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American Teenager becomes YouTube Sensation Following Dental Surgery

American Teenager becomes YouTube Sensation Following Dental Surgery

An American teenager has become a YouTube sensation after she was filmed coming round from anaesthesia following dental surgery. After having wisdom teeth removed, the teenage girl from Harrisburg, North Carolina, managed to convince herself that she was a wizard who attended Hogwarts School. The girl’s mother captured the footage on camera, with the girl […]


South Yorkshire Doctor Joins African Dental and Medical Mission

South Yorkshire Doctor Joins African Dental and Medical Mission

An anaesthetist from South Yorkshire has joined a mission of mercy in Africa to help thousands of people living in some of the world’s poorest countries. Alan Kershaw, an anaesthetist at Barnsley NHS Foundation Trust, has boarded the Africa Mercy, the largest hospital ship in the world, to provide dental and medical care to the […]


Irish Dentists Urge Parents to Bring Children for Early Check-ups

Irish Dentists Urge Parents to Bring Children for Early Check-ups

Irish dentists are urging parents to bring their children for regular check-ups from the age of twelve months, despite the fact that public screening does not commence until the age of seven. According to statistics, over half of five year olds suffer from tooth decay; however, the public dental screening programme does not come into […]


Dental Tattoo could Flag Up Early Warning for Tooth Decay

Dental Tattoo could Flag Up Early Warning for Tooth Decay

Scientists in America are developing a new tooth tattoo, which could flag up extremely early signs of decay. The tattoo, which is grapheme-based, comprises a chemical sensor, which is able to identify early warning signs of decay and convey the information to dentist via wireless technology. Early detection and treatment prevents decay from spreading, reducing […]


Dentists in the Middle East Join Forces to Raise Awareness of Oral Health Problems in Diabetic Patients

Dentists in the Middle East Join Forces to Raise Awareness of Oral Health Problems in Diabetic Patients

Dentists in the Middle East are teaming up to try and raise awareness of the increased risk of oral health problems for patients with diabetes and special needs. According to the Middle East Advisory Board, awareness of the link between diabetes and oral health diseases is low and as a result, many patients with diabetes […]


Dental Funding Needed for Dentaid Ugandan Mission

Dental Funding Needed for Dentaid Ugandan Mission

Dentaid, the dental charity, is heading over to Uganda, to fund a team of local dentists, to enable them to travel around the country to treat dental emergencies and to educate people on a number of dental health topics. Some of the subjects the team hope to address include: Education about all aspects of dental […]


The Future Looks Bright for Australian Dental Chain

The Future Looks Bright for Australian Dental Chain

Daryl Holmes, the owner of the 1300 Smiles, is looking forward to expanding his business in the future and shows no signs of slowing down, despite having an estimated $90 million fortune. Holmes owns 23 practices but is not a typical millionaire and rather than spending his time on fancy holidays and golfing trips, Holmes […]


Chiswick Dentist Returns from Sierra Leone Mission

Chiswick Dentist Returns from Sierra Leone Mission

A dentist has returned to Chiswick after spending two weeks treating some of the world’s poorest people in Sierra Leone. Raffaella Gabassi, from White Dental and Cosmetic Rooms, spent two weeks providing much-needed dental care to thousands of people in Sierra Leone. During the first week, Raffaella worked at the Connaught Hospital, which provided a […]


Indian Dental Schools Launch Education Camps for Children

Indian Dental Schools Launch Education Camps for Children

Dental schools in India have launched educational camps to try and improve standards of oral health among schoolchildren. Awadh Dental College and NGO Educare have recently launched an oral health programme, which includes running dental camps in schools. Awadh Dental College organised a camp at the Carmel Junior College last weekend, with around 700 students […]


New Hampshire Dentists Working to Improve Access to Dental Care

New Hampshire Dentists Working to Improve Access to Dental Care

Dentists in New Hampshire have been working tirelessly to try and improve access to dental care. According to information released by the Pew Center on the States in 2011, New Hampshire exceeded five of the eight benchmarks for oral health and improvements have been made in the Medicaid system. Recently, the state enabled physicians to […]