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Cabinet minister heaps praise on University of Plymouth staff and students providing free dental care for the homeless

Cabinet minister heaps praise on University of Plymouth staff and students providing free dental care for the homeless

Cabinet minister James Cleverly has heaped praise on staff and students from the University of Plymouth and Peninsula Dental Social Enterprise. The collective has been working to provide homeless people in the city with access to free dental treatment.  Mr Cleverly visited the university’s Devonport Dental Education Facility recently alongside Conservative local councillor, Rebecca Smith, […]


Dundee dental technician travels to the world’s most remote inhabited island

Dundee dental technician travels to the world’s most remote inhabited island

A dental technician from Dundee has embarked upon an intrepid adventure to the world’s more remote inhabited island.  Stan Riley, from Dundee Dental School, recently set off for the tiny island of Tristan da Cunha in the South Atlantic Ocean. He has made the trip in the capacity of visiting dental technician, taking over the […]


MPs call for urgent action to tackle unfit for purpose NHS penalty fine system

MPs call for urgent action to tackle unfit for purpose NHS penalty fine system

A report compiled by MPs has called for urgent action to tackle the penalty fine system, which has been described as “not fit for purpose.” A cross-party committee of MPs was asked to research and review the current system after it emerged that more than 1.6 million patients had received incorrect medical and dental fines. […]


Funding boost confirmed for Peterborough’s Dental Access Centre

Funding boost confirmed for Peterborough’s Dental Access Centre

NHS England has confirmed a funding boost for Peterborough’s Dental Access Centre.  The facility, which is based at Midgate, is one of a number of clinics set to receive extra cash to ease an access crisis in the area. News of the funding comes after a review conducted by Healthwatch suggested that patients were struggling […]


Llandrindod Wells dental nurse shows off staggering 8-stone weight loss

Llandrindod Wells dental nurse shows off staggering 8-stone weight loss

A dental nurse from Llandrindod Wells has shared the details of her weight loss journey in the national press after dropping eight stone in preparation for her wedding.  Bethan Coles, 28, decided to embark upon a quest to lose weight before tying the knot after putting on 4 stone during the early part of her […]


Uist dental clinics set to close, as new central hub gets the green light

Uist dental clinics set to close, as new central hub gets the green light

A number of dental clinics in Uist are set to close after plans to create a central hub received the green light. Under new proposals, which have now been backed by the local health board and the council, local surgeries in North and South Uist will be replaced by a single facility based in Balivanich.  […]


East Kilbride dental practice set for expansion

East Kilbride dental practice set for expansion

A dental practice in East Kilbride is set for expansion after receiving funding from Barclays. The new owner of Calderwood Dental has secured funding, which will enable the practice to hire new members of staff and extend the treatment list. As part of the growth plan, Alexandra Young, a dentist at the practice, will take […]


Oswestry graduate has plenty to smile about after becoming the UK’s youngest clinical dental technician

Oswestry graduate has plenty to smile about after becoming the UK’s youngest clinical dental technician

A graduate from Oswestry has plenty to smile about after becoming the UK’s youngest clinical dental technician. Sheena Lakhanpal has successfully completed a 2-year course at the University of Central Lancashire, making her the youngest qualified dental technician at the age of 27 years old.  Ms Lakhanpal, who works at Bupa Dental Care’s laboratory in […]


Additional funding confirmed to improve dental access in Cambridgeshire

Additional funding confirmed to improve dental access in Cambridgeshire

Dental patients in Cambridgeshire are set to benefit from a funding boost, as the NHS looks to improve access to dental services. England’s chief dental officer, Sara Hurley, has promised to take action following a review of NHS dental provision in the county. A report compiled by Healthwatch Cambridgeshire and Peterborough revealed that patients, particularly […]


NHS Tayside’s mobile dental unit provides relief for recovering and former drug addicts

NHS Tayside’s mobile dental unit provides relief for recovering and former drug addicts

A mobile dental service, which has been launched by NHS Tayside, is providing relief for recovering and former drug addicts in the area. Many people who are taking advantage of the service have previously been homeless and have subsequently found it incredibly difficult to access dental care and to look after their teeth. Cheryl Ferguson, […]