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Hundreds of dentists call to save ‘crumbling’ dental service
‘We cannot go on as we are’: More than 700 dentists in Northern Ireland have warned that urgent, radical action…
Dentistry
‘Size doesn’t matter’ – BDA casts doubt on government promises
The government’s promises of a ‘big package of change’ for NHS dentistry have been received with scepticism from the dental…
Dentistry
‘Like a battlefield’ – dentist details volume of dental sepsis cases
The profession is warning of increased cases of dental sepsis amidst ongoing access problems in UK dentistry.  As part of…
Dentistry
National newspaper launches campaign to save NHS dentistry
The BDA has backed a national newspaper’s campaign calling for action to be taken on the ‘intolerable’ state of NHS…
Dentistry
Thousands on waiting list for NHS dental practice
Some 8,500 people are on a waiting list for an NHS dental practice – and those trying to join will…
Dentistry
‘Not feasible nor justifiable’ – European Parliament votes to ban dental amalgam from 2025
Following today’s European Parliament vote to ban dental amalgam from 1 January 2025, the profession has warned of the impact…
Dentistry
Labour Child Health Action Plan: a step closer to self-care as a solution?
Bas Vorsteveld, Haleon vice president and general manager Great Britain and Ireland, reveals his views on Labour’s Child Health Action…
Dentistry
MP slams plans to convert dental practice into students flats
Plans to convert an NHS dental practice into student flats has faced backlash amidst continuing access issues.  According to BBC…
Dentistry
Future financial benefits of water fluoridation not guaranteed, says study
Existing water fluoridation programmes in England still provide savings for the NHS – but there is no guarantee new schemes…
Dentistry
Taylor Swift tickets ‘easier to get than NHS dental appointment’, says MP
The government has been criticised for its treatment of NHS dentistry, with the Labour opposition predicting ‘further neglect, decline and…
Dentistry
Dentistry’s 2023 round up
It has been a significant year for UK dentistry – from landmark court judgements, workforce plans and the closing down…
Dentistry
Catch up with this week’s dental news – 23 December 2023
It’s been a busy week for dental news. Missed it? Here’s what’s happened over the past seven days… GDC failed…
Dentistry
NHS dentistry recovery plan expected in 2024, says Prime Minister
The government has said a recovery plan for NHS dentistry will be published in 2024 – but failed to commit…
Dentistry
NHS dentistry is at a ‘tipping point’, says profession
The government has failed to offer any concrete plans to meet its goal of  ‘accessible and available’ NHS dentistry. This…
Dentistry
Government says it must do more to improve NHS dental access
The government has said it must do more to ensure that everyone in the UK can access an NHS dentist.…
Dentistry
MP calls for NHS leaders to ‘pull their finger out’ on dental delays
Delays in finalising NHS dental contracts in Darlington has led to calls for NHS bosses to ‘pull their finger out’.…
Dentistry
Magical Dental Check-Up Day – tackling NHS access issues
Adding a touch of magic: Rowan Thomas reports back from the Magical Dental Check-Up Day at Islington’s Dental Beauty. On…
Dentistry
UK dentistry: expectation versus reality
Neel Kothari explores why the UK dental sector might not live up to expectations for overseas professionals. Imagine deciding to…
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Tailored preventative advice ‘paramount’ for patients, says dentist
We hear from two dental professionals who share their thoughts on a new study that suggests just one third (34%)…
Dentistry
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