Dental Charity

Increase in support for BDA Benevolent Fund

This year, the BDA Benevolent Fund has seen a threefold increase in requests for help, a direct result of the challenges posed by Covid-19.

Covid-19, dentistry education and mouth cancer

When lockdown hit the UK, dentists closed, and head and neck cancer checks at patients’ routine dental appointments ceased to exist. Dentists are open again, though running a vastly reduced service...

A tribute to Janet Goodwin from the Oral Health Foundation

Earlier this week we received the sad news that Janet Goodwin, former president of the Oral Health Foundation, passed away from cancer. A trustee for the best part of a decade, Janet became the first...

Jim’s successful channel swim for Dentaid

Swimming dentist Jim Lafferty has overcome crashing waves, exhaustion, hidden rocks and vicious jellyfish to successfully swim the English Channel and raise almost £7k for Dentaid.

World Cavity Free Future Day 2020 focuses on healthy smiles across generations

This year, The Alliance for a Cavity-Free Future is uniting chapters across the world to raise awareness that people of all ages are susceptible to dental caries and cavities. Having conversations...

Smiles at Sea to get SeaFit in Cornwall and Devon

This year’s Smiles at Sea and SeaFit tour of Cornwall and Devon will be a little different due to Covid-19 regulations. The focus will be on increasing the knowledge and awareness of good oral health...

Smile and the world smiles with you

It’s no understatement to say that the world needs a reason to smile after such a difficult year. World Smile Day, held on October 2, could provide just the excuse we need to spread a little cheer.

Jim’s channel swim for Dentaid

Dentist Jim Lafferty is preparing to take the plunge and swim the English Channel to raise funds for Dentaid.

On to the next challenge…

Guy Wells reviews his latest charity effort.

Life-changing adventure

Myles Povey discusses his recent experience as a dental volunteer.