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Dental patients are postponing or cancelling appointments due to fear and anxiety, new survey suggests

Dental patients are postponing or cancelling appointments due to fear and anxiety, new survey suggests

A new survey has suggested that British adults are cancelling or postponing dental appointments due to fear and anxiety. Research conducted by Hudgell Solicitors revealed that over a quarter of patients have delayed or put off treatment altogether as a result of anxiety or dental phobia. The poll also found that 80% of adults are […]


Scottish public health minister admits dental waiting times are ‘completely unacceptable’

Scottish public health minister admits dental waiting times are ‘completely unacceptable’

Public health minister, Joe Fitzpatrick, has admitted that waiting times for dental treatment in Scotland are “completely unacceptable.” Mr Fitzpatrick was quizzed about information published by the Liberal Democrats, which revealed that over 1,000 people were waiting over 12 weeks for hospital treatment. Since 2014, there has been a five-fold increase in the number of […]


Shropshire dentist left disappointed after plans to open a new surgery in Whitchurch are rejected

Shropshire dentist left disappointed after plans to open a new surgery in Whitchurch are rejected

A Shropshire dentist has expressed frustration and disappointment after his application to open a new dental centre in Whitchurch was rejected. Dr Satish Chappiti wanted to open a new branch of the Amalgam Removal Centre in a first-storey unit at Ellesmere Business Park, but his application has been turned down by planning officers. The proposal, […]


Peterborough dental practice provides free treatment for Chernobyl children

Peterborough dental practice provides free treatment for Chernobyl children

A dental team from Peterborough has put smiles on the faces of children from Chernobyl after hosting a free dental event. Bupa Dental, which is based in Broadway, partnered up with Friends of Chernobyl Children 13 years ago, and the practice has been hosting children since. The team provides free dental treatment and takes the […]


Dewsbury MP calls for the health secretary to step in to avert deepening dental access crisis

Dewsbury MP calls for the health secretary to step in to avert deepening dental access crisis

The MP for Dewsbury, Paula Sheriff, has called for the health secretary, Matt Hancock to step in to avert a dental access crisis in West Yorkshire. Ms Sheriff has written to Mr Hancock, urging him to take urgent action to provide better access to NHS dental services in her constituency. Ms Sheriff has been appealing […]


Waiting times increase in Scotland, as more than 1,000 dental patients face a wait of 12 weeks for treatment

Waiting times increase in Scotland, as more than 1,000 dental patients face a wait of 12 weeks for treatment

Waiting times for dental treatment have increased in Scotland, with more than 1,000 patients facing a wait of over 12 weeks. New figures suggest that around 22% of patients (1,139 people) who were on a waiting list for treatment at the end of March 2019 had been waiting for at least 12 weeks. The statistics […]


Dentists raise concerns over a lack of dental care for care home residents

Dentists raise concerns over a lack of dental care for care home residents

Dentists have raised concerns over a widespread lack of dental services for care home residents. Dental professionals have issued a warning after the Care Quality Commission revealed that many care home residents don’t have access to dental treatment or the support they need to maintain good standards of oral health. Inspectors from the body have […]


Daring dental duo takes on zip line challenge to raise money for local hospice

Daring dental duo takes on zip line challenge to raise money for local hospice

A daring dental duo from Yorkshire has taken on a nerve-jangling zip line challenge known as ‘Zipping the Pepper Pot’ to raise money for a local hospice. Nicola Smith and Stacy Slinger, from Taylored Dental Care in Ilkley, took on the challenge of climbing up and zip-lining down the Pepper Pot to raise cash for […]


Dentists praise Chrissie Teigen after model is criticised for taking her daughter for her first dental appointment at the age of 3

Dentists praise Chrissie Teigen after model is criticised for taking her daughter for her first dental appointment at the age of 3

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry has stepped in to defend model, Chrissie Teigen, after she was heavily criticised for taking her daughter, Luna, for her first dental appointment at the age of 3. Chrissie, who is known for her witty comments and funny reposts on social media, recently posted a video of Luna sitting […]


A third of Fife children still have tooth decay, despite major improvements

A third of Fife children still have tooth decay, despite major improvements

There have been major improvements in standards of oral health among Fife’s children in the last decade, but the latest statistics suggest that there is still a long way to go. Since the Childsmile initiative was introduced in 2006, rates of tooth decay have fallen significantly, but figures show that almost a third of children […]