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Bupa adds to its dental portfolio after acquiring 9 new practices

Bupa adds to its dental portfolio after acquiring 9 new practices

Bupa has added to its portfolio of dental practices after confirming the acquisition of nine new clinics across the UK and Ireland. The chain has added a total of 23 new practices to its ever-growing collection this year, and the total number of Bupa Dental Care surgeries now stands at 470. The new additions represent […]


Over 40% of Bolton children start school with tooth decay

Over 40% of Bolton children start school with tooth decay

New research has revealed that 41% of children in Bolton start school with tooth decay. This figure is significantly higher than the national average of 25 percent. Bolton is one of four priority areas in the Great Manchester region that has been flagged by NHS England. As a result, children in Bolton are set to […]


New dental clinic opens on Swindon housing development

New dental clinic opens on Swindon housing development

A new dental clinic has opened on a Swindon housing development. Wichelstowe Dental Care has officially opened its doors to new patients. The brand new practice is ideally located just a stone’s throw from the 4,000-home East Wichel housing estate. The owners of the practice, Keith George and Jane Tidmarsh, acquired a loan from Lloyd’s […]


Dundee dental school initiative makes a positive difference to prisoners in Perth

Dundee dental school initiative makes a positive difference to prisoners in Perth

A health initiative developed by researchers at Dundee University’s School of Dentistry is making a positive difference to prisoners in Perth. Professor Ruth Freeman believes that closing the gap in health inequalities is one of the most significant challenges facing policy makers in Scotland. Prof Freeman is part of a team of researchers and experts […]


Dentists raise concerns over the rising number of unlicensed practitioners providing facial treatments in Northern Ireland

Dentists raise concerns over the rising number of unlicensed practitioners providing facial treatments in Northern Ireland

Dentists in Northern Ireland have raised concerns over the rising number of unlicensed providers of facial treatments such as Botox and dermal fillers. Dr Martina Collins, principal dentist at Martina Collins Dental and Skin Clinic, is registered with Save Face, and is urging other dental professionals and licensed aesthetic practitioners to join the register to […]


Leading cosmetic dentist expects Meghan Markle to top the list of most-wanted celebrity smiles in 2019

Leading cosmetic dentist expects Meghan Markle to top the list of most-wanted celebrity smiles in 2019

One of the UK’s leading cosmetic dentists expects Meghan Markle to top the list of the most-wanted celebrity smiles this year. Dr Richard Marques, a dentist well-known for creating celebrity smiles, has already seen a number of patients asking for a smile similar to the Duchess’, and he expects the trend to continue in the […]


Hackney council teams up with Orthodox leaders to tackle tooth decay crisis among Charedi children

Hackney council teams up with Orthodox leaders to tackle tooth decay crisis among Charedi children

Hackney Council is working with leaders in the Jewish Orthodox community to tackle a tooth decay crisis among young Charedi children. According to figures from Public Health England, rates of dental decay among Charedi children are significantly higher than children from other backgrounds within the local community. The body suggests that just 20% of Charedi […]


New research reveals over 65% of smokers want to give up for health reasons

New research reveals over 65% of smokers want to give up for health reasons

New research suggests that improved health is the main reason most smokers in the UK try and quit. The findings of a survey carried out by the Oral Health Foundation revealed that two-thirds of smokers are keen to quit to improve their health and reduce the risk of illnesses like lung cancer, emphysema and heart […]


Health chiefs in talks to bring new dental services to Spalding after two new clinics fail to open

Health chiefs in talks to bring new dental services to Spalding after two new clinics fail to open

Health chiefs are in talks to bring new dental services to Spalding after patients in the area were dealt a double blow. Two new services were due to open this month, but the opening of both clinics has been delayed amid ongoing recruitment issues. A new surgery run by JDSP was supposed to open in […]


New NHS children’s dental health campaign to launch in Lancashire

New NHS children’s dental health campaign to launch in Lancashire

NHS England is launching a new oral health campaign to improve standards of oral health in some of the areas worst affected by tooth decay. The ‘Start Well: Smile 4 Life’ initiative is focused on young children aged under 5 years old. As part of the programme, which is due to launch in parts of […]