Posts Tagged ‘England’

Cost is a barrier for a third of British dental patients, new poll reveals

Cost is a barrier for a third of British dental patients, new poll reveals

A new poll has revealed that a third of British adults put off going to the dentist due to cost.  Research conducted by Hudgell Solicitors suggested that around 33% of adults haven’t been to the dentist in the last two years, and a third of adults cite cost as a reason for delaying, cancelling or […]


New study reveals just 3% of children visit the dentist before their 1st birthday

New study reveals just 3% of children visit the dentist before their 1st birthday

A new study has revealed that just 3% of children visit the dentist before their 1st birthday in England. Research undertaken by teams at the University of Birmingham, the University of Edinburgh and Public Health England also suggested that only 12% of children visited the dentist by the age of 2. Researchers also found that […]


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 […]


Thousands of Hartlepool children haven’t seen a dentist in the last year

Thousands of Hartlepool children haven’t seen a dentist in the last year

New figures have revealed that over 10,000 children in Hartlepool didn’t see a dentist last year. Statistics from the NHS suggested that 51% of children in the North East town didn’t go to the dentist in the 12-month period leading up to September 2018, despite the fact that dentists recommend 6-monthly visits for children. This […]


Number of extractions performed on children in England rises by almost 20% in 5 years

Number of extractions performed on children in England rises by almost 20% in 5 years

The number of children undergoing extraction procedures in England has risen by 18 percent in the last five years, new figures confirm. According to the Local Government Association (LGA), 45,077 extractions were performed on children in England last year. This represents an increase of almost 20% since 2012. The cost of extractions to the NHS […]


Some Places in England are Four Times More Likely to Visit their Dentist than Others

Some Places in England are Four Times More Likely to Visit their Dentist than Others

New shocking statistics have revealed the disparity between different areas, as some places are as much as four times more likely to visit the dentist than others. 84 percent of adults who live in an area catered for by Norwich Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) have had a dental check-up within the last two years, which […]


Number of children having teeth extracted in England rises again

Number of children having teeth extracted in England rises again

The number of children having teeth extracted in hospital in England has risen again. New figures show that 42,911 procedures were carried out in English hospitals in 2016/2017 compared to 40,800 in 2015/2016 and 36,833 in 2012/2013. In light of the news, the British Dental Association has labelled the government “short-sighted” and urged ministers to […]