Posts Tagged ‘waiting lists’

Free dental clinic helps hundreds

Free dental clinic helps hundreds

A one-off free dental clinic has helped hundred of patients in Lansing, Michigan. The eight hour event took place at the CareFree Dental Clinic yesterday; during the course of the event, almost $50,000 dollars worth of free emergency dental treatment was given to patients in need. The emergency clinic was set up to treat patients […]


Canada keen to recruit foreign dentists

Canada keen to recruit foreign dentists

Ministers in Ottawa have announced that they are keen to recruit more foreign dentists in a bid to improve access to dental services. At the moment there is a severe shortage of dentists in rural areas of Ottawa and the Canadian Dental Regulatory Authorities Federation has announced that it will invest a significant amount of […]


Australian government announces policies to improve oral health

Australian government announces policies to improve oral health

The new Australian government has announced that new measures will be introduced to improve access to dental services across the country. Julia Gillard has announced possible new strategies to raise standards of oral health across the nation. Oral health has become a key policy, as the Labour party were forced to agree to radical new […]


Patients in rural areas in Australia struggling to see a dentist

Patients in rural areas in Australia struggling to see a dentist

Patients living in rural areas of Australia are struggling to get an appointment with a dentist, it has been revealed. Residents from more remote areas are being forced to wait several months for routine treatment, with some waiting for more than two years for a routine check-up. Australia is a vast land mass with a […]


Standards of oral health improving in New Zealand

Standards of oral health improving in New Zealand

The New Zealand government has announced that recent figures have confirmed that standards of oral health amongst children have improved considerably over the course of the last two years. Health Minister Peter Dunne, in charge of oral health, said that there had been an 18 percent increase in the number of pre-school youngsters registered with […]


Doctors forced to treat dental patients in Australia

Doctors forced to treat dental patients in Australia

A number of doctors in the Queanbeyan area of Australia have revealed that they have been forced to treat dental patients due to a shortage of dentists in the region. Residents in the area, which is located south-east of Canberra, say that it is extremely difficult to get an appointment with a local dentist and […]


Dental health a deal-breaker for new coalition government in Australia

Dental health a deal-breaker for new coalition government in Australia

Dental health was a key factor in the negotiation process between the Labour and Green parties, it has emerged. The Green Party had included a new multi-billion dollar dental health initiative as part of their election manifesto and they were keen to push it during negotiations with Julia Gillard’s Labour Party last week. The Labour […]


Berkshire to get two new dental practices

Berkshire to get two new dental practices

NHS Berkshire West has announced that plans to open two new practices in the borough by the end of the year. Practices will be opened in Earley and Finchampstead in order to address the growing number of patient who demand to be seen by NHS Dentists, but cannot get on current registry lists. Figures issued […]


Patients told to wait seven years for a dental check-up in Australia

Patients told to wait seven years for a dental check-up in Australia

A consumer group has revealed that patients in some parts of Australia are being forced to wait up to seven years for a routine dental check-up. A lobby group said that patients in Queensland are facing an incredibly long wait for routine dental appointments, which could have serious implications for their oral health. The town […]


Kettering A&E experiences huge increase in patient numbers

Kettering A&E experiences huge increase in patient numbers

The number of patients visiting Kettering General Hospital’s Accident and Emergency Department has increased significantly over the course of the last twelve months. Figures have revealed that the number of patients has increased by fifteen per day since last year and Dr Angela Dancocks, clinical leader of the A&E department said that the increase has […]