Archive for the ‘General’ Category

Hundreds of dental patients advised to undergo blood tests amid infection control concerns

Hundreds of dental patients advised to undergo blood tests amid infection control concerns

Hundreds of dental patients in Hertfordshire have been advised to undergo blood tests after concerns were raised about the use of unclean equipment. Patients registered at [email protected] have been urged to have blood tests after it was confirmed that dirty instruments may have been used by one of the practice hygienists. Public Health England has […]


Inquiry suggests dental contracts are discouraging dentists from working in poorer parts of Wales

Inquiry suggests dental contracts are discouraging dentists from working in poorer parts of Wales

An inquiry has suggested that existing dental contracts are discouraging dentists from working in some of Wales’ poorest regions. Since 2006, dentists have been paid a set fee based on the procedures they carry out on a patient. This means that a dentist will receive the same payment for one filling as they would for […]


Whitby dentist submits application to turn former building society into a new surgery in Scarborough

Whitby dentist submits application to turn former building society into a new surgery in Scarborough

A dentist from Whitby has submitted a planning application to convert a former building society into a brand new surgery in Scarborough. Alan Soare is hoping to turn the premises previously occupied by Skipton building society into a dental practice. The unit has been vacant since Skipton closed in 2017 and Mr Soare has submitted […]


Dental appointment attendance falls in Somerset

Dental appointment attendance falls in Somerset

New figures show that 20% of children in Somerset haven’t been to the dentist in the last year. The statistics also suggest that 2 in 5 adults in the county haven’t seen a dentist in the last 2 years. Some patients have reported issues with getting appointments at a local NHS dental practice, but experts […]


Coleraine dental duo develops innovative new anti-snoring devices

Coleraine dental duo develops innovative new anti-snoring devices

A dental laboratory owned by a husband and wife team has developed pioneering new anti-snoring devices. CinchORTHO, which is based in Coleraine and owned by Judy and William Purvis, has created two new gadgets designed to prevent snoring and sleep apnoea. The firm has been working on the projects with North West Regional College’s Business […]


New research rejects benefits of trendy charcoal toothpastes

New research rejects benefits of trendy charcoal toothpastes

Charcoal toothpastes may be all the rage on social media, but a new study has rejected claims that they whiten the teeth and suggested that they may even do more harm to oral health than good. A new review, which has been published in the British Dental Journal, claims that using charcoal toothpaste on a […]


New study reveals that drinking wine can prevent sore throats and dental plaque

New study reveals that drinking wine can prevent sore throats and dental plaque

A new study has revealed great news for those who are partial to a glass of wine. Researchers have discovered that wine can offer disinfectant benefits, helping to keep sore throats and dental plaque at bay. Previously, studies indicated that drinking wine could be beneficial for health due to its acidity and alcohol content, but […]


Ambitious dentist submits application to turn former Sheffield café into a new practice

Ambitious dentist submits application to turn former Sheffield café into a new practice

An ambitious dentist is hoping to turn a former café into a brand new surgery in the heart of Sheffield. Dr Ihsan Khaliq has submitted a proposal to convert the former Masala Dosa Café on Ecclesall Road into a new practice. The café closed down in 2017, and the unit has been vacant since. Dr […]


New practice will create 300 new NHS dental places in Westbury

New practice will create 300 new NHS dental places in Westbury

A new practice will create 300 additional NHS dental places in Westbury. The future of NHS dentistry in the town was hanging in the balance after NHS England turned down an application from White Horse Dental to renew its contract. The contract, which is due to expire on the 26th June, has been rejected, but […]


Billingham dental team celebrates baby boom

Billingham dental team celebrates baby boom

The team at a Billingham dental practice is celebrating a baby boom after nine new babies arrived in the space of 12 months. In the last year alone, the staff at Queensway dental team have celebrated the arrival of five baby boys and four girls. Jen Mallon, dental therapist, gave birth to her first child, […]