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Colgate shares oral hygiene tips to help patients avoid dental dramas during lockdown

Colgate shares oral hygiene tips to help patients avoid dental dramas during lockdown

Colgate has shared oral hygiene tips to help dental patients avoid problems while practices are running reduced services. Although dental issues, for example, gum disease and decay, are relatively common, they are almost always preventable. Adopting a good daily oral hygiene regime is the best way to reduce the risk of oral health problems and […]


Liverpool mum complains after being charged £40 for PPE for her daughter’s orthodontic appointments

Liverpool mum complains after being charged £40 for PPE for her daughter’s orthodontic appointments

A mother from Liverpool has complained after being charged £40 for PPE. Alison Metcalfe paid a bill for £3,600 for her daughter Molly’s orthodontic treatment in March and was shocked when extra charges of £40 from Bupa Dental were added to the cost of Molly’s braces. Alison claims that there was no mention of extra […]


Stornoway dental practice prepares to relaunch more services

Stornoway dental practice prepares to relaunch more services

A dental practice in Stornoway is preparing to relaunch additional services as part of further lockdown easing.  Castleview Dental Practice opened its doors to patients again in July, but initially, only emergency appointments were available. Practices have been unable to offer some types of procedures, known as AGPs (aerosol-generating procedures) because they produce and spread […]


Katie Price shows off new smile after undergoing treatment in Turkey

Katie Price shows off new smile after undergoing treatment in Turkey

Model and reality TV star, Katie Price, has shown off her brand new smile after undergoing cosmetic dental treatment in Turkey. The 42-year-old had taken to social media to share video clips and images of her natural teeth after having her veneers removed before visiting a clinic in Turkey with her boyfriend, Carl Woods. The […]


Orkney dentists working to resume routine services

Orkney dentists working to resume routine services

Dentists in Orkney are working hard to try and restore routine dental services as quickly as possible. Dental practices on the island were allowed to reopen in June as part of phase 2 lockdown easing, but initially, services were restricted. While dentists were able to treat patients who required urgent treatment, they were not allowed […]


NHS statistics show a decrease of over 140,000 filling procedures in Northern Ireland during lockdown

NHS statistics show a decrease of over 140,000 filling procedures in Northern Ireland during lockdown

NHS statistics show that dentists in Northern Ireland carried out 144,000 fewer filling procedures during lockdown.  The subsidy for general dental services, which is provided to keep dental services running, increased by approximately £1 million per month compared to 2019.  When the outbreak struck, high street dental practices were ordered to close, with a network […]


Dental hygienists in Northern Ireland raise concerns over safety and reduced working hours

Dental hygienists in Northern Ireland raise concerns over safety and reduced working hours

Dental hygienists in Northern Ireland have raised concerns over the safety of returning to work. According to the society that represents dental hygienists, the Northern Ireland branch of British Society of Dental Hygiene and Therapy (BSDHT), many hygienists are worried about what the future holds. The main concerns are loss of income caused by reduced […]


Leading UK dentist encourages patients with symptoms of mouth cancer to get checked out

Leading UK dentist encourages patients with symptoms of mouth cancer to get checked out

A leading UK dentist is urging patients who have symptoms of mouth cancer to get checked out, as routine dental services remain suspended.  Although most practices are now up and running again, most are prioritising urgent cases and rescheduling treatments, which were cancelled during lockdown. For many, it is not yet possible to book a […]


Dental practices given the green light to offer aerosol-generating procedures in Scotland

Dental practices given the green light to offer aerosol-generating procedures in Scotland

Dental practices in Scotland have been given the green light to provide aerosol-generating procedures (AGPs) for urgent cases from the 17th August. As part of the latest phase of lockdown easing, dentists will soon be able to offer AGPs to patients who require urgent treatment. Previously, clinics could only provide non-aerosol treatments.  The Scottish Government […]


Dentists will not need to quarantine after holidaying in Spain following travel advice update

Dentists will not need to quarantine after holidaying in Spain following travel advice update

Dental professionals returning from Spain will not have to quarantine, the British Dental Association has confirmed.  Spain was initially listed as one of the countries Brits could visit without quarantining on their return, but the guidelines were updated last weekend (Saturday 25th July) following a significant spike in cases in some parts of the country. […]