Our mission: A better future for adult oral health

So how can we improve dental care among adults? Here’s my starter for 10. First for the usual disclaimers. These are my thoughts and do not necessarily represent those of all the profession as it’s not my remit. That said without access to a service it is difficult to understand how the population’s oral health can improve. Recent figures show that almost 50% of dental practices are not currently ... »

A crucial time for sugar awareness

This is a crucial time for oral health – there are existing problems of inequalities in oral health across the UK and the debate on sugar is still growing, as is the rise in oral cancer cases. As the new Chair of the Health and Science Committee, I am keen to keep the topic of sugar in particular on the agenda until we see real leadership from government. The Committee is eager to work with other ... »

Our cut sugar campaign in practice – part 4

Hob Hey Dental Centre in the North West of England was established in 1968. The practice is in Culcheth, a relatively affluent village between Manchester and Liverpool but also see patients from the surrounding towns. The practice has a NHS contract for children and the elderly residents of four local nursing homes and all other adults are seen on a private basis. There are three dentists, a denta... »

Our cut sugar campaign in practice – part 3

The Dental Care Centre has been providing private and NHS care to the residents of Folkestone and surrounding areas for almost 30 years. When Principal, George Au took over an existing family practice, his vision was to live in, be a part of and contribute to the local community. The team is made up of 20 members of staff, all of who welcome new ideas and advancements in technology thus ensuring t... »

Our cut sugar campaign in practice – part 2

The Osborne Dental Group has been looking after the dental care and well-being of patients in the North East for more than 25 years, and offers a range of NHS and private treatments. The group employs more than 50 people across three practices – Osborne Dental in Newcastle upon Tyne, Stanley Dental in County Durham, and Ponteland Dental in Northumberland, which opened earlier this year to pr... »

Our cut sugar campaign in practice: part 1

The Charles Landau Dentistry in North London is a mixed general practice. The team consists of two dentists, two nurses, a receptionist and a practice manager. Staff have been treating patients for over 40 years, whilst seeing changes in the local community within a varied social and economic mix – typical of the inner London area of Islington. The practice have been members of BDA Good Prac... »