Archive for the ‘General’ Category

Glasgow dental provider signs up for eco-friendly car sharing scheme

Glasgow dental provider signs up for eco-friendly car sharing scheme

A dental provider based in Glasgow has signed up for an eco-friendly electric car share initiative. Dental Care at Home, Scotland’s largest home care dental provider, has joined Co-Wheels, a scheme that is designed to reduce emissions.  Dental Care at Home currently has a team of dentists and nurses that travel to 19 homes across […]


East Anglia dental patients brand waiting times ‘ridiculous’

East Anglia dental patients brand waiting times ‘ridiculous’

Patients in East Anglia have described waiting times for NHS treatment as ‘ridiculous.’ Recent figures show that almost 12,000 people in Ipswich and East Suffolk have tried and failed to get a dental appointment, with some patients trying for over a year to register with a local practice.  Local resident, Emma Swift, who is diabetic, […]


Wyberton dental practice offers to take South Holland patients, as new Spalding practices are delayed

Wyberton dental practice offers to take South Holland patients, as new Spalding practices are delayed

A dental practice in Wyberton is offering NHS places to patients in the South Holland area after two new practices, which were due to open in Spalding in January, were delayed.  Boston Dental Centre, which employs seven dentists in total, is offering appointments for NHS patients with two of its dentists to try and ease […]


Portsmouth health bosses optimistic of finding a permanent dental provider by autumn 2020

Portsmouth health bosses optimistic of finding a permanent dental provider by autumn 2020

Health bosses in Portsmouth are confident they will find a permanent dental provider by autumn 2020. Thousands of patients in the city were left without an NHS dentist in the summer when Colosseum Dental decided to end its NHS contract prematurely. The chain had three clinics dotted across the city. In the aftermath of the […]


Devon and Cornwall patients worst affected by dental access problems

Devon and Cornwall patients worst affected by dental access problems

Dental patients based in Devon and Cornwall are the worst affected by access problems in England, new figures confirm. A shortage of dentists and a lack of dental places mean that some patients in the South West are facing round trips of over 100 miles to see a dentist. Thousands are also on waiting lists […]


Chewing sugar-free gum can help to lower the risk of cavities

Chewing sugar-free gum can help to lower the risk of cavities

Researchers from Kings College London have found that chewing sugar-free gum can help to improve dental health. The team analysed the findings of twelve studies conducted in the last 50 years. These papers focused on the dental impact of chewing sugar-free gum, most notably on the risk of decay in adults and children. They found […]


BBC report suggests that 2 million adults are struggling to see a dentist

BBC report suggests that 2 million adults are struggling to see a dentist

A BBC report suggests that 2 million adults are struggling to see an NHS dentist in England.  Analysis by the broadcaster indicates that 1.45 people have been unsuccessful in getting an appointment with a dentist in the last 2 years, with a further 500,000 either waiting on a list or avoiding the dentist due to […]


Labour reveals plans to banish band-one NHS dental charges

Labour reveals plans to banish band-one NHS dental charges

Labour has vowed to provide free dental check-ups for all if voters back the party in the upcoming December election. Jeremy Corbyn, the party leader, has revealed plans to scrap band 1 dental charges, which are currently set at £22.70 in England. Band 1 treatments and procedures include routine check-ups, X-rays and a scale and […]


Americans flock to the Mexican ‘Molar City’ to snap up cut-price dental treatment

Americans flock to the Mexican ‘Molar City’ to snap up cut-price dental treatment

Dental tourism in Mexico is booming, as more and more Americans head south to take advantage of cut-price treatment. Los Algodones, the epicentre of the industry, is now affectionately known as Molar City, with streets lined with modern clinics aiming to attract US tourists looking to save.  Throughout California, signs promoting affordable dental care direct […]


Bristol dentist undertakes facial aesthetic training following botched filler treatment

Bristol dentist undertakes facial aesthetic training following botched filler treatment

A dentist from Bristol decided to undertake training in facial aesthetics after being left with painful, lumpy, blue lips following botched filler treatment. Sarah Najjar, spent £300 on fillers after celebrating her 30th birthday. She wanted to enhance her lips, but instead, ended up with painful, hard, blue lumps in her lips. After paying for […]