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Dentistry news : February 2008

Private Healthcare UK keeps you up to date with the latest news and developments in private dentistry in the UK.
  • Brits choose overseas dental treatment Surgery In France - DentistryA new survey has found that 1.29 million British people have had dental treatment abroad since 2003 because of the cost savings.Dentale, a newly launched dental implant clinic, surveyed over 1,000...
  • Lack of tooth brushing poses oral risk Oral hygiene - toothbrushMany Britons are putting their dental health at risk by not bothering to brush their teeth twice a day, new research shows.A study commissioned by Denplan found that only 61 per cent of people brush...
  • NHS patients 'failed' by dental contract Rise in dentistryDental patients in Wales are suffering as a result of the new dental contract introduced in April 2006, a BBC investigation has learnt.According to one dental technician, NHS dentistry has been set...
  • Consumers urged to shop around for dental treatment Rise in dentistryConsumers who are seeking private dental treatment should bear in mind that the costs of treatment can vary, experts have said.A growing number of people have sought private dental treatment in...
  • NHS dentists under pressure to treat fewer children Children don't get enough exerciseThe NHS cannot afford to fund children's care and dentists are coming under pressure not to treat them, a dental pressure group has claimed.According to Challenge, health trusts have been urging...
  • New dental implants could replace dentures After dental implantsA new type of dental implant could soon replace dentures, providing patients with new teeth in a matter of hours.People with missing teeth currently have to have conventional dental implants, where a...