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Male lion undergoes dental procedure using innovative anaesthesia device developed by the NHS

Male lion undergoes dental procedure using innovative anaesthesia device developed by the NHS

A male lion living at Five Sisters Zoo in Scotland has become the world’s first animal to undergo dental surgery using an innovative anaesthesia device developed by the NHS. The lion required root canal treatment and a specialist team gathered to try out the Safira device, which was developed by clinicians based at Norfolk’s Queen […]


Army dentists urge troops to avoid illegal whitening treatments

Army dentists urge troops to avoid illegal whitening treatments

Army dentists are urging troops to avoid illegal whitening treatments following a surge in enquiries related to cosmetic dentistry in recent months. Dental officer Major Christoph Harper recently wrote an article published in Soldier magazine to encourage troops to explore approved whitening treatments provided by dentists. There has been a significant increase in the demand […]


Healthwatch Northamptonshire warns of deepening dental crisis

Healthwatch Northamptonshire warns of deepening dental crisis

Health watchdog, Healthwatch Northamptonshire, has warned of a deepening dental crisis in the county. Figures from the British Dental Association revealed that fewer than 50% of patients in the county saw a dentist in the two-year period leading up to March 2021 and patients are struggling to get appointments. The watchdog has been inundated with […]


Lincoln dental practice to close after 140 years in business

Lincoln dental practice to close after 140 years in business

A dental practice, which has been in business in Lincoln for 140 years, is set to close. Thomas Powell & Associates Dental Practice will shut in the coming weeks after the owners decided to take retirement. The practice has been run by Thomas Powell and his wife, Agnes since 1985. He took the reins from […]


Mydentist reveals new charity partnership with Dementia UK

Mydentist reveals new charity partnership with Dementia UK

One of the UK’s largest dental chains, mydentist, has confirmed a new charity partnership with Dementia UK. Dementia is one of the leading causes of death in the UK and it can have a devastating effect on all aspects of health and wellbeing, including dental health. People with dementia may struggle with everyday tasks, such […]


Dentists seek clarity on Covid-19 measures as teams fight to clear backlogs

Dentists seek clarity on Covid-19 measures as teams fight to clear backlogs

Dentists are seeking clarity on ongoing Covid-19 measures as teams across the country fight to reduce backlogs. The British Dental Association (BDA) has sent a letter to the dental chiefs of the UK nations raising concerns about the impact of operating at reduced capacity. Restrictions that are currently in place to protect against the spread […]


Lancashire dental team completes charity walk in memory of much-loved colleague

Lancashire dental team completes charity walk in memory of much-loved colleague

A dental team from Lancashire has completed a charity walk in memory of a much-loved colleague who was sadly killed in a car accident. Staff from Bamford Dental Practice in Rochdale walked 11.5 miles in memory of Natalie Doherty, who was killed in an accident on the M66 motorway in May 2021. Natalie, 33, worked […]


Dental charity urges the government to increase funding to tackle backlogs

Dental charity urges the government to increase funding to tackle backlogs

A leading dental charity has urged the government to increase funding for dental services to tackle growing backlogs. The Oral Health Foundation has called for ministers to make more money available, as teams struggle to work through waiting lists. Research conducted by the charity prior to this year’s National Smile Month campaign revealed that over […]


Leiston residents launch petition to bring NHS dental services back to the town

Leiston residents launch petition to bring NHS dental services back to the town

Residents in Leiston, East Suffolk, have launched a petition to bring dental services back to the town. Earlier this year, the town’s last remaining dental practice closed leaving locals without a dentist. Hundreds of people have now signed a petition to restore services in the town and crowds also gathered in the centre of town […]


Skah the Bengal tiger takes a trip to the dentist

Skah the Bengal tiger takes a trip to the dentist

Skah, a seven-year-old Bengal tiger, has undergone dental treatment after cracking a tooth. One of the most popular residents at Lincolnshire Wildlife Park, Skah was treated by a team of expert vets led by a specialist in veterinary dentistry. Gerhard Putter, a leading European dentist who has treated a diverse range of animals during his […]