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Dentaid mobile unit set to return to Dewsbury to host free clinics

Dentaid mobile unit set to return to Dewsbury to host free clinics

A mobile dental unit provided by the charity, Dentaid, is set to return to Dewsbury between the 18th and the 21st February. The clinic, which will be staffed by Dentaid volunteers, will offer free dental treatment to people who are struggling to access or afford dental care. The clinics have been funded by Kirklees Council […]


Grantham the worst area in England to get a dental appointment, BDA research suggests

Grantham the worst area in England to get a dental appointment, BDA research suggests

Research conducted by the British Dental Association has revealed that Grantham is the worst place in England to get a dental appointment. Analysis of the most recent GP Survey showed that more than 250,000 patients in the Midlands have experienced difficulties getting an appointment with an NHS dentist. In South West Lincolnshire, an area that […]


Sonning Common dental team hosts mouth cancer awareness event

Sonning Common dental team hosts mouth cancer awareness event

The team from a dental practice in Sonning Common near Henley hosted a mouth cancer awareness event recently after missing out on celebrating Mouth Cancer Awareness month in November. Staff at Wood Lane Dentistry were too busy to organise an event in November so they decided to raise awareness of oral cancer in February instead. […]


Experts raise concerns over dentist shortage, as number of new recruits falls by a fifth in 3 years

Experts raise concerns over dentist shortage, as number of new recruits falls by a fifth in 3 years

Experts have raised concerns over a dentist shortage after figures revealed that the number of new dentists has fallen by one-fifth in the last three years. Researchers suggested that recruitment issues are already becoming more commonplace, and the situation is set to get worse with falling numbers of graduates and a high number of dentists […]


The Oral Health Foundation’s Dental Helpline takes its 400,000th call

The Oral Health Foundation’s Dental Helpline takes its 400,000th call

The Oral Health Foundation’s Dental Helpline has taken its 400,000th call. The helpline, which has been up and running for two decades, has helped thousands of patients who were unsure of where to turn to for dental advice and information. Dr Nigel Carter OBE, chief executive of the Oral Health Foundation, said that the helpline […]


Mobile dental unit provides treatment for homeless people in Chippenham

Mobile dental unit provides treatment for homeless people in Chippenham

A mobile dental unit has provided much-needed treatment for homeless people in Chippenham. Volunteers from Dentaid staffed a mobile unit, which paid Unity House a visit recently. Unity House is part of the Supported Housing North Scheme run by the charity, Alabaré, in association with Chippenham Town Council. The van, which is kitted out with […]


More than a million people are struggling to see a dentist in England, new survey suggests

More than a million people are struggling to see a dentist in England, new survey suggests

More than a million people are struggling to get an appointment with an NHS dentist, a new survey suggests. Analysis of the most recent NHS GP Patient Survey found that around a quarter of participants are not currently registered with an NHS dentist. This equates to around 1.03 million people. The British Dental Association has […]


Longton parking warden to change job following assault that left him needing over £10,000 worth of dental work

Longton parking warden to change job following assault that left him needing over £10,000 worth of dental work

A parking warden who was assaulted by an angry motorist is set to change job. Daniel Fairclough, from Longton near Stoke-on-Trent, was attacked by Grant Saville after giving him a ticket for parking in a disabled bay without a blue badge. Mr Fairclough tried to run away from Mr Saville, who became aggressive after spotting […]


New study suggests that vaping is twice as effective as gum and patches for quitting smoking

New study suggests that vaping is twice as effective as gum and patches for quitting smoking

A new study has suggested that vaping is twice as effective as nicotine replacement patches and gum for helping smokers to quit. New research revealed that smokers are up to twice as likely to give up if they use e-cigarettes, rather than nicotine replacement or patches or chewing gum. Scientists from Queen Mary University of […]


Labour deputy leader vows to ban children’s cereal characters as part of a clampdown on refined sugar

Labour deputy leader vows to ban children’s cereal characters as part of a clampdown on refined sugar

The deputy leader of the Labour Party has vowed to ban popular children’s cereal characters if the party gets in as part of a clampdown on refined sugar addiction. Speaking at the Advertising Association conference, Tom Watson described refined sugar as “every bit as deadly as tobacco” and accused advertising agencies and manufacturers of targeting […]