03 Aug
New guidelines recommend dental check-ups every 12 months for patients in England and Wales

Dental patients in England and Wales do not need to attend routine check-ups every 6 months if they have good oral health, according to new guidelines. The chief dental officers for England and Wales have confirmed new guidance…

15 Jun
1 in 5 Brits are worried about being able to afford dental treatment

A new survey has revealed that 1 in 5 Brits are worried about being able to afford dental treatment. A new report by the Association of Dental Groups (ADG) suggests that 20% of people fear that they won’t be able to afford to go to a dentist regularly as a result of the rising cost of living.

02 Jun
DIY dentistry on the rise in the UK as patients struggle to get appointments

A growing number of people are resorting to DIY dentistry, as patients struggle to get appointments. Studies suggest that there was a surge in DIY dentistry during the pandemic when lockdowns closed dental practices and restrictions were in place when surgeries reopened.

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…

09 Oct
Scottish Association Speaks Out on Waiting Times

The British Dental Association (BDA) of Scotland has called on the government to do more to tackle oral surgery waiting times. The BDA has spoken out after a Freedom of Information (FOI) Request from the Scottish Liberal Democrats revealed that some patients have waited more than 120 weeks for ‘life-changing’…