“In March 2019 I travelled with Dentaid to South Africa to volunteer my time as a dental hygiene and therapist to a small community in need. After a gruelling 28 hour journey and landing in the South African city of George we travelled to a local community called Melkhoutfontein. This area was originally a waste
It is now becoming more and more apparent that there is a link between gum disease and general health. Gum disease is the inflammatory response of the gums to dental plaque left in the mouth with poor oral hygiene. If the inflammation remains for a long period of time, there is emerging evidence to show
Vishal Jasani has taken 12 qualified dentists through the post-graduate Aspire Dental advanced endodontics course, teaching the students how to tackle complex cases and showing them how to perform these procedures. The course consists of 10 days of intensive training spread out over a year in state of the art facilities at St George’s Hospital.
Research published in the International Journal of Dental Research relating to studies on worldwide data on sugar consumption shows a significant correlation between this and an increasing trend in the need for dental treatment. It has shown that if we lower our sugar consumption to the 50g per day as recommended by the World Health Organisation, we