Cosmetic Dentistry Guide News

Chichester dentist praises new Covid-secure ways of working

Chichester dentist praises new Covid-secure ways of working

A dentist from Chichester has praised new Covid-secure ways of working, stressing that the measures introduced to reduce infection have been working “really well.” Roger Scholes, from Market House Dental Practice, explained that the new systems that have been introduced to minimise contact have actually increased efficiency and benefited patients and staff. To reduce social […]


Dental patients in Cambridgeshire braced for increased charges

Dental patients in Cambridgeshire braced for increased charges

Dental patients in Cambridgeshire have been urged to prepare for increased charges to cover the cost of PPE. Practices in the county have informed patients that prices may rise to legislate for the increased cost of providing staff with personal protective equipment. Practices in England have been open since the 8th June, but clinics are […]


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 […]


BAPD urges the government to revise PPE and fallow time requirements for dentists

BAPD urges the government to revise PPE and fallow time requirements for dentists

The British Association of Private Dentists is urging the government to revise guidelines related to PPE and fallow time between patients.  In an open letter to Public Health England, dentists encouraged public health officials and ministers to consider altering the current regulations. The BAPD claims that the fallow period, which is set at an hour […]


Mydentist increases dental charges to cover additional PPE costs

Mydentist increases dental charges to cover additional PPE costs

One of the UK’s largest dental chains, mydentist, has increased fees to cover the additional cost of PPE (personal protective equipment). Representatives from mydentist have written to patients, outlining changes in the pricing policy to legislate for rising PPE expenses. The cost of treatment will rise by £7 for patients undergoing standard treatments that do […]


Scottish dentists prepare patients for a different type of appointment

Scottish dentists prepare patients for a different type of appointment

Now that dental practices have been given the green light to reopen in Scotland, dentists are preparing patients for a different type of appointment.  Clinics have been closed across Scotland for the last three months, but many are now reopening to offer services to local patients. Although appointments will now be available, patients have been […]


Scottish dentists inundated with calls, as practices reopen

Scottish dentists inundated with calls, as practices reopen

Scottish dentists have been inundated with calls, as practices open their doors for the first time in months.  First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, confirmed that dental practices would be able to reopen from Monday 22nd June in a press briefing on Thursday 18th June. The news triggered an influx of calls, with many patients eager to […]


York dentist warns of huge backlogs following lockdown

York dentist warns of huge backlogs following lockdown

The British Dental Association’s representative for York, Mark Green, has warned that it could take months, even years, to clear the backlog of patients created by the Coronavirus lockdown. Mr Green suggested that there is already a lengthy waiting list for patients who need treatment. These are people who require treatment, but aren’t in need […]


Milton Keynes dental practice to benefit from free Sky TV advertising

Milton Keynes dental practice to benefit from free Sky TV advertising

A dental practice in Milton Keynes is set to benefit from free advertising on Sky TV. Sky has selected Oxford House Dental Practice in Fenny Stratford to receive financial support through its AdSmart SME100 initiative. The practice is one of a hundred small businesses chosen to participate in the scheme. The aim is to give […]


Northern Irish dentists set to offer routine dental services from June 29th

Northern Irish dentists set to offer routine dental services from June 29th

Dentists in Northern Ireland are set to start offering routine dental services from June 29th, the British Dental Association has confirmed.  The BDA has revealed that the phased restoration of services will move into the next stage from the end of June, with patients able to access non-urgent care for the first time since the […]