27 Oct
Dental expert advises against using the teeth to crush ice

A dental expert has advised the public against using the teeth to crush and chew ice.  Prof Matthew Cooke, an associate professor of paediatric dentistry and anesthesiology, warned that biting down on ice can cause serious, irreversible damage to the teeth and dental restorations.  Writing in The Conversation, Prof Cooke…

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.

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…

29 Jul
Prime Minister reveals plans to boost health and reduce obesity risks

The Prime Minister has revealed plans to tackle the UK’s obesity crisis, including banning junk food advertising before 9pm and putting an end to buy-one-get-one-free deals on unhealthy foods, such as confectionary. There were already plans in place to reduce rates of obesity among children and adults in the UK,…

12 Nov
NHS England approves two cannabis-based drugs

NHS England has approved two cannabis-based drugs, which will be used to treat patients with epilepsy and multiple sclerosis in England.  The move follows the release of new guidelines issued by NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence). The advisory body explored the impact of cannabis-based medicines for a…