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Plans to expand East Cleveland dental practice get the green light

Plans to expand East Cleveland dental practice get the green light

Plans to expand a dental practice in East Cleveland have been given the green light. Planning officers at Redcar and Cleveland Council have approved proposals submitted by Dr Shahid Mansoor from Skelton Dental Practice. The surgery, which is located in Skelton Street, occupies an end terrace property. Dr Mansoor applied for planning permission to add […]


Highland dentists deliver out of hours preventative care for children

Highland dentists deliver out of hours preventative care for children

Dentists in the Highlands are delivering out of hours clinics for children to ensure they have access to preventative dental care. Six practices in the Highlands have joined Clyde Munro’s mission to provide at least 1,000 children in Scotland with free fluoride varnish treatment by the end of the year. The dentists will be running […]


Over 2,500 children waiting for dental surgery in Ireland

Over 2,500 children waiting for dental surgery in Ireland

More than 2,500 children are waiting for dental surgery in Ireland. Figures suggest that there are currently 2,950 children waiting to have oral surgery and there are fears that numbers will increase in the months ahead. Dentists are worried about the impact of the pandemic. Lockdowns and restrictions have created significant backlogs, but there are […]


Rayleigh dental practice owners defend decision to go private

Rayleigh dental practice owners defend decision to go private

The owners of a dental practice in Rayleigh, Essex have defended their decision to go private. Dentex, which recently bought the Essex Smile Centre, has terminated its NHS contract leaving local patients without access to NHS dental services. The owners stressed that the decision to switch to private dentistry had not “been taken lightly” and […]


Bupa Dental Care to terminate NHS dental contract in Flint

Bupa Dental Care to terminate NHS dental contract in Flint

Bupa Dental Care has confirmed that it will terminate its NHS dental contract in Flint. The practice will cease to provide NHS services when its contract expires on May 31st 2022. Bupa has contacted Betsi Cadwaladr Health Board and the team is now working to find alternative providers. Peter Greensmith, acting assistant director of North […]


Clyde Munro dental volunteers to provide free fluoride varnish treatments for 1,000 children

Clyde Munro dental volunteers to provide free fluoride varnish treatments for 1,000 children

Dental professionals from the Clyde Munro group have pledged to provide 1,000 children in Scotland with free fluoride varnish treatment. The company, which is Scotland’s largest dental chain, has created a network of volunteers to run free clinics outside of working hours. The goal is to treat at least 1,000 children by the end of […]


BDA warns practices in Northern Ireland will struggle to “remain financially viable”

BDA warns practices in Northern Ireland will struggle to “remain financially viable”

The British Dental Association in Northern Ireland has warned that practices that offer NHS dental services will struggle to “remain financially viable.” The body is concerned that clinics have become increasingly reliant on private work to cover costs. Data suggests that funding for NHS dentistry has fallen by up to 25% in real terms in […]


Saffron Walden dental receptionist smashes steps target to raise money for Brain Tumour Research

Saffron Walden dental receptionist smashes steps target to raise money for Brain Tumour Research

A dental receptionist from Saffron Walden has smashed her steps challenge to raise money for Brain Tumour Research. Cindy Whife, from New Road Dental Practice, set herself a goal to walk 10,000 steps every day in February to raise money for charity. Despite storms and unpredictable weather, Cindy blitzed the total, completing an impressive 321,000 […]


Bupa Dental confirms Millom practice closure

Bupa Dental confirms Millom practice closure

Bupa Dental has confirmed the closure of its Millom practice. Claire Pearson, regional operations director, said that Bupa has decided to close the practice in Millom due to staffing shortages. It has been impossible to fill vacancies for permanent dentists and this means that it is no longer viable to offer NHS dental services. Despite […]


Dental communications company raises more than £50,000 for Dentaid

Dental communications company raises more than £50,000 for Dentaid

Dental communications company, FMC, has raised more than £50,000 for Dentaid. Co-founder, Ken Finlayson and his colleague, Tim Molony, recently completed a gruelling hike, scaling the dizzy heights of Mount Kilimanjaro to fund a new mobile dental unit. Ken wanted to take on the challenge in memory of his wife, Kim, who lost her life […]