Posts Tagged ‘Isle of Wight’

New dental practice could open in Lake, Isle of Wight

New dental practice could open in Lake, Isle of Wight

A new dental practice could open in Lake on the Isle of Wight if plans are approved by the Isle of Wight Council. Plans to convert a vacant shop and first-floor flat into a dental practice have been submitted by a Mr and Mrs Wilson. The proposal relates to premises on Sandown Road. The shop, […]


Dentists shortage contributes to increased waiting times on the Isle of Wight

Dentists shortage contributes to increased waiting times on the Isle of Wight

Dental patients on the Isle of Wight have raised concerns about access to treatment, after appointments were cancelled at mydentist, Newport. One patient who attended a check-up at the practice in January, was recently informed that her scheduled appointment for November would be cancelled. In the letter, the patient was advised to contact the surgery, […]


Isle of Wight Dental Care Availability in Crisis as Clinic in Cowes Close

Isle of Wight Dental Care Availability in Crisis as Clinic in Cowes Close

NHS England have promised that more appointments will be available on the Isle of Wight, in the wake of a shortage of places on the island caused by the early ending of the contract of Somerset Partnership to provide NHS dental care and the closure of Cowes Medical Centre scheduled for the end of September. […]


Cowes dental practice to cease providing general dental care, NHS England confirms

Cowes dental practice to cease providing general dental care, NHS England confirms

A dental practice in Cowes is set to stop providing general dental care for patients, NHS England has confirmed. The Cowes Medical Centre will continue to provide some specialist dental services, including orthodontics, but patients who require general dental care will be transferred to clinics in Newport and Bembridge. The shake-up at the centre comes […]


Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust to cease running dental services on the Isle of Wight

Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust to cease running dental services on the Isle of Wight

Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust will cease running dental services on the Isle of Wight, it has been confirmed. The trust, which is based in the South West of England, has served notice, stating that the difficulties associated with overseeing services from a distance have become increasingly apparent. The trust took over the provision of […]


GPs Not Provided Sufficient Time or Training to Spot Dental Neglect

GPs Not Provided Sufficient Time or Training to Spot Dental Neglect

A study published in the British Dental Journal reports that the vast majority of GPs do not have the time or have not received the training required to see the telltale signs of tooth neglect. The survey, which asked GPs on the Isle of Wight about what they know about dental health and the perceptions […]


Isle of Wight dental clinic to participate in new pilot to provide care home residents with free dental checks

Isle of Wight dental clinic to participate in new pilot to provide care home residents with free dental checks

A dental clinic on the Isle of Wight has teamed up with NHS England to participate in a new pilot scheme that provides free dental checks for care home residents. Members of the team at Bembridge Dental Practice will be visiting care homes around the island to provide residents with a free oral health assessment. […]


Isle of Wight dentists to tour nurseries and schools to improve children’s oral health

Isle of Wight dentists to tour nurseries and schools to improve children’s oral health

Dentists in the Isle of Wight are planning to visit nurseries and schools in a bid to improve standards of oral health among children. The team from The Mall Dental Practice in Newport is working with NHS England as part of a pilot project, which is designed to encourage better habits and reduce rates of […]


Isle Of Wight Residents Invited To Dental Seminar

Isle Of Wight Residents Invited To Dental Seminar

Residents on the Isle of Wight have received an invitation to a dental seminar to find out more about dental services on the island. Islanders will have the chance to question two key figures from the health profession, consultation in dental public health at Public Health England, Dr Jeyanthi John and dental services commissioner for […]


Isle of Wight Clinic Named Practice of the Month by the Mouth Cancer Foundation

Isle of Wight Clinic Named Practice of the Month by the Mouth Cancer Foundation

A clinic in Ryde, Isle of Wight, has been named Practice of the Month by the Mouth Cancer Foundation. Wight Dental Care was awarded the title in recognition of going the extra mile to raise awareness of mouth cancer and enforce the charity’s Mouth Cancer Accreditation scheme. The clinic was selected from hundreds of practices, […]