General Health

Smoking in pregnancy falls below 10 per cent for the first time

During the pandemic smoking in pregnancy fell below 10 per cent for the first time since records began - but the government is still not on track to reach target of 6 per cent or less by 2022.

New mouth cancer centre to improve survival and quality of life for thousands of patients

A new cancer centre is being set up to improve survival rates and quality of life for thousands of people affected by squamous cancer – a specific type of cancer which affects the mouth, skin, lungs...

Faculty of Dental Surgery responds to the new restrictions on junk food advertising

Responding to the announcement by the Department of Health and Social Care on the new restrictions on junk food advertising, Matthew Garrett, dean of the Faculty of Dental Surgery (FDS) said,

Survey shows most smokers do not know e-cigarettes are less harmful than smoking

Action on Smoking and Health welcomes the launch of a consultation by NICE on revised tobacco guidance, including updated advice for healthcare professionals on what to say to smokers about vaping....

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.

Workplace wellbeing: not just a short-term priority

Michael Lansdell discusses how you can get the most out of your team.

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.