Posts Tagged ‘Plymouth’

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 […]


Plymouth dental practice will remain open despite having a shortage of dentists

Plymouth dental practice will remain open despite having a shortage of dentists

A Plymouth dental practice will remain open, despite the fact there is currently a shortage of dentists. Patients at Smile Dental Care, which is based at Ernesettle Primary Care Centre, have been advised to visit a surgery across the city for treatment while the practice recruits a new dentist, but they have been assured that […]


Thousands of people waiting to register with an NHS dentist in Plymouth

Thousands of people waiting to register with an NHS dentist in Plymouth

More than 9,000 people are waiting to join an NHS dental register in Plymouth, it has been revealed. Figures show that 9,127 people, including 1,677 under 18’s, are currently on a waiting list. The situation has prompted local councillors and public health officials to call for urgent help. Councillor Sue McDonald said that at the […]


Plymouth dental clinic to remain closed for weeks following suspected arson attack

Plymouth dental clinic to remain closed for weeks following suspected arson attack

A dental clinic in Plymouth will be closed for a minimum of three more weeks following an arson attack, health officials have confirmed. A fire broke out at the Dental Access Centre in Baring Street on the 2nd August. Fire crews were called to the scene just after 7pm after smoke was seen pouring out […]


Plymouth dental clinic closed temporarily after fire

Plymouth dental clinic closed temporarily after fire

A dental clinic in Plymouth has been forced to close temporarily after a fire broke out last week. Fire crews were called to the Dental Access Centre in Baring Street on the 2nd August. Fire had broken out in the building and plumes of smoke were seen pouring out of the back of the premises […]


Plymouth dental experts invited to speak at conference in the US

Plymouth dental experts invited to speak at conference in the US

A pair of dental experts from Plymouth’s Peninsula Dental Social Enterprise have been invited to speak at a conference in the US after impressing with their work on special care dentistry. Dr Robert Whitton and Wendy Smith will attend a conference in North Carolina hosted by the Special Care Dentistry Association (SCDA). The duo will […]


Concerns grow as Plymouth dental waiting list triples in size in 12 months

Concerns grow as Plymouth dental waiting list triples in size in 12 months

Concerns about the provision of NHS dental care are growing in Plymouth, as the latest figures suggest that waiting list numbers have tripled in just 12 months. Data released by NHS England showed that the number of people waiting to register with an NHS dentist has risen by 3,865 in the 12-month period leading up […]


Plymouth Dental Ambassadors Celebrate Their New Roles

Plymouth Dental Ambassadors Celebrate Their New Roles

Six people are celebrating their new roles after becoming dental ambassadors. The group of six adults with learning disabilities completed a six week training programme to enable them to pass on their knowledge and skills to raise awareness of the importance of dental health among their peers. The group of six spent time with dental […]


Plymouth’s Peninsula College Crowned Most Popular New Dental School

Plymouth’s Peninsula College Crowned Most Popular New Dental School

Plymouth Peninsula School of Dentistry has been crowned the most popular new dental school in the UK according to results from the National Student Survey. Students from the university gave an average satisfaction score of 96.71 per cent, making it the most popular new dental school and the second most popular dental school in the […]


Highbury Trust Launches New Dental Initiative for Adults with Learning Disabilities

Highbury Trust Launches New Dental Initiative for Adults with Learning Disabilities

The Highbury Trust, which supports adults affected by learning disabilities in Plymouth, has launched a new dental initiative, which aims to improve standards of oral health. As part of the initiative, the trust will appoint dental ambassadors to help with educating others about oral health. This is the first project of its kind in the […]