Posts Tagged ‘Wales’

Abergavenny dental practice becomes the first employee-owned NHS dental clinic in the country

Abergavenny dental practice becomes the first employee-owned NHS dental clinic in the country

A dental practice in Abergavenny has become Wales’ first employee-owned NHS dental clinic. Using a model similar to that of the John Lewis Partnership, the Gateway Dental Practice is owned by a trust, which represents all 17 members of staff, all of whom have an equal share of the business. The venture was supported by […]


British Dental Association criticises dental fee increase in Wales

British Dental Association criticises dental fee increase in Wales

Representatives from the British Dental Association in Wales have criticised the Welsh Government after price hikes for NHS dental charges were confirmed last week. The BDA Wales has objected to planned increases for NHS dental treatment, which will come into play on the 1st April. Members of the association have slammed the government for bringing […]


Carmarthen dental practice relocation will create new jobs

Carmarthen dental practice relocation will create new jobs

The owners of a Carmarthen dental practice have confirmed plans to relocate to a new site. The move will enable the practice to expand, and create new jobs. Deintyddfa Emlyn will move from its current location in at the GP centre in Lloyd’s Terrace, Adpar, to a new site in Church Lane. The move has […]


Corwen schoolchildren join the campaign to bring back mobile dental service

Corwen schoolchildren join the campaign to bring back mobile dental service

Children in Corwen, North Wales, have joined the campaign to bring a mobile dental service back. Local pupils are calling for the mobile unit, which was deemed unfit for purpose in the summer of 2016 to be replaced. Youngsters from Ysgol Caer Drewyn, including 10-year old Cerys Howell and 11-year old Evan Perry, have appealed […]


Health Experts Issue Warning Over Lengthy Waiting Lists for Orthodontic Treatment in Wales

Health Experts Issue Warning Over Lengthy Waiting Lists for Orthodontic Treatment in Wales

Health experts have fired a warning after it was revealed that some people in Wales are waiting several years for orthodontic treatment. Evidence presented to the Welsh Assembly suggested that there was a lack of funding and resources, which had contributed to lengthy waiting lists for treatment. Research related to the provision of orthodontic treatment […]


Chief Dental Officer For Wales Supports Water Fluoridation

Chief Dental Officer For Wales Supports Water Fluoridation

One of the UK’s leading dental experts claims that water fluoridation could have a very positive impact on standards of oral health. David Thomas, Wales’ chief dental officer, said that there is “strong evidence to show that adding fluoride to the water supply has a significant effect on reducing health inequalities.” Mr Thomas added that […]


Paediatric Consultant Raises Concerns Over Oral Health Among Children In Wales

Paediatric Consultant Raises Concerns Over Oral Health Among Children In Wales

Dr David Tuthill, a paediatric consultant from Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospital for Wales, has raised concerns over the shocking state of oral health among Welsh children. Dr Tuthill said that Wales ranks bottom for standards of oral health in the UK and called for more to be done to tackle oral health problems in children. […]


Poll Reveals Shocking Oral Hygiene Trends In Wales

Poll Reveals Shocking Oral Hygiene Trends In Wales

A You Gov poll has revealed shocking oral hygiene trends in Wales. According to the poll, more than one third of Welsh people only brush their teeth once a day, despite advice from experts to brush twice a day. Despite increased public awareness of the importance of oral hygiene, 31 per cent of people surveyed […]


Welsh Dental Committee Calls For Water Fluoridation

Welsh Dental Committee Calls For Water Fluoridation

The Welsh Dental Committee has called for water fluoridation in order to improve standards of oral health. The chairman of the committee has questioned the commitment of the Welsh Government to improve standards of oral health as a result of a failure to fluoridate water supplies. The Welsh Dental Committee, which is responsible for advising […]


Flintshire Schools Receive Awards For Oral Health Efforts

Flintshire Schools Receive Awards For Oral Health Efforts

Fourteen schools in Flintshire have received awards in recognition of their efforts to teach children about oral hygiene and promote good oral health. The schools all took part in the Designed to Smile scheme, which was set up by the Welsh Assembly in a bid to reduce rates of decay in Wales. Children received a […]