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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… General public tells…
Starting Well campaign having a positive impact
Starting Well is helping to improve the oral health of children and close the north-south divide, research shows. Dr Robin…
‘It’s taking a long time, but we’re getting there’ Sara Hurley says on contract reform
Sara Hurley says the current prototypes are looking ‘favourable’ in terms of providing clinical results. Speaking today at the Westminster…
What you’ve missed this week
Missed out on this week’s dental news? No problem, here’s what happened over the past seven days… Child extractions increase…
Child extractions increase by 18% over last five years
There were 45,077 extractions of multiple teeth in under 18s in England over the last year. Local Government Association figures…
NHS dentists challenged to see 70,000 more pre-school children
NHS England has challenged dentists to see an additional 70,000 pre-school children over the next year. These calls have come in…
A split decision
The additional money raised by the sugar tax is just going to go back into Government hands and not help…
‘Misleading’ and ‘unfair’ headlines about NHS dentistry
We need to stop playing ‘the blame game’ and get behind local and national initiatives to help promote better oral…
Millions of patients unable to get an NHS dental appointment
Millions of NHS patients are struggling to access dentistry, an investigation by The Times has found. The investigation uncovered that 24 local authorities in England aren’t…
Is the Government limiting access to NHS dentistry?
It might not be long before the Government starts recommending annual check ups for those with good oral health, Michael…
Wake-up call for MPs on childrens’ oral health
Michael Watson reports on the Westminster debate last week about childrens’ oral health. MPs received a wake-up call on the…
More children admitted to hospital for tooth decay than broken arms
More children under 10 are admitted to hospital as a result of tooth decay than those needing care for broken…
Oral health
Starting Well programme launched in England
Starting Well, a new innovative programme to ensure children receive better dental advice, has been launched by the Government. The…
Oral health
Starting Well programme blasted by dental leaders
Starting Well, an unfunded programme to tackle children’s tooth decay, has been launched in Manchester. The programme aims to ensure…
Oral health
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