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Edinburgh dental practices resume routine services

Edinburgh dental practices resume routine services

Dental practices in Edinburgh have been welcoming patients back for routine dental services. Patients at city centre clinics, including Earl Grey Dental Practice and Gilmore Dental, can now book routine appointments, as lockdown measures are eased further in Scotland. For the last four months, the practices, which are part of Clyde Munro Dental Group, have […]


Hertfordshire councillor voices concerns over the impact of ‘massive’ charges for PPE on dental patients

Hertfordshire councillor voices concerns over the impact of ‘massive’ charges for PPE on dental patients

Hertfordshire county councillor and leader of St Alban’s District Council, Chris White, has voiced concerns over the impact of “massive” charges for PPE on dental patients.? Mr White said that dental practices in the county are increasing dental fees, adding up to £35 to standard charges to cover the cost of buying PPE. Mr White […]


Dentists describe restoration of routine dental services in Scotland as a ‘red herring’ amid ongoing restrictions

Dentists describe restoration of routine dental services in Scotland as a ‘red herring’ amid ongoing restrictions

Dentists in Scotland have described the restoration of routine dental services as a ‘red herring’ amid ongoing restrictions, which prevent NHS practices from providing aerosol treatments.? Fountain Dental Group, which has practices in Aboyne and Banchory, suggested that the government announcement related to resuming dental services from July 13th was a ‘red herring’ and criticised […]


British Dental Association warns delay in delivering PPE will affect services in Northern Ireland

British Dental Association warns delay in delivering PPE will affect services in Northern Ireland

The British Dental Association has warned that a delay in delivering PPE to practices in Northern Ireland will affect services.? Around three million units of PPE were due to be delivered to dentists in Northern Ireland this week, but there has been a delay, which means that stock won’t be distributed until the 20th July. […]


Northern Ireland’s chief dental officer warns of ‘short and long-term’ effects of Coronavirus crisis

Northern Ireland’s chief dental officer warns of ‘short and long-term’ effects of Coronavirus crisis

Michael Donaldson, chief dental officer for Northern Ireland, has warned that the Coronavirus crisis will contribute to difficulties in both the short and long-term. Speaking at a meeting of Stormont’s health committee, Mr Donaldson explained that efforts are underway to resume services for children and older people, which were launched at the beginning of the […]


Dentists fear impending ‘disaster’ in Scotland

Dentists fear impending ‘disaster’ in Scotland

A group representing dentists in Scotland has voiced concerns about an impending ‘disaster’ in the country, as some practices struggle to reopen amid confused guidelines from the Scottish Government.? The Scottish Dental Practice Owners Group, which represents dental professionals, NHS dental practices, patients and mixed private and NHS clinic owners, has written to First Minister, […]


Dental charity urges the government to freeze NHS charges

Dental charity urges the government to freeze NHS charges

Representatives from the Oral Health Foundation are urging the government to freeze NHS dental charges. In an open letter to the Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, the charity appeals for ministers to keep dental fees the same in a bid to help patients who may be struggling financially and improve standards of oral health. The charity […]


North East dental firm invests thousands in new technology to keep staff and patients safe

North East dental firm invests thousands in new technology to keep staff and patients safe

A North East dental firm has invested more than £50,000 in new technology and equipment to keep staff and patients safe. Queensway Dental, which has practices in Jesmond and Billingham, has spent thousands of pounds on new innovations to provide virtual services for customers and to enhance the patient experience in the aftermath of the […]


Irish dentists raise concerns over missed oral cancer diagnoses during lockdown

Irish dentists raise concerns over missed oral cancer diagnoses during lockdown

Dentists in Ireland have raised concerns over missed oral cancer diagnoses during the COVID-19 lockdown. Mouth cancer is becoming more prevalent in Ireland, yet public awareness remains poor. Routine dental examinations provide a golden opportunity for dentists to spot early warning signs of oral cancer, and as such, dentists are worried that many cases could […]


Peterborough dental patients still struggling to get an appointment

Peterborough dental patients still struggling to get an appointment

Dental patients in Peterborough are still struggling to get an appointment, local councillors have revealed.? At a meeting of the council’s Health Scrutiny Committee, concerns were raised about ongoing access problems for dental patients, although it was confirmed that there have been major improvements in the speed of getting primary care appointments since the start […]