Posts Tagged ‘dental professionals’

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 […]


Dentists raise concerns over a lack of dental care for care home residents

Dentists raise concerns over a lack of dental care for care home residents

Dentists have raised concerns over a widespread lack of dental services for care home residents. Dental professionals have issued a warning after the Care Quality Commission revealed that many care home residents don’t have access to dental treatment or the support they need to maintain good standards of oral health. Inspectors from the body have […]


Manchester United players to undergo dental checks as part of pre-season preparations

Manchester United players to undergo dental checks as part of pre-season preparations

Manchester United players will undergo dental checks next month as they prepare to start the new season. After a disappointing end to the 2018/2019 season, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is looking to build on the positives of the start of his reign and build a new team, which will be capable of challenging for the […]


Winchester dental nurse completes gruelling triathlon to raise funds for charity trip to Tanzania

Winchester dental nurse completes gruelling triathlon to raise funds for charity trip to Tanzania

A dental nurse from Winchester has completed a gruelling triathlon to raise money to fund a charity trip to Tanzania. Victoria Jones, from Bupa Dental, tackled the course, which comprised a 1-mile swim, an 11-mile cycle and a 7-mile run, dressed as a giant tube of toothpaste. The ambitious nurse will use the money she […]


The Oral Health Foundation’s Dental Helpline takes its 400,000th call

The Oral Health Foundation’s Dental Helpline takes its 400,000th call

The Oral Health Foundation’s Dental Helpline has taken its 400,000th call. The helpline, which has been up and running for two decades, has helped thousands of patients who were unsure of where to turn to for dental advice and information. Dr Nigel Carter OBE, chief executive of the Oral Health Foundation, said that the helpline […]


Northern Irish dentists call for new plans to boost standards of oral health and improve morale

Northern Irish dentists call for new plans to boost standards of oral health and improve morale

Dentists in Northern Ireland have called for new oral health plans to improve standards of dental health among patients and boost morale within the profession. The British Dental Association in Northern Ireland has expressed fears of “stagnation” as subsidised dentistry has become “synonymous with low pay, low morale and longer working hours” and rates of […]


Dentists share their secrets for whiter winter smiles

Dentists share their secrets for whiter winter smiles

A leading dental website has shared a host of secrets to achieve brighter, whiter smiles this winter. With more and more people lusting after radiant pearly whites, advice from AskTheDentist.com could come in handy this Christmas. According to the site, which shares advice given by dental professionals, good oral hygiene is an excellent foundation, but […]


GDC Issues CPD Reminder for Dentists

GDC Issues CPD Reminder for Dentists

The General Dental Council has issued a reminder for dentists with important deadlines for continuing professional development (CPD) fast approaching. Around 57,000 dentists registered with the GDC have been sent a form to complete, detailing the number of hours of CPD they have completed. The deadline for the form to be completed and sent back […]


Dental Health Arlington gives local children something to smile about

Dental Health Arlington gives local children something to smile about

A team of dental professionals from Dental Health Arlington visited elementary school students to teach them about oral hygiene and provide them with preventative dental treatments. The team, which was made up of dental assistants and hygienists visited around thirty schools in the Arlington area, as well as one school in Mansfield. During the visits, […]


Public Health Minister to visit new dental centre in Stornoway

Public Health Minister to visit new dental centre in Stornoway

Scottish Public Health Minister, Shona Robinson, will visit the new Teach and Treat centre in Stornoway today. Ms Robinson will also visit a new garden, which has been created for elderly mental health patients; the visits will coincide with the NHS Western Isles Annual Review. The garden has been designed for mental health patients at […]