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Dentists describe restoration of routine dental services in Scotland as a ‘red herring’ amid ongoing restrictions

Dentists describe restoration of routine dental services in Scotland as a ‘red herring’ amid ongoing restrictions

Dentists in Scotland have described the restoration of routine dental services as a ‘red herring’ amid ongoing restrictions, which prevent NHS practices from providing aerosol treatments.  Fountain Dental Group, which has practices in Aboyne and Banchory, suggested that the government announcement related to resuming dental services from July 13th was a ‘red herring’ and criticised […]


Dental practices could close in Northern Ireland without funding, dentists warn

Dental practices could close in Northern Ireland without funding, dentists warn

There is a real risk of dental practices closing in Northern Ireland without urgent funding, the British Dental Association has warned.  In a letter to Arlene Foster and Michelle O’Neill, Richard Graham, from the BDA, claimed that dentists will go out of business if Stormont doesn’t provide an urgent cash injection. Mr Graham stated that […]


Dentists urge patients to shun cheap braces available to buy online

Dentists urge patients to shun cheap braces available to buy online

Dentists and dental bodies are encouraging patients to shun cheap braces, which are available to buy online.  A growing number of products has appeared online, and companies are targeting patients who want straighter teeth without paying a fortune. Marketed as a cheap alternative to braces provided by orthodontists, a raft of new aligners is now […]


British Dental Association warns delay in delivering PPE will affect services in Northern Ireland

British Dental Association warns delay in delivering PPE will affect services in Northern Ireland

The British Dental Association has warned that a delay in delivering PPE to practices in Northern Ireland will affect services.  Around three million units of PPE were due to be delivered to dentists in Northern Ireland this week, but there has been a delay, which means that stock won’t be distributed until the 20th July. […]


Man who was too scared to go to the dentist for 27 years shares his story after having his jaw removed

Man who was too scared to go to the dentist for 27 years shares his story after having his jaw removed

A man who was too scared to go to the dentist for 27 years has shared his story after having his jaw removed.  Darren Wilkinson, 51, hadn’t been to see a dentist in almost 30 years when he finally plucked up the courage to seek help last year. Darren took the decision after he started […]


Northern Ireland’s chief dental officer warns of ‘short and long-term’ effects of Coronavirus crisis

Northern Ireland’s chief dental officer warns of ‘short and long-term’ effects of Coronavirus crisis

Michael Donaldson, chief dental officer for Northern Ireland, has warned that the Coronavirus crisis will contribute to difficulties in both the short and long-term. Speaking at a meeting of Stormont’s health committee, Mr Donaldson explained that efforts are underway to resume services for children and older people, which were launched at the beginning of the […]


Could COVID-19 make dental patients even more afraid of going to the dentist?

Could COVID-19 make dental patients even more afraid of going to the dentist?

Around half of UK adults are anxious about going to the dentist, but dentists are worried that figures could increase after the COVID-19 crisis.  Dr Catherine Tannahill, director of clinical dentistry at Portman Dental Care, explained that around 50% of adults already experience a degree of fear when faced with a trip to the dentist, […]


Dentists fear impending ‘disaster’ in Scotland

Dentists fear impending ‘disaster’ in Scotland

A group representing dentists in Scotland has voiced concerns about an impending ‘disaster’ in the country, as some practices struggle to reopen amid confused guidelines from the Scottish Government.  The Scottish Dental Practice Owners Group, which represents dental professionals, NHS dental practices, patients and mixed private and NHS clinic owners, has written to First Minister, […]


Dental charity urges the government to freeze NHS charges

Dental charity urges the government to freeze NHS charges

Representatives from the Oral Health Foundation are urging the government to freeze NHS dental charges. In an open letter to the Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, the charity appeals for ministers to keep dental fees the same in a bid to help patients who may be struggling financially and improve standards of oral health. The charity […]


North East dental firm invests thousands in new technology to keep staff and patients safe

North East dental firm invests thousands in new technology to keep staff and patients safe

A North East dental firm has invested more than £50,000 in new technology and equipment to keep staff and patients safe. Queensway Dental, which has practices in Jesmond and Billingham, has spent thousands of pounds on new innovations to provide virtual services for customers and to enhance the patient experience in the aftermath of the […]