Archive for the ‘Free Dental Care’ Category

Isle of Wight dental clinic to participate in new pilot to provide care home residents with free dental checks

Isle of Wight dental clinic to participate in new pilot to provide care home residents with free dental checks

A dental clinic on the Isle of Wight has teamed up with NHS England to participate in a new pilot scheme that provides free dental checks for care home residents. Members of the team at Bembridge Dental Practice will be visiting care homes around the island to provide residents with a free oral health assessment. […]


BDA issues warning over dental access, as some patients face 70-mile journey to see an NHS dentist

BDA issues warning over dental access, as some patients face 70-mile journey to see an NHS dentist

The British Dental Association has issued a warning over access to NHS dental care, as patients in some parts of the country face a 70-mile journey to see a dentist. The BDA has warned that increasing pressure within the industry and low morale have made it difficult for practices to recruit dentists. A recent survey […]


Oxfordshire patients can now access dental services by calling NHS 111

Oxfordshire patients can now access dental services by calling NHS 111

Patients in Oxfordshire can now access a wide range of health services by calling NHS 111, it has been confirmed. The new operators of the local NHS 111 system, the South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust, have confirmed that patients will be able to benefit from dental, mental health and pharmacy services, as well […]


Oakham dental patients welcome the opening of a new NHS dental practice

Oakham dental patients welcome the opening of a new NHS dental practice

A new NHS dental practice has opened in Oakham, providing local dental patients with better access to NHS treatment. JDRM Dental Care Limited officially opened its doors to patients on Friday 12th January. The surgery, which is located on Melton Road, will open from 8am until 8pm offering routine and urgent dental services. The opening […]


Huge crowds turn out for free dental event in Phoenix

Huge crowds turn out for free dental event in Phoenix

Huge crowds of people gathered for a free dental event in Phoenix over the weekend. The Mission of Mercy event, which took place over the weekend of the 8th/9th December, was organised by the Arizona Mission of Mercy. Over the course of the weekend, hundreds of people poured through the doors to see dental professionals, […]


Ministers reveal plans for improved access to free dental checks in Ireland

Ministers reveal plans for improved access to free dental checks in Ireland

Regina Doherty, the social protection minister, has revealed plans for more Irish taxpayers to access free dental checks. Ms Doherty confirmed that the expanded scheme to provide free dental checks and glasses will be available to employees, as well as those who are self-employed and their dependents. It is estimated that 2.5 million people will […]


Hull dental practice offers free mouth cancer screening in November

Hull dental practice offers free mouth cancer screening in November

A dental practice in Hessle Road, Hull is offering free mouth cancer screening in November to support Mouth Cancer Action Month. St Andrew’s Dental Care will be hosting free oral cancer screening on Thursday 30th November as part of a national campaign to try and reduce oral cancer rates and raise awareness of this deadly […]


Plaistow church group hosts community event offering free dental and medical checks

Plaistow church group hosts community event offering free dental and medical checks

A church group based in Plaistow hosted a community event offering free medical and dental checks recently. The London Ghana Seventh-Day Adventist Church provided free dental checks and health tests as well as food and refreshments as part of the annual community health expo. The event, which is now in its fifth year, was held […]


Dentaid mobile unit treats more than 150 patients in Dewsbury

Dentaid mobile unit treats more than 150 patients in Dewsbury

A mobile dental unit provided by the charity, Dentaid, has provided treatment for more than 150 patients in Dewsbury. The dental van, which toured the local area for seven days, offered a range of services including extractions, fillings and urgent pain relief. The first patient through the door was Philip Rushforth who had been suffering […]


New study reveals more than 50% of dentists plan to leave the NHS in the next 5 years

New study reveals more than 50% of dentists plan to leave the NHS in the next 5 years

A new study has revealed that more than 50% of dentists plan to leave the NHS in the next five years. A recent survey conducted by the British Dental Association suggests that 58 percent of dentists are planning to retire, switch to private dentistry or move abroad in the next five years. Many of those […]