‘Dental deserts’ form in England as dentists quit NHS, experts warn

Patients struggle to get treatment as NHS now has lowest number of dentists for a decade, says dental association

“Dental deserts” are emerging across England after more than 2,000 dentists quit the NHS last year, leaving millions of people struggling to get checkups or have toothaches fixed, a new report reveals.

The exodus is exacerbating a crisis that has seen patients battle to get dental treatment because so few dental surgeries will see them as NHS patients.

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