Association issues open letter to Scotland’s new first minister

Following the election of Humza Yousaf as SNP leader and his swearing-in as first minister, dentist leaders in Scotland have called for immediate action to ensure the beleaguered service has a future.

Plan proposed to save NHS dentistry in Wales

The Welsh Liberal Democrats have launched their plans to save NHS dentistry in Wales, warning that unless the Welsh Labour Government takes action now NHS dentistry risks going extinct.

Association argues NHS dentistry charge increase “won’t put a single penny into a struggling service”

The British Dental Association (BDA) has critiqued moves to increase NHS dental charges during the cost-of-living crisis, accusing ministers of prioritising lowering their own cash contributions to...

Association urges government for action on child dental decay

The Association of Dental Groups (ADG) has welcomed the publication of the Oral Health Survey of five-year-olds by the Office of Health Disparities, which confirms the “compelling evidence” given by...

Ministers “asleep at the wheel”, says association as child oral health gap widens

The British Dental Association (BDA) has encouraged ministers to step up on oral health inequality. The first oral health survey of five-year-olds published since lockdown shows no improvements in...

Association warns government committee dentistry needs “fundamental reform”

The British Dental Association (BDA) warned that the service is reaching the end of the road during providing evidence to the Health and Social Care Committee’s inquiry into NHS dentistry on March 21,...

Association welcomes government inquiry into NHS dentistry

The Association of Dental Groups (ADG) has welcomed the Health Select Committee inquiry starting March 21, 2023, into NHS dentistry as a once-in-a-generation opportunity to secure a sustainable future...

The spring budget 2023 - Good news for dentists?

There were some big surprises in the chancellor’s Spring Budget. Lucas Salt, from independent financial advisers Wealthwide, sets out how the proposed changes will impact dentists.

A new spring in the UK economy’s step or exaggerated optimism?

Richard Lishman explains what the government's spring budget means for your finances.

Association urges Scotland’s next first minister to prioritise NHS dentistry reforms

The British Dental Association (BDA) has warned the future of NHS dentistry in Scotland is in doubt, and action here must be high on the agenda for the next first minister. 

Research into Welsh dentistry is “a real wakeup call” for the government

Research conducted by Sam Rowlands MS has identified a crisis in the availability of NHS dentists in North Wales.  

MPs call on the government to reinstate No Smoking Day funding

MPs, charities and health organisations are coming together this No Smoking Day (March 8) to call for action on tobacco harm. It comes alongside a warning to smokers that their chances of developing...