Petition Dentistry crisis in Wales. Ensure all adults and children have access to a dentist.
In October 2022 there was a 26-month waiting list to register with an NHS dentist and have a check-up in Wales.
An open letter from the British Dental Association of NHS dentists criticised new contracts introduced by the Welsh Government, and called for much needed improvements and investments to ensure that everyone in Wales can access dental services.
They raised concerns about many dentists leaving the NHS for private practice.
Everyone should have access to dental care, regular check-ups and timely treatment.
Unfortunately, my dentist has left the NHS to practice privately. As a result I’ve been looking for another NHS dentist and the nearest I found was 79 miles away from my home, which is not acceptable.
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