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York dental hubs provide relief for patients in pain

York dental hubs provide relief for patients in pain

Two new urgent care dental hubs have opened in York, providing relief for patients who have been struggling with pain.  High street practices were encouraged to shut and postpone routine appointments and non-essential procedures to slow the spread of COVID-19 in March, and since the lockdown began, there have been concerns about access to urgent […]


Dentists are making a difference as professionals provide support for frontline hospital workers

Dentists are making a difference as professionals provide support for frontline hospital workers

Dental practices may be closed, but the dental profession is doing its bit to help in the battle again Coronavirus. Several dentists have been redeployed to bolster frontline NHS forces, with professionals now working in Critical Care Units, maternity wards and emergency departments. Some dental professionals are also involved in the COVID-19 testing initiative. Prof […]


NHS England opens seven new urgent hubs in Kent and Medway

NHS England opens seven new urgent hubs in Kent and Medway

NHS England and NHS Improvement have confirmed the opening of seven new urgent dental care hubs in Kent and Medway. Patients have been encouraged to steer clear of dental practices during the Coronavirus, but NHS England is eager to stress that urgent treatment is still available while surgeries are shut. The urgent care hubs are […]


England’s chief dental officer to host second webinar to provide advice for dentists

England’s chief dental officer to host second webinar to provide advice for dentists

Sara Hurley, England’s chief dental officer, will host a second webinar to provide advice and guidance for dental professionals. Following on from the first session, which attracted an audience of thousands, Sara Hurley will be hosting another live webinar on Friday 24th April from 4pm to 4.45pm. Ms Hurley will be joined by Matt Neligan, […]


Belfast dentist encourages patients to avoid DIY dentistry

Belfast dentist encourages patients to avoid DIY dentistry

Belfast dentist Lucy Stock is encouraging patients to avoid DIY dentistry while practices are closed. With dental clinics all over the country closed to reduce the risk of spreading Coronavirus, Lucy, like many other dentists, is worried that patients will resort to DIY treatment. Procedures like pulling teeth out can be incredibly risky in non-clinical […]


Dental patients in Scotland could face 12-month wait for check-ups

Dental patients in Scotland could face 12-month wait for check-ups

Patients in Scotland could be facing a wait of around 12 months to see a dentist, it has emerged. As practices all over the country have closed due to the Coronavirus, there are concerns that a backlog of cases will prevent patients from being able to access routine appointments for a year.  At present, dentists […]


New urgent dental care centre opens in Barnstaple

New urgent dental care centre opens in Barnstaple

A new urgent dental care centre has opened in Barnstaple, North Devon. The centre is part of a growing network of facilities, which have been set up to provide care for patients with dental emergencies during the COVID-19 crisis. The clinic is open seven days a week and will cater for patients who have sustained […]


Devon man pulls out his own tooth after failing to get an emergency appointment

Devon man pulls out his own tooth after failing to get an emergency appointment

A Devon man has pulled out his own tooth after struggling to get an emergency dental appointment. Billy Taylor, from Axminster, took drastic action after failing to find a dentist who would see him when he started to experience severe tooth pain and swelling. Billy called NHS 111, but was informed that unless he was […]


The Oral Health Foundation confirms National Smile Month campaign will go ahead as planned

The Oral Health Foundation confirms National Smile Month campaign will go ahead as planned

The Oral Health foundation has confirmed that its annual National Smile Month campaign will go ahead in May as planned. In an open letter, chief executive of the charity, Dr Nigel Carter OBE, said that times were tough, but that it felt right to celebrate National Smile Month and bring people together, despite the country […]


Plans to turn a Chester estate agency into a dental surgery get the go ahead

Plans to turn a Chester estate agency into a dental surgery get the go ahead

Plans to turn a former Chester estate agency into a dental surgery have been given the green light.  The owners of Prestatyn Dental, an independent practice, submitted plans to Cheshire West and Chester Council to change the use of the unit on Hoole Road. The proposals have now been approved, paving the way for a […]