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Bristol dental patient shocked by £60 PPE charge

Bristol dental patient shocked by £60 PPE charge

A dental patient from Bristol has spoken of her shock after being charged an extra £60 for PPE (protective personal equipment). Beverly Hawkins took to social media to ask other patients in the local area whether they had paid extra for dental treatment. Beverly was surprised to see a £60 surcharge on her bill after […]


The British Dental Association warns of impending access crisis

The British Dental Association warns of impending access crisis

The British Dental Association has warned of an impending dental access crisis in the aftermath of prolonged Covid-19 lockdowns and restricted patient numbers. The BDA suggested that patient numbers have “fallen off a cliff” in England since March, with the majority of practices closed for several weeks. NHS Digital figures for Shropshire show that patient […]


Brave dentist prepares to swim the English Channel to raise money for charity

Brave dentist prepares to swim the English Channel to raise money for charity

A brave dentist from Sheffield is preparing to swim the English Channel to raise money for dental charity, Dentaid. Jim Lafferty is aiming to complete the challenge, which involves navigating choppy waters and negotiating currents, between the 9th and 15th of September. The shortest course is 21 miles, but with currents taken into account, Jim […]


Norfolk councillors demand answers as dental access issue is branded ‘a scandal’

Norfolk councillors demand answers as dental access issue is branded ‘a scandal’

Councillors in Norfolk are demanding action after branding access issues to NHS dental care ‘a scandal.’ At a recent meeting of Norfolk County Council’s health scrutiny committee, Labour councillor, Brenda Jones suggested that is was scandalous that in 2020, people who are in pain in the county cannot access an NHS dentist. Ms Jones described […]


Dental patients unhappy with extra PPE charges

Dental patients unhappy with extra PPE charges

Dental patients are unhappy about paying more to see a dentist, as some practices have started adding extra PPE charges.  Mydentist is one of several chains and independent dental businesses charging patients more to cover the cost of providing PPE (personal protective equipment). One patient, who attended a mydentist clinic in Kent, claimed that the […]


Surrey dentist warns against TikTok whitening craze

Surrey dentist warns against TikTok whitening craze

A dentist from Surrey is urging patients to avoid trying to copy a new TikTok craze, which involves rubbing bleach directly onto the teeth.  One video, which has received more than 15 million views, captures a TikTok influencer using a cotton bud to apply hydrogen peroxide directly onto the tooth surface. Since the craze went […]


Lanarkshire dentists unable to provide full range of services due to PPE shortages

Lanarkshire dentists unable to provide full range of services due to PPE shortages

Some dentists in Lanarkshire claim that they are unable to provide a full range of services for patients due to a shortage of PPE supplies.  Dentists in Rutherglen and Cambuslang have reported problems accessing PPE, which has prevented them from offering patients certain treatments and services. Some practices have encountered delays with deliveries from NHS […]


Researchers to trial mouthwash as a means of reducing Covid-19 levels in saliva

Researchers to trial mouthwash as a means of reducing Covid-19 levels in saliva

Researchers are preparing to trial mouthwash as a means of reducing Covid-19 levels in saliva. Patients at the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff will take part in the upcoming trial. The research team is keen to analyse the impact of mouthwash on the virus after studies suggested that agents found in mouthwash can disrupt […]


Dentists urge shoppers to be wary of home whitening kits

Dentists urge shoppers to be wary of home whitening kits

Dentists are urging online shoppers to be wary of home tooth whitening kits.  Tooth whitening has become increasingly popular in recent years due to the growth of social media networks and many celebrities sporting a bright white smile. As the demand for treatment increases, more and more people are looking for ways to get a […]


Bingley dentist hangs up his drill after 54 years in the business

Bingley dentist hangs up his drill after 54 years in the business

A dentist from Bingley has officially hung up his drill after treating patients for 54 years.  At the age of 78, David Pulman was one of England’s oldest working dentists when he retired in June. David has spent the last 46 years working at Park Road Dental Practice, and he reluctantly decided to retire after […]