Missed out on this week’s dental news? No problem, here’s what happened over the past seven days…
Cornwall Live reports check ups cancelled by text with August 2020 the next available appointment date.
NHS data shows no practices within a 120-mile trip of Penzance are currently accepting new NHS patients.
The BDA is pointing to a ‘recruitment crisis’ as the main reason patients are unable to get a dental appointment.
It claims access issues have mounted in recent years across England as recruitment and retention problems worsened.
As part of its brand refresh, Simplyhealth is re-introducing the famous Denplan apple as part of its logo.
Brand changes will take place immediately and implemented across all of marketing by the end of 2020.
Caroline Coleman will also step down as managing director of Simplyhealth at the end of the year.
Simplyhealth is reviewing how its health businesses operates and has made a number of key changes to its leadership team.
Doors opened to queues of dentists and professionals eager to hear from leading speakers and manufacturers in the profession.
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Since its launch in 2009, tooth decay in five-year-old Welsh children has dropped by more than 10%.
There has also been a 35% reduction in the number of children undergoing dental procedures under general anaesthesia.
The British Dental Association (BDA) Wales is using the opportunity to urge the government not to rest on its laurels.
It highlights concerns that Designed to Smile is taking budget away from treating older children.
Several health boards have stopped offering fluoride varnish applications to six to seven-year-olds, BDA Wales claims.
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Despite this rise, the number of fitness to practise referrals from these calls plummeted by 83% to 57 cases.
The rest of the enquiries were either outside the DCS remit (46%), passed onto NHS England (26%), Scotland (1%) and Wales (2%) or dealt with by the DCS (23%).
The percentage of complaints the DCS received were:
- Braces (18.1%)
- Crowns (13.5%)
- Partial denture (10.1%)
- Full denture (9.9%)
- Implants (9.5%)
- Bridges (7.2%)
- Root canal treatment (6.4%)
- Amalgam filling (6%)
- Composite filling (4.8%)
- Veneers (4.8%)
- Inlay (0.2%)
- Other (9.5%).