NHS Dentistry

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All too often I am asked ‘Do you do NHS dentistry?’.  My reply is ‘ I do not have an NHS contract for treating adults, but I do for children’.

Having spent many years working as an NHS dentist, the practice I was working at decided to stop providing NHS dentistry for adults in 2003/4  and from there I started to develop myself to work largely as a private dentist.

In order to understand why I believe this to be the only pathway for me you need to understand a bit about NHS dentistry.  Unfortunately the general public have little understanding of dentistry so it is easy for the government to make it sound like it’s the dentists that are responsible for the lack of a decent NHS dental system.

In my next blog I will give you more of an insight in to NHS dentistry and then you can decide whether if you were a dentist you would be happy doing NHS dentistry!


About the Author:

BDS (Bristol) GDC No. 60458 Dickon qualified form Bristol University in 1985. He initially worked at the Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead before moving in to general practice. He has worked at a number of practices in Sussex as well as owning one in Cuckfield for a number of years. For the last 12 years he has worked at a Dental Practice in Steyning.
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