Posts Tagged ‘Public Health England’

BAPD urges the government to revise PPE and fallow time requirements for dentists

BAPD urges the government to revise PPE and fallow time requirements for dentists

The British Association of Private Dentists is urging the government to revise guidelines related to PPE and fallow time between patients.  In an open letter to Public Health England, dentists encouraged public health officials and ministers to consider altering the current regulations. The BAPD claims that the fallow period, which is set at an hour […]


Lincoln dentist expresses concerns over rushed return to work

Lincoln dentist expresses concerns over rushed return to work

A dentist based in Lincoln has expressed concerns over a rushed return to work. Kapil Sanghi, from West Parade Dental Care, said that he was shocked to hear that practices would be able to reopen from June 8th in England and suggested that dentists had not been given enough warning to prepare. Mr Sanghi also […]


UK charity accuses food manufacturers of pushing sugary products during lockdown

UK charity accuses food manufacturers of pushing sugary products during lockdown

UK charity, Action on Sugar, has accused manufacturers of capitalising on the Covid-19 outbreak by pushing sugary foods and drinks during lockdown.  Katharine Jenner, campaign director and nutritionist, has warned that standards of oral health will suffer as a result of the crisis, with many people tempted to grab quick and easy snacks while working […]


Standards of oral health are deteriorating among Peterborough’s children

Standards of oral health are deteriorating among Peterborough’s children

New statistics show that standards of oral health are deteriorating among children in Peterborough. A survey carried out by Public Health England showed that 38% of 5-year-old children in the town had signs of dental decay in 2018/2019. The poll involved a group of 224 children. The number of 5-year-olds in Peterborough is approximately 3,350, […]


Plymouth council leader appeals for urgent government help to solve dental access crisis

Plymouth council leader appeals for urgent government help to solve dental access crisis

The leader of Plymouth City Council has called on the government to act urgently to solve a deepening dental crisis. Tudor Evans described the current situation as “shameful” and said that immediate action was required to prevent patients from resorting to extreme measures to deal with dental pain. Thousands of people are unable to see […]


Public Health England stats highlight the gravity of the decay crisis, as more than a quarter of Birmingham kids have decayed teeth

Public Health England stats highlight the gravity of the decay crisis, as more than a quarter of Birmingham kids have decayed teeth

New statistics have highlighted the gravity of the dental health crisis among children in England, as new figures from Public Health England reveal that over a quarter of 5-year-olds in Birmingham have at least one rotten, filled or missing tooth.  Statistics show that 26.7 of the city’s children have signs of decay. This is higher […]


Teachers will be encouraged to supervise brushing in a bid to reduce rates of decay

Teachers will be encouraged to supervise brushing in a bid to reduce rates of decay

Teachers will be encouraged to supervise brushing at school as part of an initiative to reduce rates of childhood decay. The Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, is expected to launch a consultation, outlining a series of measures that will be introduced to try and bring the number of children requiring extractions in hospital down. Health experts […]


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 […]


Hundreds of dental patients advised to undergo blood tests amid infection control concerns

Hundreds of dental patients advised to undergo blood tests amid infection control concerns

Hundreds of dental patients in Hertfordshire have been advised to undergo blood tests after concerns were raised about the use of unclean equipment. Patients registered at [email protected] have been urged to have blood tests after it was confirmed that dirty instruments may have been used by one of the practice hygienists. Public Health England has […]


Rates of tooth extraction highest among Ipswich children in the East of England

Rates of tooth extraction highest among Ipswich children in the East of England

Children from Ipswich are more likely to need teeth extracting than those living in other parts of the East of England, new research has revealed. New data shows that rates of tooth extraction in the town are the highest in the region. Figures from Public Health England suggest that 238 extractions were carried out in […]