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Less than half of adults saw NHS dentist in past two years, figures show | UK News

Less than half of adults in England were seen by an NHS dentist over the last two years, according to new data.

Figures from NHS Digital have shown that within a 24-month period, up to the end of February, only 49.7% of adults received any dental treatment.

Within the same time period, only 59% – less than two-thirds – of children were seen by a dentist.

Embargoed to 1300 Sunday April 26 File photo dated 19/05/11 of a dentist at work. A special "kickstart" package to save dentists from the impact of the coronavirus crisis is needed, a representative organisation in Ireland said.
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Dental practices were forced to close for several months due to the coronavirus pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic led to the practices closing in March, which resulted in a fall in numbers visiting dentists, however overall attendance was said to have been “in a bad place” even before lockdown.

Some 21.01 million adult patients were seen for NHS dental treatment in the 24 months to the end of June, down 876,000 compared with the 24 months to the end of February.

A similar decline

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Senior Lifestyle Expo goes virtual to provide news, education, entertainment to older adults

AARP, AgeGuide host Town Hall with Illinois Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike and Aging Department Director Paula Basta

LOMBARD, Ill., Aug. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — As older adults and their caregivers stay safe at home, their usual avenues for entertainment, camaraderie and learning about senior goods and services are limited. That is why AgeGuide, Northeastern Illinois, is bringing its 25th Annual —  and first-ever Virtual — Senior Lifestyle Expo to computer screens throughout Illinois beginning August 18th and 19th.

This year the Expo is providing live and taped entertainment, seminars and exhibition space from sponsors including AAA, AARP, Aetna Medicare Solutions, ComEd,  SN50+ and Seniors BlueBook.

Headlining each morning of the Expo are Live Town Halls from AARP Illinois and non-profit seniors agency AgeGuide. On 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dr. Ngozi Ezike, Illinois Public Health Director, and Paula Basta, Illinois Aging Department Director, will provide

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Eight in 10 Adults Say They Plan to Return to Dentist After Labor Day

NEW YORK, Aug. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Since the onset of COVID-19, the use of teledentistry, digital communications and online self-service tools has increased among dentists to provide dental care to their patients. However, in a new dental survey from The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America® ( Guardian Life ) on the pandemic’s impact on oral health, roughly 40% of adults say they or their child experienced a dental issue that would have otherwise prompted a dental visit.

The latest findings, from Guardian’s Workplace Benefits Study titled ” Dental Benefits 2020,” also revealed that regarding safety, nearly three in ten say they are more anxious about visiting the dentist since the coronavirus outbreak. However, 3 in 4 adults will be comfortable going to the dentist by year-end 2020.

“In recognition of the challenging circumstances posed by COVID, and in order to continue to promote the importance of maintaining

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Easing Dental Anxiety in Adults

If you fear going to the dentist, you are not alone. Between 9% and 20% of Americans avoid going to the dentist because of anxiety or fear. Indeed, it is a universal phenomenon.

Dental phobia is a more serious condition than anxiety. It leaves people panic-stricken and terrified. People with dental phobia have an awareness that the fear is totally irrational, but are unable to do much about it. They exhibit classic avoidance behavior; that is, they will do everything possible to avoid going to the dentist. People with dental phobia usually go to the dentist only when forced to do so by extreme pain. Pathologic anxiety or phobia may require psychiatric consultation in some cases.

Other signs of dental phobia include:


  • Trouble sleeping the night before the dental exam
  • Feelings of nervousness that escalate while in the dental office waiting room
  • Crying or
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