Dentists working for corporate clinics and health insurers are being incentivised to churn through patients and administer so-called “drill and fill” dentistry, according to industry insiders. And some dentists say the situation is leading to unnecessary dental work, or over-servicing.
A spike in the number of South Australian children needing hospital treatment for dental problems has prompted an urgent warning from health authorities. In the last 12 months, 24 babies under the age of one have undergone a general anesthetic in hospital for dental procedures, Health Minister Jack Snelling said. In the same period, more than
The British Dental Association has urged action on new research showing nearly 90% of school children are consuming sports drinks, pressing government to combat cynical marketing ploys by manufacturers and bring the drinks within the orbit of the soft drinks industry levy. New evidence published by academics at Cardiff University and Cardiff Metropolitan University in the British Dental