Posts Tagged ‘the British Dental Association’

Dentists warn over ‘access crisis’ in Wales, as patients struggle to register with NHS practices

Dentists warn over ‘access crisis’ in Wales, as patients struggle to register with NHS practices

The British Dental Association has issued a warning over an “access crisis” as more and more patients struggle to find practices offering NHS places in Wales. Research suggests that only 1 in 6 dental practices in Wales are accepting new NHS dental patients. Just over 25% of practices currently have NHS child places available. In […]


Scottish public health minister admits dental waiting times are ‘completely unacceptable’

Scottish public health minister admits dental waiting times are ‘completely unacceptable’

Public health minister, Joe Fitzpatrick, has admitted that waiting times for dental treatment in Scotland are “completely unacceptable.” Mr Fitzpatrick was quizzed about information published by the Liberal Democrats, which revealed that over 1,000 people were waiting over 12 weeks for hospital treatment. Since 2014, there has been a five-fold increase in the number of […]


Dentists raise concerns over a lack of dental care for care home residents

Dentists raise concerns over a lack of dental care for care home residents

Dentists have raised concerns over a widespread lack of dental services for care home residents. Dental professionals have issued a warning after the Care Quality Commission revealed that many care home residents don’t have access to dental treatment or the support they need to maintain good standards of oral health. Inspectors from the body have […]


More than a million people are struggling to see a dentist in England, new survey suggests

More than a million people are struggling to see a dentist in England, new survey suggests

More than a million people are struggling to get an appointment with an NHS dentist, a new survey suggests. Analysis of the most recent NHS GP Patient Survey found that around a quarter of participants are not currently registered with an NHS dentist. This equates to around 1.03 million people. The British Dental Association has […]


New study suggests gum disease could elevate Alzheimer’s risk

New study suggests gum disease could elevate Alzheimer’s risk

A new study suggests that gum disease could elevate the risk of developing Alzheimer’s. The research, which has been published in the Science Advances journal, found that a specific strain of bacteria, P gingivalis, could have a part to play in the development of Alzheimer’s disease. Stephen Dominy, lead author, said that past studies have […]


Northern Irish dentists call for new plans to boost standards of oral health and improve morale

Northern Irish dentists call for new plans to boost standards of oral health and improve morale

Dentists in Northern Ireland have called for new oral health plans to improve standards of dental health among patients and boost morale within the profession. The British Dental Association in Northern Ireland has expressed fears of “stagnation” as subsidised dentistry has become “synonymous with low pay, low morale and longer working hours” and rates of […]


Dentists Issue Warning Over Sugary Fruit Juices

Dentists Issue Warning Over Sugary Fruit Juices

Dentists have issued a warning over the sugar content of fruit juices in a bid to reduce rates of decay among young children. Last year, more than 1,200 children were hospitalised for dental treatment and one of the main contributing causes is drinking sugary drinks from a bottle. Many parents think they are giving their […]


Toothbrush Give-away Set For Suffolk Five Year Olds

Toothbrush Give-away Set For Suffolk Five Year Olds

A recent report in Suffolk highlights the need for greater dental care for children aged five. The report found a distinction between various regions in Suffolk and the level of dental care provided to children, with some areas showing almost twice as many cases of tooth decay amongst five year olds. Suffolk County Council has […]


Children’s Book Encouraging Good Oral Hygiene Habits Is Backed By Dental Charity

Children’s Book Encouraging Good Oral Hygiene Habits Is Backed By Dental Charity

A new storybook for children, which aims to encourage good oral hygiene habits, has won the backing of the UK’s leading dental charity, the British Dental Health Foundation. Black Toothed Ruth Black charts the journey of a young girl who doesn’t brush her teeth and ends up on a scary adventure, only to be rescued […]


British Dental Association Reveals 2013 Honours List

British Dental Association Reveals 2013 Honours List

The British Dental Association (BDA) has revealed its honours list for 2013. Ten leading dental professionals were honoured and will receive their official awards at a ceremony, which will be held in November. The names were unveiled at the Annual General Meeting of the BDA. Dr John Renshaw, former chair of the BDA and a […]