Archive for the ‘Dentistry abroad’ Category

Budapest tops list of popular dental tourism destinations

Budapest tops list of popular dental tourism destinations

Budapest has become the most popular destination for dental tourists, according to recent figures. The Hungarian capital city offers state of the art facilities and innovative new treatments at a fraction of the price of the same treatments in Northern and Western Europe. Typically prices are up to 60 percent lower than in the UK […]


Sarrell Dental clinic files law suit against Alabama Dental Association

Sarrell Dental clinic files law suit against Alabama Dental Association

The clinic is taking action on the grounds that they believe Alabama Dental Association is trying to close their business down. Representatives from the Sarrell clinic said they had been left with no other option but to pursue legal action after talks broke down and the Alabama Dental Association refused to back down. The file […]


Ronald McDonald Mobile Unit rolls into Upper Darby

Ronald McDonald Mobile Unit rolls into Upper Darby

The Ronald McDonald mobile care unit visited children in the town of Upper Darby last week. Children from a local day care centre benefitted from the service, with each one receiving a free routine check-up from volunteer dentists. The children were aged four and five and for many of them, this was their first experience […]


Black professor accuses school of discrimination.

Black professor accuses school of discrimination.

A black university professor has accused his employers of discrimination and claims he was paid less than white employees. Dr Morris Clark, from the University of Colorado has compiled a 63 page document, which details accusations and examples of discrimination that have occurred during his time at the University. Clark has worked at the school […]


Medicaid agency investigates boy’s death

Medicaid agency investigates boy’s death

The Virginia Medicaid agency is investigating the death of a six year old boy, following an incident on Tuesday. Jacobi Hill had been admitted to the Virginia Commonwealth University Dental Facility for a procedure to fit caps on his teeth; he went into cardiac arrest shortly after the treatment was completed and died minutes after. […]


Kiwis flock to Thailand for dental treatment

Kiwis flock to Thailand for dental treatment

Dental tourism amongst New Zealanders is on the rise following the growth of dental tourism companies and increasingly competitive prices abroad. The latest trend sees Kiwis travelling to Thailand for treatment. Thailand has been a popular destination for Europeans for many years now, as prices are considerably cheaper and patients like to combine their treatment […]


Dental X-rays ordered to confirm the age of suspected murderer

Dental X-rays ordered to confirm the age of suspected murderer

A teenager who is facing murder charges will have dental X-rays to confirm his age. Mahdi Ali is facing three counts of murder following an incident at a small convenience store in the Minneapolis area; Ali allegedly murdered three men at the Seward Market on January the 6th this year. Ali had allegedly been planning […]


East Palo Alto welcomes new sliding-scale clinic

East Palo Alto welcomes new sliding-scale clinic

A new sliding-scale dental clinic has opened in East Palo Alto; the new clinic will offer dental treatment to thousands of low income families and people without insurance. The clinic will be partly funded by patient payments, which will be set at limits that reflect the patient’s individual income; the sliding-scale system enables patients that […]


Barboursville set to host free one-day dental clinic

Barboursville set to host free one-day dental clinic

Barboursville residents will be able to receive free dental care courtesy of a one-day special clinic hosted by the Piedmont Regional Mission of Mercy. The one-off event will be held on the 1st May and patients that want free treatment are advised to start registering now. Volunteer dentists and hygienists will offer their services from […]


Queensland dental therapists involved in pay dispute

Queensland dental therapists involved in pay dispute

Dental therapists in Queensland are refusing to carry out some tasks because they claim they are only being paid for certain aspects of their job. The Queensland Public Sector Union reported that around 500 dental therapists have been affected by the pay dispute, which centres on their job description and pay. Dental therapists claim they […]