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North Yorkshire dentist has plenty to smile about after receiving an OBE

North Yorkshire dentist has plenty to smile about after receiving an OBE

A dentist from North Yorkshire has plenty to smile about after learning that he has been included in the Queen’s Birthday Honours. Dr Simon Stretton-Downes has been awarded an OBE in recognition of his commitment to dentistry and charity work. Dr Stretton-Downes originally thought the email detailing the prestigious honour was a scam but his […]


Calderdale councillors set to discuss water fluoridation plans

Calderdale councillors set to discuss water fluoridation plans

Councillors in Calderdale are set to discuss the possibility of adding fluoride to water supplies to boost dental health. The subject was approached at a meeting of the council’s health and wellbeing board two years ago but at the time, opinion was largely against plans to consider water fluoridation. At the spring meeting of the […]


London dentists report surge in new child patient requests as parents struggle to get appointments

London dentists report surge in new child patient requests as parents struggle to get appointments

Dentists in London have reported a surge in requests for appointments for children as parents struggle to get appointments closer to home. Dr Esther Shin, from Toothbeary, a private practice in Twickenham, said that parents are calling from all over the country desperately trying to find a dentist to see their child. Many are willing […]


Dundee dental students to use isolation pods to aid practical learning

Dundee dental students to use isolation pods to aid practical learning

Dental students in Dundee are using isolation pods to aid practical learning during the pandemic. Typically, dental students spend a significant amount of time developing clinical skills by undertaking practical sessions, workshops and placements, particularly in their final years of study. Due to Covid-19, many students have missed out on months of practical learning. To […]


Health watchdog brands dental information provided during lockdown ‘inconsistent and confusing’

Health watchdog brands dental information provided during lockdown ‘inconsistent and confusing’

A health watchdog has suggested that some dental services provided ‘inconsistent and confusing’ information during the Covid-19 lockdown.  According to a review conducted by Healthwatch, which was carried out between April and June 2020, many people found information provided by dental services unhelpful. The report was compiled based on the experiences of almost 20,000 people. […]


American Dental Association ‘respectfully’ disagrees with new WHO advice on dental care 

American Dental Association ‘respectfully’ disagrees with new WHO advice on dental care 

The American Dental Association (ADA) has responded to new advice issued by the World Health Organisation, which advised dental patients against all non-essential services. In a statement, the ADA said it “respectfully, yet strongly disagrees” with the guidance.  Chad P. Gehani, president of the association, stressed that dental care is “essential” and highlighted the link […]


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A new study suggests that vaping may increase the risk of young people contracting COVID-19.  Researchers from Stanford University’s School of Medicine discovered that young people who vape or use e-cigarettes are more likely to develop the infection. The team found that of those tested for the virus, young people who vaped were 5-7 times […]


Skegness dentist retires after spending 30 years treating the town’s patients

Skegness dentist retires after spending 30 years treating the town’s patients

A dentist who has worked in Skegness for 30 years has bid a fond farewell to patients and colleagues. Tamara Good, from Clark Dental Studio Ltd, was due to retire later in the year, but decided to call it a day a few months early due to the Coronavirus crisis. Tamara has been treating the […]


Dental practices could close in Northern Ireland without funding, dentists warn

Dental practices could close in Northern Ireland without funding, dentists warn

There is a real risk of dental practices closing in Northern Ireland without urgent funding, the British Dental Association has warned.  In a letter to Arlene Foster and Michelle O’Neill, Richard Graham, from the BDA, claimed that dentists will go out of business if Stormont doesn’t provide an urgent cash injection. Mr Graham stated that […]