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Lowestoft man fills his own tooth after calling over 12 dental practices

Lowestoft man fills his own tooth after calling over 12 dental practices

A man from Lowestoft resorted to filling his own tooth after contacting more than 12 dental practices with no luck in getting an appointment. Steve Freeman contacted his regular practice when he started to experience pain after cracking a tooth but was informed that he had been removed from the list due to not attending […]


York MP calls for a new national dental service

York MP calls for a new national dental service

The MP for York Central, Rachel Maskell, has called for the introduction of a new national dental service. Speaking about access to dentistry in a debate in Westminster recently, the Labour MP suggested that dental services should be viewed in the same way as other health services with patients able to access free care at […]


Norfolk man removes 18 of his teeth after failing to get a dental appointment

Norfolk man removes 18 of his teeth after failing to get a dental appointment

A man from Norfolk has removed eighteen of his own teeth after failing to get a dental appointment. David Spoors, an antique dealer, took the decision to extract his teeth after being turned down by every dental surgery in the area. Mr Spoors, a 65-year-old army veteran, tried to get an appointment with several dentists […]


Fakenham dentist defends decision to go private after social media backlash

Fakenham dentist defends decision to go private after social media backlash

A dentist from Fakenham has defended her decision to go private after facing a backlash on social media. Teresa Kleinhans, from Wensum Dental Practice, took the difficult decision to switch to private dental care after her associate dentist resigned to go and work at a private practice. Mrs Kleinhans said that the current situation facing […]


New study suggests a third of dental practices may go private

New study suggests a third of dental practices may go private

A new study suggests that a third of dentists are considering ceasing NHS services and treating private patients only. A poll conducted by the British Dental Association (BDA) revealed that one in three dentists are thinking about switching to private dentistry. In addition, many others are contemplating retiring or quitting the profession. The findings of […]


Dentists issue warning over dangerous teeth whitening kits

Dentists issue warning over dangerous teeth whitening kits

Dental experts have encouraged the public to steer clear of home whitening kits after an investigation found several products containing illegal quantities of hydrogen peroxide were available to buy online. An investigation by the consumer group, Which? revealed that many of the products tested by representatives contained illegal quantities of whitening agents, including hydrogen peroxide. […]


Zoom meetings inspire surge in requests for adult orthodontics

Zoom meetings inspire surge in requests for adult orthodontics

Zoom meetings and video calls have inspired a surge in requests for adult orthodontics, according to UK orthodontists. Since the pandemic hit in 2020, millions of people have been working from home, swapping face to face meetings for virtual conferences and video calls. In the last 12 months, there has been a sharp rise in […]


Stoke charities join forces to promote better dental health for children

Stoke charities join forces to promote better dental health for children

Two high-profile charities in Stoke have joined forces to promote better dental health for children. UNHM (University Hospitals of North Midlands) Charity, which supports Royal Stoke University Hospital and County Hospital, Stafford, has teamed up with Stoke City Community Trust to launch a new campaign to boost oral health standards in the city. The campaign […]


Isle of Wight patient has been unable to get a new dentist since 2016

Isle of Wight patient has been unable to get a new dentist since 2016

A patient from the Isle of Wight has spoken out after struggling to get a dentist since her previous dentist returned to Bulgaria in 2016. The patient, whose story was outlined in a recent Healthwatch England report, said that they had been unable to find a new dentist for over four years. Having been unsuccessful […]


New report suggests patients in England could be waiting up to 3 years for a dental appointment

New report suggests patients in England could be waiting up to 3 years for a dental appointment

A new report suggests that patients in England could be waiting up to three years to get a dental appointment. A report released by Healthwatch England indicates that some patients could be waiting until 2024 to see a dentist. Some surgeries have waiting lists with thousands of names on and many patients have reported being […]