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Covid-19 contributes to huge drop in dental appointments in Worcestershire

Covid-19 contributes to huge drop in dental appointments in Worcestershire

Recent statistics have outlined the impact of Covid-19 on dental services, with figures suggesting a dramatic drop in the number of courses of dental treatment delivered in England. In Worcestershire and Herefordshire, the number of dental treatment courses provided by NHS dentists has plummeted by 70%. In 2020/2021, 121,000 treatments were delivered to patients in […]


Glasgow dentist swaps the surgery for the screen after starring in Bollywood film

Glasgow dentist swaps the surgery for the screen after starring in Bollywood film

A dentist from Paisley, near Glasgow, has swapped the surgery for the screen after appearing in a Bollywood film. Seema Luthra originally signed up to be an extra in Bellbottom, starring Bollywood icon, Akshay Kumar, but ended up with a speaking part. The 34-year-old from Kelburne Dental Surgery, said that the experience was very different […]


Cumbria dental patients report anxiety over NHS access issues

Cumbria dental patients report anxiety over NHS access issues

A growing number of patients in Cumbria are raising concerns over access to NHS dental services. As figures suggest a sharp slump in the provision of dental treatment since the start of the pandemic, more and more people in Cumbria are struggling to get an appointment with an NHS dentist. Recent statistics provided by NHS […]


Clyde Munro saves over 160,000 sheets of paper after embarking upon eco-drive

Clyde Munro saves over 160,000 sheets of paper after embarking upon eco-drive

Scotland’s largest dental chain, Clyde Munro, has already saved over 160,000 sheets of paper after embarking upon an eco-drive earlier this year. The firm is embracing greenery ways of working and is already saving the equivalent of four trees’ worth of paper per month. Between April and July this year, practices replaced 164,000 paper forms […]


Dental visits plummet by 70% in Portsmouth

Dental visits plummet by 70% in Portsmouth

The number of people visiting a dentist has dropped dramatically in Portsmouth as a result of the pandemic. Statistics from NHS Digital suggest that the number of courses of treatment delivered in the city has fallen by 70%. In 2019/2020, 123,000 courses of treatment were provided for Portsmouth patients. The number fell to 37,000 in […]


Dundee University student launches website to raise awareness of the dental needs of patients with Down’s Syndrome

Dundee University student launches website to raise awareness of the dental needs of patients with Down’s Syndrome

A student from Dundee University has launched a new website to raise awareness of the dental needs of patients with Down’s syndrome. Rebekah Sadok was inspired to create the site by her brother, Jeremy. Jeremy, 37, has Down’s syndrome and Rebekah wanted to use his experiences and those of others with Down’s syndrome as the […]


Dental crisis deepens in Cambridgeshire, as dentist numbers fall

Dental crisis deepens in Cambridgeshire, as dentist numbers fall

Access to dental services in Cambridgeshire is a subject of growing concern, as statistics suggest that dentist numbers have fallen in the last year. Figures from the NHS show that there has been a fall in the number of dentists offering treatment in England for the first time in four years. Nationally, there are 951 […]


Dental appointment numbers fall by over 60% in Bracknell Forest

Dental appointment numbers fall by over 60% in Bracknell Forest

New figures from NHS Digital have revealed a sharp decrease in the number of dental appointments provided for patients in Bracknell Forest. Statistics suggest that appointment numbers fell by around 65% in 2020/2021 compared to 2019/2020. Just over 31,000 patients received treatment between June 2020 and March 2021 compared to 88,400 in the same period […]


Suffolk dentist blames funding shortages for access issues

Suffolk dentist blames funding shortages for access issues

A dentist from Suffolk has blamed government failures for dental access issues. The dentist, who wished to remain anonymous when talking to local reporters, said that funding shortages have contributed to patients waiting months for treatment or choosing between travelling long distances and going private. The dentist described the situation as “appalling” and said that […]


Figures show 70% drop in courses of child dental treatment

Figures show 70% drop in courses of child dental treatment

New figures have revealed a 70% drop in courses of child treatment since 2019. Statistics suggest that 12 million courses of NHS dental treatment were completed in England in 2020/2021. This equates to a 69% decrease from the 38.4 million courses of treatment delivered for children in 2019/2020. Data from NHS Digital showed that numbers […]