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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. […]


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 […]