ADG Campaign Win

We are delighted to share that The Association of Dental Groups (ADG) won a prestigious Dental Industry Award for its campaign on Dental Deserts. The campaign called attention to the areas in the UK with the lowest number of NHS dentists and the effects this has on treatments for adults and children.To read more, please […]

Smile Together highly commended at national SEUK Awards 2023

We are delighted to share that Smile Together were awarded ‘highly commended’ in the ‘Public Services Social Enterprise of the Year’ category at the prestigious UK Social Enterprise Awards 2023. To read more, please visit the Smile Together website:

The “’carrot and stick’ approach to welfare reform will not work when most people are already struggling to access NHS dental care” says ADG

Under the government’s new Back to Work Plan, announced in today’s Autumn Statement, welfare claimants who refuse to engage in job seeking activities will be lose access to NHS dental care, free prescriptions and other benefits. Chancellor Jeremy Hunt has made clear the reforms will not apply to claimants with children or disabilities. No commitment […]

“Six to Fix” for Scotland’s oral health inequalities

Following the ADG’s first roundtable meeting of its new Scotland branch in February in Edinburgh the trade body has launched their Scottish “Six to Fix” policy proposals to narrow oral health inequalities in Scotland and create a more sustainable workforce in NHS dentistry. All four nations, England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have embarked on […]

Children face ‘triple whammy’ of coronavirus dental dangers

Dentists warn of rising tooth decay and more operations than ever to remove children’s teeth Thousands of children could soon require hospital operations to remove unsavable teeth due to a ‘triple whammy’ of dental dangers. Hospitals in England carried out an average 177 operations a day on children and teenagers last year to remove teeth, […]

ADG launches campaign as Covid-19 takes its toll on the nation’s oral health

New analysis will show which areas of the UK have been hardest hit The Association of Dental Groups is today launching a national campaign calling on ministers to take urgent action to deal with the growing crisis in access to dentistry. Ten weeks after dental practices started to re-open, the ADG is exploring the impact […]