Posts Tagged ‘devon’

Fishermen in Devon and Cornwall to receive free dental treatment

Fishermen in Devon and Cornwall to receive free dental treatment

Fishermen in Devon and Cornwall are set to receive free dental treatment as part of a charity partnership between SeaFit and Smile Together. The initiative will enable fishermen from both counties to attend free clinics at ports around the region. The #SmilesAtSea tour will begin on Monday 9th September in Newlyn, with clinics planned for […]


UK researchers take anxious dental patients on a virtual trip to the beach to calm nerves

UK researchers take anxious dental patients on a virtual trip to the beach to calm nerves

Researchers from UK universities have been studying the impact of virtual reality settings on anxious dental patients. A team made up of researchers from Plymouth, Exeter and Birmingham universities discovered that taking patients on a virtual walk along Wembury Beach calmed nerves and reduced anxiety. The team of researchers worked with patients and staff at […]


Devon Children get a Lesson in Good Oral Hygiene

Devon Children get a Lesson in Good Oral Hygiene

Children in Devon were treated to a lesson in good oral hygiene last week, as a dental nurse came in to see them at South Molton Children’s Centre. The centre, which is run by Action for Children, played host to a fun and informative session, which aimed to teach children and parents about the importance of […]


Popular Dental Hygienist Bids Farewell to Patients in Torquay After 46 Years

Popular Dental Hygienist Bids Farewell to Patients in Torquay After 46 Years

A dental hygienist from Torquay has retired after 46 years. Paul Hedge will down his dental tools for the last time exactly 46 years to the day since he qualified from the Royal Air Force Dental Training Establishment in Halton, Buckinghamshire. Mr Hedge spent many years with the RAF, completing placements in the Arabian Gulf, […]


Devon Dentists Making A Difference In Tanzania

Devon Dentists Making A Difference In Tanzania

Dentists in Devon are using their skills and experience to make a difference to people in Tanzania. Dr Mitesh Badiani, from Plymouth, was leading a dental charity trip for SmileStar, which provides basic dental care for people living in some of the world’s poorest communities. On the third day of the clinic, Dr Badiani and […]


Bideford Hygienist Welcomes New Legislation

Bideford Hygienist Welcomes New Legislation

A dental hygienist from Bideford, Devon has welcomed changes to the law, which enable patients to access a dental hygienist without a referral from their dentist. Dee Benton believes that the changes, which came into play on the 1st May will enable patients easier access to dental hygiene services, which will serve to reduce rates […]


Toothbrush Swap to Take Place at the Big Sleep

Toothbrush Swap to Take Place at the Big Sleep

Visitors to The Big Sheep attraction in North Devon are invited to swap their old toothbrush for a new one. The Big Sheep, one of Devon’s most popular family days out, is hosting a toothbrush swap courtesy of Torrington Dental Practice on the 7th June. Members of the public are invited to bring their old […]


First class of Peninsula dentists celebrate graduation

First class of Peninsula dentists celebrate graduation

The first class of dental students from the Peninsula Dental School have celebrated their graduation. The multimillion pound dental school, which was established to address a shortage of dentists in the South West, was the first new school to open in the UK for forty years. The school opened in Plymouth in 2007 and four […]


Exmouth dental surgeries  taking on new paitents

Exmouth dental surgeries taking on new paitents

Three dental practices in Exmouth are currently taking on new patients. There have been problems with access to NHS dental services in parts of Devon, including Exmouth, but NHS Devon has launched a high-profile campaign to improve access to services and provide patients with the relevant information to help them register with local dentists. Andrew […]