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Mydentist increases dental charges to cover additional PPE costs

Mydentist increases dental charges to cover additional PPE costs

One of the UK’s largest dental chains, mydentist, has increased fees to cover the additional cost of PPE (personal protective equipment). Representatives from mydentist have written to patients, outlining changes in the pricing policy to legislate for rising PPE expenses. The cost of treatment will rise by £7 for patients undergoing standard treatments that do […]


Scottish dentists prepare patients for a different type of appointment

Scottish dentists prepare patients for a different type of appointment

Now that dental practices have been given the green light to reopen in Scotland, dentists are preparing patients for a different type of appointment.  Clinics have been closed across Scotland for the last three months, but many are now reopening to offer services to local patients. Although appointments will now be available, patients have been […]


Scottish dentists inundated with calls, as practices reopen

Scottish dentists inundated with calls, as practices reopen

Scottish dentists have been inundated with calls, as practices open their doors for the first time in months.  First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, confirmed that dental practices would be able to reopen from Monday 22nd June in a press briefing on Thursday 18th June. The news triggered an influx of calls, with many patients eager to […]


York dentist warns of huge backlogs following lockdown

York dentist warns of huge backlogs following lockdown

The British Dental Association’s representative for York, Mark Green, has warned that it could take months, even years, to clear the backlog of patients created by the Coronavirus lockdown. Mr Green suggested that there is already a lengthy waiting list for patients who need treatment. These are people who require treatment, but aren’t in need […]


Milton Keynes dental practice to benefit from free Sky TV advertising

Milton Keynes dental practice to benefit from free Sky TV advertising

A dental practice in Milton Keynes is set to benefit from free advertising on Sky TV. Sky has selected Oxford House Dental Practice in Fenny Stratford to receive financial support through its AdSmart SME100 initiative. The practice is one of a hundred small businesses chosen to participate in the scheme. The aim is to give […]


Northern Irish dentists set to offer routine dental services from June 29th

Northern Irish dentists set to offer routine dental services from June 29th

Dentists in Northern Ireland are set to start offering routine dental services from June 29th, the British Dental Association has confirmed.  The BDA has revealed that the phased restoration of services will move into the next stage from the end of June, with patients able to access non-urgent care for the first time since the […]


Scottish dentists wait for lockdown updates, as reopening date nears

Scottish dentists wait for lockdown updates, as reopening date nears

Dentists in Scotland are waiting for updates on lockdown easing, as a possible reopening date nears. The First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, is expected to reveal further details about the next phase of moving out of the lockdown on Thursday 18th June, with dentists hoping that they will be able to return to work shortly after. […]


Brighton dental practice owner fears financial ruin

Brighton dental practice owner fears financial ruin

The owner of a dental practice in Brighton has spoken about her fears of going bust amid the ongoing Coronavirus crisis. Christina Chatfield, a dental hygienist and owner of the Dental Health Spa in Queen’s Road, said that she is extremely worried about the future of the business, with debts mounting up and no support […]


Shaftesbury dentist outlines changes to prepare patients for their next session in the dental chair

Shaftesbury dentist outlines changes to prepare patients for their next session in the dental chair

A Shaftesbury dentist who was ‘itching to get back to work’ has outlined changes made to practices post-lockdown to prepare patients for their next session in the dental chair. Dr Geoffrey Cockrell, from Ivy Cross Dental Surgery, said that there are notable differences now, but stressed that patients shouldn’t be worried about going to the […]


Dental ‘disaster’ looms in Scotland, as half of practices may not be able to reopen

Dental ‘disaster’ looms in Scotland, as half of practices may not be able to reopen

Dental patients in Scotland are facing an uncertain future, as half of practice of owners admitted that they may not be able to survive the Coronavirus crisis.  A poll conducted by the Scottish Dental Practice Owners revealed that 51% of dentists are concerned that they will go bankrupt and 40% are worried about how they […]