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2nd August 2022

Move to yearly dental check-ups to improve access to NHS dentistry in Wales

IN an attempt to improve NHS dentistry in Wales, most adults will now only need to see their dentist once a year.

The new Chief Dental Officer for Wales Andrew Dickenson set out changes, which will make it easier for people to see an NHS dentist and for dentists to focus on those who need help.

Professor Dickenson said:

“People are now much better at maintaining their personal oral health. Together with the excellent service provided by our dentists, which reflects the benefits of brushing twice a day, the widespread use of fluoride toothpaste and avoiding sugary snacks and drinks between meals.

“Most adults do not need to see their dentist every six months anymore. By moving away from often unnecessary check-ups, dentists will have more time to provide people with the personal, tailored care they need and free up space to take on new NHS patients.”

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