Dental laboratories to help boost testing capacity
The government has called on dental and veterinary laboratories to join forces with medical labs to boost testing capacity. In a recent press conference, Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, unveiled plans to increase testing to 100,000 tests per day by the end of April. Professor John Newton, from Public Health England,…READ ARTICLE
Could supervised brushing at school help to stem the tide of decay?
Public Health England figures suggest that dentists are removing around 1,000 teeth per month from children under the age of 6, despite the fact that almost all cases of decay are preventable. With dental issues costing the NHS millions of pounds, and children missing 60,000 school days every year as…READ ARTICLE
Sheffield Professor calls for water fluoridation to be a focal point of new government prevention plan
Professor Michael Lennon OBE, from the School of Clinical Dentistry at the University of Sheffield, has called for water fluoridation to be a focal point of new preventative measures revealed by the Department of Health. Recently, the Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, announced that he was implanting a plan for the…READ ARTICLE