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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 […]


Hopeful dental patients wait in line for days for free Phoenix dentistry event to open

Hopeful dental patients wait in line for days for free Phoenix dentistry event to open

Hundreds of people gathered outside the Arizona State Fairgrounds last week in hope that they may be able to see a dentist. The Mission of Mercy clinic, which provides free dental care, took place in Phoenix on Friday and Saturday 7th and 8th December, with some people turning up as early as Tuesday 4th December […]


Doctors and dentists join forces to help the homeless in Mansfield

Doctors and dentists join forces to help the homeless in Mansfield

Doctors and dentists joined forces to help the homeless in Mansfield on Monday 26 th November. A host of volunteers visited the soup kitchen in Bridge Street on Monday evening in a move to help those who don’t have access to health and dental services. People who were visiting the soup kitchen were able to […]


Kendal duo travels to Lebanon to provide dental care for Syrian refugees

Kendal duo travels to Lebanon to provide dental care for Syrian refugees

A dental duo from Kendal has travelled to Lebanon to provide much-needed dental care for refugees. Dentist, Arfan Iqbal and dental nurse, Tracey Topping, from Sandes Avenue Dental Practice, will spend a week in Lebanon, visiting Syrian refugee camps and offering dental treatment and pain relief. Mrs Topping, from Bolton-le-Sands, said that she was nervous […]


Mobile clinic embarks on week-long tour to help homeless people in Ipswich

Mobile clinic embarks on week-long tour to help homeless people in Ipswich

A mobile clinic has spent a week in Ipswich to help homeless people. The unit, which was provided by CDS-CIC, was based at the Homelessness Hub at the Chapman Centre. Staffed by a dentist and a dental nurse, the clinic was in place to provide a raft of services to those who don’t have a […]


Hope for dental patients in Dolgellau, as new practice opens nearly 2 years after mydentist closure

Hope for dental patients in Dolgellau, as new practice opens nearly 2 years after mydentist closure

Dental patients in the Welsh town of Dolgellau finally have something to smile about, after a new practice opened nearly two years after its only clinic shut. Mydentist closed in spring 2017, and since then, patients have struggled to get a dental appointment. Practices in nearby Porthmadog and Aberystwyth were over-subscribed, leaving patients with option […]