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Bupa confirms pay rise for dental nurses

Bupa confirms pay rise for dental nurses

The UK’s second largest dental provider, Bupa, has confirmed that it will increase salaries for dental nurses. Bupa Dental Care made the announcement as part of an ongoing commitment to improve pay and benefits for employees. Since 2017, when Bupa acquired Oasis Dental Care, the firm has been working to encourage employees to take advantage […]


Kingsclere dental team all smiles following awards success

Kingsclere dental team all smiles following awards success

A dental team from Kingsclere is all smiles after celebrating winning a prestigious award. The team from Imogen Dental, which is located on North Street, was crowned the winner of the Dental Practice of the Year (North/Central England) award at the National Dental Awards. This is the third consecutive year the practice has scooped gongs […]


1 in 4 British adults don’t brush twice a day, new survey suggests

1 in 4 British adults don’t brush twice a day, new survey suggests

A new survey suggests that more than a quarter of British adults don’t brush their teeth twice a day. A poll conducted by Simplyhealth revealed that 27% of people don’t brush twice-daily, and a third don’t floss. More than 40% of employees said they had taken time off in the last 12 months as a […]


New study links computer use to elevated risk of oral disease in teens

New study links computer use to elevated risk of oral disease in teens

A new study has argued that teenagers who use computers for prolonged periods of time on a daily basis are at risk of oral diseases. Researchers found that using a computer for at least three hours a day can put teens at risk of dental problems like decay and gum disease. The research team found […]


Dentists warn over ‘access crisis’ in Wales, as patients struggle to register with NHS practices

Dentists warn over ‘access crisis’ in Wales, as patients struggle to register with NHS practices

The British Dental Association has issued a warning over an “access crisis” as more and more patients struggle to find practices offering NHS places in Wales. Research suggests that only 1 in 6 dental practices in Wales are accepting new NHS dental patients. Just over 25% of practices currently have NHS child places available. In […]


Dental experts encourage parents to offer young children vegetables instead of fruit pouches

Dental experts encourage parents to offer young children vegetables instead of fruit pouches

Experts from the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health are urging parents of young children to offer them vegetables instead of pre-packed, ready-made fruit pouches and jars. The body warned that some fruit flavoured products that are aimed at babies and toddlers contain a lot of added sugars, as well as natural sugars that […]


Dental patients are postponing or cancelling appointments due to fear and anxiety, new survey suggests

Dental patients are postponing or cancelling appointments due to fear and anxiety, new survey suggests

A new survey has suggested that British adults are cancelling or postponing dental appointments due to fear and anxiety. Research conducted by Hudgell Solicitors revealed that over a quarter of patients have delayed or put off treatment altogether as a result of anxiety or dental phobia. The poll also found that 80% of adults are […]


Scottish public health minister admits dental waiting times are ‘completely unacceptable’

Scottish public health minister admits dental waiting times are ‘completely unacceptable’

Public health minister, Joe Fitzpatrick, has admitted that waiting times for dental treatment in Scotland are “completely unacceptable.” Mr Fitzpatrick was quizzed about information published by the Liberal Democrats, which revealed that over 1,000 people were waiting over 12 weeks for hospital treatment. Since 2014, there has been a five-fold increase in the number of […]


Shropshire dentist left disappointed after plans to open a new surgery in Whitchurch are rejected

Shropshire dentist left disappointed after plans to open a new surgery in Whitchurch are rejected

A Shropshire dentist has expressed frustration and disappointment after his application to open a new dental centre in Whitchurch was rejected. Dr Satish Chappiti wanted to open a new branch of the Amalgam Removal Centre in a first-storey unit at Ellesmere Business Park, but his application has been turned down by planning officers. The proposal, […]


Peterborough dental practice provides free treatment for Chernobyl children

Peterborough dental practice provides free treatment for Chernobyl children

A dental team from Peterborough has put smiles on the faces of children from Chernobyl after hosting a free dental event. Bupa Dental, which is based in Broadway, partnered up with Friends of Chernobyl Children 13 years ago, and the practice has been hosting children since. The team provides free dental treatment and takes the […]