13 Oct
London buses to provide health and dental treatment for rough sleepers this winter

Two London buses have been kitted out to provide medical and dental care for rough sleepers in the capital this winter. As part of a programme launched by Change Please, the Driving for Change initiative is using two London buses to deliver a range of essential health and dental services…

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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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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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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….

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28 Aug
Study shows athletes have poor dental health, despite good oral hygiene habits

New research has shown that athletes have poor dental health, despite the fact that many have good oral hygiene habits. A study conducted by scientists at UCL revealed that elite sportspeople tend to have poor dental health, even though they devote more time to looking after their teeth. Research teams…

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10 Jul
Number of UK smokers falls by 1.8m in seven years

The number of smokers in England has fallen by 1.8 million in the last seven years, new figures confirm. The most recent statistics suggest that the number of smokers has fallen from 7.7 million in 2011 to 5.9 million in 2018/2019. This equates to around 1 in 7 adults. England…

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