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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 […]


New figures reveal over 10% of 3-year-olds in Bedford have decay

New figures reveal over 10% of 3-year-olds in Bedford have decay

New figures published by Public Health England suggest that over 10% of three-year-olds in Bedford have tooth decay. Statistics show that 1 in 8 three-year-olds have signs of decay. This equates to around 12% of toddlers in the town. In cases where children were found to have experienced symptoms of decay in the last two […]


Dental health campaign that is keeping Stoke smiling set to expand to other parts of the UK

Dental health campaign that is keeping Stoke smiling set to expand to other parts of the UK

An innovative dental health campaign, which has kept Stoke smiling since 2018 is set to be rolled out to other parts of the UK. The ‘KeepStokeSmiling’ scheme was launched in 2018 with the aim of reducing rates of decay and encouraging people to adopt healthy lifestyle habits. Building on the success of the awareness campaign […]


Tributes pour in for popular Herefordshire dentist

Tributes pour in for popular Herefordshire dentist

Tributes have been pouring in for popular Hereford dentist, Bob Binnersley, who has passed away. Staff at St Martin’s Dental Practice shared the sad news in a post on Facebook. Bob founded the St Martin’s clinic in 1989 and was an active member of the local community. The business evolved from a small surgery based […]


Portsmouth’s first dental recycling site opens to the public

Portsmouth’s first dental recycling site opens to the public

Portsmouth’s first dental recycling site has opened to the public. The city’s first dedicated dental recycling centre has opened as part of a scheme run by the University of Portsmouth’s Dental Academy. The programme is part of the university’s Revolution Plastics project, which encourages students, staff and members of the public to recycle and reduce […]


Over half of Warrington residents haven’t seen a dentist for at least 2 years

Over half of Warrington residents haven’t seen a dentist for at least 2 years

New figures suggest that over 50% of Warrington residents haven’t seen a dentist for at least two years. Data from NHS Digital revealed that 80,982 people saw a dentist in the town in the 24-month period leading up to the 31st December 2020. This equates to around 49% of the adult population. There was a […]


Dentists report a surge in stress-related symptoms as the pandemic takes its toll

Dentists report a surge in stress-related symptoms as the pandemic takes its toll

Dentists in the US have reported a surge in dental symptoms linked to stress and anxiety, as the pandemic takes its toll. A survey conducted by the American Dental Association (ADA) revealed that more than 70% of dentists had experienced an increase in the number of patients seeking advice for stress-related symptoms since the autumn. […]


Football teams to trial new mouthguards as part of a study into the effects of heading balls

Football teams to trial new mouthguards as part of a study into the effects of heading balls

Liverpool and Manchester City womens’ and youth teams are set to trial new mouthguards as part of a study to determine the effects of heading the ball. The innovative mouthguards, which are already used in rugby, collect real-time data, which will provide valuable information for researchers working on projects related to the impact of heading […]


Immigration rule changes will make it easier to recruit dental therapists

Immigration rule changes will make it easier to recruit dental therapists

A change in immigration rules will make it easier to recruit employees for health and care jobs, including dental therapists, experienced carers and nurses. Under new guidelines announced by the government, candidates who want to apply for posts from overseas will be able to take advantage of a simpler and faster process to obtain a […]