7 Feb 2024

People resort to DIY dentistry as UK announces dentistry ‘recovery plan’

News Correspondent

People in Bristol have been queuing round the block for a third day after a new dentist opened its doors to NHS patients.

That came as the government announced plans to spend two hundred million pounds on payments to dentists who treat NHS patients in England.

But they’ve had a lukewarm response from the British Dental Association, which says the system in England is slipping back into a “Victorian era”, with some people resorting to DIY dentistry.