Dental Caries (Children)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Health – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 16th December 1957.

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Photo of Mr Somerville Hastings Mr Somerville Hastings , Barking 12:00 am, 16th December 1957

Yes, but does not the hon. Gentleman agree that there are not enough dentists to give proper education and also to undertake the stopping of these teeth and their preservation for as long as possible? Will not he consider the desirability of making it easier for more suitable young men and women to become qualified as dentists by giving more places in the schools and more scholarships to enable them to take the courses?