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Thousands sign petition for free dental care for cancer patients

Thousands sign petition for free dental care for cancer patients

Over 100,000 people have signed a petition calling for free dental care for cancer patients. Michele Solak decided to launch the petition after discovering that treatments, such as radiotherapy and chemotherapy, can have a negative impact on oral health. Michele was diagnosed with breast cancer, and during treatment, she noticed a significant change in her […]


Husband and wife dental team all smiles after sealing deal to take over two Paisley surgeries

Husband and wife dental team all smiles after sealing deal to take over two Paisley surgeries

A husband and wife team is all smiles after securing a deal to take over two dental surgeries in Paisley. Dimitrios Giatras and Kelly Ntaoutidou have successfully taken over Happy Smiles, a practice, which has clinics in St Mirren Brae and Ralston. The couple has succeeded Alastair Watson, who was at the helm for nearly […]


New survey suggests 50% of dentists have thought about quitting due to wellbeing issues

New survey suggests 50% of dentists have thought about quitting due to wellbeing issues

A new survey has revealed that 50% of dentists have thought about giving up their jobs due to issues related to their personal wellbeing.  A report released following a survey by Dental Protection states that dentists are increasingly concerned about the impact of their career on their health and wellbeing. The ‘Breaking the Burnout Cycle’ […]


Dad is saved by daughter’s homework

Dad is saved by daughter’s homework

A father of five said that his life was saved by helping his daughter with her biology homework. Jonathan Jenkyn, 45, was helping his daughter, Alice, with her GCSE biology revision when he discovered a lump in his neck. Jonathan and Alice had been looking at text books and learning about the glands in the […]


Karachi dentist joins Hartlepool practice

Karachi dentist joins Hartlepool practice

A dentist from Karachi has joined a Hartlepool dental practice to gain crucial experience before taking on full-time NHS work. Michelle Safavi has joined the team at Hartlepool Dental and Implant Centres. Dentists who qualify outside of the UK are required to complete a year of working in a chosen practice in a position known […]


New survey suggests a fear of pain is keeping a quarter of British workers away from the dentist

New survey suggests a fear of pain is keeping a quarter of British workers away from the dentist

A new survey has revealed that a quarter of British employees are avoiding going to the dentist due to a fear of pain.  One in four people polled by Unum Dental admitted to putting off going to the dentist because they were afraid of pain. The survey involved 2,000 adults working in the private sector.  […]


Colgate introduces two new vegan toothpaste products

Colgate introduces two new vegan toothpaste products

Colgate has launched two new vegan toothpaste products. As more and more people choose to follow a vegan diet, the manufacturer has introduced two new products, which have been certified by The Vegan Society.  Although Colgate is not a vegan company, The Vegan Society has assured its social media followers that both of the new […]


Calderdale Council to consider water fluoridation following children’s dental health debate

Calderdale Council to consider water fluoridation following children’s dental health debate

Members of Calderdale Council are set to explore the possibility of adding fluoride to local water supplies following a debate on children’s dental health. At a council meeting where children’s oral health was on the agenda, members of the council’s children and young people’s scrutiny board discussed several measures, including water fluoridation. This is a […]


Monaghan woman shares tooth whitening horror story to encourage others to see a professional dentist

Monaghan woman shares tooth whitening horror story to encourage others to see a professional dentist

A woman from Monaghan, Ireland, has shared her tooth whitening horror story on social media to encourage others considering whitening their teeth to visit a professional dentist. Aoife Wills said that her gums were severely burned after undergoing whitening treatment at a beauty salon recently. Having opted to have treatment at a local salon, Ms […]


Leeds dental clinic forced to close amid concerns over anti-social behaviour

Leeds dental clinic forced to close amid concerns over anti-social behaviour

A dental clinic in the Harehills area of Leeds is closing down amid concerns over anti-social behaviour.  Mydentist has taken the decision to shut Compton Road Dental Practice and merge with a sister practice on Chapeltown Road as a result of increasingly frequent incidents of anti-social behaviour. Patients have been informed, and are being transferred […]