Posts Tagged ‘Oral Health’

Inquiry suggests dental contracts are discouraging dentists from working in poorer parts of Wales

Inquiry suggests dental contracts are discouraging dentists from working in poorer parts of Wales

An inquiry has suggested that existing dental contracts are discouraging dentists from working in some of Wales’ poorest regions. Since 2006, dentists have been paid a set fee based on the procedures they carry out on a patient. This means that a dentist will receive the same payment for one filling as they would for […]


Irish dentists criticise new oral health policy

Irish dentists criticise new oral health policy

Irish dentists have criticised the government’s new oral health policy, describing it as a ‘starting point’ rather than a viable long-term plan. The Irish Dental Association has taken time to review the policy, which was introduced by ministers in April, and the feedback will not come as welcome news for the government. Dentists have suggested […]


New survey suggests middle-aged Scots are falling through the net, as initiatives focus on children’s oral health

New survey suggests middle-aged Scots are falling through the net, as initiatives focus on children’s oral health

A new survey suggests that middle-aged Scots are falling through the net, as oral health initiatives are focused on children and older people. New research showed that that average middle-aged adult in Scotland has more than 10 fillings and just 14 healthy teeth. The study, which involved more than 3,100 adults aged over 45, revealed […]


The trendy fads your dentist wants you to avoid

The trendy fads your dentist wants you to avoid

You can’t read a newspaper, go on social media or flick through a magazine without coming across new beauty trends and must-try fads. The trouble is that there’s a huge amount of conflicting information out there, and health experts believe that many of the trends that are generating a buzz are ineffective, and could even […]


Macmillan shares new Facebook post to raise awareness of mouth cancer on World Oral Health Day

Macmillan shares new Facebook post to raise awareness of mouth cancer on World Oral Health Day

Macmillan Cancer Support has shared a new Facebook post to raise awareness of mouth cancer on World Oral Health Day. Despite the fact that oral cancer kills more people in the UK than cervical and testicular cancer combined, public awareness of mouth cancer is low. Only a third of people surveyed by the Oral Health […]


The Oral Health Foundation urges dental professionals to get involved in National Smile Month 2019

The Oral Health Foundation urges dental professionals to get involved in National Smile Month 2019

The Oral Health Foundation is encouraging dental professionals all over the country to get involved in National Smile Month 2019. The charity’s annual event will take place between the 13th May and the 13th June. This year, the Oral Health Foundation is hoping that the campaign will reach up to 50 million people. The aim […]


Welwyn dental clinic to host free workshop for parents and children

Welwyn dental clinic to host free workshop for parents and children

A dental clinic in Welwyn Garden City is set to host a free educational workshop for parents and children on Saturday 16th March. The Centre for Dentistry will be running informative sessions at 12pm. These sessions are designed for both children and adults, and they are focused on preventative care and measures that are designed […]


Brave dentist to battle the soaring heat of the Sahara Desert to raise money for the Mouth Cancer Foundation

Brave dentist to battle the soaring heat of the Sahara Desert to raise money for the Mouth Cancer Foundation

A brave dentist from Bracknell is preparing to battle the soaring heat of the Sahara Desert to raise money for the Mouth Cancer Foundation. Bob To, from Blueberry Dental Surgery, will compete in the famous Marathon des Sables to support the cause. One of the most gruelling endurance battles in the world, the Marathon des […]


The Oral Health Foundation urges the public to be more vigilant, as study highlights lack of mouth cancer awareness

The Oral Health Foundation urges the public to be more vigilant, as study highlights lack of mouth cancer awareness

The Oral Health Foundation has urged the public to be more mouth aware, as a study highlights a widespread lack of awareness of the causes and symptoms of mouth cancer. A survey conducted by the charity found that a third of people are unaware that smoking causes oral cancer, with 57% unaware of the link […]


Dental professionals slam Netflix documentary linking root canal treatment to cancer

Dental professionals slam Netflix documentary linking root canal treatment to cancer

Dental professionals have urged streaming platforms to remove a documentary, which links root canal treatment to an increased risk of cancer. Dentists, researchers and specialist endodontists have slammed the makers of ‘Root Cause’ and accused streaming services of spreading inaccurate, potentially harmful messages. The film, which was made by Australian Frazer Bailey, documents the film-maker’s […]