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Ontario dental patients advised to undergo testing amid sterilisation fears

Ontario dental patients advised to undergo testing amid sterilisation fears

Dental patients registered at an office in Ontario have been contacted by the health board amid fears dental staff failed to employ suitable sterilisation techniques. Patients from Upper Middle Dental, Burlington, have been advised to undergo testing to rule out blood-borne diseases and infections, including HIV and hepatitis B and C. Authorities have confirmed that […]


Australian dentists issue dental tourism warning

Australian dentists issue dental tourism warning

Dentists in Australia have issued a warning over the safety of dental tourism. Deputy chair of the Australian Dental Association’s Oral Health Committee, Dr Michael Foley, said that its very common for people to choose to travel abroad for dental treatment purely as a result of cost. Saving money is the aim of the game […]


Extractions become more commonplace as state funding for dental treatment is halved in Ireland

Extractions become more commonplace as state funding for dental treatment is halved in Ireland

The number of extractions carried out in Ireland has risen, as figures also confirm that state funding for dental treatment has fallen by more than 50 percent in the last 8 years. Data shows that funding provided through schemes like PRSI has fallen from €150 million in 2009 to €75 million in 2016. During the […]


American dentists offer free treatment to honour veterans

American dentists offer free treatment to honour veterans

Dentists across America hosted free dental events last weekend (Saturday 24th June) to celebrate the annual Day of Service event. More than 400 dental offices across the country hosted free clinics for veterans to mark the event, which is now in its fourth year. It is estimated that around 7,000 veterans of all ages benefited […]


Irish Dental Association urges Government to increase funding for state schemes

Irish Dental Association urges Government to increase funding for state schemes

The Irish Dental Association is urging the government to do more to fund state dental schemes. According to new figures, household expenditure on oral health has been reduced by 50 percent in just five years. The household budget survey by the Central Statistics Office revealed that the average household in Ireland spent €84.53 on dental […]


Bury dental nurse reminisces about ‘incredible experience’ after volunteering in Greece

Bury dental nurse reminisces about ‘incredible experience’ after volunteering in Greece

A dental nurse has been speaking about her ‘incredible experience’ in Greece after joining Dentaid’s project to provide dental treatment to refugees. Lucy Shimmin, 22, contacted Dentaid to find out more about helping out in the camps, which have been established both on the mainland and some of the islands. Lucy, who is based at […]


Otago children face a lengthy wait to see a dentist

Otago children face a lengthy wait to see a dentist

Children living in the Otago region of New Zealand are facing a lengthy wait to see the dentist, it has been revealed. Figures show that almost 20 percent of children in Dunedin are up to 10 months behind where they should be in terms of dental checks, with many facing a wait of several months […]


Thousands of Manawatu children waiting months to see a dentist

Thousands of Manawatu children waiting months to see a dentist

Thousands of children in the Manawatu area of New Zealand are waiting for dental treatment, it has been revealed. In the worst cases, children have been waiting up to 19 months to get the treatment they need. The latest figures show that more than 7,000 children are waiting to see a dentist. Experts believe it […]


Keswick dental nurse travels to Greek Islands to help refugees in need

Keswick dental nurse travels to Greek Islands to help refugees in need

A dental nurse from Keswick has travelled to the Greek Islands as part of an aid mission to provide dental treatment for refugees. Mei Glennon left the UK on the 2nd April, and she will spend a week on the island of Samos, where there is a large refugee camp. The mission has been organised […]


Charlottesville dentist to host fish supper to raise money for Uganda charity mission

Charlottesville dentist to host fish supper to raise money for Uganda charity mission

A charitable dentist from Charlottesville is hosting a fish supper, or fish fry as it’s known in the US, to raise money for her upcoming trip to Uganda. Anita Neel, from Aesthetic Dentistry of Charlottesville, is hosting the event at the Church of the Incarnation on Friday 31st March. Anita is hoping to raise around […]