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Lincoln dentist expresses concerns over rushed return to work

Lincoln dentist expresses concerns over rushed return to work

A dentist based in Lincoln has expressed concerns over a rushed return to work. Kapil Sanghi, from West Parade Dental Care, said that he was shocked to hear that practices would be able to reopen from June 8th in England and suggested that dentists had not been given enough warning to prepare. Mr Sanghi also […]


Will differences in opening times lead to dental tourism in the UK?

Will differences in opening times lead to dental tourism in the UK?

Dentists in England are worried that differences in opening times in different parts of the UK will lead to dental tourists travelling over the border to get an appointment. Dentists have been told that they can reopen in England from June 8th, but professionals in Wales and Scotland are still waiting for the green light.  […]


Most adults in the UK would back plans to expand the sugar tax

Most adults in the UK would back plans to expand the sugar tax

A recent survey conducted by the Oral Health Foundation has revealed that most adults in the UK would back plans to expand the current sugar tax. A poll that was carried out as part of this year’s National Smile Month campaign found that 61% of people would support extending the sugar levy to cover additional […]


New survey reveals 1 in 8 children have nightmares about their teeth

New survey reveals 1 in 8 children have nightmares about their teeth

A new survey conducted by the Oral Health Foundation has revealed that 1 in 8 children have nightmares about their teeth. The poll, which involved 1,500 parents in the UK, suggests that children are up to ten times more likely to have nightmares about their dental health than adults. Bad dreams are particularly common among […]


Brighton dental hygienist launches new campaign to promote good dental health

Brighton dental hygienist launches new campaign to promote good dental health

A dental hygienist from Brighton is calling upon fellow professionals to support a new campaign, which is designed to encourage members of the public to understand the importance of good oral health and the value of having access to dental services. Christina Chatfield, from the Dental Health Spa, has set up the Save Our Smiles […]


Welsh dentists call for earlier start dates for routine care to prevent backlogs

Welsh dentists call for earlier start dates for routine care to prevent backlogs

Dentists in Wales are calling for routine services to resume earlier to prevent a major backlog. Wales’ chief dental officer, Dr Colette Bridgman has confirmed that gradual steps will be taken to reopen dental clinics, but dentists are worried that patients could be waiting for routine treatments for up to a year. Lowri Leeke, a […]


Dental patients encouraged to continue using urgent care hubs as clinic reopening date looms

Dental patients encouraged to continue using urgent care hubs as clinic reopening date looms

Patients who have urgent dental needs have been urged to continue using emergency care hubs, as the reopening date for high street practices looms. From June 8th, local surgeries will be able to open to the public, but it will take some time for all practices to get up and running. In the run-up to […]


What to expect when dental practices reopen

What to expect when dental practices reopen

Dental practices across the UK have been closed for two months, but many are set to reopen in the coming days. As dentists prepare to go back to work, patients have been advised to expect a slightly different experience when they go for their next appointment. New guidelines released by health bodies and the chief […]


Saffron Walden dentist documents appointment regime online to reassure patients

Saffron Walden dentist documents appointment regime online to reassure patients

A Saffron Walden dentist has documented her new appointment regime online to reassure patients, as practices in England reopen. Carla Jones, who runs the Courtyard Dental Practice, wanted to show patients what they could expect if they go to the dentist in the months to come to try and ease anxiety. Posting a video online, […]


Blackburn dentists offer virtual help sessions for parents

Blackburn dentists offer virtual help sessions for parents

Dentists in Blackburn are offering parents virtual help sessions to reduce the risk of dental issues during lockdown.  The team at AP Smilecare is running free online consultations to provide information and advice for parents to help them keep their child’s smile in check. Dr Josephine Prasad, principal dentist, explained that the lockdown is tough […]