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Lanarkshire dentists unable to provide full range of services due to PPE shortages

Lanarkshire dentists unable to provide full range of services due to PPE shortages

Some dentists in Lanarkshire claim that they are unable to provide a full range of services for patients due to a shortage of PPE supplies.  Dentists in Rutherglen and Cambuslang have reported problems accessing PPE, which has prevented them from offering patients certain treatments and services. Some practices have encountered delays with deliveries from NHS […]


Bingley dentist hangs up his drill after 54 years in the business

Bingley dentist hangs up his drill after 54 years in the business

A dentist from Bingley has officially hung up his drill after treating patients for 54 years.  At the age of 78, David Pulman was one of England’s oldest working dentists when he retired in June. David has spent the last 46 years working at Park Road Dental Practice, and he reluctantly decided to retire after […]


The Oral Health Foundation approves first bamboo toothbrush

The Oral Health Foundation approves first bamboo toothbrush

The Oral Health Foundation has given its seal of approval to a bamboo toothbrush for the first time. The charity’s expert panel has officially accredited the Bambooth range of brushes.  The Bambooth collection features brushes, which have a muso bamboo handle. Muso bamboo is the fastest-growing renewable material in the world and it is also […]


Kirklees dental practice owners criticise the council after pedestrianisation plans block entrance

Kirklees dental practice owners criticise the council after pedestrianisation plans block entrance

The owners of a dental practice in Huddersfield have criticised council plans to create a new pedestrianised zone in the town centre, as it will prevent employees and patients from being able to drive into the car park. Courtyard Dental Practice on King Street will effectively lose access to its private car park if plans […]


Brighton dental technician criticises council decision to create new cycle lane 

Brighton dental technician criticises council decision to create new cycle lane 

A dental technician from Brighton has criticised the local council for creating a new temporary cycle lane, which will block access to disabled parking outside his practice. Andrew Evans, from The Dental Practice UK, which is located in Preston Road, said that he felt like he had been “bullied” by the council because he was […]


NHS dentists set for a pay rise

NHS dentists set for a pay rise

NHS dentists and doctors will receive a 2.8% pay rise, which will be backdated to April 2020, the Chancellor has confirmed.  Rishi Sunak has acted on the findings of the Review Body on Doctors’ and Dentists’ Remuneration Report, confirming an increase of 2.8%, which equates to £2,200- £3,000 for consultants, £1,100- £2,100 for speciality doctors […]


Man who was too scared to go to the dentist for 27 years shares his story after having his jaw removed

Man who was too scared to go to the dentist for 27 years shares his story after having his jaw removed

A man who was too scared to go to the dentist for 27 years has shared his story after having his jaw removed.  Darren Wilkinson, 51, hadn’t been to see a dentist in almost 30 years when he finally plucked up the courage to seek help last year. Darren took the decision after he started […]


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 […]