Posts Tagged ‘waiting lists’

Hope for new dental clinic in Caithness

Hope for new dental clinic in Caithness

Local people waiting for dental treatment have been given a glimpse of hope after health bosses revealed a new surgery could open in the Caithness area as soon as May. A new clinic is currently being fitted out at Dunbar Hospital and chiefs are hoping to recruit staff so that the four surgery unit can […]


Patients without an NHS dentist face three month wait in Bolton

Patients without an NHS dentist face three month wait in Bolton

Patients who are not registered with an NHS dentist in Bolton may face a wait of up to three months for treatment. An investigation by The Bolton News revealed that 2,000 people are currently on a waiting list for an NHS dentist; they have been told that there is a wait of between two and […]


NHS Shetland set to take on 6 new dentists to ease waiting lists

NHS Shetland set to take on 6 new dentists to ease waiting lists

NHS Shetland is hoping to employ six new dentists to help reduce waiting lists on the island. The trust is hoping to add six new dentists to the team at Montfield Hospital in Lerwick, a move which will make a huge difference to dental services. Currently, the trust employs ten full-time dentists but ideally, according […]


Thousands of additional NHS dental places available in Cornwall

Thousands of additional NHS dental places available in Cornwall

Two dental practices in Cornwall have announced that they are taking on new NHS patients. The Highfield Dental Practice in Camelford has more than 2,000 NHS dental places available and the April Lodge Dental Practice in Bude has 300 extra NHS places. The news will come as a welcome boost for dental patients in the […]


More NHS patients register with a dentist in Dumfries and Galloway

More NHS patients register with a dentist in Dumfries and Galloway

Government figures have revealed a significant increase in the number of people registering with an NHS dentist in Dumfries and Galloway. The figures show that more than 30,000 people have registered with an NHS dentist in the area over the course of the last three years. Statistics have also confirmed an increase in patient numbers […]


New Western Isles dental centre opens

New Western Isles dental centre opens

A brand new, state of the art dental centre has opened to patients in the Western Isles. The Western Isles Dental Centre, which consists of seven general surgeries and five training surgeries, has been built to provide patients in Lewis and Harris with excellent standards of care, as well as providing first class training facilities […]


Cardiff dentists struggling to cope with demand for NHS dental places

Cardiff dentists struggling to cope with demand for NHS dental places

Dentists in Cardiff city centre are struggling to make places available for new NHS patients. Although the NHS website shows that sixteen practices in the area are taking new patients, residents have found it almost impossible to find an NHS dentist with available places. Local resident Rachel Kinchin, said that she had been trying to […]


Maine residents set to vote on dental bond

Maine residents set to vote on dental bond

Residents in Maine are preparing to vote on a 5 million dollar bond to improve dental care services in the state. The bond would be used to improve access to affordable services, create more dental clinics and build a dental school in Maine. Currently, there is a shortage of dentists, especially in the north of […]


Volunteer dentists give patients something to smile about

Volunteer dentists give patients something to smile about

A group of dentists has teamed up to host a free clinic, which will target patients who cannot afford dental treatment and do not have dental insurance. Dentists from California, New Mexico, Colorado and Kansas dentists have joined forced to host the clinic at Expo New Mexico next week. The New Mexico Mission of Mercy […]


Qatar nationals travelling abroad for dental treatment

Qatar nationals travelling abroad for dental treatment

An increasingly large number of dental patients in Qatar are choosing to go abroad for dental treatment to save money. Recently, there has been a significant increase in the number of people travelling to nearby countries for dental treatment; figures show that more people are going overseas because treatment costs are much lower. According to […]