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Dentists to join other frontline NHS workers to boost staff numbers in new hospitals

Dentists to join other frontline NHS workers to boost staff numbers in new hospitals

An army of dental professionals is being assembled to boost staff numbers in new hospitals as part of a nationwide effort to fight the coronavirus pandemic. The chief dental officer, Sara Hurley suggested that dentists were being asked to help other frontline NHS workers tackle a rising tide of patients needing hospital treatment. One plan […]


Public Health England statistics show 1 in 4 5-year-olds have decay

Public Health England statistics show 1 in 4 5-year-olds have decay

Statistics from Public Health England show that 1 in 4 5-year-olds in England have signs of decay. Figures released by the body indicated that 23% of 5-year-olds in England have symptoms of tooth decay. This figure is similar to those published in 2017, which suggests that progress in fighting decay has plateaued. There had been […]


New figures show a decrease in free dental treatments for Leeds patients

New figures show a decrease in free dental treatments for Leeds patients

New figures suggest that there has been a significant decrease in free treatment provided for dental patients in Leeds this year. According to statistics from NHS Digital, the number of units of free treatment claimed by adult patients in the city has fallen significantly. The latest bi-annual report indicates that in the first six months […]


The Singing Dentist returns to share advice and spread smiles

The Singing Dentist returns to share advice and spread smiles

As the coronavirus takes hold on the UK, the Signing Dentist has returned to spread smiles and share advice. Dr Milad Shadrooh has been releasing parody videos for around four years now, but after taking a break, he has returned to social media to educate people about the risks associated with the virus. Having previously […]


Cornwall MP suggests dentist shortage is to blame for access problems

Cornwall MP suggests dentist shortage is to blame for access problems

The MP for St Austell and Newquay, Steve Double, has suggested that a lack of funding is not the main cause of access issues across the South West. Instead, the Conservative MP believes that a shortage of dentists is contributing to long waiting times in Cornwall. Speaking in the House of Commons, Mr Double outlined […]


Dental professionals could be called upon to boost NHS effort to fight coronavirus

Dental professionals could be called upon to boost NHS effort to fight coronavirus

Dental professionals could be called upon to boost NHS staff numbers in the fight against coronavirus. The British Dental Association has suggested that dental professionals could be redeployed to aid health workers in other parts of the NHS. Martin Woodrow, chief executive of the BDA, said that it was possible that dental staff could be […]


Lowestoft dental practice set to close

Lowestoft dental practice set to close

A dental practice in Lowestoft is set to close, as dentists who have served hundreds of patients prepare to retire.  The D.W Ferns and A.P Yaxley surgery, which is located on Kirkley Cliff, will close on 30th April. The two founding dentists, David Ferns and Andrew Yaxley, are retiring having spent a combined total of […]


New survey suggests UK parents are more proactive when promoting good oral health for children

New survey suggests UK parents are more proactive when promoting good oral health for children

A new survey suggests that parents in the UK are better at promoting good oral health measures for their children than their counterparts in other countries. A poll commissioned to celebrate World Oral Health Day revealed that UK parents are more likely to restrict their child’s daily intake of sugar and take their child for […]


Sheffield dental practice changes hands

Sheffield dental practice changes hands

A dental practice in Sheffield has a new owner. Dr Jon Meyer has sold Dore Dental Care to Dr Sanraj Dulay. The practice, which is located on Causeway Head Road, has been up and running for 40 years. Dr Meyer has owned the clinic since 2000. Although he has passed the reins on to Dr […]


Gaps in dental equality grow in Australia

Gaps in dental equality grow in Australia

Gaps between the rich and the poor are becoming increasingly apparent in Australia, as demand for public dental services increases at a time when cosmetic dentistry is booming.  New figures from the Australian Dental Association (ADA) show that 1 in 4 people who have access to public dental services don’t have the minimum number of […]