Posts Tagged ‘British Dental Association’

Thousands of dental fines overturned by the NHS

Thousands of dental fines overturned by the NHS

Thousands of dental fines have been overturned by the NHS, a watchdog report has revealed. In 2018, there was widespread concern after it was confirmed that there had been a huge increase in the number of dental patients receiving fines. The vast majority of those who had been sent a penalty fine notice had mistakenly […]


Dental experts describe illegal tooth whitening as a ‘health gamble’

Dental experts describe illegal tooth whitening as a ‘health gamble’

Experts from the British Dental Association have described illegal tooth whitening as a ‘health gamble.’ As more and more people look for ways to brighten their smiles and interest in whitening products increases, the association has stepped up its campaign to raise awareness of the potential risks of illegal whitening and to encourage people who […]


Rates of tooth extraction highest among Ipswich children in the East of England

Rates of tooth extraction highest among Ipswich children in the East of England

Children from Ipswich are more likely to need teeth extracting than those living in other parts of the East of England, new research has revealed. New data shows that rates of tooth extraction in the town are the highest in the region. Figures from Public Health England suggest that 238 extractions were carried out in […]


British Dental Association criticises the government, as thousands join waiting lists for NHS practices

British Dental Association criticises the government, as thousands join waiting lists for NHS practices

The British Dental Association has criticised the government, as thousands of patients all over the country join waiting lists for NHS dental practices. The latest statistics show that several regions are experiencing severe dentist shortages, with almost 50,000 patients in Cornwall alone unable to register with an NHS dental surgery. Henrik Overgaard-Nielsen, chair of the […]


Tooth-cleaning foods to add to your diet

Tooth-cleaning foods to add to your diet

Most of us are aware that sugary treats and indulgent desserts are bad for our teeth, but have you ever thought about foods that are good for your teeth? We often focus on sweets, cakes and chocolate when talking about diet and oral health, but there are many foods you can add to your diet […]


Dental patients in Bodmin and Plymouth facing a 60-mile trip for NHS treatment

Dental patients in Bodmin and Plymouth facing a 60-mile trip for NHS treatment

New data from the British Dental Association suggests that dental patients in Bodmin and Plymouth are facing a 60-mile trip for NHS treatment. The BDA has warned of a deepening crisis, as practices across the country struggle to fill vacancies and cope with rising demand for NHS appointments. A national survey, which was sent to […]


Doncaster takes the unenviable title of England’s worst town for childhood dental decay

Doncaster takes the unenviable title of England’s worst town for childhood dental decay

Doncaster has been named as England’s worst place for childhood dental decay. Recent figures show that extraction rates are five times higher than the national average in the South Yorkshire town. Statistics suggest that more than 90% of dental extractions carried out in English hospitals are due to extensive decay, despite the fact that the […]


60% of young children didn’t see a dentist last year

60% of young children didn’t see a dentist last year

New research suggests that 60% of children aged 4 and under didn’t see a dentist last year. Analysis of NHS Digital data, which was performed by the Royal College of Surgeons, also revealed that 40% of children aged over four went without a dental check in 2018. Dental decay, which is preventable in the vast […]


British Dental Association backs new measures to reduce stress among healthcare professionals

British Dental Association backs new measures to reduce stress among healthcare professionals

The British Dental Association has backed new measures to tackle stress among healthcare workers. More than 30 recommendations have been suggested by Health Education England in a bid to clamp down on work-related stress and improve wellbeing in the healthcare sector. The NHS Staff and Learners’ Mental Wellbeing Commission report highlights a series of steps […]


Hundreds of thousands of patients fined for filling in dental forms incorrectly, investigation reveals

Hundreds of thousands of patients fined for filling in dental forms incorrectly, investigation reveals

Hundreds of thousands of dental patients have been fined as a result of filling in exemption forms incorrectly, a National Audit Office investigation has revealed. Research shows that there has been a ten-fold increase in the number of patients receiving £100 penalty fines, with many forced to pay out after making honest, genuine mistakes. Fines […]