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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 […]


Swansea dentist has plenty to smile about after acquiring first practice

Swansea dentist has plenty to smile about after acquiring first practice

A dentist from Swansea has plenty to smile about after acquiring his first practice. Imtiaz Khan has taken the reins at Russell Street Dental in the centre of the city after securing funding from Lloyds Bank. Mr Khan has used the funds to buy the practice and refurbish the building. The first step of the […]


Laboratory study suggests mouthwash can kill Covid-19

Laboratory study suggests mouthwash can kill Covid-19

A new laboratory study conducted by Public Health England and York and Scarborough Foundation Trust suggests that shop-bought mouthwash can kill Covid-19. Scientists examined the impact of mouthwashes on Covid-19 in a laboratory setting. The aim was to see if using mouthwash could reduce the risk of contracting the virus among healthcare professionals who are […]


Dentists encourage patients to stay away from poor quality at-home braces

Dentists encourage patients to stay away from poor quality at-home braces

Dentists are encouraging members of the public to stay away from cheap, poor quality at-home braces amid fears they can cause permanent damage to the teeth. The General Dental Council (GDC) suggested that while companies that offer at-home braces provide a cheaper solution for patients, there are risks involved in having treatment that doesn’t involve […]


10% of adults are more self-conscious about their smile after the pandemic

10% of adults are more self-conscious about their smile after the pandemic

A new survey suggests that 10% of adults are more self-conscious about their smile after the pandemic. Research undertaken by the Oral Health Foundation indicates that 1 in 10 adults feel more self-conscious about their smile now compared to before the pandemic. Almost 60% of those surveyed said they had become more conscious of the […]


Calderdale councillors set to discuss water fluoridation plans

Calderdale councillors set to discuss water fluoridation plans

Councillors in Calderdale are set to discuss the possibility of adding fluoride to water supplies to boost dental health. The subject was approached at a meeting of the council’s health and wellbeing board two years ago but at the time, opinion was largely against plans to consider water fluoridation. At the spring meeting of the […]


Portishead dentist gears up for gruelling challenges to raise money for local charity

Portishead dentist gears up for gruelling challenges to raise money for local charity

An ambitious dentist from Portishead is gearing up to face two gruelling changes to raise money for a local charity. Simon Robertson, from The Dental Clinic, will take on a Tough Mudder obstacle course and cycle more than 300 miles as he bids to raise more than £5,000 for a local counselling service. Simon is […]


New survey suggests that over 75% of dentists feel anxious or stressed

New survey suggests that over 75% of dentists feel anxious or stressed

A new survey has revealed that over 75% of dentists feel anxious or stressed on a weekly basis. According to the Dental Defence Union (DDU), 78% of members admitted to feeling stressed or anxious every week. In addition, 53% of participants said they wouldn’t feel comfortable raising issues related to health and wellbeing. Almost 90% […]


Shetland dental director outlines plans to tackle backlogs

Shetland dental director outlines plans to tackle backlogs

NHS Shetland’s dental director, Antony Visocchi, has written to patients on the island outlining plans to tackle backlogs. Mr Visocchi said that he was writing to NHS dental patients to provide an update on the reopening of dental services and to inform patients about what is being done to reduce backlogs. Services across the UK […]