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Healthwatch Northamptonshire warns of deepening dental crisis

Healthwatch Northamptonshire warns of deepening dental crisis

Health watchdog, Healthwatch Northamptonshire, has warned of a deepening dental crisis in the county. Figures from the British Dental Association revealed that fewer than 50% of patients in the county saw a dentist in the two-year period leading up to March 2021 and patients are struggling to get appointments. The watchdog has been inundated with […]


SmileDirectClub’s SmileBus set to visit Milton Keynes

SmileDirectClub’s SmileBus set to visit Milton Keynes

A mobile dental unit, the SmileBus, run by SmileDirectClub is set to visit Milton Keynes on Wednesday, June 9th. The SmileBus will be hitting the streets during the day, providing free 30-minute consultations for patients who are interested in tooth straightening treatment. SmileDirectClub is a private provider, which offers removable aligners with premium tooth whitening […]


Kincardine Dental Practice has a new owner after dentist retires

Kincardine Dental Practice has a new owner after dentist retires

Kincardine Dental Practice has a new owner. Alison Hughes, the previous owner, has retired after spending more than 25 years at the practice. Alison joined the practice as an associate dentist in 1990 and purchased the business in 1996. When she first took the reins, she modernised the building, creating a new reception area, updating […]


Tributes pour in for “seriously special” Newcastle University dental student

Tributes pour in for “seriously special” Newcastle University dental student

Tributes have poured in for a Newcastle University dental student who died suddenly following a bleed on the brain in April. Conor King, a third year student, was at work when he collapsed suddenly. He was taken to the University Hospital of North Durham before being transferred to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle. Sadly, […]


Dental experts share tips for parents ahead of National Smile Month

Dental experts share tips for parents ahead of National Smile Month

Dental experts have shared helpful tips for parents to reduce the risk of decay and other oral diseases ahead of this year’s National Smile Month campaign. The annual campaign, which is run by the Oral Health Foundation, aims to raise awareness of the importance of taking care of the teeth and gums to promote good […]


Dentists raise concerns over trendy natural toothpastes promoted by social influencers

Dentists raise concerns over trendy natural toothpastes promoted by social influencers

Dentists have raised concerns over the safety of trendy natural toothpastes, which are gaining traction online due to social media influencers. Dentists have warned that natural toothpaste recipes, which are currently receiving thousands of hits online via social media accounts and posts, can be harmful for the teeth. A study of 84 homemade toothpaste mixtures […]


Dental group backs calls for a military-style recruitment drive for healthcare workers

Dental group backs calls for a military-style recruitment drive for healthcare workers

The Association of Dental Groups (ADG) has backed calls for a new, military-style recruitment drive for healthcare workers. A newly-published report suggests launching a recruitment campaign similar to those used by the armed forces to encourage more people to consider careers in medicine, nursing, dentistry, other healthcare positions and support roles. Neil Carmichael, chair of […]


Dental practices encouraged to go green as UK aims to reduce emissions by 78% by 2035

Dental practices encouraged to go green as UK aims to reduce emissions by 78% by 2035

Dental practices across the UK are being encouraged to go green after the government set an ambitious target to reduce carbon emissions by 78% by 2035. There are several ways dental teams can lower emissions and embrace more eco-friendly ways of working. Many practices are offering virtual consultations and calls to replace appointments for minor […]


Dental experts raise concerns over North-South dental divide

Dental experts raise concerns over North-South dental divide

Dental experts are worried that the pandemic will widen gaps in oral health standards between patients in the North and South of England. Research suggests that there are already significant inequalities in dental health and dentists are now concerned about the impact of lockdowns and restricted access to dental appointments and initiatives. In 2019/2020, NHS […]


Figures suggest most dental nurses are earning less than £20,000 per year

Figures suggest most dental nurses are earning less than £20,000 per year

Figures from the British Association of Dental Nursing (BADN) suggest that most dental nurses in the UK are earning less than £20,000 per year. A new study revealed that 65% of dental nurses earn between £10,000 and £20,000. A third of dental nurses earn between £15,000 and £20,000 per year and 11% earn less than […]