Posts Tagged ‘British Dental Association’

Teachers will be encouraged to supervise brushing in a bid to reduce rates of decay

Teachers will be encouraged to supervise brushing in a bid to reduce rates of decay

Teachers will be encouraged to supervise brushing at school as part of an initiative to reduce rates of childhood decay. The Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, is expected to launch a consultation, outlining a series of measures that will be introduced to try and bring the number of children requiring extractions in hospital down. Health experts […]


Dental crisis deepens in Gwynedd, as parents struggle to find NHS places for children

Dental crisis deepens in Gwynedd, as parents struggle to find NHS places for children

A major shortage of dentists is taking its toll on patients in Gwynedd, with practices now having to turn away children, as well as adults. A report compiled by the British Dental Association revealed that none of the six NHS practices in Arfon are taking on any new patients. Access issues have been a concern […]


Irish dentists angered by unspent sugar tax windfall

Irish dentists angered by unspent sugar tax windfall

Northern Irish dentists have reacted angrily to the news that millions of pounds raised by a sugar tax has not been spent by Stormont. The British Dental Association in Northern Ireland accused officials of allowing more than £12 million raised by the sugar levy to slip into a “black hole.” Dentists had been under the […]


Tim Farron secures guarantees to improve dental access in Cumbria following parliamentary meeting

Tim Farron secures guarantees to improve dental access in Cumbria following parliamentary meeting

Tim Farron, the MP for South Lakes, has secured guarantees from ministers after chairing a parliamentary meeting about access to dental services in Cumbria on Wednesday 3rd July. During the meeting, Mr Farron outlined the current situation, describing is an “unjust” and pointing out that patients are unable to see a dentist without facing a […]


South Lakes MP chairs dental access crisis debate in parliament

South Lakes MP chairs dental access crisis debate in parliament

South Lakes MP, Tim Farron, chaired a parliamentary debate on the dental access crisis in Cumbria on Wednesday 3rd July. Mr Farron, who has raised concerns over a lack of NHS dental places in the region in the past, debated the subject of dental access with government ministers. Cumbria is the one of the worst […]


Dentists support water fluoridation plans

Dentists support water fluoridation plans

The Local Dental Committees, which represent over 25,000 NHS dentists, have voted in favour of supporting local authorities that have put forward plans for water fluoridation. Recently, the committee passed the motion to back those authorities that had expressed an interest in taking plans to provide fluoridated water forward unanimously. The vote represents a significant […]


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 […]