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Urgent dental centre

An urgent dental treatment centre has been opened in Darlington. The facility will provide extra appointments to ease the strain on the community's dentists.

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Award for services to cancer

Dentist and past president of the Mouth Cancer Foundation, Philip Lewis, has been awarded an MBE in the King’s Birthday’s Honours List in recognition of services to oral cancer.

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Gum disease and stroke link

Researchers from King’s College London and the University of Helsinki have identified a link between periodontitis (gum disease) and cryptogenic ischemic stroke, which causes a blockage in the blood vessel that supplies blood to a region of the brain.

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Gum protection range

Corsodyl has launched a new Gum Strength & Protect line comprised of two toothpastes and a daily mouthwash, which are clinically proven to protect against gum problems.

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Health and wellbeing event

The Dental Leadership Network (DLN) convened at Woburn House in London on June 12, 2024, to spotlight the crucial role of dental leaders in promoting health and wellbeing within the profession.

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Discussing oral health

Data collected by the Oral Health Foundation shows that 93 per cent of UK adults are comfortable discussing their oral health with family and friends.

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Check your CPD in time!

Dental Protection has urged dental care professionals (DCPs) to check their CPD hours ahead of time in case they need to make up any shortfall before the registration renewal deadline.

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Smile confidence poll

A Forbes Health and OnePoll survey has shown that social media can negatively impact confidence in one's smile, especially among Gen Z.

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Medical aesthetics guide

Allergan Aesthetics has launched the A-Z of Medical Aesthetics as the first step of its campaign to improve understanding of aesthetics and empower patients over 18 years of age to make informed choices.

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Sweetener and heart attacks

A Cleveland Clinic study has linked Xylitol, a common zero-calorie sweetener found in sugar-free candy and toothpaste, to an increased risk of cardiovascular events like heart attack and stroke.

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E-cigarette packaging study

Researchers from the University of Stirling say e-cigarette packaging could be used to encourage smokers to switch to vaping and deter non-smokers from taking up the habit.

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Voter survey

The British Dental Association (BDA) has said NHS dentistry is now at the forefront of voter concerns for the General Election. It says voters are calling for a plan to save the service.

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GDC renewal period opens

The General Dental Council (GDC) has opened the annual renewal period for dental care professionals (DCPs).

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Dental anxiety study

Research from Bupa Dental Care has found that nearly half the population (44 per cent) dread visiting the dentist, and 76 per cent of those put off the visit entirely.