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Bradford dentist gets the green light to open new practice in former cemetery lodge

Bradford dentist gets the green light to open new practice in former cemetery lodge

A Bradford dentist who submitted plans to open a brand new dental practice in a former cemetery lodge has plenty to smile about after the planning proposals were given the green light. Mohammed Amar submitted an application to convert the former lodge in Nab Wood Cemetery into a new surgery. The building, which has been […]


Dental patients are travelling over 50 miles to see a dentist amid access crisis

Dental patients are travelling over 50 miles to see a dentist amid access crisis

Patients are having to drive over 50 miles to see a dentist in some parts of the country, as the dental access crisis continues to dominate the headlines. One patient in Scarborough said that he had contacted every single dental practice in Scarborough and Filey and was informed that none of the clinics were currently […]


Figures suggest most dental nurses are earning less than £20,000 per year

Figures suggest most dental nurses are earning less than £20,000 per year

Figures from the British Association of Dental Nursing (BADN) suggest that most dental nurses in the UK are earning less than £20,000 per year. A new study revealed that 65% of dental nurses earn between £10,000 and £20,000. A third of dental nurses earn between £15,000 and £20,000 per year and 11% earn less than […]


New research links gum disease to increased risk of Covid-19 complications

New research links gum disease to increased risk of Covid-19 complications

A new study has linked gum disease to an increased risk of Covid-19 complications. Research conducted by a team at the University of Birmingham found that dental plaque and inflammation of the gums contributed to an elevated risk of severe symptoms of Covid-19. The team discovered that collections of plaque and periodontal swelling increased the […]


Somerset mother complains after practice refuses to treat her family over missed appointments

Somerset mother complains after practice refuses to treat her family over missed appointments

A mother of three from Somerset has complained after a local dental practice refused to treat her children over missed appointments. Catherine Farinha was informed that she would be unable to take her children to Wellington Dental Practice due to missing appointments. When she emailed to complain about the situation, the practice also refused to […]


Rates of tooth decay among 3-year-olds above average in the North West

Rates of tooth decay among 3-year-olds above average in the North West

Rates of tooth decay among three-year-olds are above the national average in the North West, according to new figures from Public Health England. Statistics show that 10.7% of 3-year-olds in England have displayed signs of tooth decay in the last two years. The figure for the North West is significantly higher at 13.7%. In cases […]


Cancer patient who campaigned for free dental care criticises new SNP election manifesto

Cancer patient who campaigned for free dental care criticises new SNP election manifesto

A cancer patient who campaigned for free dental care for cancer sufferers has criticised the Scottish National Party manifesto after the party repeatedly ignored her petition. Mags Devlin, 63, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2019. After starting treatment, Mags found that her dental health deteriorated rapidly and she ended up having teeth removed. She […]


New figures reveal over 10% of 3-year-olds in Bedford have decay

New figures reveal over 10% of 3-year-olds in Bedford have decay

New figures published by Public Health England suggest that over 10% of three-year-olds in Bedford have tooth decay. Statistics show that 1 in 8 three-year-olds have signs of decay. This equates to around 12% of toddlers in the town. In cases where children were found to have experienced symptoms of decay in the last two […]


Jaywick residents call for improved dental services

Jaywick residents call for improved dental services

The residents of Jaywick, near Clacton-on-Sea, are calling for improved dental services after it was revealed that a new commercial facility would be built in the area. In November, plans to create a new covered market, a community garden and 13 new, affordable business units in Jaywick Sands were approved and the town was given […]


Nicola Sturgeon vows to banish dental charges for Scottish patients in election manifesto

Nicola Sturgeon vows to banish dental charges for Scottish patients in election manifesto

Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, has revealed ambitious plans for the NHS in her party’s election manifesto. Among the measures are free dental care and increased social care funding worth £800 million. In total, the manifesto pledges to raise spending on health services in Scotland by £2.5 billion and to boost infrastructure investment by over […]