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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 […]


Dentaid hosts open day to celebrate relocation to new Totton headquarters

Dentaid hosts open day to celebrate relocation to new Totton headquarters

UK-based dental charity, Dentaid, has hosted an open day to celebration a recent relocation to brand new headquarters in Totton. The charity, which works to improve access to dental services in the UK and overseas, has recently moved to a refurbished warehouse on Commercial Road. The premises, which are larger and more modern and stylish, […]


Tooth fairies spread smiles in Rochdale

Tooth fairies spread smiles in Rochdale

A group of dental nurses, who dressed up as tooth fairies to visit local children, have been spreading smiles in Rochdale. The tooth fairies, dental nurses based in the borough, have been visiting children’s centres, nurseries and groups run by childminders to talk to children about oral hygiene and looking after their teeth and gums. […]


New study suggests that braces don’t always lead to better self-esteem

New study suggests that braces don’t always lead to better self-esteem

A new study carried out by researchers in Australia has suggested that braces don’t always contribute to higher levels of confidence and self-esteem. Researchers at the University of Adelaide discovered that people who had undergone orthodontic treatment didn’t necessarily have higher levels of confidence than those who had chosen not to have braces. The team […]


Dewsbury MP calls for improved access to NHS dentistry, as Ravensthorpe’s only surgery is set to close

Dewsbury MP calls for improved access to NHS dentistry, as Ravensthorpe’s only surgery is set to close

Dewsbury MP, Paula Sheriff, has called for urgent action to improve access to NHS dentistry in her constituency, after it was confirmed that the last remaining surgery in Ravensthorpe is set to close. Ms Sheriff described the news that the Ravensthorpe Dental Surgery will close on July 12th as “terrible” and said that she is […]