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Option for dentists to opt out of NHS

Comment 2nd August 2010

Please repeal whatever law allowed dentists to opt out of the NHS. In Aylesbury there is just ONE NHS dentist and every other practice has given up NHS work in favour of more lucrative private dentistry. I suspect that this is true across the whole of Buckinghamshire. 

Why does this matter?

The upshot of dentists charging for everything from a simple check-up to root canal treatment is that literally thousands of people are going without dental treatment. Ultimately this will bounce back as an extraordinary expense on the NHS.

We all pay NI so why were dentists allowed to opt out of the NHS which meant we all now pay twice for dental treatment? This is a situation which desperately needs to be reversed.

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