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NHS England confirms new contracts for dental practices in Portsmouth

NHS England confirms new contracts for dental practices in Portsmouth

NHS England has confirmed that new contracts will be awarded to dental practices in Portsmouth in July.  Representatives from NHS England have been looking for providers to take on new contracts after Swiss chain, Colosseum Dental, closed down three city centre practices in 2019. The unexpected move left thousands of patients without access to a […]


The Oral Health Foundation crowns 97-year-old Mary Lock as the second winner of the Nominate A Smile competition

The Oral Health Foundation crowns 97-year-old Mary Lock as the second winner of the Nominate A Smile competition

The Oral Health Foundation has crowned 97-year-old Mary Lock as the second winner of its Nominate a Smile competition. The initiative was set up as part of this year’s National Smile Month campaign.  Mary was nominated for the award by her dentist, Dr Ravinder Kalirai, from Grey Gables Dental Practice in Bilton. Dr Kalirai described […]


Grantham dentist celebrates new role as Deputy Chief Dental Officer for England

Grantham dentist celebrates new role as Deputy Chief Dental Officer for England

Grantham dentist, Dr Jason Wong, is celebrating a new role after being appointed the Deputy Chief Dental Officer for England. Dr Wong, from The Maltings Dental Practice, will work alongside Dr Sara Hurley, the Chief Dental Officer and Deputy Chief Dental Officer, Eric Rooney. In his new position, Dr Wong will be responsible for championing […]


Milton Keynes dental practice to benefit from free Sky TV advertising

Milton Keynes dental practice to benefit from free Sky TV advertising

A dental practice in Milton Keynes is set to benefit from free advertising on Sky TV. Sky has selected Oxford House Dental Practice in Fenny Stratford to receive financial support through its AdSmart SME100 initiative. The practice is one of a hundred small businesses chosen to participate in the scheme. The aim is to give […]


Millennials splash out on dental treatment, survey reveals

Millennials splash out on dental treatment, survey reveals

Millennials are spending three times as much as the average UK adult on dental care, a survey has revealed. Research carried out by the Oral Health Foundation found that members of this age bracket spend around £750 per year on dental care. This figure is four-times as much as their parents and eight-times as much […]


Colleagues and family members pay tribute to much-loved Ulverston dental nurse

Colleagues and family members pay tribute to much-loved Ulverston dental nurse

Colleagues and family members have paid tribute to much-loved Ulverston dental nurse, Francine Judge.  Francine, who worked at Soutergate Dental Practice for 16 years, passed away from motor neurone disease at the age of 52 recently. Her husband Peter described her as ‘kind and caring’ and said that she would always go out of her […]


New study links fizzy drinks to elevated cardiovascular disease risk in women

New study links fizzy drinks to elevated cardiovascular disease risk in women

A new study suggests that women who consume fizzy drinks on a daily basis are more likely to develop cardiovascular disease.  Research carried out by the American Heart Association revealed that women who drink one or more fizzy drinks per day are 20% more likely to experience symptoms of cardiovascular disease. Women who consume any […]


Tributes pour in for ‘pioneering’ Blackburn dentist

Tributes pour in for ‘pioneering’ Blackburn dentist

Colleagues, patients and friends have paid tribute to ‘pioneering’ Blackburn dentist, Lily Burke. Known as ‘Teddy’, Lily came to England having survived persecution during the Nazi regime in Germany and she became one of the most iconic dentists of her generation. Family members confirmed that Lily passed away at the age of 85 recently, and […]


Public Health England statistics show 1 in 4 5-year-olds have decay

Public Health England statistics show 1 in 4 5-year-olds have decay

Statistics from Public Health England show that 1 in 4 5-year-olds in England have signs of decay. Figures released by the body indicated that 23% of 5-year-olds in England have symptoms of tooth decay. This figure is similar to those published in 2017, which suggests that progress in fighting decay has plateaued. There had been […]


Sheffield dental practice changes hands

Sheffield dental practice changes hands

A dental practice in Sheffield has a new owner. Dr Jon Meyer has sold Dore Dental Care to Dr Sanraj Dulay. The practice, which is located on Causeway Head Road, has been up and running for 40 years. Dr Meyer has owned the clinic since 2000. Although he has passed the reins on to Dr […]