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British Dental Association raises concerns over the availability of Corona virus masks for dentists

British Dental Association raises concerns over the availability of Corona virus masks for dentists

The British Dental Association has warned that dentists in the UK might have to down tools due to a shortage of Corona virus masks.  The BDA suggested that an order limit of 100 masks per day will contribute to even small practices running out. All dentists must wear disposable masks to treat patients in the […]


East Anglia dental patients brand waiting times ‘ridiculous’

East Anglia dental patients brand waiting times ‘ridiculous’

Patients in East Anglia have described waiting times for NHS treatment as ‘ridiculous.’ Recent figures show that almost 12,000 people in Ipswich and East Suffolk have tried and failed to get a dental appointment, with some patients trying for over a year to register with a local practice.  Local resident, Emma Swift, who is diabetic, […]


Devon and Cornwall patients worst affected by dental access problems

Devon and Cornwall patients worst affected by dental access problems

Dental patients based in Devon and Cornwall are the worst affected by access problems in England, new figures confirm. A shortage of dentists and a lack of dental places mean that some patients in the South West are facing round trips of over 100 miles to see a dentist. Thousands are also on waiting lists […]


BBC report suggests that 2 million adults are struggling to see a dentist

BBC report suggests that 2 million adults are struggling to see a dentist

A BBC report suggests that 2 million adults are struggling to see an NHS dentist in England.  Analysis by the broadcaster indicates that 1.45 people have been unsuccessful in getting an appointment with a dentist in the last 2 years, with a further 500,000 either waiting on a list or avoiding the dentist due to […]


Over 75% of dentists don’t want to be working for the NHS in 5 years, survey shows

Over 75% of dentists don’t want to be working for the NHS in 5 years, survey shows

The NHS is facing a worrying future, as a new survey has revealed that 77% of dentists don’t want to be working for the service in 5 years’ time.  The most recent Dentistry Confidence Calculator from Practice Plan found that over three-quarters of NHS dentists don’t envisage themselves in the same role in 2024. The […]


NHS confirms new mental health support services for dental and medical professionals

NHS confirms new mental health support services for dental and medical professionals

The Department of Health and Social Care has confirmed that NHS England will be launching new mental health support services for medical and dental professionals.  Under new measures, which are designed to support those struggling with stress and symptoms of psychological disorders, including depression and anxiety, more than 180,000 doctors and dentists will have access […]


Experts call for urgent action, as children living in coastal towns face dental crisis

Experts call for urgent action, as children living in coastal towns face dental crisis

Dental experts have called for urgent action to raise standards of oral health in coastal towns. The British Dental Association claims that children living in seaside communities are vulnerable to dental health issues due to a combination of limited access to NHS dental services and “high needs.” The BDA described the situation as a “double […]


Dentists urge consumers to avoid cheap online teeth straightening kits

Dentists urge consumers to avoid cheap online teeth straightening kits

Dentists have issued a warning over cheap teeth straightening kits, which are available to buy online.  Braces provided by dental experts usually cost in the region of £2,000 to £5,000, but online firms are offering cut-price braces for less than £1,500. SmileDirectClub, which is targeting patients on a budget, claims that cheaper braces can be […]


Penzance patients waiting 12 months to see a dentist

Penzance patients waiting 12 months to see a dentist

Patients in Penzance are waiting a year to see a dentist, new research has revealed.  Cornwall Live recently reported that some patients had routine check-ups cancelled, only to be informed that the next available appointment was August 2020. The latest NHS data also shows that there are no practices located within a 120-mile radius of […]


Health watchdog appeals for urgent action to improve NHS dental care access in York

Health watchdog appeals for urgent action to improve NHS dental care access in York

Healthwatch York has appealed for urgent action to improve access to dental care, as more and more patients struggle to get an emergency dental appointment.  Since April 2019, patients who require urgent dental treatment have been advised to ring NHS 111, but Healthwatch has suggested that some patients have not been provided with the care […]