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03 Mar
Phillips launches new at-home recycling scheme for dental waste

Phillips has launched a new at-home recycling scheme to encourage members of the public to recycle dental waste.  Building on the success of its dental practice recycling scheme, Phillips is now offering dental patients the opportunity to recycle toothbrushes and other dental supplies at home. Between now and the end…

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25 Feb
Dental admissions put on hold as Scottish university students have to repeat a year

Dental admissions have been put on hold in Scotland following confirmation that existing students will have to repeat a year. Scottish dental schools will not be admitting new students onto courses starting in September 2021 as a result of students having to redo the academic year. It was announced recently…

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17 Feb
Dental charity backs plans for water fluoridation as part of NHS reforms

The Oral Health Foundation is backing plans for improved access to fluoridated water as part of wide-ranging NHS reforms.  Recently, the secretary of state for health and social care, Matt Hancock, announced plans to reform the NHS, revealing a raft of measures and initiatives that would be introduced to make…

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10 Feb
Patients resort to DIY dentistry, as watchdog reports two-year waits for some

Some dental patients in England have been forced to undertake DIY treatment due to being unable to get an appointment with a dentist, a watchdog has revealed.  Healthwatch England suggested that hundreds of people had contacted representatives in 2020, with many experiencing difficulties in seeing a dentist. A report featured…

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03 Feb
Britain experiences a DIY dentistry boom in lockdown

Britain has experienced a DIY dentistry boom during the course of the Covid-19 lockdowns, new research suggests.  A study carried out by the Association of Dental Groups (ADG) revealed that 1 out of 4 households had attempted DIY dental care, while Boots has reported a surge in sales of dental…

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27 Jan
Smokers are twice as likely to be hospitalised with Covid-19, study suggests

New research suggests that smokers are twice as likely as non-smokers to be hospitalised with Covid-19.  A study conducted by researchers at King’s College London revealed that people who smoke are more likely to develop severe symptoms of the virus than non-smokers. Using data collected through the ZOE Covid Symptom…

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