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Published on November 9, 2016

The Digital Dental Professional has Arrived

The Digital Dental Professional has Arrived

Dental professionals are traditionally wet-fingered so the digital revolution, which has consumed so much of our lives, has been a bit slow to hit them. Now it seems the digital dawning is well under way. In the past 18 months we have sent over 200k emails across 40 campaigns to dental professionals and digital engagement […]

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Published on September 6, 2016

People who visit GPs for toothache cost NHS £26million

People who visit GPs for toothache cost NHS £26million

It has been revealed around 600,000 GP appointments per year are being taken up by patients who are experiencing toothache and other dental issues. This trend not only potentially costs the NHS £26m in wasted appointments, but also lengthens waiting times for patients who would genuinely benefit from seeing a GP. But what is driving […]

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Published on August 9, 2016

Flossgate… or is flossing worth the effort

Flossgate… or is flossing worth the effort

Last week Associated Press published a report that shook to the core one of the postulates of good oral health, namely “Thou shalt floss daily”. Here at StockdaleMartin we have been following the unfolding of the ensuing drama with interest. The original report said that the evidence for flossing is “weak, very unreliable,” of “very […]

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Published on October 12, 2015

Overcoming dental anxiety

Overcoming dental anxiety

Terrified of going to the dentist? If the answer is yes then you’re not alone. Dental anxiety is one of the most common phobias in the world with nearly a third of all adults disliking the dentist. Moreover, 1 in 10 of us have a phobia so strong that we avoid going to the dentist, […]

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Published on August 25, 2015

10 fascinating facts about children’s dental health

10 fascinating facts about children’s dental health

Summer holidays can consist of sugary and fizzy treats whilst children are not in school. However, as we are now approaching the end of the summer holidays it is important to ensure we do not damage our children’s teeth as we get ready for the back to school period. The British Dental Health Foundation has […]

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Published on March 24, 2015

Children’s dental health is improving……or is it?

Children’s dental health is improving……or is it?

Last week saw the publication of the interim results of the Children’s Dental Health Survey 2013 – the survey that reviews the state of the nation’s dental health every 10 years.  10,000 children across England, Wales and Northern Ireland were examined for evidence of tooth decay, gum disease and tooth wear and the results showed […]

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Published on November 12, 2013

Simple measures save £6m in dental costs

Simple measures save £6m in dental costs

According to a new study, Childsmile scheme – a programme to encourage nursery children to brush their teeth, has saved more than £6m in NHS dental costs. Childsmile involves nursery staff providing free guidance and supervising children when brushing their teeth, every day at school. Despite the costly amount to setup the programme, £1.8m a […]

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Published on July 1, 2013

GDC predicts future issues of dentistry

GDC predicts future issues of dentistry

The General Dental Council (GDC) has published the findings of a horizon scanning exercise, which was conducted back in autumn 2012. This exercise aims to identify the major issues likely to affect dentistry and dental regulation over the next 5-10 years. The exercise, the first of its kind by GDC, seeks to ensure that the […]

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Published on June 25, 2013

Groupon works to stop illegal teeth whitening

Groupon works to stop illegal teeth whitening

Who doesn’t enjoy a great deal, especially when it comes to achieving that ‘Hollywood Smile’? Deal of the day website Groupon is working alongside the General Dental Council (GDC) to guard against the promotion of illegal tooth whitening. Groupon has already taken action not to mislead customers by offering teeth whitening deals that are regulated […]

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Published on December 5, 2012

To floss or not to floss – that is the question

To floss or not to floss – that is the question

Our mouths are like fish tanks and our teeth are the stones, as Ellie Phillips suggests. Think about it for a moment, this metaphor is somewhat true. No matter how many times we floss the ‘stones’, the water still remains dirty – so what’s the point in flossing twice a day? The controversial topic has […]

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