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Fishermen in Devon and Cornwall to receive free dental treatment

Fishermen in Devon and Cornwall to receive free dental treatment

Fishermen in Devon and Cornwall are set to receive free dental treatment as part of a charity partnership between SeaFit and Smile Together. The initiative will enable fishermen from both counties to attend free clinics at ports around the region. The #SmilesAtSea tour will begin on Monday 9th September in Newlyn, with clinics planned for […]


Free courses of dental treatment fall by a third in West Suffolk

Free courses of dental treatment fall by a third in West Suffolk

The number of free courses of dental treatment provided by NHS dentists in West Suffolk has fallen by almost a third in the last 5 years, new figures have confirmed.  Figures from NHS Digital suggest that dentists working within the area managed by West Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group provided 19,533 courses of free treatment to […]


Missouri charity dental clinic provides $600,000 worth of free care in one weekend

Missouri charity dental clinic provides $600,000 worth of free care in one weekend

A charity dental clinic, which was organised by the Missouri Dental Association and the Mission of Mercy provided more than $600,000 worth of free dental care last weekend (Friday 16th and Saturday 17th August). The event, which took place in St Joseph, enabled 500 adults to receive free treatment. In total, over the course of […]


Bournemouth fishermen receive free dental checks at Poole Quay

Bournemouth fishermen receive free dental checks at Poole Quay

Fishermen from the Bournemouth area were invited to attend a free dental clinic at Poole Quay on Tuesday 9th July. The clinic was organised by SeaFit in association with Dentaid. SeaFit is a charity initiative, which works to protect fishermen’s health and wellbeing by hosting wellness and welfare events and improving access to health services […]


Dentaid confirms more free dental clinics for patients who don’t have a dentist in Kirklees

Dentaid confirms more free dental clinics for patients who don’t have a dentist in Kirklees

Dental charity, Dentaid, has confirmed that a series of free dental clinics will take place in the coming weeks in Kirklees. The charity, which has already hosted a number of drop-in sessions for patients who don’t have a dentist, is returning to the area. The project has been made possible by Kirklees Council and local […]


Thousands of dental fines overturned by the NHS

Thousands of dental fines overturned by the NHS

Thousands of dental fines have been overturned by the NHS, a watchdog report has revealed. In 2018, there was widespread concern after it was confirmed that there had been a huge increase in the number of dental patients receiving fines. The vast majority of those who had been sent a penalty fine notice had mistakenly […]


Ontario Government to announce free dental care for low income senior citizens

Ontario Government to announce free dental care for low income senior citizens

Ministers in Ontario are set to announce the introduction of a new dental initiative, which will enable senior citizens on low incomes to access free dental treatment. The programme, which will cost around $100 million per year, is aimed at over 65’s who have an individual annual income of less than $19,300 or a joint […]


1 in 5 dental patients struggling to see a dentist in East England

1 in 5 dental patients struggling to see a dentist in East England

New government data suggests that 1 in 5 dental patients in the East of England are struggling to see an NHS dentist. Analysis of recent statistics shows that more than 60,000 patients in the region have tried unsuccessfully to get an appointment with an NHS dentist. A separate survey, which was aimed at dentists, revealed […]


Dentaid mobile unit set to return to Dewsbury to host free clinics

Dentaid mobile unit set to return to Dewsbury to host free clinics

A mobile dental unit provided by the charity, Dentaid, is set to return to Dewsbury between the 18th and the 21st February. The clinic, which will be staffed by Dentaid volunteers, will offer free dental treatment to people who are struggling to access or afford dental care. The clinics have been funded by Kirklees Council […]


Scottish researchers call for improved access to dental care for the homeless

Scottish researchers call for improved access to dental care for the homeless

Scottish research teams have called for improved access to dental care for homeless people. Researchers from Stirling and Aberdeen universities discovered that dental anxiety and depression were both more common among homeless people. As previous studies have linked poor oral health to an elevated risk of several serious illnesses, the university academics have appealed for […]