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Volunteer dentists carry out more than 10,000 dental procedures as Mission of Mercy Oklahoma celebrates 8th annual event

Volunteer dentists carry out more than 10,000 dental procedures as Mission of Mercy Oklahoma celebrates 8th annual event

Volunteer dentists, nurses and hygienists carried out more than 10,000 dental procedures last week, as the Mission of Mercy Oklahoma celebrated its 8th annual event. During the two-day event, more than 1,400 volunteers worked together to provide in excess of $1.3 million worth of treatment free of charge. Over a thousand patients passed through the […]


Dental charity is making a massive difference in Tanzania

Dental charity is making a massive difference in Tanzania

A British dental charity is making a massive difference in Tanzania. Bridge2Aid, a charity that provides dental training, as well as treatment for those living in rural villages, has attracted plaudits from dental professionals all over the country. Laura-Anne Johnstone is just one of many volunteers who have visited the African country with the organisation. […]


New dental unit set to hit the roads in Manawatu

New dental unit set to hit the roads in Manawatu

A new mobile dental unit is set to hit the roads of Manawatu, it has been confirmed. The service will replace an old dental van, which was damaged last year. Health officers have confirmed that a brand new, state of the art mobile clinic has been commissioned to provide mobile services for children who attend […]


Dental fees to increase in Malaysia, Government confirms

Dental fees to increase in Malaysia, Government confirms

The Malaysian Government has confirmed that dental fees for treatment provided by government-run clinics will increase. Director-general of the Health Ministry, Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah confirmed that dental charges will increase in the near future; however, the increases will not apply for those on low incomes. The government is committed to subsidising dental care for […]


West Virginia occupies bottom spot for standards of adolescent oral health

West Virginia occupies bottom spot for standards of adolescent oral health

New research suggests that adolescents in West Virginia have the poorest standards of oral health in the USA. Data from WalletHub put the 35th state at the bottom of the list based on a number of factors, including treatment costs, access to dental care and the proportion of young people who visited a dentist in […]


Thousands of children are waiting to see a dentist in Manawatu, New Zealand

Thousands of children are waiting to see a dentist in Manawatu, New Zealand

Thousands of children are waiting to see a dentist in the Manawatu region of New Zealand, as concerns about waiting lists grow. At the end of the year, it was revealed that more than 8,000 children were on a waiting list. The numbers have skyrocketed after a series of events, including dentist resignations, damage to […]


Falmouth family returns from Kenya dental trip

Falmouth family returns from Kenya dental trip

A family from Falmouth has been sharing its experiences of charity work in Kenya after returning from the African country. Andrew Ridout, a dentist, his wife, Lisa, a dental nurse, and their teenage daughter, Georgie, visited Kenya with Smile Star. The family travelled to rural villages in Kenya as part of a 2-week project to […]


Hingham dental nurse reveals plans for Uganda trip

Hingham dental nurse reveals plans for Uganda trip

A dental nurse from Hingham has revealed plans to visit Uganda later this year as part of a volunteer project run by the charity Dentaid. Sarah Drew, 35, will be visiting Uganda in September, and she has already started raising funds for the trip. Sarah will be part of a team of ten nurses, dentists, […]


Southend dental duo returns from Syrian refugee camps

Southend dental duo returns from Syrian refugee camps

A dental duo from Southend has returned from an emotional trip to help Syrian refugees living in camps in Greece. Dentist Salma Daou, as well as dental nurse Lorraine Wellmen, visited northern Greece as part of a project run by Healthpoint Foundation. The duo, from Parmar Dental in Southchurch Road, wanted to help out after […]


Queensland dentist issues warning over dental care ‘time bomb’

Queensland dentist issues warning over dental care ‘time bomb’

A dentist from Queensland has issued a warning over an impending time bomb, which is due to hit as a result of poor standards of oral healthcare for older people. Greg Moore, from Rockhampton, claims that elderly people are being let down, as a result of poor provision of dental care in care homes and […]