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Dental patients are postponing or cancelling appointments due to fear and anxiety, new survey suggests

Dental patients are postponing or cancelling appointments due to fear and anxiety, new survey suggests

A new survey has suggested that British adults are cancelling or postponing dental appointments due to fear and anxiety. Research conducted by Hudgell Solicitors revealed that over a quarter of patients have delayed or put off treatment altogether as a result of anxiety or dental phobia. The poll also found that 80% of adults are […]


Dental patients in Portsmouth face an uncertain future, as chain closes three practices

Dental patients in Portsmouth face an uncertain future, as chain closes three practices

Dental patients in Portsmouth are facing an uncertain future, after a chain closed three clinics in the city. Colosseum Dental has confirmed that three city centre dental practices will close, leaving up to 20,000 patients without an NHS dentist. The closure will mean that there are currently no NHS surgeries in the area accepting new […]


Hundreds of dental patients advised to undergo blood tests amid infection control concerns

Hundreds of dental patients advised to undergo blood tests amid infection control concerns

Hundreds of dental patients in Hertfordshire have been advised to undergo blood tests after concerns were raised about the use of unclean equipment. Patients registered at [email protected] have been urged to have blood tests after it was confirmed that dirty instruments may have been used by one of the practice hygienists. Public Health England has […]


Cumbria Dental Patients Invited To Share Their Views To Improve Local NHS Services

Cumbria Dental Patients Invited To Share Their Views To Improve Local NHS Services

Dental patients in Cumbria are being invited to share their views on NHS dentistry in a bid to improve services in the area. NHS England is encouraging patients in the region to provide feedback and opinions about NHS dentistry in Cumbria. The information collected will be used to shape measures and policy in the future […]


New Anaesthetic Nasal Spray Could Be Good News For Dental Patients

New Anaesthetic Nasal Spray Could Be Good News For Dental Patients

A new anaesthetic nasal spray could spell good news for dental patients. The spray, which could replace lidocaine injections, is currently undergoing clinical trials. The findings of the second stage of testing were published online in May and will be included in the July edition of the Journal of Dental Research. The second phase of […]


New HIV Guidelines for Dentists in Dorset

New HIV Guidelines for Dentists in Dorset

Dentists and dental staff in Dorset will be given new guidelines for caring for patients with HIV, it has been announced. The announcement comes as figures show that a large proportion of patients with HIV do not tell their dentist about their condition, because they are worried that it will change the way they are […]


Thousands of NHS dental places to be made available in Doncaster

Thousands of NHS dental places to be made available in Doncaster

Health bosses in Doncaster have announced that 11,000 new NHS dental places will be made available. The new places are part of a two million pound investment in oral health services in the area; the places will be made available at two new dental practices, each providing care for around 5,500 patients. The news will […]


Inquiry launched into late cancer diagnoses

Inquiry launched into late cancer diagnoses

An inquiry has been launched in Northern Ireland following revelations surrounding late diagnoses of cancer in a number of dental patients. Health Minister, Michael McGimpsey, has ordered an urgent independent inquiry after concerns were raised over a number of diagnoses. More than a hundred dental patients have been ordered to go back to specialists for […]


No more cases of hepatitis confirmed after Mission of Mercy scare

No more cases of hepatitis confirmed after Mission of Mercy scare

No more cases of hepatitis have been confirmed following a scare at a Mission of Mercy clinic in West Virginia. In June it was announced that five people who were involved with the clinic had developed the condition and everyone who had either worked at the clinic or received treatment was encouraged to go for […]