Dental news you’ve missed this week

Missed out on this week’s dental news? No problem, here’s what happened over the past seven days…

Boris Johnson says government delivered ‘record investment’ in NHS dentistry

Boris Johnson says there is 'record investment' in NHS dentistry

Prime Minister Boris Johnson claims he has overseen ‘record investment’ in NHS dentistry. During PMQs he said record fresh investment is helping to tackle a backlog of people trying to access dentistry following the pandemic.

Government scraps pledge to use sugar tax revenue to fight obesity

Government scraps pledge to use sugar tax revenue to fight obesity

Millions of pounds earmarked to tackle childhood obesity has been quietly redirected. Despite promising revenue from the sugar tax will go on children’s health programmes, the government has instead pumped it into the ‘general tax pot’.

‘Completely demoralised’ – why the NHS targets have pushed me to go private

'Completely demoralised' – why the NHS targets have pushed me to go private

As 2022 rolls in, NHS dental providers will now have to deliver 85% of their contracts as part of the new targets. We speak to Sarah Canavan, an associate based in the East Midlands, about why she is turning to private dentistry as her career lifeline.

James Martin – why cryptocurrency will change the world


James Martin – dentist, investor and crypto enthusiast – speaks to us a little more about cryptocurrency – the growing investment craze that many investors are moving their money to. He explains what cryptocurrency is and why he believes it will change the financial world.

Affluent children ‘more likely to have bad teeth’

Affluent children more likely to have bad teeth

Children from affluent backgrounds are more prone to tooth wear, according to a new study. Findings show tooth wear is worse among those who attend private school and have parents of higher income and education.

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