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UK’s largest dental faculty releases manifesto aimed at combating the deepening oral care crisis

EDINBURGH, Scotland: As access to publicly funded dental healthcare continues to deteriorate for many people across the UK, the Faculty of Dental Surgery of...

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Government claims about NHS dental availability are deceptive, leaving mothers untreated

LONDON, UK: Throughout their pregnancy and for the first year after giving birth, mothers in the UK are entitled to free dental care through the National ...

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Common’s health report shares verdict on NHS dentistry

LONDON, UK: A new report from the Health and Social Care Committee deems NHS dentistry “totally unacceptable in the 21st century”. The cross-party ...

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Half of dentists have cut NHS commitment with more to come

The British Dental Association share survey results, revealing over half of dentists in England report having reduced NHS commitments since the start of the...

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Treating vulnerable patients in UK practice improves lives and can be profitable for dental businesses

Dental care for homeless and vulnerable patients should not be left to charities, but a priority for the NHS, says Dr Ben Atkins, former owner of Revive ...

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NHS dentistry in Scotland reprieved as vital support extended

Scotland, UK: The British Dental Association have said NHS dentistry has escaped imminent collapse, following the Scottish Government’s decision to ...

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Long-awaited NHS reforms promise improved access to dental care

LONDON, UK: Just when it seemed that failures across the UK National Health Service (NHS) were worse than ever, NHS England announced unprecedented changes ...

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Dental professionals voice concerns over low-quality dental care

MANCHESTER, UK: Over a thousand dentists, including Dr Dave Cottam, chair of the General Dental Practice Committee, have recently signed a letter published ...

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Cornwall Council votes to take action on dentist shortage

CORNWALL, UK: A cross-party group of councillors in Cornwall have voted to take action over the growing access and recruitment problems facing NHS dental ...

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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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NHS England launches Long Term Plan to a mixed response

LONDON, UK: NHS England has launched its new ten-year plan, which focuses heavily on early detection, primary care and prevention. Despite the public health...

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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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Brexit—What can dentistry expect?

Time flies, doesn’t it? It seemed that the British government and the EU had all the time in the world to agree to terms for leaving and a potential ...

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