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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 […]


Dentists urge patients to shun cheap braces available to buy online

Dentists urge patients to shun cheap braces available to buy online

Dentists and dental bodies are encouraging patients to shun cheap braces, which are available to buy online.  A growing number of products has appeared online, and companies are targeting patients who want straighter teeth without paying a fortune. Marketed as a cheap alternative to braces provided by orthodontists, a raft of new aligners is now […]


Could COVID-19 make dental patients even more afraid of going to the dentist?

Could COVID-19 make dental patients even more afraid of going to the dentist?

Around half of UK adults are anxious about going to the dentist, but dentists are worried that figures could increase after the COVID-19 crisis.  Dr Catherine Tannahill, director of clinical dentistry at Portman Dental Care, explained that around 50% of adults already experience a degree of fear when faced with a trip to the dentist, […]


Local councillors meet with public health representatives to discuss dentistry in Bradford

Local councillors meet with public health representatives to discuss dentistry in Bradford

Local councillors have met with representatives from public health bodies to discuss the future of dental services in Bradford. At a meeting of the council’s Health and Social Care Overview and Scrutiny Committee, dentistry was one of the most pressing subjects on the agenda. Emma Wilson, from NHS England, provided an update on practices reopening […]


Community trust delivers thousands of oral health packs to families in need in Kent

Community trust delivers thousands of oral health packs to families in need in Kent

Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust has delivered thousands of oral health packs to local families in need. The trust usually distributes around 800 packs per month, but during the Coronavirus crisis, the demand has rocketed. The packs contain a toothbrush, a tube of toothpaste and oral hygiene leaflets. Before the lockdown commenced, there was […]