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Healthwatch Norfolk calls for new dental school to solve shortages

Healthwatch Norfolk calls for new dental school to solve shortages

Healthwatch Norfolk has called for a new dental school to open in the region to solve access problems linked to a shortage of dentists. Chief executive of Healthwatch Norfolk, Alex Stewart, said that there is no “easy way out” as dental teams are currently working tirelessly to see as many patients as possible but there […]


SmileDirectClub’s SmileBus set to visit Milton Keynes

SmileDirectClub’s SmileBus set to visit Milton Keynes

A mobile dental unit, the SmileBus, run by SmileDirectClub is set to visit Milton Keynes on Wednesday, June 9th. The SmileBus will be hitting the streets during the day, providing free 30-minute consultations for patients who are interested in tooth straightening treatment. SmileDirectClub is a private provider, which offers removable aligners with premium tooth whitening […]


Specialist dental practice in Poole submits plans to expand

Specialist dental practice in Poole submits plans to expand

The owner of a specialist dental practice in Poole has submitted plans to add an extension. The proposals, which relate to The Endodontic Practice in Penn Hill Avenue, outline plans to extend the existing building to create a second surgery. There are also plans to use a ‘semi-basement’ space for an office and additional storage. […]


Surrey patients waiting months to see a dentist

Surrey patients waiting months to see a dentist

Patients in Surrey are finding it increasingly difficult to see a dentist, according to a local watchdog. Healthwatch Surrey has experienced a surge in complaints in recent months, with many patients unable to get an appointment. One patient was told they would have to join a 55-week waiting list and some have been advised to […]


Avoid brushing after eating to protect the enamel, dentists advise

Avoid brushing after eating to protect the enamel, dentists advise

Many people might assume that the sooner they brush after eating, the better but dentists are keen to encourage patients to wait to protect the enamel. Dr Hanna Kinsella, from Kiln Lane Dental, said that people often think that it is beneficial to try and get rid of food from the mouth as quickly as […]


Clyde Munro dental group reveals plans to enrol staff in dementia support sessions

Clyde Munro dental group reveals plans to enrol staff in dementia support sessions

Scotland’s largest dental chain, Clyde Munro, is set to improve support for patients with dementia by enrolling all staff in Dementia Friends awareness sessions. The move is part of an ongoing project with Alzheimer Scotland. The group has been working with the charity for the last two years and many members of staff have taken […]


Kincardine Dental Practice has a new owner after dentist retires

Kincardine Dental Practice has a new owner after dentist retires

Kincardine Dental Practice has a new owner. Alison Hughes, the previous owner, has retired after spending more than 25 years at the practice. Alison joined the practice as an associate dentist in 1990 and purchased the business in 1996. When she first took the reins, she modernised the building, creating a new reception area, updating […]


Tributes pour in for “seriously special” Newcastle University dental student

Tributes pour in for “seriously special” Newcastle University dental student

Tributes have poured in for a Newcastle University dental student who died suddenly following a bleed on the brain in April. Conor King, a third year student, was at work when he collapsed suddenly. He was taken to the University Hospital of North Durham before being transferred to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle. Sadly, […]


Isle of Wight MP proposes ideas to improve island dental services

Isle of Wight MP proposes ideas to improve island dental services

The MP for the Isle of Wight, Bob Seeley, has proposed ideas to improve dental services on the island. Speaking at a debate on oral health services at Westminster Hall, Mr Seeley outlined the most significant problems faced by patients on the island before suggesting ways to improve the current situation. Many patients are currently […]


Aberdeen dental practice closes following Covid-19 outbreak

Aberdeen dental practice closes following Covid-19 outbreak

A dental practice in Aberdeen has closed temporarily following an outbreak of Covid-19 cases. The West End practice, which is located on Great Western Road, has shut in line with advice from NHS Grampian after a cluster of cases was linked to the surgery. An Incident Management Team (IMT) is now investigating the outbreak, which […]