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Data from UK registry shows slight increase in number of dentists in 2022

LONDON, UK: The General Dental Council (GDC) has recently announced that the number of dentists on the UK register remained stable after the annual ...

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COVID-19: Vaccines to be mandatory for frontline dental staff

LONDON, UK: Last week, UK Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Sajid Javid announced that frontline healthcare workers in England—including ...

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NHS dentists feel left behind in budget plan

LONDON, UK: In a recent press release, the British Dental Association (BDA) lamented the budget’s failure to recognise the challenges facing dental ...

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Dentists from Scotland share experience of emergency lockdown treatment

FORT WILLIAM, UK: Owing to strict government restrictions for controlling the spread of SARS-CoV-2, dental practices in Scotland were instructed to limit ...

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Survey reveals dentists’ lack of confidence in dental profession

OSWESTRY, UK: The Confidence Monitor survey has recently examined the mental health status of dentists working in the NHS and the private sector. The ...

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NHS practice values bounce back

LONDON, UK: The average value of dental practices that offer care to NHS patients increased in the three-month period ended 30 April, bucking a downward ...

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UK government's increase in dental charges met with criticism

LONDON, UK: The British Dental Association (BDA) and Oral Health Foundation have both come out strongly against the UK government’s recent decision to ...

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BDA analysis shows one million new patients unable to access NHS dentistry

LONDON, UK: Recent data published by the UK government shows that an estimated one million new dental patients in England are unable to secure an NHS ...

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Residents line up for hours to register with dentist in Wales

LLANGOLLEN, UK: Hundreds of residents of the small Welsh town of Llangollen were photographed last week waiting for hours on end to register with a new NHS ...

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New Health and Social Care Secretary appointed in UK

LONDON, UK: The recent resignation of British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has caused a reshuffling of the Cabinet of the UK, with Secretary of State for...

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BDA calls for better guidelines on aiding patients with eating disorders

LONDON, UK: Dentists play a key role in identifying conditions such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia and gastro-oesophageal reflux disease. According to a new ...

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BDA survey shows most dentists want to leave NHS

LONDON, UK: New doubt has been cast on the future of NHS dental care, as a recent survey issued by the British Dental Association (BDA) has found that the ...

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Study shows aspirin could repair dental caries

BELFAST, UK: According to a new study by researchers at Queen’s University Belfast, aspirin could reverse the effects of dental caries. According to the ...

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Continued cooperation for England’s dental regulation

NEWCASTLE, UK: The national group of governing bodies that are responsible for ensuring that people receive safe, high-quality and compassionate dental care...

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Organisation bans junk food advertisements aimed at children

LONDON, UK: The Committee of Advertising Practice is clamping down on junk food advertising aimed at UK children. As of 1 July, the promotion of high fat, ...

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Four in five toddlers did not visit an NHS dentist last year

LONDON, UK: A new study by the Faculty of Dental Surgery (FDS) of the Royal College of Surgeons has found that 80 per cent of children between the age of 1 ...

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