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Suffolk dentists could charge up to £40 more to cover rising PPE costs

Suffolk dentists could charge up to £40 more to cover rising PPE costs

Dentists in Suffolk are adding up to £40 to the cost of dental treatment to cover rising PPE expenses.  Under new guidelines, dental teams are required to use additional PPE for procedures, which generate and spread droplets. The cost of PPE has soared in the last five months, with practices now facing much higher running […]


Local councillors meet with public health representatives to discuss dentistry in Bradford

Local councillors meet with public health representatives to discuss dentistry in Bradford

Local councillors have met with representatives from public health bodies to discuss the future of dental services in Bradford. At a meeting of the council’s Health and Social Care Overview and Scrutiny Committee, dentistry was one of the most pressing subjects on the agenda. Emma Wilson, from NHS England, provided an update on practices reopening […]


Dental patients in Cambridgeshire braced for increased charges

Dental patients in Cambridgeshire braced for increased charges

Dental patients in Cambridgeshire have been urged to prepare for increased charges to cover the cost of PPE. Practices in the county have informed patients that prices may rise to legislate for the increased cost of providing staff with personal protective equipment. Practices in England have been open since the 8th June, but clinics are […]


Mydentist increases dental charges to cover additional PPE costs

Mydentist increases dental charges to cover additional PPE costs

One of the UK’s largest dental chains, mydentist, has increased fees to cover the additional cost of PPE (personal protective equipment). Representatives from mydentist have written to patients, outlining changes in the pricing policy to legislate for rising PPE expenses. The cost of treatment will rise by £7 for patients undergoing standard treatments that do […]


Scottish dentists prepare patients for a different type of appointment

Scottish dentists prepare patients for a different type of appointment

Now that dental practices have been given the green light to reopen in Scotland, dentists are preparing patients for a different type of appointment.  Clinics have been closed across Scotland for the last three months, but many are now reopening to offer services to local patients. Although appointments will now be available, patients have been […]


York dentist warns of huge backlogs following lockdown

York dentist warns of huge backlogs following lockdown

The British Dental Association’s representative for York, Mark Green, has warned that it could take months, even years, to clear the backlog of patients created by the Coronavirus lockdown. Mr Green suggested that there is already a lengthy waiting list for patients who need treatment. These are people who require treatment, but aren’t in need […]


Northern Irish dentists set to offer routine dental services from June 29th

Northern Irish dentists set to offer routine dental services from June 29th

Dentists in Northern Ireland are set to start offering routine dental services from June 29th, the British Dental Association has confirmed.  The BDA has revealed that the phased restoration of services will move into the next stage from the end of June, with patients able to access non-urgent care for the first time since the […]