04 May
Japanese dental school and robotics company join forces to develop new child-like robot for trainee dentists

A Japanese dental school and robotics company have joined forces to develop a new robot, which mimics the behaviours of children. The robot is designed to help trainee dentists and medics to learn how to deal with children who display critical symptoms.

26 Jan
Pandemic prompts surge in tooth grinding symptoms

The pandemic has contributed to a surge in tooth grinding symptoms. Dentists in the UK have reported an increase in the number of patients displaying signs of grinding and clenching in the last 18-24 months. Tooth grinding, known as bruxism, is a subconscious action, which occurs during sleep and causes…

12 Jan
Prime Minister uses dental crisis to highlight the need to stick with Plan B

The Prime Minister has used the dental crisis to highlight the need to stick with existing Plan B Covid measures. Speaking in the House of Commons ahead of a decision about keeping existing Covid-19 restrictions, Boris Johnson said that it was right to continue with Plan B, as there are…

10 Nov
Oral Health Foundation launches new campaign to encourage safe dentistry

The Oral Health Foundation has launched a new campaign to encourage and promote safe dentistry. Safe Smiles is designed to raise awareness of the risks of DIY dentistry, buying products online and undergoing treatment provided by practitioners who do not have formal dental training. The charity’s programme has been developed…

14 Apr
Dental charity provides treatment for rough sleepers in Eastbourne

A dental charity has provided homeless people in Eastbourne with free emergency dental care. A team of volunteers working for Dentaid has been visiting The Salvation Army citadel on Langley Road on a monthly basis and staff have also been out in the mobile unit providing treatment for rough sleepers…

24 Mar
England’s chief dental officer urges dental teams to help protect women

England’s chief dental officer, Dr Sara Hurley, has urged dental teams to do their bit to protect women in the wake of the murder of Sarah Everard.