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Donations pour in for the family of much-loved Tunbridge Wells dentist killed in car crash

Donations pour in for the family of much-loved Tunbridge Wells dentist killed in car crash

Donations have been pouring in for the family of a much-loved Tunbridge Wells dentist, who was killed in a car crash at the end of July. A GoFundMe page, which was set up in memory of 38-year-old Subhash Pai, raised more than £6,000 in just seven hours. The money will be used to support Mr […]


Ambitious Denbighshire dental assistant to benefit from new bursary scheme

Ambitious Denbighshire dental assistant to benefit from new bursary scheme

An ambitious dental assistant has been named as the first person to benefit from a new bursary scheme in Denbighshire. Charlotte Jones, 27, has successfully completed an oral health education course through Denbighshire County Council’s Young Person Employment Bursary. The scheme was set up to encourage talented young people to stay in Denbighshire after they […]


The Oral Health Foundation launches new strategy to dramatically improve standards of dental health by 2024

The Oral Health Foundation launches new strategy to dramatically improve standards of dental health by 2024

The Oral Health Foundation has launched a new global strategy, which is designed to dramatically improve standards of dental health by the year 2024.  The charity, which works across the UK and the rest of the world, has put together proposals to reduce rates of decay, increase the focus on prevention and ensure vulnerable people […]


Whaley Bridge dental practice forced to cancel appointments amid flooding fears

Whaley Bridge dental practice forced to cancel appointments amid flooding fears

A dental practice based in Whaley Bridge has been forced to cancel appointments due to flooding fears. The medical practice, which is located alongside dental services at Goyt Valley Medical and Dental Practice, has relocated to Chapel-en-le-Frith as teams strive to save the town from flooding. Patients planning to attend appointments at Goyt Valley Medical […]


East Preston dental team all smiles after celebrating 10th anniversary

East Preston dental team all smiles after celebrating 10th anniversary

A dental team from East Preston is all smiles after celebrating the practice’s 10th anniversary.  The East Preston Dental Clinic, a family-run business, has been tending to the dental needs of the local community for a decade. Established by Glenn and Michelle Steffin in 2009, the practice now has more than 3,000 patients. To celebrate […]


Ludlow man encourages cancer sufferers to attend local health event after discovering a lump in his neck during dental treatment

Ludlow man encourages cancer sufferers to attend local health event after discovering a lump in his neck during dental treatment

A Ludlow man is encouraging cancer sufferers to attend a local health and wellbeing event to take advantage of help and support initiatives. Dominic Commane, 50, was diagnosed with cancer after finding a lump while undergoing a course of dental treatment.  Mr Commane discovered a lump in his neck in 2018 while he was having […]


Thousands of PRSI card holders aren’t taking advantage of dental benefits, new figures confirm

Thousands of PRSI card holders aren’t taking advantage of dental benefits, new figures confirm

Thousands of PRSI cardholders in the Republic of Ireland aren’t taking advantage of dental and optical benefits, new research has confirmed.  Around 2.5 million people pay into the PRSI scheme, but up to two-thirds have not accessed the perks available to them. Recent statistics show that there were fewer than 805,000 applications for dental treatments […]


Dental registration rates soar in Moray

Dental registration rates soar in Moray

Dental registration rates have soared in Moray, according to new figures.  Statistics released by NHS Scotland show that there has been a giant leap in the proportion of adults and children registered with a dentist in the region. Since 2007, the number of adults registered with an NHS dental practice in Grampian has sky-rocketed, with […]


Dental students provide treatment for Portsmouth FC’s youth team

Dental students provide treatment for Portsmouth FC’s youth team

Portsmouth FC’s youth team paid a visit to the dentist recently in a bid to get in tip-top condition before the start of the new season. The academy players took a trip to the University of Portsmouth’s Dental Academy as part of a collaborative initiative, which brings the university and the football club together. On […]


Dental patient registration rates soar in Shetland

Dental patient registration rates soar in Shetland

The latest NHS figures show that dental patient registrations rates have soared in Shetland. In the last 12 years, the proportion of patients registered with an NHS dentist on the island has increased dramatically, with a surge of adults and children joining local practices. Adult numbers have rocketed by 138% while the proportion of children […]