Posts tagged “dental access”

Indian Government Seeking To Improve Dental Access

January 25th, 2011
Indian Government Seeking To Improve Dental Access

India is known to have more dental practices than anywhere else in the world. However this hasn’t stopped the Government from developing dental health further. In short, it wants to create more dentist jobs. Speaking with local Indian reporters, Ghulam Nabi Azad who is India’s health and welfare minister said:  India is number one in […]

NHS Dentistry Gets A Boost

January 17th, 2011
NHS Dentistry Gets A Boost

Flagging dentistry in the NHS got a boost recently with a new practice opening, setting up in Chapelgate in Retford. The new practice is on the site of a previous doctor’s surgery. The new practice is the brain child of three award-winning dentists who were winners of the Yorkshire and Humberside Employer of the Year […]

Dental patients advised to shop around

December 23rd, 2010
Dental patients advised to shop around

Dental patients have been advised to shop around for the best local dentist and compare dentists, following the launch of a new online area, which allows patients to review their dentist and leave comments about their experience at a dental practice. The new online area on the NHS website enables patients to read comments about […]

Dental decay worryingly common amongst Scotland’s poorest children

December 22nd, 2010
Dental decay worryingly common amongst Scotland’s poorest children

New government figures have revealed that children living in poor areas of Scotland are twice as likely to suffer from tooth decay as children living in more affluent areas. The figures show an improvement in national standards of oral health, with 64 percent of P-1 age schoolchildren showing no signs of decay, the highest figure […]

New dental contract aims to improve treatment

December 15th, 2010
New dental contract aims to improve treatment

There are plans to substitute the disliked dental contract, introduced in 2006 by the Labour government, with a new one rewarding the quality of the treatment, not the number of treatments carried out. The existing contract, which dentists have complained about since its launch, saw dentists paid according to their ability to meet individual targets. […]

Access to dental care a problem for poorer families

December 2nd, 2010
Access to dental care a problem for poorer families

A report by the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) has found that children in poorer families are still having difficulties in accessing dental care. Families on Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) are still finding it difficult to get appointments with local dental professionals, despite promises that action would be taken to remedy […]

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