Dentists

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Delay in resolving complaints is worsening patient access to dentists | Letter
Letter: Morale in the profession and patient care is being affected by cases that remain unresolved, writes John Makin, the head of the Dental Defence Union

Letters

09, Aug, 2022 @5:20 PM

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‘Impossible to get an appointment’: Britons forced abroad to seek dental treatment
Four patients on why they went overseas for dental care due to costs and being unable to obtain treatment locally

Clea Skopeliti

09, Aug, 2022 @8:59 AM

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DIY dentistry on the rise as 90% of NHS practices not seeing new patients
Britons resorting to superglue, says watchdog, as 98% of practices in some areas stop accepting new adult patients

Tobi Thomas

08, Aug, 2022 @8:13 AM

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Dental checkups to become less frequent in England and Wales
Six-monthly appointments being scrapped for most adults to try to free up space for more NHS patients

Steven Morris

27, Jul, 2022 @6:00 AM

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NHS charge for hospital stays would be a false cure | Letters
Letters: Eddie Crouch says dental fees have become a substitute for state investment, while Warren Brown warns that the proposal is a tax on the poor

Letters

26, Jul, 2022 @5:50 PM

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Tell us: have you travelled abroad from the UK for dental care?
We’d like to hear from people who have travelled to another country to access dental work as NHS waiting lists grow

Guardian community team

20, Jul, 2022 @1:24 PM

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Superglue and self-extraction: Britain’s desperate ‘DIY dentistry’ is a painful reality | Francisco Garcia
People waiting for basic, often urgent, care are trying medieval-sounding alternatives, says writer Francisco Garcia

Francisco Garcia

30, May, 2022 @11:00 AM

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To stay cool in a hotel bed, take your own sheet and dump the duvet | Brief letters
Brief letters: Tips for travellers | The wonder of wool | Dental hygiene in schools | Above-average energy bills | Manx kippers

Letters

26, May, 2022 @3:43 PM

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We parents are grinding our teeth so much lately that dentists have noticed. Why? | Sophie Brickman
The ‘huge grinding uptick’ is about Covid stress – but also, I suspect, the specific stress of parenting during a pandemic

Sophie Brickman

24, May, 2022 @10:14 AM

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‘One woman took out 13 of her own teeth’: the terrifying truth about Britain’s dental crisis
In England, only a third of adults – and half of children – now have access to an NHS dentist. As those in pain turn to charity-run clinics for help, can anything stop the rot?

Helen Pidd

24, May, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Hospital tooth extractions for children in England fall by over half in pandemic
British Dental Association says tens of thousands left in pain after sharp drop in NHS procedures in 2020-21

Jamie Grierson

10, May, 2022 @12:08 PM

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Dentist shortage in south-west England leaves patients doing DIY treatments
Children and adults forced to live in agony because they are unable to register for NHS care in Somerset, charity says

Steven Morris and Alfie Packham

10, May, 2022 @5:00 AM

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