Cosmetic Dentistry Guide News

Dentists in Scotland to resume aerosol-generating procedures

Dentists in Scotland to resume aerosol-generating procedures

Dentists in Scotland have been given the green light to provide a wider range of treatments, including aerosol-generating procedures (AGPs). From Monday 17th August, dental practices in Scotland will be allowed to offer patients treatments that involve using utensils like drills as part of the next phase of lockdown easing. For most patients, the only […]


-0

-0


A third of dentists optimistic about growth, despite COVID-19 setbacks

A third of dentists optimistic about growth, despite COVID-19 setbacks

Almost a third of dentists are expecting their businesses to grow this year, despite COVID-19 setbacks.  There is no doubt that dental practices have been hit hard by the outbreak, with the majority of surgeries shut between the end of March and June. Despite increased expenses and reduced incomes linked to prolonged closures and reduced […]


-0

-0

A new study suggests that vaping may increase the risk of young people contracting COVID-19.  Researchers from Stanford University’s School of Medicine discovered that young people who vape or use e-cigarettes are more likely to develop the infection. The team found that of those tested for the virus, young people who vaped were 5-7 times […]


Public Health England releases new oral care guidelines for hospitalised COVID-19 patients

Public Health England releases new oral care guidelines for hospitalised COVID-19 patients

Public Health England has released new oral care guidelines for patients hospitalised with COVID-19.  New advice, which is designed to cater for patients with severe symptoms, as well as those suspected of having COVID-19 in addition to other health conditions, aims to improve dental care for hospital patients, prevent infections and lower the risk of […]


Dental patients in Northern Ireland face higher charges to cover PPE costs

Dental patients in Northern Ireland face higher charges to cover PPE costs

Dental patients in Northern Ireland are facing higher charges, as dental practices increase fees to cover the cost of PPE. As research suggests that the cost of sourcing and providing PPE for dental teams has rocketed by as much as 6000% in recent months, the British Dental Association claims that dentists have no option but […]


World Health Organization recommends suspending routine dental services to reduce virus spread

World Health Organization recommends suspending routine dental services to reduce virus spread

The World Health Organization has encouraged dental providers across the world to suspend routine dental services to minimise the risk of spreading Coronavirus.  Lockdowns introduced in countries all over the world contributed to practices shutting for months, but in many nations, surgeries are now open. In the UK, in line with national guidelines and WHO […]


Blackburn dentists provide 1,500 fewer free dental treatments 

Blackburn dentists provide 1,500 fewer free dental treatments 

Dentists in Blackburn and Darwen have provided more than 1,500 fewer free dental treatments in the first six months of 2020, statistics show.  NHS figures revealed that adults in the area received 14,265 free treatments in the first six months of 2020. This figure is 1,708 lower than the number of free courses issued in […]


NHS Shetland’s new dental director sympathises with patients, as COVID-19 restrictions remain

NHS Shetland’s new dental director sympathises with patients, as COVID-19 restrictions remain

NHS Shetland’s new dental director has expressed frustration at the current Coronavirus restrictions in place in Scotland, sympathising with patients who can’t yet access routine services. Dr Anthony Visocchi, a dentist from Banchory, recently replaced Brian Chittick as the dental director at NHS Shetland. At a time when the dental service is very different to […]


Study highlights high sugar content of ready-made infant foods

Study highlights high sugar content of ready-made infant foods

A new study has highlighted the prevalence of high-sugar infant foods.  Researchers found that many ready-made foods and snacks for babies contain an alarming amount of sugar. The baby food industry is growing, and the number of snack products available for parents has increased from 42 in 2013 to 185 in 2019. Despite the diversification […]