Posts Tagged ‘British Dental Association’

NHS statistics show a decrease of over 140,000 filling procedures in Northern Ireland during lockdown

NHS statistics show a decrease of over 140,000 filling procedures in Northern Ireland during lockdown

NHS statistics show that dentists in Northern Ireland carried out 144,000 fewer filling procedures during lockdown.  The subsidy for general dental services, which is provided to keep dental services running, increased by approximately £1 million per month compared to 2019.  When the outbreak struck, high street dental practices were ordered to close, with a network […]


Dentists will not need to quarantine after holidaying in Spain following travel advice update

Dentists will not need to quarantine after holidaying in Spain following travel advice update

Dental professionals returning from Spain will not have to quarantine, the British Dental Association has confirmed.  Spain was initially listed as one of the countries Brits could visit without quarantining on their return, but the guidelines were updated last weekend (Saturday 25th July) following a significant spike in cases in some parts of the country. […]


Dentists urge patients to shun cheap braces available to buy online

Dentists urge patients to shun cheap braces available to buy online

Dentists and dental bodies are encouraging patients to shun cheap braces, which are available to buy online.  A growing number of products has appeared online, and companies are targeting patients who want straighter teeth without paying a fortune. Marketed as a cheap alternative to braces provided by orthodontists, a raft of new aligners is now […]


British Dental Association warns delay in delivering PPE will affect services in Northern Ireland

British Dental Association warns delay in delivering PPE will affect services in Northern Ireland

The British Dental Association has warned that a delay in delivering PPE to practices in Northern Ireland will affect services.  Around three million units of PPE were due to be delivered to dentists in Northern Ireland this week, but there has been a delay, which means that stock won’t be distributed until the 20th July. […]


Private dental fees set to increase, as PPE prices soar

Private dental fees set to increase, as PPE prices soar

Private dental fees are set to increase in the UK, as the cost of PPE (personal protective equipment) soars. The British Dental Association has warned that patients could face a price hike, as dental practices struggle to cover running costs. The price of PPE has increased by up to 6000% since January due to a […]


British Dental Association in Northern Ireland warns that dentistry ‘hangs in the balance’

British Dental Association in Northern Ireland warns that dentistry ‘hangs in the balance’

The British Dental Association in Northern Ireland has warned that the future of dentistry ‘hangs in the balance.’ Richard Graham, chair of the BDA Northern Ireland’s Practice Committee claimed that without help from the government, practices face a bleak future. Speaking at a meeting of Stormont’s health committee, Mr Graham said that practices will not […]


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 […]


Brighton dental practice owner fears financial ruin

Brighton dental practice owner fears financial ruin

The owner of a dental practice in Brighton has spoken about her fears of going bust amid the ongoing Coronavirus crisis. Christina Chatfield, a dental hygienist and owner of the Dental Health Spa in Queen’s Road, said that she is extremely worried about the future of the business, with debts mounting up and no support […]


Dentists in England reopen after prolonged lockdown closure

Dentists in England reopen after prolonged lockdown closure

Dental practices in England are opening their doors after a prolonged closure. The vast majority of clinics across the country have been closed since the end of March due to the Coronavirus outbreak. It is estimated that around a third of dental practices in England opened on June 8th, with more set to follow in […]