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Flintshire patients urged to get in touch with their dentist for emergency assistance

Flintshire patients urged to get in touch with their dentist for emergency assistance

Health bosses in Flintshire are encouraging patients to get in touch with their dentist if they need urgent assistance. The vast majority of dental clinics in the UK are closed at the moment, but patients can access urgent care through a network of emergency hubs that have been set up in the last few months. […]


Private dentists join forces to launch urgent dental centre in York

Private dentists join forces to launch urgent dental centre in York

A group of private dentists has come together to launch a new urgent dental centre in York. Members of staff from fourteen private practices across the city have joined forces to open the emergency hub, which is located at Woodthorpe Dental Centre. The clinic is offering urgent dental care at a fee of £80 to […]


Tatton MP encourages the Prime Minister to provide more information about dental practice reopening

Tatton MP encourages the Prime Minister to provide more information about dental practice reopening

The MP for Tatton, Cheshire, has urged the Prime Minister to provide more information about the reopening of dental practices. Esther McVey said that she had spoken to several dentists who were confused about when they could reopen due to a lack of information provided by the government in its roadmap for lifting lockdown. There […]


Scotland’s national clinical director outlines plans for dental practices

Scotland’s national clinical director outlines plans for dental practices

Professor Jason Leitch, national clinical director for the Scottish Government, has outlined plans for a gradual reopening of dental practices. Speaking at the daily press briefing on Friday 15th May, Prof Leitch said that plans were currently being drawn up to introduce a phased reopening, which would enable patients to see a dentist in the […]


Dental chain owner issues warning over mouth cancer spike if practices remain closed

Dental chain owner issues warning over mouth cancer spike if practices remain closed

Sam Waley-Cohen, the owner of Portman Dental Care, has issued a warning over a spike in mouth cancer cases if practices in the UK remain closed. Mr Waley-Cohen, a former jockey, established the chain 11 years ago. Speaking in a press interview, Mr Waley-Cohen suggested that the current closures were ‘inexplicable’ and called for the […]


The British Dental Association calls for greater clarity surrounding dental practice reopening

The British Dental Association calls for greater clarity surrounding dental practice reopening

The British Dental Association is calling for greater clarity surrounding the potential reopening of dental practices. On the 10th May, the Prime Minister outlined a series of phases and steps, which would gradually bring England out of lockdown. Following the broadcast, which was followed by the publication of a 50-page document on the 11th May, […]


Study suggests mouthwash could help to reduce Covid-19 transmission

Study suggests mouthwash could help to reduce Covid-19 transmission

A new study suggests that using mouthwash could help to reduce Covid-19 transmission. Researchers at Cardiff University found that mouthwash could potentially lower the risk of transmission, as well as playing a part in destroying the outer layer of the virus, known as ‘the envelope.’ Covid-19 is one of a number of enveloped viruses, which […]


Colleagues and family members pay tribute to much-loved Ulverston dental nurse

Colleagues and family members pay tribute to much-loved Ulverston dental nurse

Colleagues and family members have paid tribute to much-loved Ulverston dental nurse, Francine Judge.  Francine, who worked at Soutergate Dental Practice for 16 years, passed away from motor neurone disease at the age of 52 recently. Her husband Peter described her as ‘kind and caring’ and said that she would always go out of her […]


Dental groups join forces to produce back to work guidelines

Dental groups join forces to produce back to work guidelines

Dental groups have come together to produce back to work guidelines, as the UK starts to take steps towards moving out of lockdown. The Covid-19 Future Planning Task Group, which comprises individuals from a host of the country’s leading dental authorities and bodies, was set up to provide advice for practice owners and dental professionals […]


Leading dental experts provide advice for patients with dental dilemmas

Leading dental experts provide advice for patients with dental dilemmas

It might not be possible to book a check-up at your local dental practice at the moment, but there is advice and support available for patients with dental dilemmas.  Experts including Professor Damien Walmsley, the British Dental Association’s chief scientific adviser, have been answering questions in the media and providing tips for individuals who experience […]