General Health

Podcast Episode 6: The Big C (part one)

In this episode we are in conversation with dental therapist Charlotte Wake, who discusses her cancer journey, from diagnosis and treatment through to recovery and the return to practice.

Study of UK dental professionals reveals extent of occupational risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection

A University of Birmingham-led study of over a thousand dental professionals has shown their increased occupational risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection during the first wave of the pandemic in the UK.

Dental group brushes up on dementia knowledge

Scotland’s largest dental group is committed to ensuring its teams are fully equipped with the skills, empathy and understanding required to provide the best possible dental care experience for people...

Sugar content of most popular cocktails revealed

Cocktails, a staple in our society, can be found in nearly every bar, restaurant and pub. They are a popular alcoholic drink choice due to the masking of alcohol flavour, creativity, and sweetness (or...

Charity calls for consultation on raising the age of sale for tobacco

Commenting on the study in The Lancet showing three quarters of the world’s smokers have their first cigarette by 21, Action on Smoking and Health has called on the government to consult on raising...

New oral and maxillofacial centre opens

A new, expert-led dedicated oral and maxillofacial centre will open in the heart of London’s Harley Street Medical Area. The Centre for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery will have eight leading...

New study reveals AGPs don’t increase risk of catching Covid-19

A new study’s findings dispel the misconception that patients and providers are at high risk of catching Covid-19 at the dentist’s office.

The obesity message

Kimberley Lloyd asks, is this the trigger your patients needed?

McFly’s Harry Judd backs campaign to highlight the role of nature in managing mental wellbeing

Simplyhealth, Denplan’s parent company, has partnered with McFly musician Harry Judd and the Mental Health Foundation on a new campaign to shine a light on how connecting with the natural world can...

New mental health initiative launched

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week, and to coincide with this important event a new dental initiative has been launched to encourage all dental workplaces to make mental health wellness a...

Better access to dental care could help win battle against COPD

Oral health in Brazil needs better promotion and more accessible public dental services, in order to help tackle the impact of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) – the country’s third...

Oral health may prevent severe Covid-19 disease

The potential for healthy gums to reduce the severity of Covid-19 disease has been outlined in a paper recently published in the Journal of Oral Medicine and Dental Research.