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Dentists in Wales to introduce a wider range of services

Dentists in Wales to introduce a wider range of services

Dentists in Wales will be able to introduce a wider range of services, as lockdown measures are gradually eased across the country.  The Welsh Government has confirmed that dental practices will be able to provide a more comprehensive selection of services as part of a phased easing of the lockdown.  During lockdown, the majority of […]


Private dental fees set to increase, as PPE prices soar

Private dental fees set to increase, as PPE prices soar

Private dental fees are set to increase in the UK, as the cost of PPE (personal protective equipment) soars. The British Dental Association has warned that patients could face a price hike, as dental practices struggle to cover running costs. The price of PPE has increased by up to 6000% since January due to a […]


Lincolnshire dental patient feels ‘abandoned’ after struggling to get an appointment

Lincolnshire dental patient feels ‘abandoned’ after struggling to get an appointment

Dental practices in England have now been open for over three weeks, but many patients are still struggling to get the care they need. A Lincolnshire patient is one of many who feel they have been let down during the lockdown. The man, who chose not to reveal his name, lost a crown shortly after […]


Check-ups resume for Isle of Man dental patients

Check-ups resume for Isle of Man dental patients

Dental patients on the Isle of Man can now book a routine check-up. Dental practices were allowed to reopen on the 15th June, but initially, general, non-emergency dental services like check-ups were not available. Teams prioritised urgent cases, but now, patients are able to make an appointment for a routine examination.  The island has not […]


Grantham dentist celebrates new role as Deputy Chief Dental Officer for England

Grantham dentist celebrates new role as Deputy Chief Dental Officer for England

Grantham dentist, Dr Jason Wong, is celebrating a new role after being appointed the Deputy Chief Dental Officer for England. Dr Wong, from The Maltings Dental Practice, will work alongside Dr Sara Hurley, the Chief Dental Officer and Deputy Chief Dental Officer, Eric Rooney. In his new position, Dr Wong will be responsible for championing […]


British Dental Association in Northern Ireland warns that dentistry ‘hangs in the balance’

British Dental Association in Northern Ireland warns that dentistry ‘hangs in the balance’

The British Dental Association in Northern Ireland has warned that the future of dentistry ‘hangs in the balance.’ Richard Graham, chair of the BDA Northern Ireland’s Practice Committee claimed that without help from the government, practices face a bleak future. Speaking at a meeting of Stormont’s health committee, Mr Graham said that practices will not […]


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 […]