Posts Tagged ‘Cornwall’

Truro councillor calls for urgent action, as 50,000 people wait for an NHS dental place

Truro councillor calls for urgent action, as 50,000 people wait for an NHS dental place

A Truro councillor has called for urgent action, as 50,000 people across Cornwall wait for an NHS dental place. Independent councillor, Loic Rich, has requested that Cornwall Council backs calls for immediate intervention, as research shows that there are now more than 48,000 people on dental waiting lists. Mr Rich has widespread support from other […]


More than a million people are struggling to see a dentist in England, new survey suggests

More than a million people are struggling to see a dentist in England, new survey suggests

More than a million people are struggling to get an appointment with an NHS dentist, a new survey suggests. Analysis of the most recent NHS GP Patient Survey found that around a quarter of participants are not currently registered with an NHS dentist. This equates to around 1.03 million people. The British Dental Association has […]


Bude dentist retires after 30 years in the same town

Bude dentist retires after 30 years in the same town

A highly-respected dentist has retired after treating patients in Bude for thirty years. Kathy Lawrence qualified over 40 years ago, and has spent three decades working in the town, most recently at Morwenna Dental Care in Bude. Before relocating to Cornwall, Kathy worked in Essex. She was initially based in Basildon, but fell in love […]


New dental practice opens in Saltash

New dental practice opens in Saltash

A new dental practice has opened in Saltash, Cornwall. Brighter Dental is part of the ever-growing Smile Together company, a community-based organisation, which reinvests profits back into local services. The new Brighter Dental clinic is based at Saltash Health Centre and is the first of at least three new surgeries set to open this year. […]


Fourteen Thousand People Stuck on Dental Waiting List in Cornwall

Fourteen Thousand People Stuck on Dental Waiting List in Cornwall

New dental patients in Cornwall are facing up to eighteen months of waiting before they can register with an NHS dentist while the county faces a huge backlog for services, raising concerns that health and dental services are overstretched in the region, and leaving some residents travelling all the way to Devon to find a […]


Cornwall-based dental firm launches new national campaign to tackle childhood decay

Cornwall-based dental firm launches new national campaign to tackle childhood decay

A dental firm based in Cornwall is preparing to launch a new national campaign to tackle alarming rates of childhood decay. Smile Together is launching the Brighter Smiles programme in Cornwall with a view to rolling out the initiative on a national scale. The aim of the campaign is to encourage dentists and local schools […]


Brave wedding singer finishes set despite breaking tooth

Brave wedding singer finishes set despite breaking tooth

A determined wedding singer finished his set despite suffering a broken tooth, it has been revealed. Sam Johnson, lead singer of The Sound, cracked his tooth on a piece of crackling, but bravely soldiered on to complete the set at a wedding in Polperro, Cornwall. Mr Johnson suffered the injury whilst enjoying a hog roast. […]


Thousands Waiting For NHS Dental Places In Cornwall

Thousands Waiting For NHS Dental Places In Cornwall

Thousands of people are waiting to register with Cornwall based NHS dentist, according to recent figures. A freedom of information request conformed that health service figures showed that more than 7,000 people in Cornwall are waiting to join an NHS register. In total, there are 7,152 patients without a dentist. The average waiting time to […]


St Agnes Dentist Arrives In The Philippines To Help Typhoon Victims

St Agnes Dentist Arrives In The Philippines To Help Typhoon Victims

A Royal Navy dentist from St Agnes, Cornwall, has arrived in the Philippines to help victims of typhoon Haiyan. Jenna Murgatroyd, a dental officer in the Royal Navy, arrived in the disaster-struck nation aboard HMS Daring on Monday night. The warship set sail from Portsmouth and will be joined by HMS Illustrious in the coming […]


Carlisle Woman Uses Dental Inspiration To Set Up New Keepsake Business

Carlisle Woman Uses Dental Inspiration To Set Up New Keepsake Business

A woman from Carlisle has set up a new business creating custom-made keepsakes after taking inspiration from the world of dentistry. Danielle Hammond set up Keepsakes by Danielle last summer and is hoping her custom-made gifts will prove a success. The company uses alginate, the material employed by dentists in creating impressions of teeth, to […]