Oral health

Paediatric dentistry and children's oral health - an NHS update

Sara Hurley and Simon Kenny have recently issued an update to the profession with the latest advice and guidance on children’s oral health and paediatric dentistry.

New recall guide for dental teams welcomed by BSPD

The BSPD has welcomed new recall guidance designed to ensure the most vulnerable children and young people get access to dental care as swiftly as possible.

Changing your biology to eliminate caries and periodontitis? A discussion on bioethical considerations

A collaboration between King’s College London’s Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences and the Oxford University’s Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, has resulted in a bioethical...

Largest worldwide consumer oral health awareness survey reveals the best tooth-brushers, worst habits and most smile satisfaction

A new worldwide consumer oral health awareness survey across 15 countries, including the UK, has revealed an amazing snapshot of oral health, habits, concerns and desires across the globe.

Tele-dentistry a viable option for replacing in-person initial consultations, new study finds

A study has found that tele-dentistry may be a valid option for first stage triage or follow-up consultations, saving patients attending clinics in person.

New figures show workforce crisis as number of NHS dentists fall across the whole of England

The Association of Dental Groups (ADG) has recently responded to the publication of the Annual Report of NHS Dental Statistics for England 2020-2021.

Four in 10 dental surgeons say it will take at least a year to clear the backlog from Covid-19

A quarter (25 per cent) of respondents said that most patients on their waiting lists are children.

GSK Consumer Healthcare leads oral care industry with launch of its first carbon neutral toothbrush

Over 3.6 billion plastic toothbrushes are purchased every single year, with the average person using 300 in their lifetime. Unfortunately, roughly 80 per cent of these end up in the sea.

British Dental Association want restrictions relaxed in Wales

With most of Wales’ covid rules now eased, the British Dental Association have said they now want rules for dentists to be relaxed, too.

Throat cancer one of the most likely to go unrecognised

Amanda Pritchard, the new head of the NHS in England, has recently urged that people do not delay seeking medical treatment when suffering from stomach pain or a cough that does not go away, as these...

The British Fluoridation Society appoints new Committee Member

The British Fluoridation Society (BFS) is pleased to announce Philip Martin BDS MDPH is joining its Executive Committee.

BSPD calls for equality of access to specialist care for 0-16s with highest dental needs

A workforce shortage which has been ignored for more than a decade makes access to a specialist in paediatric dentistry a challenge in many areas of the UK.