Oral health

Government plans to boost the dental workforce by cutting red tape on international registration

The government’s proposal would give the General Dental Council (GDC) powers to provisionally register dentists trained overseas to start delivering care as quickly as possible.

Tackling oral biofilm at home

Margaret Black reveals the trick to keeping oral disease at bay.

A wake-up call for dental professionals

A look at how to tackle sleep apnoea.

Help on the road to recovery

Proper wound care is crucial to promote healing and prevent infection. Tom Alcraft shares his tips.

Essex pilot service improves access to urgent dental care

Local patients with severe tooth pain now have improved access to urgent dental appointments thanks to a pilot service by Hertfordshire and West Essex Integrated Care Board (ICB).

Plymouth works towards its three key oral health priorities

Plymouth’s Dental Taskforce has agreed on the three key priorities that it will collectively work towards to improve NHS dental provision for local residents.

Free dental treatments available in Lancashire

People in Lancashire and South Cumbria can get complex procedures for free for a limited time.

Five per cent of worldwide healthcare budgets are spent on caries, report estimates

The Oral Health Foundation is supporting calls for a multi-pronged approach to improve global oral health following the release of a new report.

Manifesto launched to tackle the root cause of oral health disparities

The Oral Health Foundation is proud to endorse and support the Platform for Better Oral Health in Europe's (PBOHE) new manifesto, ‘Smile your way to a healthy life: Working together for everyone’.

2,300 underprivileged children receive critical dental care

Henry Schein Dental has announced its collaboration with Dental Beauty Partners, a UK dental practice group, to provide critical dental services to up to 2,300 children.

30,000 rotten teeth removed from children in hospitals

Data published by the NHS for the financial year 2022 to 2023 exposes a concerning reality: a staggering 47,581 episodes of tooth extractions for 0 to 19-year-olds in NHS hospitals, marking a...

Society welcomes dental recovery plan but flags absence of contract reform

In response to the government’s dental recovery plan announcement, the British Society of Paediatric Dentistry (BSPD) has welcomed the inclusion of measures to improve children’s oral health.