Seb Evans, Author at Dentistry.co.uk
Seb Evans

Seb Evans

Author at Dentistry.co.uk

Seb moved to FMC at the start of 2014. He is the editor of dentistry.co.uk, assistant editor of Dentistry magazine and editor of Dentistry Scotland. Email: [email protected] Tel: 01923 851751
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Bank lending to dentistry doubles in the last two years

The number and value of loans to dentistry has doubled over the last two years, according to Barclays Business Banking. Demand for dentistry is increasing due to a celebrity culture demanding a ‘Hollywood smile’, 82% of dentists claim. This has led to the bank almost doubling its lending to the UK dentistry industry. ‘We’ve seen a … Continued

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Less than 3% of children under one attending the dentist

Only 2.8% of children under the age of one attend an NHS dental practice, a Birmingham University study shows. For those aged one and under, dental attendance rates increased slightly to 11.7%. Attendance rates varied considerably, with 3.7% of children one and under in Hackney attending the dentist, compared with 37.6% in South Tyneside. ‘Unexpectedly, … Continued

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#beproud urges dental professionals to share their ‘good’ achievements

National Smile Month sees the launch of a new campaign aimed at highlighting and supporting the dental profession’s greatest achievements for good. The ‘beproud’ hashtag will come into force in the coming weeks as the dental profession and industry celebrate the daily good work of colleagues, customers and friends whose actions they think are worthy … Continued

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Third of healthcare fines – worth £188million – incorrectly issued

A third of healthcare fines, worth £188 million, were withdrawn due to valid exemptions, National Audit Office figures show. The NAO report into fines, covering NHS dental and prescription charges, show 400,000 dental patients a year receive £100 fines. Despite this, 30%, 1.7 million, of healthcare fines issued since 2014 have been withdrawn. ‘Free prescriptions … Continued

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Four out of five adults visit the dentist regularly

More than four out of five adults (82%) visit the dentist at least once every two years. This increases for patients on dental payment plans, with 89% visiting the dentist every six months, according to the latest Consumer Oral Health Survey 2019 from Simplyhealth Professionals. Despite these promising numbers, 6% of adults admit they never … Continued