Posts Tagged ‘Dental care’

University of Birmingham dental students to visit India to provide care in poverty-stricken communities

University of Birmingham dental students to visit India to provide care in poverty-stricken communities

A team of dental students from the University of Birmingham is preparing to travel to India to provide dental treatment to adults and children living in poverty-stricken communities in the north of the country. A group of ten students, led by Drs Upen and Ketan Patel, will be visiting Rishikesh and the Himalayan region as […]


Brighouse dental practice teams up with Leeds United to form new partnership

Brighouse dental practice teams up with Leeds United to form new partnership

A dental team from a practice based in Brighouse has joined forces with Leeds United to create a brand new partnership. Town Hall Dental will provide dental treatment and care for all the players and staff members at the Championship club, and help them to drive their projects in the local community forward. The practice, […]


Dental professionals slam Netflix documentary linking root canal treatment to cancer

Dental professionals slam Netflix documentary linking root canal treatment to cancer

Dental professionals have urged streaming platforms to remove a documentary, which links root canal treatment to an increased risk of cancer. Dentists, researchers and specialist endodontists have slammed the makers of ‘Root Cause’ and accused streaming services of spreading inaccurate, potentially harmful messages. The film, which was made by Australian Frazer Bailey, documents the film-maker’s […]


Leeds-based health expert calls for London’s junk food advertising ban to be rolled out nationwide

Leeds-based health expert calls for London’s junk food advertising ban to be rolled out nationwide

Dr Stuart Flint, a health expert from Leeds Beckett University, has called for a junk food ban, which was recently introduced in London, to be rolled out across the country. Recently, a ban on advertising was enforced on transport systems run by TFL, meaning that stations and buses, tubes, and trains cannot display adverts for […]


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 […]


MPs write to Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, appealing for action to improve access to NHS dental care

MPs write to Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, appealing for action to improve access to NHS dental care

MP Yasmin Qureshi has sent a letter signed by a number of fellow MPs to urge the health secretary, Matt Hancock, to take action to improve access to NHS dental care. Ms Qureshi said that unless action is taken to create more NHS places and ensure people have access to affordable dental treatment, problems currently […]


New dental clinic opens on Swindon housing development

New dental clinic opens on Swindon housing development

A new dental clinic has opened on a Swindon housing development. Wichelstowe Dental Care has officially opened its doors to new patients. The brand new practice is ideally located just a stone’s throw from the 4,000-home East Wichel housing estate. The owners of the practice, Keith George and Jane Tidmarsh, acquired a loan from Lloyd’s […]


Australian dental patients urge the government to do more to make treatment accessible and affordable

Australian dental patients urge the government to do more to make treatment accessible and affordable

Dental patients in Australia are urging the government to do more to make treatment affordable and accessible after a survey revealed that 1 in 5 Australians are not receiving a suitable standard of oral care. A petition has been launched online to include dental care in the Medicare programme and many patients have taken to […]


Plans approved for new NHS dental clinic in Boston

Plans approved for new NHS dental clinic in Boston

Plans to open a brand new NHS dental practice in Boston, Lincolnshire, have been given the green light. Planning officers have approved a change of use application for 30 Market Place, paving the way for the new surgery to open in January 2019. The clinic is one of four new NHS practices in the area, […]


New research reveals unmet demand for dental care among Syrian refugees in New Zealand

New research reveals unmet demand for dental care among Syrian refugees in New Zealand

New research conducted by staff at the University of Otago has revealed an unmet demand for dental care among Syrian refugees living in New Zealand. A survey carried out by researchers showed that a lack of access to dental care is contributing to pain, embarrassment and anxiety among refugees who have settled in the city […]