, appeared on BBC Breakfast last week to announce plans to expand charity work into Rwanda. Bridge2Aid currently works in rural communities in Tanzania, training clinical officers to provide basic dental treatments and providing basic supplies. Volunteers will also visit health clinics and schools to provide routine dental treatments. […]


Monmouth MP Criticises Dental Surgery Waiting Time

Monmouth MP Criticises Dental Surgery Waiting Time

Monmouth MP, David Davies has condemned waiting times for dental surgery in Wales, after figures revealed that people in Wales are waiting for surgery for a significantly longer period of time than those in England. According to statistics obtained from the Commons Library, patients in Wales are 50% more likely to have to wait longer […]


Subsidised Dental Care Extended to Cover 12 Year Olds in Israel

Subsidised Dental Care Extended to Cover 12 Year Olds in Israel

The Israeli government has voted in favour of expanding the current dental programme to include 12 year olds, which means that more than 200,000 children will be entitled to discounted dental care. The extension will begin on July 1st and it is estimated that 267,000 extra children will benefit. However, the Deputy Health Minister, Ya’acov […]


Dental Charity to Expand Work in Africa

Dental Charity to Expand Work in Africa

British dental charity, Bridge2Aid, has announced that it will start working in Rwanda, after successfully helping thousands of people in Tanzania. The charity, which helps to train clinical officers to perform routine dental procedures, has been working in rural communities in Tanzania for many years and volunteer dentists are now preparing to start work in […]


Dental Therapist Trading Dumbarton for Tanzania to Provide Dental Care

Dental Therapist Trading Dumbarton for Tanzania to Provide Dental Care

A dental therapist from Dumbarton has embarked on a mercy mission to Tanzania to help provide some of the world’s poorest communities with basic dental care and train people to carry out basic procedures, such as tooth extraction. Elaine Warner has joined more than 20 people to volunteer in Tanzania, where the ratio of dentists […]


Chinese Manufacturers Increase Production to Meet Demand for Dental Scanners

Chinese Manufacturers Increase Production to Meet Demand for Dental Scanners

Chinese manufacturers are increasing production of dental scanners in order to meet demand, as people become increasingly conscious of their oral health. Chinese people have become more aware of the importance of their oral health in recent years and dental practices and hospitals are eager to stock the latest scanning equipment. At the China Dental […]


New Zealand’s First Charity Dental Clinic Opens in Christchurch

New Zealand’s First Charity Dental Clinic Opens in Christchurch

The new clinic, which cost around $2 million, is part of an extension to the city’s hospital. Patients who cannot afford regular dental care will be able to visit the clinic to get the treatment they need free of charge. The clinic is being widely supported by local dentists and has already made a difference […]


Washington Dental Nurse Preparing for Uganda Charity Mission

Washington Dental Nurse Preparing for Uganda Charity Mission

A dental nurse from Washington is preparing to swap the North East of England for Uganda after making arrangements to visit Africa with oral health charity, Dentaid. Danielle Brown, who is 22 and a dental nurse at the Oasis dental clinic in North Shields, will be travelling to Uganda this summer to help provide much-needed […]


Canadian Dentists Working to Reduce Patient Anxiety

Canadian Dentists Working to Reduce Patient Anxiety

Dentists in Canada are working to reduce patient anxiety and encourage more people to attend regular dental appointments. Many people put off going to the dentist because they are afraid of having treatment or they have phobias of needles or the dreaded dental drills, but this increases the risk of oral diseases and the longer […]