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Brighton dental technician criticises council decision to create new cycle lane 

Brighton dental technician criticises council decision to create new cycle lane 

A dental technician from Brighton has criticised the local council for creating a new temporary cycle lane, which will block access to disabled parking outside his practice. Andrew Evans, from The Dental Practice UK, which is located in Preston Road, said that he felt like he had been “bullied” by the council because he was […]


Skegness dentist retires after spending 30 years treating the town’s patients

Skegness dentist retires after spending 30 years treating the town’s patients

A dentist who has worked in Skegness for 30 years has bid a fond farewell to patients and colleagues. Tamara Good, from Clark Dental Studio Ltd, was due to retire later in the year, but decided to call it a day a few months early due to the Coronavirus crisis. Tamara has been treating the […]


New research reveals 97% of dentists are providing fewer oral cancer checks

New research reveals 97% of dentists are providing fewer oral cancer checks

New research has revealed that 97% of dental professionals are currently carrying out fewer oral cancer checks.  Data from the British Association of Private Dentistry (BAPD) shows that almost all UK dentists are performing fewer oral cancer screening checks than before the lockdown. More than 55% of those surveyed also admitted that the additional PPE […]


Suffolk dental team donates laptop to local student to aid lockdown study

Suffolk dental team donates laptop to local student to aid lockdown study

A generous dental team from Suffolk has donated a laptop to a local student to enable them to study at home during lockdown.  Dentists from Suffolk Orthodontics, based in Kesgrave, offered the local school, Kesgrave High School, a laptop to help a disadvantaged pupil learn at home while schools are closed. The team presented the […]


Almost 70% of dental professionals experience increased anxiety as a result of the COVID-19 crisis

Almost 70% of dental professionals experience increased anxiety as a result of the COVID-19 crisis

A survey conducted by the Dental Defence Union (DDU) has revealed that almost 70% of dental professionals have experienced heightened anxiety levels as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. A poll of DDU members suggested that around half of participants felt that they were unable to spend sufficient time with patients, while 67% reported feeling […]


Norfolk dental practices close registers, as dentists attempt to clear lockdown backlogs

Norfolk dental practices close registers, as dentists attempt to clear lockdown backlogs

A number of dental practices in Norfolk have closed their registers, as dentists battle to clear backlogs caused by the COVID-19 lockdown. Dental clinics in England have been able to welcome patients back since the 8th June, but many are seeing urgent patients and rearranging appointments that were cancelled during the lockdown. According to the […]


University of Central Lancashire opens emergency dental hub to boost urgent NHS services

University of Central Lancashire opens emergency dental hub to boost urgent NHS services

The University of Central Lancashire has opened a new emergency dental hub to provide additional support for the NHS. In association with the NHS and FMCS Emergency Dental Service, the university has set up an urgent dental centre at its Preston campus. The aim is to provide support for existing urgent and out of hours […]


Routine dental services resume in Northern Ireland amid concern from dentists

Routine dental services resume in Northern Ireland amid concern from dentists

Dentists in Northern Ireland are welcoming patients back for routine treatment, despite concerns about the availability of PPE. Under new guidelines, routine services were restarted on Monday 20th July. There had been plans to deliver around 3 million units of PPE to practices across the country to enable teams to offer a more comprehensive treatment […]


NHS dentists set for a pay rise

NHS dentists set for a pay rise

NHS dentists and doctors will receive a 2.8% pay rise, which will be backdated to April 2020, the Chancellor has confirmed.  Rishi Sunak has acted on the findings of the Review Body on Doctors’ and Dentists’ Remuneration Report, confirming an increase of 2.8%, which equates to £2,200- £3,000 for consultants, £1,100- £2,100 for speciality doctors […]


New study links gum disease to higher risks of some types of cancer

New study links gum disease to higher risks of some types of cancer

A new study suggests that people with gum disease may be more susceptible to certain forms of cancer.  Researchers discovered that people who have gum disease have a higher risk of developing some types of cancer, including oesophageal and gastric cancer. The findings of the study have been published in the journal, Gut. The research […]