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Local authorities raise concerns over sudden surge in demand for post-lockdown dental treatment

Local authorities raise concerns over sudden surge in demand for post-lockdown dental treatment

Local authority leaders have raised concerns over a sudden surge in demand for post-lockdown dental treatment.  In 2018/2019, NHS figures suggested that 177 multiple-tooth extractions were carried out on under 18’s every working day in England. This figure represented an increase of 17% compared to numbers for 2012/2013. The number of procedures rose from 38,208 […]


Dental patients face lengthy waits, as Covid-19 lockdowns contribute to 10 million cancelled appointments

Dental patients face lengthy waits, as Covid-19 lockdowns contribute to 10 million cancelled appointments

Dental patients in the UK face a lengthy wait to see a dentist, after Coronavirus lockdowns contributed to the cancellation of 10 million appointments.  The British Dental Association (BDA) has warned that it could take months, or even years to clear the backlog, with patients likely to be waiting for a long time for routine […]


American Dental Association ‘respectfully’ disagrees with new WHO advice on dental care 

American Dental Association ‘respectfully’ disagrees with new WHO advice on dental care 

The American Dental Association (ADA) has responded to new advice issued by the World Health Organisation, which advised dental patients against all non-essential services. In a statement, the ADA said it “respectfully, yet strongly disagrees” with the guidance.  Chad P. Gehani, president of the association, stressed that dental care is “essential” and highlighted the link […]


Government confirms university dental places cap to be lifted

Government confirms university dental places cap to be lifted

The government has confirmed that a cap on the number of dental places available at universities has been lifted following the publication of A Level results. In light of changes to the marking system, a large number of students now have the required grades to study dentistry at university, but under existing guidelines, there would […]


Oral hygiene habits slip during lockdown, as only 1 in 8 people brush twice a day

Oral hygiene habits slip during lockdown, as only 1 in 8 people brush twice a day

A new survey has revealed that only 1 in 8 people brushed their teeth twice a day during lockdown.  Research conducted by Floe Oral Care suggested that only 12% of Brits have been cleaning their teeth twice-daily since the start of lockdown. Over 40% admitted to brushing once a day, while 18% of participants said […]


The Oral Health Foundation approves first bamboo toothbrush

The Oral Health Foundation approves first bamboo toothbrush

The Oral Health Foundation has given its seal of approval to a bamboo toothbrush for the first time. The charity’s expert panel has officially accredited the Bambooth range of brushes.  The Bambooth collection features brushes, which have a muso bamboo handle. Muso bamboo is the fastest-growing renewable material in the world and it is also […]


Glasgow dental practice becomes one of the first in the UK to use new virus-killing purifying units

Glasgow dental practice becomes one of the first in the UK to use new virus-killing purifying units

A Glasgow dental practice has become one of the first in the UK to use a new virus-killing purifying unit designed by Purer Clean Air. Based in Glasgow, the firm has developed air purifying devices, which have already been used in gyms in England and Manchester’s Nightingale Hospital.  Commonwealth Dental Practice is now using the […]


Kirklees dental practice owners criticise the council after pedestrianisation plans block entrance

Kirklees dental practice owners criticise the council after pedestrianisation plans block entrance

The owners of a dental practice in Huddersfield have criticised council plans to create a new pedestrianised zone in the town centre, as it will prevent employees and patients from being able to drive into the car park. Courtyard Dental Practice on King Street will effectively lose access to its private car park if plans […]


Dental practices take steps to prepare for potential second wave

Dental practices take steps to prepare for potential second wave

Dental practices across the UK are taking steps to ensure that they are ready in case of a second wave of COVID-19 cases. Figures suggest that case numbers are coming down and the death rate has dropped significantly, but there are fears that plunging temperatures and increased susceptibility to other infections, such as flu, in […]


Study links gum disease to COVID-19 complications

Study links gum disease to COVID-19 complications

A new study suggests that people who have gum disease may be at risk of developing complications of COVID-19. Research conducted by oral surgeon, Dr Shervin Molayem, indicates that symptoms of COVID-19 are more severe in patients with gum disease. Dr Molayem suggested that inflammation caused by gum disease elevates the risk of a more […]