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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 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 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 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 December 13, 2012

How to drive patients to your practice

How to drive patients to your practice

Finding out what motivates your patients to visit you and what you can do to improve this – is the key to success. Recently, the BDTA teamed up with Ragdoll to conduct an in-depth study of how the public perceive dentistry and their dental practice. The findings were rather interesting, including: 25% of the UK […]

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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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Published on August 9, 2012

2012 Survey on the European Dental Trade

The recession has hit the EU hard, as we all know well but how has it affected dental trade? The European Dental Market Trends Report, from the FIDE and ADDE Associations reveals the major trends over the past five years and collates them all. The key findings of the report show that: The number of […]

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Published on June 14, 2012

Oral health suffers as recession continues

As many of us feel the strain on our pockets, skipping regular dental appointments seems like a good way of saving money, yet in the long run this is far from the truth. A recent British Dental Health Foundation (BDHF) study suggests that over a third of adults (36%) are likely to delay dental treatment […]

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Published on May 8, 2012

Could busy lifestyles be impacting on our oral health?

Many of us would like to think we keep on top of our oral hygiene, regular check-ups and brushing our teeth twice daily, but when our busy lives get the better of us, these essential routines can become neglected. For the full-time parent, housekeeper and bread winner, time is of the essence and this is […]

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