Archive for the ‘Dentistry abroad’ Category

Burnley dental nurse prepares for once in a lifetime charity trip to Tanzania

Burnley dental nurse prepares for once in a lifetime charity trip to Tanzania

A dental nurse from Burnley is gearing up for the trip of a lifetime to Tanzania. Stephanie Wilson will travel to the African country as part of a project run by the charity Bridge2Aid. Stephanie was one of just three Oasis Dental Care employees chosen from more than 350 dental professionals across the country who […]


Iceland rolls out free dental care programme for all children over 2

Iceland rolls out free dental care programme for all children over 2

Ministers in Iceland have confirmed that free dental care will be available to all children over the age of 2. The new proposals are an extension of an existing scheme, which covered the cost of dental care for the oldest child in every family. Now, families will have access to free treatment for all children […]


A glimpse into the future? Taiwanese dental practice accepts cryptocurrency payments using Dentacoin

A glimpse into the future? Taiwanese dental practice accepts cryptocurrency payments using Dentacoin

A dental practice in Taiwan has provided dentists and patients with a glimpse into the future by starting to accept cryptocurrency payments in the form of Dentacoins. The Mr ITeeth practice has become only the fourth clinic in the world to enable patients to pay using Dentacoin, a cryptocurrency, which was developed specifically for the […]


Is drinking bottled water damaging the dental health of American children?

Is drinking bottled water damaging the dental health of American children?

A new study suggests that drinking bottled water may be harming the dental health of children in America. Research shows that bottled water consumption has increased since the Flint, Michigan crisis, where excessive lead levels were found in communal water supplies. A new study suggests that people who are actively trying to avoid lead contaminated […]


Billingham dental team returns from refugee mission in Greece

Billingham dental team returns from refugee mission in Greece

A team of four dental professionals from Billingham has returned from a charity mission in Greece. A team of nurses and dentists from Queensway Dental recently spent a week helping Syrian refugees in the north of Greece. Dentists, Dr Paul Averley and Dr Uzma Olbrich were joined by dental nurses, Hannah Bell and Katie Fergusson, […]


Leading New Zealand dentist calls for additional funding for services, as dental treatment becomes a luxury

Leading New Zealand dentist calls for additional funding for services, as dental treatment becomes a luxury

One of New Zealand’s leading dentists has called for funding to be made available for affordable dental services after suggesting that dental care has become a luxury for many. Associate Professor Jonathan Broadbent, head of Preventative and Restorative Dentistry at Otago University, said that the most recent dental survey indicates that more and more people […]


Hundreds turn out for free medical and dental clinic in Florida

Hundreds turn out for free medical and dental clinic in Florida

Hundreds of people turned out for a free medical and dental clinic in Florida over the weekend of the 11th and 12th November. Remote Area Medical, one of the USA’s largest suppliers of free health clinics, set up shop at Manatee Technical Institute in Bradenton. The aim of the clinic was to provide people who […]


Swedish researchers claim dentists are secret weapons in the fight against obesity

Swedish researchers claim dentists are secret weapons in the fight against obesity

Researchers in Sweden claim that dentists are potentially powerful secret weapons in the battle against obesity. Researchers from the Sahlgrenska Academy, which is based at the Swedish Institute of Medicine, have suggested that encouraging people to adopt tooth-friendly diets could make a positive difference to their waistlines. Many of the foods that contribute to weight […]


Bottesford dental nurse shares her experiences after travelling to Lebanon with Dental Mavericks

Bottesford dental nurse shares her experiences after travelling to Lebanon with Dental Mavericks

A dental nurse from Bottesford, North Lincolnshire, has been sharing her experiences after returning from a charity mission in Lebanon. Alana Smith spent time helping refugees who had fled Syria as part of a project organised by Dental Mavericks. Alana, who has 25 years of experience in dental nursing, travelled to Lebanon with a team […]


New report highlights widespread dental problems in the US

New report highlights widespread dental problems in the US

A new report has highlighted widespread dental health problems in the US. Researchers from the University of Michigan have revealed that a third of Americans are missing work as a result of dental pain or suffering from dental problems. It was also found that 40 percent of people aged between 50 and 64 don’t go […]