Kingston charity secures Dentaid mobile unit visits for estate residents
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by Joshua Rawlings
1y ago
A charity based in Kingston has secured a series of visits from Dentaid’s mobile dental unit to help the residents of a local estate to access services. RBKares has teamed up with The Brothers Trust to arrange a series of visits to Cambridge Road Estate. The move is part of RBKares’ weekly Well-Being events, which are held on the first Tuesday of the month. Dr Kate Kenyon has worked tirelessly to try to find solutions to improve access to dental services for the estate residents. She asked local dentist, Dr Munir Ravalia, to assess standards of oral hygiene among residents and the results wer ..read more
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Skye dentist submits application for new dental practice in Inverness
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by Joshua Rawlings
1y ago
A dentist from Skye has submitted an application to open a new dental practice in Inverness. Dr Zahid Ahmad, from Portree Dental Care, is hoping to convert an office in the city centre into a brand-new dental clinic. The premises, which are currently vacant, are located in Bank Street. In a statement accompanying the application submitted to Highland Council, Dr Ahmad said that opening a new dental clinic would form part of a nation-wide effort to improve access to NHS dental services. There is currently a severe shortage of NHS places in the region, with patients reporting problems, such as ..read more
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Dentist and charity founder publishes cookbook to raise funds
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by Joshua Rawlings
1y ago
Dentist and oral health charity founder, Dr Linda Greenwall, has published a new cookbook to raise funds. Dr Greenwall, a leading prosthodontist and specialist in restorative dentistry, will be donating proceeds from the recipe collection to the charity she founded, the Dental Wellness Trust. The book, which is entitled ‘Food Memories- The Cookbook,’ contains almost 300 recipes, including hearty, healthy breakfast dishes, snacks, pies and salads. Many of the recipes were inspired by family members who hail from South Africa and left Eastern Europe to escape oppression and persecution. Food wa ..read more
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Kent patients queue overnight and practice receives 27,000 calls as new NHS places open up
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by Joshua Rawlings
1y ago
Queues formed overnight and a Kent dental practice received 27,000 calls after announcing that new NHS places would be made available. Faversham Smiles announced that 60 new NHS places were up for grabs, with 20 available for the first people in the queue, 20 allocated to people calling the practice and a further 20 for those fastest to email. Following the update, the practice team was inundated with calls, with 27,000 people trying to get one of the 20 appointments. Long lines formed in the early hours of the morning and almost 700 people tried to email in the hope of securing a place. Spea ..read more
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Newmarket veterinary centre welcomes specialist dentist to the team
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by Joshua Rawlings
1y ago
A veterinary centre near Newmarket has welcomed a specialist dentist to the team. Gerhard Putter, a small animal dentist and oral surgery specialist, has joined the team at Dick White Referrals (DWR) Veterinary Specialists in Suffolk. Gerhard’s arrival will enable the centre to treat more pets with complex dental issues. Gerhard moved to the UK from South Africa 20 years ago and he has extensive experience in working with animals great and small. Having previously been enlisted to work on cases involving bears, orangutans, lions and tigers, Gerhard’s new role will focus on smaller, domestic c ..read more
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New data reveals more than 200 Sussex children are on waiting lists for specialist dental treatment
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by Joshua Rawlings
1y ago
New data has revealed that more than 200 children in Sussex are on waiting lists for specialist dental treatment. Figures obtained by the Liberal Democrats via a Freedom of Information request show that hundreds of children are waiting for complex dental treatment, which cannot be provided by conventional high street practices. The average waiting time is now over three months for treatment for issues such as tooth decay with a 4-month wait for treatment under general anaesthetic. James MacCleary, parliamentary candidate for the Liberal Democrats in Lewes, said that it was ‘heartbreaking’ to ..read more
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Colchester City Council gives dental practice expansion plans the green light
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by Joshua Rawlings
1y ago
Planning officers at Colchester City Council have given plans to expand a dental practice in the city the green light. The committee has approved proposals to create extra treatment rooms at Great Horkesley Dental Studio amid growing concerns over access issues. The council heard of the problems facing local patients, with some resorting to extracting their own teeth because they couldn’t get a dental appointment. Practice manager, Lynn Wright, confirmed that the practice would remain an NHS provider, which will come as a relief to patients. Despite concerns about parking and increased traffi ..read more
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North East health bosses highlight challenges as NHS dental providers hand contracts back
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by Joshua Rawlings
1y ago
Health bosses in the North East have highlighted several challenges related to dental services, as NHS providers in the area hand contracts back. Bosses in the North East and North Cumbria region admitted that there are significant difficulties in increasing capacity and enabling local people to access NHS dental services. One of the most worrying issues is finding NHS practices that are willing to take on an NHS contract. Statistics show that 12 contracts have been handed back in 2023 alone. The director of the North East and North Cumbria Integrated Care Board, David Gallagher and dental co ..read more
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Bury St Edmunds dental practice opens second clinic due to rising demand
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by Joshua Rawlings
1y ago
A dental practice in Bury St Edmunds has opened a second clinic due to rising demand for appointments. Guildhall Dental, a private practice based in St Andrews South, has opened a new surgery in Woolhall Street. The first appointments are available from Monday July 31st. The new practice will offer a wide range of services, including general dentistry and specialist hygiene, orthodontic and prosthodontic treatments. Practice manager, Faith Phillips, said that the demand for dental appointments is high, with many people in the area looking for a new dentist. There is a shortage of NHS places i ..read more
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New Ammanford dental practice to open in September
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by Joshua Rawlings
1y ago
A new dental practice will open in Ammanford in the autumn, representatives from the Hywel Dda University Health Board have confirmed. The health board has confirmed that the new clinic will open in September but as yet, there is no further information. The new practice will restore local services for residents over a year after the closure of the NHS clinic in Margaret Street. The Margaret Street surgery shut in May 2022, leaving hundreds of people in Ammanford without an NHS dentist. Discussions at the end of last year suggested that a new provider could be in place early in 2023, but in Ja ..read more
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