Posts Tagged ‘Northern Ireland’

New video raises awareness of the dangers of illegal tooth whitening in Northern Ireland

New video raises awareness of the dangers of illegal tooth whitening in Northern Ireland

A new video has been produced and shared to highlight the dangers of illegal tooth whitening in Northern Ireland. The clip, which is designed to educate people about the risks associated with illegal whitening, has been put together by the Department for the Economy Trading Standards Service and Northern Ireland’s Environmental Health Departments in conjunction […]


Dentists raise concerns over the rising number of unlicensed practitioners providing facial treatments in Northern Ireland

Dentists raise concerns over the rising number of unlicensed practitioners providing facial treatments in Northern Ireland

Dentists in Northern Ireland have raised concerns over the rising number of unlicensed providers of facial treatments such as Botox and dermal fillers. Dr Martina Collins, principal dentist at Martina Collins Dental and Skin Clinic, is registered with Save Face, and is urging other dental professionals and licensed aesthetic practitioners to join the register to […]


The BDA in Ireland calls for major shakeup to tackle long-standing issues in the dental care system

The BDA in Ireland calls for major shakeup to tackle long-standing issues in the dental care system

The British Dental Association in Northern Ireland has called for a major shakeup in dental services to correct and address long-standing issues. In an open letter to the Department of Health’s permanent secretary, Richard Pengally, the organisation has accused ministers of failing to prioritise oral health and called for urgent action to improve the NHS […]


Newcastle Emlyn dental practice reopens following relocation

Newcastle Emlyn dental practice reopens following relocation

A dental practice based in Newcastle Emlyn has reopened after moving to new premises. Emlyn Dental Care has relocated from its previous home in Adpar to a new site in Church Lane, which was previously used as a day centre. Neil and Arwel Jones, the owners of the practice, hosted an opening celebration to welcome […]


Children in Northern Ireland have the worst standards of oral health in the UK

Children in Northern Ireland have the worst standards of oral health in the UK

Children in Northern Ireland have the worst standards of oral health in the UK, the British Dental Association in Northern Ireland claims. More than 5,000 children had teeth extracted in hospitals in the country last year, with many needing more than one tooth removed. In total, almost 23,000 teeth were taken out under general anaesthetic. […]


Northern Ireland health professionals team up to raise awareness of oral cancer as rates are predicted to double by 2035

Northern Ireland health professionals team up to raise awareness of oral cancer as rates are predicted to double by 2035

Health professionals in Northern Ireland have teamed up to try and raise awareness of mouth cancer, as statistics suggest that the number of cases is set to double by 2035. According to figures from the Northern Ireland Cancer Registry, the number of cases of mouth cancer diagnosed in the region is predicted to double over […]


British Dental Association accuses NI Assembly of “backtracking” on new contract

British Dental Association accuses NI Assembly of “backtracking” on new contract

Representatives from the British Dental Association have accused the Northern Ireland Assembly of “backtracking” on changes to the contract for community dentists. The BDA believes that the NI Assembly has changed its stance on reviewing contracts for community dentists, despite agreeing to develop a new contract following a ballot in March 2016. At the time, […]


Dental Fees up to 170% Cheaper in Northern Ireland Than in the Republic

Dental Fees up to 170% Cheaper in Northern Ireland Than in the Republic

 More and more patients from the Republic of Ireland are crossing the border to Northern Ireland for dental treatment and it’s no surprise, as the latest research has showed that fees can be up to 170 per cent lower. A new survey, which analysed prices across sixteen clinics around Ireland for the Sunday Business Post […]


Report States Hundreds Taken To Court

Report States Hundreds Taken To Court

A report has revealed that more than one hundred people were taken to court over charges related to dental and eye care fraud in Northern Ireland. The report suggested that more than 100 people were asked to appear in court after being accused of cheating the system and fraudulently claiming NHS benefits. According to the […]


More Irish Dental Patients Going Abroad For Treatment

More Irish Dental Patients Going Abroad For Treatment

More dental patients are deciding to look abroad for cheaper treatment, according to the most recent figures. Northern Ireland and Eastern Europe have emerged as popular destinations or Irish patients, as prices are considerably lower than in the Republic. Figures show that prices in Dublin are particularly high and a large proportion of people have […]