Posts tagged “Oral Health”

Dental Health Still A Major Problem In The West

March 23rd, 2011
Dental Health Still A Major Problem In The West

According to figures published by the World Health Organisation (WHO), dental health is still a major problem in the industrialised nations. The figures comes from the 2003 report which says that between 60% and 90% of children and the vast majority of adults still have problems. In the USA, the figures reveal that dental caries […]

New NHS Dentist opens

March 8th, 2011
New NHS Dentist opens

A new NHS dental surgery opened its doors recently in Earley, Berkshire. Called Pure Smile Earley Dental Practice Limited, it was commissioned by NHS Berkshire West in order to improve access to dental health in the area. It has proved very popular as over 400 patients have already joined since it was opened on the […]

Australian Premier Under Attack By Dentists

March 2nd, 2011
Australian Premier Under Attack By Dentists

Christine Keneally has come under fierce attack by dentists over what they see as being an inadequate election promise to do something about oral health. The dentists believe what the Government is proposing will do little to improve dental health in Australia. Speaking at Sydney University, Hans Zoellner, who is head of the University’s Oral […]

Dentistry In Afghanistan

February 15th, 2011
Dentistry In Afghanistan

Despite all the problems that the soldiers and ordinary people have in Afghanistan, there appears to be a little bit of hope on the medical front. Dentists from the UK, USA, Afghanistan and others have joined forces to offer dental care to local people. Although the country was bombed by coalition forces, one US citizen, […]

Give a Kid a Smile Day

February 1st, 2011
Give a Kid a Smile Day

Dentists across the United States are organising a National event called ‘Give A Kid A Smile’. The event takes place every February and October each year. The idea behind the event is to offer children free dental care, and to educate them on the necessity of looking after their teeth. Although it is a National […]

New study links anxiety to poor oral health

November 15th, 2010
New study links anxiety to poor oral health

A new study has linked anxiety to poor oral health. The study, which involved 1,037 participants, measured the levels of anxiety amongst participants and found that a quarter of the group suffered from dental anxiety; this was not classified as just a slight feeling of trepidation about going to the dentist, but a serious fear […]

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