Oral health

Denplan pledges to invest in providing dental services to those most in need

Denplan, part of Simplyhealth, is delighted to announce a new partnership with Dentaid, to improve access to vital oral healthcare provision to those most in need around the UK. 

Aquafresh launches Shine Bright campaign to help combat children’s tooth decay

Aquafresh has launched a new campaign to help educate both parents and children on the importance of good oral health.

World Smile Day!

October 1st is World Smile Day! A day to make other people smile and do kind acts. Whilst smiling can reflect happy emotions, it can also reveal health signs.

Smile Together embarks on its fifth Smiles at Sea harbourside tour of Cornwall and Devon

Fisherfolk and their families are being offered free dental checks, emergency treatment and oral cancer screening in four fishing ports across Cornwall and Devon next week, thanks to Smile Together...

Safe Smiles: new campaign set to champion the benefits of safe dentistry

The British Orthodontic Society and the Oral Health Foundation has recently launched a new campaign to help patients make safer choices when it comes to their dental treatment.

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.