25 Mar
New figures show lack of progress in tackling childhood tooth decay

New figures released by Public Health England (PHE) show a worrying lack of progress in tackling childhood dental decay.  Statistics from PHE suggest that the proportion of children with tooth decay is the same as in 2017. In 2019, 23% of 5-year-olds had signs of tooth decay. The figure was…

19 Mar
Researchers call for reduced opioid use after study reveals limited benefits for dental patients

Researchers have called for reduced opioid use in dentistry after a study found that the drugs have limited benefits for dental patients. Data collected and analysed by a team at Michigan University suggested that there was very little in the way of differences between opioids and other pain relief techniques….

11 Mar
New study claims dentists could play a more active role in detecting type 2 diabetes

A new study has revealed that dental professionals could play a more active role in the detection of type 2 diabetes. Research carried out by a team at the University of Birmingham suggested that dentists could do more to identify patients at risk of diabetes by using risk assessment tools….