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article imageOpen Wide And Say 'ARH,' It Took You A Long Time To Get Here

By Michelle Duffy     Mar 28, 2007 in Health
Still, in Britain, it is just as hard finding an NHS dentist than it was before the reform according to two new reports showing a drastic failure in the new policy
In a British Dental Association poll, it asked 394 dentists what they thought of the new reform of UK dentistry. The majority did not see a difference at all since the new deal was introduced in April 2006. The policy was to entice more dentists to work for the NHS and finally ditch the 'drill and fill' fashion meaning dentists would receive the same amount of money for fewer patients.
Also to complain was the UK's leading public advice bureau, Citizens Advice who has reported that 2m patients still, did not have access to a NHS dentist, despite the governments pledge to make dentist available to every single member of the community. In these shocking reports, it is not difficult to see that people are still be forced into private health care that they can ill afford.
At the same time, the government, who brought in the legislation of a dentist for everyone, says that the reform has worked well, despite the two major bodies announcing the opposite.
The new reform has also failed dramatically in other areas of the promise that wasn't kept. People are still having to travel ridiculous journeys to get to an NHS dentist, yet at the same time, some areas of the UK are benefiting from the new changes.
Some towns are practically 'swimming' in the amount of dentists in the community and the same time, other areas are struggling to find one.
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