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Isle of Wight dentist downs his drill after 60 years of treating patients

Isle of Wight dentist downs his drill after 60 years of treating patients

The UK’s oldest working dentist has downed his drill and started a very well-earned retirement. Dr Farouk Shamash, who is 85, has been treating patients for 60 years.  Dr Shamash didn’t always want to be a dentist, and initially, when a family friend suggested the career choice, he wasn’t even sure what a dentist was. […]


Bupa Dental expands its portfolio with 13 new clinics

Bupa Dental expands its portfolio with 13 new clinics

Bupa Dental Care has expanded its portfolio after adding 13 new clinics across the UK and Ireland. Having successfully added a series of new practices, Bupa Dental now runs 483 sites. The latest additions come after the chain acquired 23 practices in 2018. The new clinics are located across the country, with practices in Wakefield, […]


Bupa Dental reveals plans to recruit over 1,000 new members of staff

Bupa Dental reveals plans to recruit over 1,000 new members of staff

Bupa Dental has revealed plans to recruit up to 1,300 new members of staff before the end of next year. The dental chain, which has expanded rapidly over the last few years, is now one of the UK’s largest providers of private and NHS dental care. Currently, Bupa Dental runs 470 practices across the UK […]


Hope for dental patients in Dolgellau, as new practice opens nearly 2 years after mydentist closure

Hope for dental patients in Dolgellau, as new practice opens nearly 2 years after mydentist closure

Dental patients in the Welsh town of Dolgellau finally have something to smile about, after a new practice opened nearly two years after its only clinic shut. Mydentist closed in spring 2017, and since then, patients have struggled to get a dental appointment. Practices in nearby Porthmadog and Aberystwyth were over-subscribed, leaving patients with option […]


Resounding Success for First Ever Private Dentistry Show

Resounding Success for First Ever Private Dentistry Show

Thousands of the world’s leading dental products… 160 exhibitors… all at one successful Trade Show. These are the stats behind the first ever Private Dentistry Show; and with over 1,000 delegates in attendance, it’s fair to say the benchmark has been set. Launched in London on Saturday 15th September, the world’s first free-to-attend private dentistry […]


Growing number of dental patients in Bradford choosing to go private

Growing number of dental patients in Bradford choosing to go private

A growing number of dental patients in Bradford are choosing to go private, new figures have confirmed. Data obtained from the GP Patient Survey showed that 28 percent of participants had never tried to book an NHS dental appointment. This figure represents an increase of 2% since 2013. A total of 2,097 people took part […]


Bupa Dental Care acquires Luton-based Avsan Holdings

Bupa Dental Care acquires Luton-based Avsan Holdings

Bupa Dental Care has completed the acquisition of Avsan Holdings, a dental chain based in Luton. The group, which has 16 dental clinics in England and Scotland, has been taken over by Bupa in a deal, which was overseen by Christie & Co. Avsan Holdings was created over 30 years ago by Avron Smith and […]


Dentists urged to ensure they have the right TV licence

Dentists urged to ensure they have the right TV licence

Dentists across the country are being urged to check that they have the right TV licence amid concerns that many don’t realise they need a different kind of licence. As dental practices are classified as public areas, dentists must secure a separate licence to enable them to show patients TV shows or films on terrestrial […]


A glimpse into the future? Taiwanese dental practice accepts cryptocurrency payments using Dentacoin

A glimpse into the future? Taiwanese dental practice accepts cryptocurrency payments using Dentacoin

A dental practice in Taiwan has provided dentists and patients with a glimpse into the future by starting to accept cryptocurrency payments in the form of Dentacoins. The Mr ITeeth practice has become only the fourth clinic in the world to enable patients to pay using Dentacoin, a cryptocurrency, which was developed specifically for the […]


Spalding dental practice hosts open day for local residents

Spalding dental practice hosts open day for local residents

Local residents in Spalding were invited to an open day at a new dental practice on Saturday 11th November. Dr Israr Razaq and his wife, Dr Almira Haseeb invited existing patients and those interested in finding out more about Tulip Dental Practice to attend the event and meet the team. The open day was designed […]