Archive for the ‘‘Invisible’ braces’ Category

Concerns about Scotland’s new dental care plan

Concerns about Scotland’s new dental care plan

The Scottish government has been urged to consider concerns from dentists when it comes to their new ‘model of care’ plan for dentistry. This plan is part of the wider Oral Health Improvement program, aiming to improve the dental health of those living in Scotland. The new plan involves a patient-focused approach to dentistry, with […]


Grampian calls on private support

Grampian calls on private support

NHS Grampian is to turn to the private sector to help tackle its dental care shortage. Private dentist The Aberdeen Clinic (TAC) will be paid more than £50,000 over the next six months to help NHS Grampian clear a year-long appointment backlog. The longest waits are in the oral and maxillofacial surgery department, with patients […]


New report highlights widespread dental issues in Middlesbrough

New report highlights widespread dental issues in Middlesbrough

A shocking new report has revealed that some households in Middlesbrough don’t have access to a single toothbrush, with a third of the city’s children suffering from decay.  The new research highlights the gravity of dental problems in this part of the North East, with health workers so worried about the situation that they are […]


Dentists launch new video calling app to provide instant advice

Dentists launch new video calling app to provide instant advice

A pair of forward-thinking dentists has launched the UK’s first official video calling dental app.  The Tooth Fairy app enables patients to connect with private and NHS dentists, providing access to advice without having to arrange an appointment at a practice or even leave the comfort of the couch. Deepak Aulak and Kian Dhinsa developed […]


Coleraine man charged with dental surgery robbery

Coleraine man charged with dental surgery robbery

A man from Coleraine has been charged with theft after stealing a number of items from Boyd & Logue Dental Surgery on Lodge Road. Derek Alan Kirk, 43, is believed to have taken more than £500 in cash, in addition to a prescription pad, a sharps box, a camera and flash and eight electric toothbrushes. […]


The British Dental Association calls for the Mayor to step in as oral health standards slip among children in London

The British Dental Association calls for the Mayor to step in as oral health standards slip among children in London

The British Dental Association has urged the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, to take action after new statistics showed that standards of oral health among children in London have deteriorated. An inquiry revealed that rates of decay have increased in 10 of the city’s boroughs, with 3,500 children under 5 in London having teeth removed […]


Over 145,000 dental patients are waiting for treatment in Queensland, new figures confirm

Over 145,000 dental patients are waiting for treatment in Queensland, new figures confirm

More than 145,000 people are waiting to see a dentist in Queensland, Australia. According to figures from Queensland Health, which were released in January, 145,249 patients are currently on a waiting list. Despite the fact that public dentists are treating thousands of patients every month across the state, there has only been a reduction in […]


The reasons why more and more adults are opting for braces

The reasons why more and more adults are opting for braces

Figures from the British Orthodontic Society suggest that 80% of orthodontists saw an increase in adult patient numbers in 2018. As more and more people choose to have braces during their 20s, 30s, 40s and 50s, it’s interesting to see why adults are becoming more open to a treatment that was once linked only to […]


Pennsylvania dental therapy dog embarks upon festive fundraising mission for local animal shelters this Christmas

Pennsylvania dental therapy dog embarks upon festive fundraising mission for local animal shelters this Christmas

A dental therapy dog who usually helps patients to feel relaxed in the dental chair has turned his attention to raising funds for local animal charities and shelters. Dogtor Gizmo, who helps out dentist Kevin Mahoney at Sleep Dentistry Erie, can usually be found in the waiting room or treatment room, offering much-needed moral support […]


Lancashire dental school named one of the UK’s Best Breakthroughs

Lancashire dental school named one of the UK’s Best Breakthroughs

The University of Central Lancashire’s dental school has been named among the UK’s Top 100 Breakthroughs. The dental school, which was opened a decade ago, has been listed as one of the best breakthroughs in the UK in the last century. UCLAN’s dental school has been praised for its innovative approach to improving standards of […]