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Saffron Walden dentist documents appointment regime online to reassure patients

Saffron Walden dentist documents appointment regime online to reassure patients

A Saffron Walden dentist has documented her new appointment regime online to reassure patients, as practices in England reopen. Carla Jones, who runs the Courtyard Dental Practice, wanted to show patients what they could expect if they go to the dentist in the months to come to try and ease anxiety. Posting a video online, […]


Blackburn dentists offer virtual help sessions for parents

Blackburn dentists offer virtual help sessions for parents

Dentists in Blackburn are offering parents virtual help sessions to reduce the risk of dental issues during lockdown.  The team at AP Smilecare is running free online consultations to provide information and advice for parents to help them keep their child’s smile in check. Dr Josephine Prasad, principal dentist, explained that the lockdown is tough […]


UK ranks seconds in Europe for best oral health

UK ranks seconds in Europe for best oral health

The UK has claimed second place in a list of European countries boasting the highest oral health standards. A new study, which was designed to evaluate the dental health of citizens from more than 25 European countries revealed that people in the UK have the second best teeth behind Italy. Germany was tied for second […]


Back-to-Work Guidelines Issued for Dentists

Back-to-Work Guidelines Issued for Dentists

England’s chief dental officer, Dr Sara Hurley, has released new back to work guidelines for dental professionals.  As lockdown measures are gradually eased, the CDO is encouraging dentists to start preparing to reopen. With a date now set for dental practices to open, Dr Hurley is keen for practice owners and dentists to ensure that […]


Dental practices in England get the green light to open in June

Dental practices in England get the green light to open in June

Dental practices in England will be permitted to reopen in June, provided that they have the relevant safety measures in place, it has been confirmed.  In a letter sent out to all practices in England, the chief dental officer encouraged clinic owners to prepare to open on the 8th June. The advice relates to practices […]


Stoke dentist urges patients not to pull their own teeth out at home

Stoke dentist urges patients not to pull their own teeth out at home

A dentist from Stoke has urged patients in pain to avoid trying to pull their own teeth out at home. Dr Zoe Wray, from Diana Dental, said that she is receiving multiple calls every day from patients with dental issues, but stressed that DIY dentistry carries risks. Extracting a tooth is particularly dangerous, as it […]


NHS England statistics show 80,000 patients were referred for dental care in April

NHS England statistics show 80,000 patients were referred for dental care in April

Statistics from NHS England show that over 80,000 patients were referred to urgent care hubs for treatment in April.  Emergency dental centres have opened across the UK to provide urgent assistance for patients while high street practices are closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. These hubs have been set up to help those with facial […]


Dentists concerned about growing demand for emergency care

Dentists concerned about growing demand for emergency care

UK dentists are concerned about the growing demand for emergency dental care while high street practices are shut.  The vast majority of dental practices are currently closed, which has contributed to a spike in calls to NHS 111 and high street surgeries offering advice and information over the phone. Dentists are worried that the demand […]


More than 1,500 patients referred to urgent dental hubs in Cambridgeshire in April

More than 1,500 patients referred to urgent dental hubs in Cambridgeshire in April

Figures suggest that over 1,500 people were referred to urgent dental hubs in Peterborough and Cambridgeshire in April.  Statistics from NHS England revealed that 1,738 patients were advised to seek help from emergency dental centres in the region in June. This figure is more than double the number for March. Urgent care centres have been […]


Third urgent dental clinic opens in Gloucestershire

Third urgent dental clinic opens in Gloucestershire

A third urgent dental centre has opened in Gloucestershire. The new clinic, which is located in Quedgeley, will provide urgent assistance for patients in the county alongside existing dental hubs in Cheltenham and Gloucester.  The three Gloucestershire centres are part of an extensive network of hubs that have been set up across England by NHS […]