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Plymouth dental experts invited to speak at conference in the US

Plymouth dental experts invited to speak at conference in the US

A pair of dental experts from Plymouth’s Peninsula Dental Social Enterprise have been invited to speak at a conference in the US after impressing with their work on special care dentistry. Dr Robert Whitton and Wendy Smith will attend a conference in North Carolina hosted by the Special Care Dentistry Association (SCDA). The duo will […]


North East dentist urges holidaymakers to book check-ups before they fly

North East dentist urges holidaymakers to book check-ups before they fly

Spring has arrived, and before we know it, it’ll be time to jet off and enjoy a well-earned rest in the sun. Before you start stocking up on sunscreen, North East dentist, Dr Richard Coates, recommends booking a dental check. Flying can increase the risk of dental pain as a result of a condition known […]


Aylesbury dentist returns from refugee mission in Greece

Aylesbury dentist returns from refugee mission in Greece

A dentist from Aylesbury has returned after spending time helping refugees on the Greek island of Samos. Jane Lelean visited the island as part of a project run by Dentaid, a UK-based charity, which oversees international aid projects. Jane spent a week on Samos, providing care for refugees who had travelled to Greece from countries […]


Irish dental group celebrates the acquisition of 11 new clinics

Irish dental group celebrates the acquisition of 11 new clinics

The owners of an Irish dental group have plenty to smile about after acquiring eleven new dental clinics. Colm and Kieran Davitt established Dental Care Ireland in 2015, and they have grand plans to open 15 practices by next year. They are doing well so far, having recently acquired 11 new clinics. The first practice […]


New legislation introduced in Queensland following dental infection scare

New legislation introduced in Queensland following dental infection scare

New legislation has been introduced by the Queensland government after an infection scare, which involved thousands of patients in Carina, near Brisbane. The government has announced tougher measures for clinic regulation after more than 4,000 people in the area were exposed to a risk of hepatitis C as a result of lax infection control procedures. […]


Milton Keynes dentist returns from Dentaid mission in Nepal

Milton Keynes dentist returns from Dentaid mission in Nepal

A dentist from Milton Keynes has been using her skills to benefit adults and children in Nepal. Many of the people Anne Martin Powders treated on her travels had been affected by the horrific earthquake, which hit Nepal in 2015. Anne visited Nepal as part of a project overseen by Dentaid. During her 2-week stay […]


American dentists scale back opioid prescriptions amid addiction crisis

American dentists scale back opioid prescriptions amid addiction crisis

Dentists in America are trying to scale back the provision of opioid prescriptions amid fears of an addiction crisis. James Hatzell, from New Jersey, is just one of many patients who has become addicted to painkillers after taking them following a dental procedure. Mr Hatzell, who was a teenager when he was first advised to […]


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 […]