General Health

CDO for England encourages dental teams to help survivors and victims of domestic abuse

In her latest NHS dentistry and oral health update, CDO Sara Hurley has called on the dental profession to help spot the signs of domestic abuse and to support survivors and victims.

Gum disease linked to Covid-19 complications

Covid-19 patients are at least three times more likely to experience complications if they also have gum disease, according to research published in the Journal of Clinical Periodontology, the...

An ongoing concern

Ellen Cummings talks to Michelle Vickers about cancer diagnoses and the impact of Covid-19.

At the heart of oral health

Diane Rochford discusses the role oral health plays in maintaining a healthy heart.

Providing added protection from Covid-19

As dental practices remain open, many dentists are taking extra precautions to protect themselves, their staff and their clients during consultations.  Whilst many dental professionals are relieved...

A worthy cause

Martin Wanendeya explains how dental practices can help support Cervical Cancer Prevention Week.

Time for long-term change?

Kimberley Lloyd discusses why a teetotal lifestyle should continue beyond Dry January.

Dental professionals and their teams prioritised for Covid-19 vaccine

The CDO for England, Sara Hurley, and Eric Rooney and Jason Wong, the deputy CDOs, have released an NHS dentistry and oral health update regarding Covid-19 vaccinations for dental professionals and...

Another health issue

Zoe Fairlamb explains how back pain is on the rise for dentists during the pandemic.

Colgate laboratory tests show toothpaste and mouthwash neutralise 99.9 per cent of the virus that causes Covid-19

A clinical research programme is underway to validate the potential of oral health products to slow the spread of the virus.

Charities respond to government’s public consultation on junk food

Action on Sugar and Dental Wellness Trust have responded to the government's public consultation on a total ban of online advertising for unhealthy foods high in fat, sugar and salt in the UK to...

Research highlights scale of impact of Covid-19 on dental professionals

New Covid-19 research released by the General Dental Council (GDC) has found that most dental professionals expect to be able to see fewer patients than normal over the next 12 months, while also...