Dental services – Dr Mike Hinze Sat, 09 Oct 2021 04:33:56 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Dental services – Dr Mike Hinze 32 32 Who knew NBA players had such bad teeth? [Dealbreaker] Sat, 09 Oct 2021 02:23:26 +0000

Oh, they don’t and were just (allegedly) ripping off their health insurance plan? Understood.

When professional athletes are involved in financial fraud, it is usually in the role of victim, and in the rare exceptions where they are the perpetrator, it is usually a small-scale affair. So congratulations to Terrence williams, Fat Baby Davis, Sebastien telfair, Antoine wright, Darius Miles, Ruben Patterson, Jamario Moon and 11 other NBA veterans for reversing this script.

The ex-players are accused of having submitted false reimbursement claims between 2017 and 2020 for medical and dental services that were not actually purchased…. These false allegations totaled approximately $ 3.9 million, according to the indictment.

Of course, one of the things that makes those with physical prowess attractive targets for scams is their, shall we say, their lack of intellectual prowess. On this point, alas, Big Baby & co. did not exactly reverse the script.

Several of the fake invoices and medical necessity forms stood out because they had “unusual formatting, they have grammatical errors” and were sent on the same dates from different offices, according to the indictment…. A few of the bogus claims also involved identical procedures reported on the same day, according to Strauss. For example, three players claimed to have had root canals on the same six teeth on April 30, 2016 and crowns on the same six teeth on May 11, 2016.

18 former NBA players, including ‘Big Baby’ Davis, indicted $ 4 million health insurance fraud [CNBC]

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Remillard Family Community Service Fund awards nine grants for collaborations with UMass Chan Thu, 07 Oct 2021 13:09:11 +0000

The Remillard Family Community Service Fund has awarded nine grants for collaborations with UMass Chan Medical School that have the potential to improve the health of residents of central Massachusetts, particularly those who are economically or educationally disadvantaged or under-represented.

Established in 2015 with a $ 3 million donation from the Remillard Family Foundation, the Remillard Family Community Service Fund is dedicated to providing ongoing support to community outreach programs led by faculty, students, staff and partners. community groups of UMass Chan.

2019 Worcester Technical High School graduates Michelle Haigbea (left)
and Marleen Nunez participated in UMass Chan workshops.

This year’s grants of up to $ 20,000 support these new and ongoing projects:

Hairdressing Salon Health Network proposed by medical student Michelle Chang and Michael Hirsh, MD, professor of surgery: This project will host community conversations about COVID-19 vaccines in Worcester at hair salons, beauty salons, community centers and COVID-19 vaccination clinics led by student volunteers. Based on the community response and the adjusted protocols, the project will expand to 15 locations.

Improve the oral health of patients at Worcester Free Collaborative Care Clinics by increasing access to dental services and education proposed by medical students Tyler Healy, Grant Garcia, Mina Botros and James Ledwith, MD, assistant professor of family medicine and community health: At Epworth’s Methodist Free Medical Program Monthly Oral Health Evening, dental hygienists and students from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences will work alongside medical students to integrate free fluoride varnish applications and dental screenings in the usual clinical evaluation.

Improving the social skills of adolescents / young adults of transition age with autism XR proposed by Isha Jalnapurkar, MD, assistant professor of psychiatry; Julie LeMoine, assistant professor of psychiatry; Mo Hammad Modarres, PhD, assistant professor of psychiatry; and medical student Linh Nguyen: This project aims to improve the Program for Relational Skills Education and Enrichment (PEERS®), a social skills treatment for people with autism spectrum disorders. By using virtual environments generated by computer technology, the project will reduce the number of people required to run the program.

Diabetic foot ulcers proposed by Tammy Nguyen, MD, PhD, assistant professor of surgery, and Mallory Gibbons, NP, and Jessin Varghese, NP, nurse practitioners at the UMass Memorial Diabetes Center of Excellence: The team will expand the UMass homeless diabetic foot screening clinics and establish a more accessible and sustainable follow-up program for the continuity of diabetic foot care to prevent diabetes-related complications in the homeless and to reduce their use of emergency health care.

Northern high school students
participate in a radiology demonstration

ScienceLIVE – Refine modules and improve training, materials and monitoring proposed by Mary Pickering, PhD, senior scientist in biochemistry and molecular biotechnology; Christina Baer, ​​PhD, assistant professor of microbiology and physiological systems; Angela Messmer-Blust, PhD, assistant professor of RNA therapy; and Athma Pai, PhD, assistant professor of RNA therapy: ScienceLIVE, a STEM education and awareness program that delivered 75 virtual science presentations for more than 1,800 Worcester Public College students during the 2020-2021 school year, will be enhanced by incorporating companion activities with monitoring materials, including worksheets for students and teachers.

UMass Memorial Health Pediatric Diabetes Program proposed by Leslie Soyka, MD, associate professor of pediatrics: This project will create a new workbook and video series specific to the rapidly growing population of young people with type 2 diabetes and prediabetes. All manuals and video scripts for pediatric diabetic patients will be translated into Spanish and Portuguese.

Support caregivers and professionals to fight against problematic sexualized behavior in children proposed by Sasha Svendsen, MD, assistant professor of pediatrics; Mary Harris, LICSW, clinical social worker for the UMass Memorial Child Protection Program; and Diane Lanni, Senior Trauma Coach for UMass Memorial Foster Child Assessment Services: Child health professionals and caregivers will receive information and practical strategies to strengthen healthy sexual development and healthy relationships through a child-centered approach, ultimately promoting resilience and well-being. be of these children in order to reduce the fear, shame and stigma surrounding this behavior.

UMass Chan-Worcester Technical High School Biotechnology Program Cooperative Internships proposed by William Theurkauf, PhD, professor of molecular medicine, Crystal Auger, head of the biotechnology department and Mary Blute, cooperative coordinator at Worcester Technical High School: The senior-in-good standing internships will provide important research opportunities for a traditionally underserved high school student population and provide invaluable mentorship opportunities for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows at UMass Chan Medical School.

Healthcare professionals of tomorrow proposed by medical students Xinmiao (Bridget) Yang, Michelle Chang and Nicholas Belizaire; MD / PhD candidate Kevin O’Connor; Robert Layne, EdD, Assistant Dean of Outreach Programs; and Maria Garcia, MD, professor of medicine and assistant vice-president for diversity and student success: The Medical Professionals of Tomorrow program at North High School in Worcester will overhaul and renew in-person and virtual programs to improve racial under-representation in healthcare careers. Resources include SAT prep textbooks and books to help students prepare for college.

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London buses equipped to help homeless people as winter approaches | UK News Thu, 07 Oct 2021 03:32:33 +0000

Two London buses have been set up to help the city’s thousands of homeless people as winter approaches.

Driving For Change will offer free GP consultations, haircuts, dental treatment, digital and financial literacy training, and help open a bank account where appropriate.

Camel Ezel, the founder of Change Please, the cafe and social enterprise behind the idea, called it “the next step in tackling England’s homeless crisis”.

Camel Ezel is the founder of Change Please, who is behind the project

He hopes the buses can make the winter months easier for those without a place to stay, and that the idea can be used in other cities and countries.

He said: “We believe in sustainable approaches to end homelessness and Driving For Change will give the most vulnerable people the opportunity to access essential services that can guide them and help them change their lives for the long haul. term.

“We hope to take the project nationally and then internationally to achieve maximum impact – discussions around Paris and Los Angeles have already started.”

The number of people sleeping rough has increased over the past 18 months, with around 130,000 households homeless due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

This despite some government interventions earlier in the pandemic – the ban on evictions, the increase in universal credit and the leave scheme.

The number of homeless has increased during the COVID-19 pandemic

Mr Ezel said: “We are now entering the cold months where you see the most deaths on the streets, so we really have to try to find people, working with local partners and local charities so that we can reach people as urgently as we can. “

Thomas Noble is one of those helped by Change Please.

Mr Noble arrived in the UK three years ago, after being deported from the US after a one-year prison term for drug trafficking.

He found himself alone in London with an addiction to narcotic pain relievers after a car accident.

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Thomas Noble was homeless but trained as a barista and now has his own apartment

He slept on the streets for about a month before discovering social enterprise and retraining as a barista.

The transition would have been easier if the buses had been available, he said, adding: “If you walk into a GP or something and you’re out on the street, people are going to look at you.

“It’s not a good feeling for anyone.

“They don’t want to feel that way, but they haven’t been lucky.

“There will be no judgment: you get on this bus and they have you.

“If that was there when I started, things would be even better than they are now.”

Mr. Noble has run out of painkillers and works five days a week at Change Please’s sister company, Spike + Earl.

Buses even have showers
Buses offer a number of things to help the homeless, including showers

He also works weekends for Change Please at Borough Market and Victoria Market in London. He earns a London living wage of £ 10.20 an hour, lives in an apartment, has paid time off and plans for the future.

“Your Starbucks Vanilla Frappuccino is always the same,” he added.

“But with Change Please, you actually have someone who appreciates the fact that you’ve stopped for coffee that’s going to be good. For me, it’s a win-win.”

Change Please is also working with Community Dental Services CIC to equip the bus with a mobile clinic where people can receive treatment.

Lorraine Mattis, Director of the organization, said: “We are delighted to be part of the Driving For Change initiative, which brings much-needed oral health care directly to the homeless building on our experience in mobile dentistry and supporting the oral health of vulnerable people.

“It’s fantastic to see social enterprises working together in an innovative way like this to directly address social needs.”

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Aerie’s 2021 changemakers Wed, 06 Oct 2021 12:00:00 +0000

2021 marks the second year of Aerie’s Real Changemakers campaign. 23 women won $ 20,000 from the brand, which will also provide them with coaching in public relations, marketing strategies, budgeting and impact reporting. These women will join the already impressive list of changemakers from 2020.

According to Jennifer Foyle, President and CEO of Creative, AE & Aerie, “Aerie was one of the first brands to create a platform that sparked a movement of positivity and self-esteem. We have always believed that REAL change happens when we work together and empower each other. She went on to say, “As an industry leader, we have a responsibility to inspire the next generation of change makers. We are proud to award #AerieREAL Changemaker Grants to 23 women, who are the driving force behind 20 diverse causes and projects, to help them touch the lives of people everywhere.

Here are Aerie’s 2021 Changemakers:

  • Ambika Rajyagor is the co-creator of Three Little Ghouls, a Halloween-themed children’s book that focuses on empowering next-generation readers. Being a first generation American Indian and disability rights activist inspired Ambika to advocate for representation in her community.
  • Becca Damante is the co-founder of Pride and Less Prejudice, a non-profit organization that provides LGBTQ books to classes of Kindergarten to Grade 3 children in the United States and Canada. Becca struggled to come to terms with her sexuality when she was younger, so her focus is on spreading a positive LGBTQ + portrayal to children in a similar position.
  • Bethany Klapwyk is the founder of ‘Tender Farmer’, which offers wellness coaching, courses and programs to create a sense of community among farmers and support them in their well-being and personal development. After spending a decade as an organic farmer, Bethany saw how many farmers had health issues and was inspired to provide these services.
  • Karen Zhao and Mylan Young created the SMILE Clinic, a mobile dental clinic in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, which provides free dental care to people with physical, social or financial barriers.
  • Sara Miller is the founder of SODA: Student Organ Donation Advocates, a nonprofit organization that has trained 10,000 students and registered over 1,300 to become organ donors. Sara became passionate about organ donation when she lost her sister at a young age and believes that advocating for students can reduce organ shortage.
  • Anya Bhopa is the co-founder of The Canadian Courage Project, a non-profit organization that offers wellness workshops and starter kits for homeless youth and pets. Anya hopes to support the younger ones as they move from homeless shelters to independent living.
  • Ava Suppelsa is the founder of Hope on the Row, a non-profit organization serving members of the local homeless community around the Music Row area in Nashville, TN by providing fresh meals, clothing, supplies and A support.
  • Kylee McGrane is the founder of A Moment Of Magic, a non-profit organization that empowers college students to deliver creative programs to children with medical vulnerabilities. The vision of Kylee’s organization is to give children in need a moment of happiness and laughter through the help of students who dress up as characters.
  • Shreya Mantha is co-founder of Foundation For Girls, a nonprofit organization that economically empowers single homeless mothers and supports their children with resources, connections and referrals. Shreya believes her ability to care for and coach these women is a critical foundation for their financial independence.
  • Deesha Panchal is the founder of Georgia Youth Leaders, a youth organization that connects change agents with young people through volunteerism. Deesha’s organization strives to remove barriers and motivate the next generation of leaders to make a difference in their communities.
  • Aria Cataño is the founder of Water Drop LA, a self-help group that helps tackle the inaccessibility of water in LA Skid Row and surrounding areas.
  • Zoe Jenkins is the founder of DICCE, an organization that builds empathy and equity through a Generation Z-led program on diversity, equity, inclusion and anti-racism.
  • Rachel Rutter is the founder of Project Libertad, a non-profit organization that empowers newcomer immigrant youth and their families in Philadelphia by providing essential youth-led, youth-centered legal and social services.
  • Lauren Abercrombie is the founder of Inclusion Fusion, an organization that helps people with special needs in the Las Vegas community develop life and social skills.
  • Liz Plachta is the co-founder and executive director of Ruby’s Rainbow, a non-profit organization that provides scholarships to teens with Down’s syndrome to enable them to pursue post-secondary education. Liz has wanted to contribute to the Down syndrome community since the birth of her daughter Ruby.
  • Alesha Thomas is the founder of Adaptive Parent Project (APP), a support network for parents with disabilities to share their experiences, ideas and resources with other parents.
  • Candy Calderon is the founder of Glow Wellness Tour, an educational platform, community, and health and wellness event series that focuses on BIWOC (black, brown, indigenous and women of color). Candy has inspired thousands of women to embrace their physical and emotional well-being on their own terms.
  • Emily Weatherhead is the founder of Musicians Found, an organization that makes musical instruments and programming more accessible to communities. Emily’s organization connects seniors with music and music programs.
  • Trendy Foston is the founder of The Honey Block, an energy company that offers online programming courses for BIPOC in South Central LA.
  • Victoria Ifan is the Founder and CEO of Legacies Live On Inc, a non-profit organization that provides support to young people in mourning and enables people to honor the legacy of their loved one with purpose. Victoria was motivated to help young people grieving after the death of her father.

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Semillitas nonprofit aims to open college savings accounts for every newborn baby in Santa Cruz County Tue, 05 Oct 2021 23:30:23 +0000

When Laura Marcus, CEO of Dientes, pitched the idea of ​​investing $ 50 in the college savings accounts of every child who visits the dentist, she knew it would be a tough sell for board members.

“It’s very outside of our wheelhouse,” says Marcus. “We have very little to do with education, so why would we invest that kind of money? ”

But the more she learned about Semillitas, the program that aims to open a college savings account for every newborn baby in Santa Cruz County, the more Marcus realized that this partnership could be mutually beneficial.

“I think this is clearly linked to our goals of making prevention more common than treatment,” says Marcus.

As part of their recently announced alliance, Dientes, a non-profit organization that helps make dental services accessible to low-income patients, will deposit money into the Semillitas Children’s Savings Account on a quarterly basis for oral stages, such as a child’s first tooth or birthday dental visits. . It will also pay money for annual visits (for children 2-5 years old) and sealant visits (for children 6 years old). In total, Dientes will deposit up to $ 200 into a child’s Semillitas account.

“Semillitas gives parents in Santa Cruz County the opportunity to start investing in the health, education and future of their children from the day they are born, and we are delighted to be a partner in this innovative program and to offer incentives for preventative dental care along the way, ”says Marcus.

Semillitas (or “little seeds” in English) aims to provide every Santa Cruz County child born after December 2020 with $ 500 in a college savings account by the time they enter kindergarten. Money collected in these savings accounts can be used for costs related to four-year colleges, but students can also use funds raised for trade schools and junior colleges.

Across the country, cities and states offer similar education savings programs to their residents. But Santa Cruz County is implementing a rarer model that will automatically open a savings account for every child at birth, regardless of the family’s economic status. This is just the second college savings program in California that begins at birth – the other being in Oakland – and the only one that will provide an account for all new born.

The county program is modeled after SEED for Oklahoma Kids (SEED OK) in Oklahoma, where college savings accounts are opened for each newborn. The results of SEED OK are studied and updated every year, but already there are reports of a change in behavioral attitudes.

The fact that children have an education savings account is more important than the amount in it. Studies show that kids who have between $ 1 and $ 500 in a college savings account are three to four times more likely to pursue higher education. And just having these accounts improves children’s socio-emotional development and mental health.

These positive impacts extend to the family: In-depth interviews and survey data indicate that just having these stories encourages mothers to have higher educational expectations, more positive parenting practices, and fewer depressive symptoms .

It is children and families from disadvantaged backgrounds who are documented to have the greatest positive impacts from these types of accounts. So, in a county where nearly 50% of children are born into families that have Medi-Cal or are considered low-income, this has the potential to dramatically change the trajectory of local families, says Maria Cadenas, executive director of Santa Cruz Community Ventures, which first prompted the county to consider implementing this type of program in 2019.

“This type of program ensures that our communities have a sense of belonging regardless of their household income, that our children have a sense of the future, no matter where their parents are,” explains Cadenas. .

In low-income households, the money will go to the most urgent and basic needs first, Cadenas explains. But as the job market becomes more competitive, it’s critical that low-income children have access to higher education opportunities if the county is to close the racial wealth gap that persists across generations, says. she.

Post-secondary education is becoming increasingly essential, especially for higher paying jobs. If current trends continue, nearly half of all jobs in California will require a bachelor’s degree by 2030.

Meanwhile, industries generally accessible to people with little education are shrinking. Even before the pandemic, Santa Cruz County’s low-income industries, such as agriculture and farming industries, were either stagnant or in decline. At the same time, middle-income industries that typically require higher education, such as healthcare and education and the tech sector, were booming.

For a county with a large population of farm workers, Cadenas hopes that a Semillitas account will open up more opportunities for children who see a different future for themselves. It’s a small step towards a new slice of wealth.

Cadenas, a first generation student herself, knows firsthand the impact of even discussing college as a viable opportunity.

“For me, personally, the first time I thought about college was when someone told me about it in college. It wasn’t even in my realm of possibilities, ”says Cadenas. “And what we’re doing right now is making sure that this is an area of ​​possibility for every child, and that every parent knows that it is an area of ​​possibility for their child.”

Cadenas has already seen the impact of savings accounts, even theoretically.

During initial discussions on the format of the program, Cadenas met with local families from various backgrounds and socio-economic status. Cadenas shared a meeting that left a lasting impression on him, about a young mother who brought her baby to the meeting.

“A mother had her daughter in her arms and she looked at her daughter and she said, ‘You don’t have to be like me, you go to college,'” said Cadenas, her voice broken. ’emotion.

These are the kinds of stories that Semillitas board members kept repeating, stories of families full of hope for their children’s future. And that’s a hope Semillitas is founded on: just having a college savings account signals kids that someone believes in their potential, and it’s going to sow a little seed of hope for their future.

“We say from birth that you are not alone in this case, and we will accompany you in this area and we are committed to you and your success,” said Cadenas. “It opens up the possibility of choosing. ”

Every child born after December 2020 is qualified to collect money through their Semillitas college savings account. Learn more about

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Global Dental Implants Markets, 2021-2028 – Expanding Applications of Dental Implants in Various Therapeutic Areas Tue, 05 Oct 2021 10:30:00 +0000

DUBLIN, October 05, 2021– (BUSINESS WIRE) – The “Global Dental Implants Market Size, Share and Trend Analysis Report by Implant Type (Titanium, Zirconium), by Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, MEA) and segment forecast, the report 2021-2028 “has been added to offer.

Global Dental Implants Market Size Expected to Reach USD 8.0 Billion by 2028 and Expected to Grow at a CAGR of 11.0%

The growing demand for dental replacement has provided good growth potential in the market. The increasing number of dental injuries due to traffic accidents and sports injuries are among the major factors driving the growth of the market.

With increasing aesthetic awareness, people are exploring more treatment options, which leads to the growth of the market. For example, according to data from the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, over 95.0% of people around the world believe their smile is a vital social asset and nearly 84.0% were found to be subjected to a increased pressure to perfect their smile, thus increasing the demand for the product.

Dental implants are considered the only restorative technique that preserves and stimulates natural bone. Due to the growing number of edentulous people, the demand for prosthetics is increasing which is expected to be one of the main drivers of impact rendering for the market.

Several industries have interrupted their services due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the dental care industry is being hit hard by the significant decrease in elective procedures, many of which are postponed or canceled so hospitals can focus their resources on treating patients with COVID-19.

Large countries like the United States and India are purchasing raw materials and electronic components from China, which has disrupted the supply chain of many manufacturers of dental equipment and products. However, with the number of COVID-19 cases declining, hospitals should start scheduling elective procedures, depending on their admitting capacity and patient comfort level.

Highlights of Dental Implants Market Report

  • The titanium implants segment held the largest market share in 2020 due to its broad applications, durability and cost effectiveness

  • Zirconia implants are expected to experience a lucrative growth rate during the forecast period due to better flexural strength, better aesthetic appearance and lower corrosivity compared to titanium

  • North America to dominate the market in 2020 due to high awareness of restorative treatments and presence of established market players

Market dynamics

Market driver analysis

  • Expand the applications of dental implants in various therapeutic areas

  • Introduction of new implants

  • Growing demand for prostheses

  • Increase in the geriatric population

Analysis of market restrictions

  • Higher cost of dental implant procedure

  • Sinus infection and problems

  • Prolonged bone integration

Companies mentioned

  • Envista Holdings Corporation (Nobel Biocare Services AG)

  • BioHorizons IPH, Inc.

  • Institut Straumann AG.

  • Zimmer Biomet

  • Dentsply Sirona


  • Bicon, LLC

  • Anthogyr SAS

  • KYOCERA Medical Society

  • DENTIUM Co., Ltd.

  • T-Plus implant technology. Co.


  • Cortex Dental Implants Industries Ltd.

  • Sweden & Martina SpA

  • Neobiotech Inc.

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Delays in accessing NHS dentistry: ‘I pulled 11 of my own teeth’ Mon, 04 Oct 2021 16:24:56 +0000

By Emma Baugh, Ian Barmer and Mike Liggins
BBC Look East

Image source, Martin Giles / BBC

The Covid pandemic has left dental offices with a large backlog of patients needing appointments, and dentists say they are forced to take on more private work to survive. What is the current dental care situation?

“I have lost count of the number of places I have tried”

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Legend, Danielle Watts, who lives in Bury St Edmunds, was unable to register as an NHS patient in her hometown

Danielle Watts lives in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk and has, as she says, does her own dentistry – removing 11 of her own teeth.

“There was no help there,” she said. “My dentist closed six years ago and my kids and I had nowhere to go.

“They didn’t refer us anywhere else. It was good at first and I didn’t have a lot of problems, but over the past two or two and a half years my gums have receded and my teeth have become loose. cause of bone loss.

“I tried dialing 111 a few times and was told it wasn’t that bad and my face wasn’t swollen, just to take pain relievers and see how it went.

“I had nowhere to go. Everywhere I tried I said they weren’t taking NHS patients but offered to take us in private. I wouldn’t know where to get them funds or where to start in private.

“I’ve lost count of how many places I’ve tried [to register]. There were none at Bury St Edmunds. “

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Legend, Ms Watts says she is in constant pain and is embarrassed by her looks and speech

As a result, she took matters into her own hands.

“As they are about to be removed, it is a relief that they are gone,” she said.

“I can try to eat normally and I can think about taking the painkillers for a while.

“It gets to the point where the teeth are just sitting in my mouth with no support, even a simple squeeze and they’ll come out.

“Eating is painful. I can’t have a sandwich. I have to break everything. I don’t smile, I lost confidence in myself and I take pain relievers every day.

“I’m paranoid about my sound because I know my words don’t form properly anymore.”

Her old dental practice, she says, later reopened, but only for private patients.

“We cannot make routine appointments”

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Legend, Dr Meetal Patel says dentists struggle to survive doing NHS work

The removal of dentists from NHS care – as described by Ms Watts – is a concern shared by dentist Dr Meetal Patel, owner of Aylsham dental practice in Norfolk.

“In terms of NHS dentistry, trying to keep the same standard is very, very difficult. More and more dentists are turning to the private sector. To pay salaries, to cover the costs of equipment, you don’t have the choice.

“We will have no choice but to do more private work.

“At the moment, I don’t really see how a business can survive by just doing work for the NHS. I think it has to do private work or go mostly private.”

He says his practice has a growing backlog of routine care.

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“The main problem right now is that we can’t make routine appointments because we’re so busy with emergency work,” he says.

“Patients are frustrated with this. We advise our patients that if they have an emergency or any other issue, they can contact us.

“If we have to bring them in, we’ll bring them in.

“The difficulty we have is because of the virus and the way we have to work, we can’t do the volumes that we used to do.

“We try to do the job in the best possible way. We believe in taking care of patients in the best possible way.

“The problem was quite serious before Covid and it has become much worse since Covid. It does not disappear, it intensifies.

“My book is literally about emergency work. I think this is going to become the new standard for patients and staff in the industry.”

“People are really angry”

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Legend, Tracey Bambridge, dental nurse and receptionist at Aylsham’s practice, says she doesn’t know when the current backlog of patients will be cleared

“As a practice, we have about 5,000 patients and they come and tell us that they haven’t had an exam in two years,” says Tracey Bambridge, dental nurse and receptionist at Aylsham’s practice.

“But we are not able to do health checks because we favor people with problems and emergencies such as broken teeth.

“We are not in a position to integrate the NHS balance sheets at the moment. Where do we start to put them in place?

“People are really mad they ask why we can’t see them on the NHS? It’s not that we don’t want to see them, it’s just that physically how many people we can see in a day and we just can’t see the volume of patients that we could before.

“Trying to catch all of those exams is a problem and we don’t know when we’ll take them. The further you go, the more people haven’t had exams for a long time.”

“I just hope nothing goes wrong”

Legend, Bob Lewis was removed from his practice patient list because he had not attended for two years

Bob Lewis had been patient in his local practice in Sudbury, Suffolk for about 20 years, but says he avoided trying to get tested during the pandemic.

“I stayed away from dentists during the Covid period for obvious reasons,” the 70-year-old said. “Last week I called to see if the firm was making routine appointments and was told I had been struck off because I was not present enough.”

He says he’s sorry he wasn’t told he would lose his place on the practice’s patient list beforehand.

“There aren’t any dentists around here taking new patients right now,” he says. “I just hope nothing goes wrong. They told me I can go private but I haven’t yet.

“In the last email I received from my practice they said they were stepping away from NHS patients.”

“If you are in pain, it is intolerable”

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Legend, Dentist Dipali Chokshi says NHS patients have had to wait two or three months for emergency treatment

“A lot of patients find it difficult to walk in and see a dentist right now,” says dentist Dr Dipali Chokshi of the March dental practice in Cambridgeshire. “Waiting lists at NHS dental offices have exploded.

“Before Covid our waiting list was probably around a year. Right now I would say it’s comfortably two to three years and I’ve heard some practices say four years.

“It’s just for routine appointments,” she says. “If you are trying to go in an emergency it is very likely that you will not be able to see an NHS dentist for two or three months.

“If you are in pain, it is intolerable.”

The BBC has contacted the Department of Health and Social Affairs for comment.

NHS England (NHSE) previously told the BBC that emergency dental care “continues to be available to all who need it”.

The NHSE says that as of April 2020, 32 emergency dental care centers were established in the east of England to provide care to people with urgent and urgent dental problems.

He says he is working with dentists in eastern England to ensure routine dental services can be safely restored in the wake of the pandemic.

  • With additional reporting by Laurence Cawley.

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Portman Dental Care has invested £ 1million in moving its City Center Dental & Implant Clinic to larger premises in Manchester city center.

Strictly Come Dancing winner and soap opera star Kelvin Fletcher was joined by TV and radio presenter Sarah-Jane Crawford to check out the new facilities as special guests.

The dance sensation and 2019 DJ visited the state-of-the-art Booth Street center, before officially opening the new location for the 54-year-old practice.

Kelvin said, “I really enjoyed the evening and it was a pleasure to help open the Portman Dental Care practice in their new home.

“The dental chairs and the environment were so comfortable, and the patient lounge was so calming. it didn’t look like a dental office at all.

Sarah-Jane said: “Taking care of your teeth is so important and it’s great to see Manchester and the North West have this amazing practice right in the heart of the city.”

Portman Dental Care’s £ 1million investment, which was founded by Sam Waley-Cohen in 2008, completely renovated two floors of the new building and turned them into a state-of-the-art dental practice.

This allowed the clinic to move to larger, more sophisticated premises on Booth Street, offering more comprehensive treatment options.

The practice has treated thousands of patients since it first opened in 1967 and has moved to the new site, which has become too large for the old building in Place Sainte-Anne.

Comprised of 12 surgeries, the practice has 15 clinicians, 11 dental nurses and four support colleagues.

John Hewitt, one of the practice’s senior clinicians, said: “It was fantastic to welcome Kelvin and Sarah-Jane to help us open our new facility, marking the start of a new adventure for City Center Dental. & Implant Clinic.

Kelvin receives dental hygiene lesson from John Hewitt

“As a leading provider of dental services in the city and the wider region for over 50 years, we are proud to offer a full range of treatments with some of the best dentists and the latest dental equipment, in an environment at the cutting edge of technology. establishment.

“The opening of our new building will help increase the tailor-made solutions we offer to a growing number of people. “

He added: “Among the facilities is a completely different new patient lounge, to ensure that patients are welcomed in a relaxing and modern environment before any treatment.

“No phone rings or appointments made at reception, as this is now done in a separate space so that our waiting patients feel completely at ease.

“More and more people are taking better care of their teeth and our practice was designed to help everyone have teeth they are proud of. “

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Free Medical, Dental and Vision Clinic Draws Large People to Washington County Fairgrounds | Local Sat, 02 Oct 2021 20:32:00 +0000

EVAN LAWRENCE Special at The Post-Star

EASTON – The first patients arrived when the door to the Remote Area Medical USA clinic opened at midnight on Saturday, said Karen Weinberg, one of the community hosts who helped deliver the free health care services. RAM at the Washington County Fairgrounds this weekend.

RAM, a nonprofit organization headquartered in Rockville, Tennessee, provides quality free dental, eye, and medical care to underserved and uninsured people through pop-up clinics held in schools, parks exhibitions and convention centers.

Established in 1985 to provide healthcare in remote parts of the world, the organization focused on the United States in 1992, said Haley Harbin, digital media specialist at RAM. The Easton Clinic was one of three clinics in New York State this year and the first in this region.

“We go wherever we are invited,” Harbin said.

The Easton clinic offered services in internal medicine, family medicine and pediatrics, internal medicine, women’s health care, eye and dental care, colon cancer and blood sugar screening, physiotherapy, acupuncture, rapid HIV and hepatitis C tests, and COVID-19 vaccinations.

The services reflect which health care providers are available. For example, a physiotherapist “found out about the clinic at the last minute and called to volunteer,” Weinberg said. Other local practitioners included an acupuncturist, an optometrist, and dental and hygienist assistants.

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Goa Dental College MDS Fee Reduced After Backlash Sat, 02 Oct 2021 05:15:04 +0000

Panaji: The Goa State Government has taken the decision to waive the annual fee hike for the MDS program offered by Goa Dental College. This was done after the fee hike met with serious backlash from students.

The fees for the MDS program at Goa Dental College have now been reduced from Rs 1.2 lakh per semester to Rs 52,000 per semester.

The new guidelines also stated that fees could only be increased by 5% each year at Goa Medical College as well as Goa Dental College.

“The revised fees for MDS courses at Goa Dental College and hospital are again revised and reduced retrospectively effective November 6, 2020, as are MD / MS courses at Goa Medical College,” the circular published by the Under Secretary (Health) reads, quotes the Times of India.

The state has also promised that any excess money paid by students as fees will be refunded or adjusted in future payments.

“The government has decided that from now on each academic year, the tuition fees for all courses at Goa Medical College and Goa Dental College will be automatically revised by five percent, until the government considers a further revision,” said the circular.

The Goa Dental College & Hospital was designed to generate a technical and professional dentistry workforce in this state and to provide a system for delivering dental care to the general public.

It acts as a reference center in the state for dental services and, since 1980, has provided specialist services through nine departments in various specialties that provide students with clinical exposure and experience in providing dental care to patients.

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