Dental firm celebrates 30 years of investing in people

Confident Dental & Implant Clinics Group, a Cotswolds-based dental firm, has celebrated three decades of its Investors in People accreditation. This places them within an esteemed group of...

Brushing and flossing teeth can reduce pregnancy-associated gingivitis, study says

A study conducted by researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Dentistry has shown that nurse-led oral hygiene education reduces gingival inflammation in pregnant women.

Giving ‘mouth to mouth’ a whole new meaning!

Micheal Sultan discusses oral bacteria transplants.

An icy exploration

In the first of a two-part article, Muireann Hannan talks to Cat Burford about the preparations for her expedition to the South Pole.

The key to a successful journey

In part two, Muireann Hannan speaks to Cat Burford about the importance of mindset on her Antarctic expedition.

Wales reveals its research priorities

Public Health Wales (PHW) has announced that it will focus its research on six priority areas, coincident with the long-term ‘Research and Evaluation strategy’ it launched in 2023. 

Matcha mouthwash may inhibit gum disease

Japanese researchers report that matcha inhibited the growth of bacteria which leads to periodontitis in a laboratory experiment.

Plymouth invests £4m to create a dental surgery

A new city centre dental clinic in Plymouth is set to provide up to 3,500 appointments per year from late 2025 onwards. 

New dentists required to deliver NHS care under government plans

Newly qualified dentists could be required to deliver NHS care for several years after they graduate under a government consultation launched on May 23, 2024.

Wolverhampton shines a light on good oral health among young people

The City of Wolverhampton Council and The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust are delivering a series of oral health initiatives for children and young people during National Smile Month 2024.

Northern Ireland takes steps towards a smoke-free generation

Robin Swann, the health minister for Northern Ireland, has welcomed the passing of a motion to include Northern Ireland in the UK Tobacco and Vapes Bill.

‘Desperate need’ to expand a dental practice

A practice in Kent has applied for permission to expand due to the high patient demand.

Successful launch of a new aesthetic journal

Aesthetic Update, a new journal in the Dental Update family, was launched at BDIA Dental Showcase 2024.

NHS campaign encourages Essex children to smile brightly

As part of National Smile Month (May 13 to June 13, 2024), NHS Mid and South Essex is launching a new campaign, ' Bright smiles are healthy smiles’.

Bruxism observed in patients with post-traumatic stress disorder

According to a study published in Clinical Oral Investigation, patients with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) frequently report teeth clenching or grinding during the day – a behaviour named...