Archive for the ‘Dentistry abroad’ Category

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. […]


Ipswich dentist to travel to Nepal on charity mission

Ipswich dentist to travel to Nepal on charity mission

A dentist based in Ipswich is preparing to travel to Nepal to embark on a charity mission. Junior dentist at Ipswich Hospital, Priyasma Gauchan, will visit Lo Manthang as part of a project organised by the Smiles Across Nepal charity. Ms Gauchan, who is from Colchester, will be part of a team of volunteers, which […]


New report reveals half of Australians don’t brush their teeth twice per day

New report reveals half of Australians don’t brush their teeth twice per day

A new report has revealed that half of Australians don’t brush their teeth twice per day. A study conducted by a think-tank shows that only 50 percent of Australian adults are following the advice of their dentist and cleaning their teeth twice a day. In a survey, which is the first of its kind, the […]


New Zealand dentists urge the government to do more to support low income patients

New Zealand dentists urge the government to do more to support low income patients

New Zealand’s Dental Association has urged the government to do more to make dental care more accessible to patients on a low income. The Dental Association claims that the people who need dental care the most are missing out on routine appointments, leaving them at risk of complex oral health issues. Although support is available […]


Norfolk Dentist to Make “Life-Changing” Dental Charity Trip to Uganda

Norfolk Dentist to Make “Life-Changing” Dental Charity Trip to Uganda

A Norfolk dentist is volunteering to travel to Uganda and provide life-changing toothcare and critical support to a developing country where average life expectancy is in the early 50s. Dental nurse Sarah Drew, 37, will join nine other dental professionals, including dentists, nurses, therapists and hygienists on a trip across Uganda, providing pop up clinics […]


Braunton dental nurse prepares to hit the high seas on charity mission

Braunton dental nurse prepares to hit the high seas on charity mission

A dental nurse from Braunton is preparing to swap terra firma for the high seas, as she joins a team of volunteers aboard the ship, Africa Mercy. Kate Rogers, from Riverside Dental, is leaving the UK on Saturday 24th February to embark on a charity mission in Cameroon. Kate will be part of a team […]


Kind-hearted Dundee model raises thousands to provide dental care in Cape Verde

Kind-hearted Dundee model raises thousands to provide dental care in Cape Verde

A kind-hearted model from Broughty Ferry, Dundee, has raised thousands of pounds to provide poor communities in Cape Verde with dental and eye care services. Elaine Harris swapped the catwalk for the cycle paths, completing a gruelling trek from John O’Groats to Land’s End. Elaine took on the cycle challenge to raise funds to take […]


Danish patients travelling to Germany to take advantage of cheaper dental treatment

Danish patients travelling to Germany to take advantage of cheaper dental treatment

A growing number of Danish dental patients are travelling to Germany to take advantage of cheaper dental treatment, it has been revealed. New research has revealed that authorities in Denmark receive 30,000 requests for subsidiaries for treatment abroad per year and this doesn’t take into account the number of patients travelling abroad without subsidiaries. Karsten […]


News channel survey reveals strong support for free dental care in New Zealand

News channel survey reveals strong support for free dental care in New Zealand

A survey conducted by a major news channel in New Zealand has revealed overwhelmingly strong support for free dental care. In light of comments made by former Prime Minister Helen Clark, 1 News ran a Facebook poll asking people to vote in favour of or against free dental care. Almost 4,700 people voted, with 4,600 […]