Dentists ‘turning away patients’

Dentists are turning away patients because local health chiefs are running out of funds, dental leaders say.

A new dental contract started last year, but early figures suggest the government overestimated how much money would be taken in patient fees.

NHS trusts have begun to cut their budgets in response and the British Dental Association said this has led to some dentists refusing patients care.

BBC NEWS | Health | Dentists ‘turning away patients’


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