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New figures show a decrease in free dental treatments for Leeds patients

New figures show a decrease in free dental treatments for Leeds patients

New figures suggest that there has been a significant decrease in free treatment provided for dental patients in Leeds this year. According to statistics from NHS Digital, the number of units of free treatment claimed by adult patients in the city has fallen significantly. The latest bi-annual report indicates that in the first six months […]


East Kilbride dental patient launches petition calling for free care for cancer sufferers in Scotland

East Kilbride dental patient launches petition calling for free care for cancer sufferers in Scotland

A dental patient from East Kilbride has launched a petition for free dental care for cancer sufferers in Scotland.  Mags McNeil decided to start the petition after experiencing dental issues while undergoing chemotherapy treatment. She developed tooth pain 15 days into her treatment, and soon, the discomfort was so severe that she had to see […]


Greater Manchester MP backs petition for free dental treatment for cancer patients

Greater Manchester MP backs petition for free dental treatment for cancer patients

The MP for Stretford and Urmston, Kate Green, has backed a petition for free dental treatment for patients diagnosed with cancer. The petition was launched by Michele Solak, a breast cancer survivor from Flixton, who experienced dental problems while going through chemotherapy treatment. Michele’s petition, which calls for free dental care for cancer patients, received […]


Thousands turn out for free Mission of Mercy dental clinic in the Mid-South

Thousands turn out for free Mission of Mercy dental clinic in the Mid-South

Thousands of people came from far and wide to benefit from free dental services provided by the Mission of Mercy in the Mid-South last weekend. Crowds started to gather on Thursday evening, with the clinic opening its doors to patients on Friday 24th January.  The demand for free dental care in the Mid-South is high, […]


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 […]