24 May 2022

People forced to pull out own teeth as dentists go private

Health and Social Care Editor

Now thousands of high street dentists in England have stopped providing care on the NHS since the pandemic – leaving millions of people who cannot afford private treatment without access to vital health services.

The British Dental Association told MPs that flawed contracts mean many dentists now see going private as the only option.

But with most families now grappling with the cost of living crisis – what happens when you need a filling?