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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 […]


Halifax MP raises concerns over the future of the region’s dental practices

Halifax MP raises concerns over the future of the region’s dental practices

The MP for Halifax, Holly Lynch, has raised concerns over the future of dental practices in her constituency. The move comes after the British Dental Association suggested that around two-thirds of practices in Yorkshire and the Humber could fold within 3 months.  Ms Lynch has called on the government to look into ways to support […]


14 new dental centres open across the West Country

14 new dental centres open across the West Country

NHS England and NHS Improvement have confirmed the opening of 14 new urgent dental hubs in the West Country. These dental care centres will provide emergency assistance for patients while high street practices are closed during the lockdown. New centres have opened in Cheltenham, Gloucester, Swindon, Chippenham, Bristol, Bath, Taunton, Weston-super-Mare, Bridgwater, Dorchester, Plymouth, Exmouth, […]


Cornwall dentist describes Coronavirus outbreak as a ‘disaster’ as county is served by a single urgent dental hub

Cornwall dentist describes Coronavirus outbreak as a ‘disaster’ as county is served by a single urgent dental hub

A dentist in Cornwall has described the Coronavirus outbreak as a ‘disaster’ for dental care, as the county is served by a single urgent dental hub. Jason Smithson, from the British Association of Private Dentistry, has warned that patients are facing extreme difficulties seeking access to emergency care. Practices across the UK are currently closed, […]


Colleagues pay tribute as much-loved Swansea dental nurse dies from COVID-19

Colleagues pay tribute as much-loved Swansea dental nurse dies from COVID-19

Colleagues, friends and family have paid tribute to a dental nurse who has sadly passed away in Swansea after contracting COVID-19.  Linette Cruz, 51, tragically died on 14th April after receiving treatment at Morriston Hospital. Ms Cruz was head dental nurse at Brynteg Dental Practice in Sketty, near Swansea. She is survived by her husband, […]


British Dental Association issues warning over spike in DIY dental cases

British Dental Association issues warning over spike in DIY dental cases

The British Dental Association has issued a warning over a potential spike in DIY dental cases in the coming weeks. Currently, across the UK, dental practices are closed as the country attempts to battle the Coronavirus pandemic. With routine appointments cancelled, the BDA is worried that patients will resort to DIY dental techniques to ease […]


New urgent dental centre opens in Plymouth

New urgent dental centre opens in Plymouth

A new urgent dental centre has opened in Plymouth. NHS England has confirmed that a hub has opened in the city, but details of the location have not been shared to avoid patients turning up without an appointment.  Urgent care centres have been established across the UK in the wake of the Coronavirus outbreak to […]