Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Supermarket Dental Surgery Opens in UK To Help Solve Shortage of National Health Care Dentists

BBC: A dental surgery has opened in a supermarket in Greater Manchester. Sainsbury's Supermarket say that the private dentist clinic in its Sale branch is the first in a supermarket in the UK. The private surgery will go head to head with the NHS, charging £16 for a check up, which is slightly less than National Health Service fees.

David Gilder, of Sainsbury's, said: "There is a shortage of dental practices in the UK and the launch of this new service goes some way to providing local people with greater access to dental advice and a range of procedures."


See
also the article "Seven Million Patients Can't Find a Dentist on the NHS for Two Years," and the editorial "Bad Teeth - The New British disease."

HT: Ben Cunningham


2 Comments:

At 9/18/2008 8:19 AM, Blogger OBloodyHell said...

Wait, wait, it's socialized!?!??

How can it possibly be that people aren't getting all the free services that there is a demand for?

Isn't making services available to all for free the entire point of socializing health care in the first place?

 
At 12/29/2008 7:20 AM, Anonymous philip said...

What's the average income of a dentist?

 

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