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…

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…

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…

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…