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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 September 5, 2016

‘Night owl’ teenagers risk tooth decay

‘Night owl’ teenagers risk tooth decay

New research suggests that adolescents who prefer to stay up late at night are at a significantly higher risk of tooth decay. The study, published in the International Journal of Dental Hygiene, has found that teenagers who stay up late are up to almost four times more likely to suffer from tooth decay than those who […]

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Published on February 2, 2012

NHS dentistry cash boost to increase access, but is this the answer to a nation of healthy teeth?

Yesterday, Andrew Lansley, UK Health Secretary announced a proposed £28 million boost to increase access to NHS dentists. The money will be spent on expanding local services such as more available appointments and care for people who cannot travel to a dentist. This move supports the Government’s drive to improve oral health in the UK, […]

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Published on January 20, 2012

Announcing “The Dental Landscape”!

Here at StockdaleMartin we’ve got a bit of a reputation for knowing our way around the world of dentistry, and our clients come to us for our insight into the dental landscape – the facts and figures. Well – drum roll – we’d like to announce The Dental Landscape, a booklet packed full of handy […]

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Published on January 3, 2012

Another barrier to fluoridation: cost

The addition of fluoride to public water supplies is an emotive and controversial topic, and has been so for a long time. In the film Dr Strangelove, General Ripper obsesses over the damage fluoridation could do to ‘precious bodily fluids’, indicating that the debate was well-known enough to parody even in 1964. The 1950s flyer […]

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Published on October 10, 2011

Does NHS dentistry cost too much – or not enough?

As mentioned in a previous post, dentists’ charges in the UK are to be investigated by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT). At first glance, though, the focus of this study seems to be less on cost and more on simplification – the idea being that given the disparity between NHS and private treatment options, […]

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