Category “General Dental”

National Smile Month 2016

May 17th, 2016
National Smile Month 2016

Yesterday (May 16th, 2016), the Oral Health Foundation launched the 40th annual National Smile Month campaign. This is one of the world’s largest oral health campaigns and organisers are hoping to reach out to millions of people over the course of the next four weeks. What exactly is National Smile Month? National Smile Month is […]

Thousands of NHS Doctor and Nursing Posts are Lying Vacant

February 29th, 2016
Thousands of NHS Doctor and Nursing Posts are Lying Vacant

Figures have revealed that more than two thirds of health boards and trusts in Britain are actively trying to recruit new staff from overseas to battle the shortage of qualified doctors and nurses. Information obtained from a Freedom of Information report for the BBC shows that one December 1st last year, the NHS in England, […]

Children Must Be Put in the Recovery Position, Doctors Warn

January 26th, 2016
Children Must Be Put in the Recovery Position, Doctors Warn

Doctors have warned that unconscious infants and children must be put in the recovery position, after a study revealed that other techniques, including slapping, were being used as an alternative. The European study, which involved more than 550 children, revealed that only a quarter of children were placed in the recovery position by adults who […]

‘Remarkable’ Results for MS Patients Given Cancer Treatment

January 18th, 2016

Patients with MS (multiple sclerosis) are displaying “remarkable” improvements following treatment normally used for cancer, according to doctors in Sheffield. Around 20 patients have been given bone marrow transplants using stem cells from their own blood in the past three years and some patients can now walk again, having being paralysed before. The treatment is […]

Antibiotic Resisting Bacteria Discovered in UK ‘Last Resort’ Treatment

December 22nd, 2015
Antibiotic Resisting Bacteria Discovered in UK ‘Last Resort’ Treatment

Scientists in the UK have discovered bacteria that are resistant to a form of antibiotic called colistin. This discovery is of the utmost significance as colistin is often given to patients as a last resort. Last month, resistant bacteria were identified in China and experts warned that the discovery marked the beginning of a ‘post-antibiotic […]

NHS Joins Forces with Tinder to Promote Organ Donation

December 15th, 2015

The NHS has joined forces with an unlikely source to promote organ donation. The NHS will work with popular dating app Tinder to encourage more people to give their consent to donate their organs in the event of an accident. Traditionally, the app matches people based on their looks and personality, but for the next two […]

Local Dental Practice Gets Into The Community Spirit In Yorkshire

April 24th, 2014
Local Dental Practice Gets Into The Community Spirit In Yorkshire

A Leeds dental practice has decided to get into the Yorkshire spirit of wearing yellow this July. The 3rd July has been designated as Wear it Yellow Day across the county, with people being encouraged not just to wear something yellow in colour, but to create anything yellow, including food. The dental practice has also […]

Legal Eagles Recommending Festive Guidelines

November 4th, 2013
Legal Eagles Recommending Festive Guidelines

The Christmas festive period is fast approaching which means that parties in dental practices as well as other places of work will take place. While it is good to let your hair down, legal experts are recommending that the owners of dental practices should start thinking a little more seriously about the potential implications of […]

Pro Fluoride Lobby Hits Back

June 20th, 2013
Pro Fluoride Lobby Hits Back

The pro and anti-fluoride factions have for a number of years now been at loggerheads of both the beneficial effects as well as the risks of fluoridation. In particular, the acrimony has revolved around adding fluoride to water supplies. The on-going debate in Southampton is testament to that in the UK. However scientists in Australia […]

Increased Financing To Help Dental Patients

April 25th, 2012
Increased Financing To Help Dental Patients

Unlike the UK dental treatment in the USA is paid for either by a fee or insurance. However many people in the country are often unable to pay for treatment or even afford to pay insurance premiums. But one practice in the town of Gulfport in Missouri has come up with a new idea to […]

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