Still queuing for a dentist? Patient access to NHS dental care

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In 1999, the Prime Minister pledged to ensure everyone had access to NHS dentistry, no matter where they lived, by September 2001.

Seven years later, and following the implementation of a new contract for family dentists and new patient charges in England and Wales, is it now any easier for patients to find an NHS dentist?

On Monday 25 September the British Dental Association will be joined by John Appleby, Chief Economist at the King’s Fund, Emma Harrison of Which?, and member of the Health Select Committee, Dr Doug Naysmith MP, in what promises to be a lively and passionate discussion about access to NHS dental care.