Access to NHS Dentists

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 11:03 pm on 12th September 2017.

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Photo of Philippa Whitford Philippa Whitford Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Health) 11:03 pm, 12th September 2017

It is not just a matter of seeing children if they are simply being seen for caries and fillings or other remedial work. The payment structure means that a dentist is paid only for a check, not for advice, cleaning or fluoride sealant, and the problem is that that structure does not drive prevention.