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Scotland’s poorest paying the price for dental crisis, says British Dental Association

EDINBURGH, Scotland: Fresh statistics from Public Health Scotland have revealed widening oral healthcare inequities in Scotland, and the British Dental ...

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BDA warns new chancellor that further cuts will kill NHS dentistry

LONDON, UK: Amid the political upheaval that has engulfed the UK in recent weeks, the British Dental Association has written an email to new Chancellor ...

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NHS releases worrying dental statistics for England

LONDON, UK: Late in August, the National Health Service (NHS) released the annual dental statistics for England. The report provides information on NHS ...

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NHS dental pay rise outstripped by soaring inflation

LONDON, UK: In many parts of the world, growing inflationary pressures are causing the cost of living to increase sharply. To help remedy this stress, the ...

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Bad news: Number of paediatric tooth extractions more than halved in England

RUGBY, UK: Far fewer extractions have been performed on paediatric patients in the UK during the pandemic, but according to the Oral Health Foundation, this...

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“This is how NHS dentistry will die”: BDA issues warning after decline in dental services reported

LONDON, UK: A new poll commissioned by the British Dental Association (BDA) has revealed several worrying trends about the state of public dentistry in the ...

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Six steps to recovery of emerging NHS dental deserts

NORTHAMPTON, UK: More than 2,000 dentists left the National Health Service (NHS) in 2021, leaving an estimated four million people without access to oral ...

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Government lowers minimum units of NHS dental activity, scraps standard operating procedure

LONDON, UK: The National Health Service (NHS) says that despite an increase in oral healthcare provision there was persistent variation in the activity ...

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Pandemic exacerbates UK oral health inequalities

LONDON, UK: Researchers at University College London have highlighted the COVID-19 pandemic’s effect of having widened inequalities in oral health in the ...

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U-turn on mandatory vaccination may be too late to avoid disruption to dental care

LONDON, UK: The government’s historic about-face on mandatory vaccination for National Health Service (NHS) staff may not prevent widespread damage to the...

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New system of targets in the UK: a step backwards for dentistry?

LONDON, UK: Dentists in England currently receive their former National Health Service (NHS) contract value provided they spend the same amount of time ...

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Dwindling patient numbers leave UK clinics short of lockdown targets

LONDON, UK: The British Dental Association (BDA) warned in early January that hundreds of dental practices would be put out of business if the government ...

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Dental patient charges increase by 5% in UK, causing uproar

LONDON, UK: Though practices in the UK remain open as the country goes through its second lockdown of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, dentists appear to be facing ...

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Is PPE the new gold and who is paying for it?

HOLLY RIDGE, N.C., U.S.: Recent comparisons between the value of personal protective equipment (PPE) and the value of gold have raised some interesting ...

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Labour promises free dental check-ups if elected

LONDON, UK: The UK general election is just weeks away, scheduled to be held on 12 December. In recognition of the oral health inequalities that exist ...

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