"Extracting the Truth about NHS dentists"
About: Manchester PCT Manchester PCT Manchester M14 7LU
Posted by Wythy (as ),
Dental health is very important to me. My parents, at my age, both had all their teeth removed and dentures fitted. I still have all my teeth. Anyone remember Mr Cotterill on Woodhouse Ln? he was a great dentist who unfortunately retired about 10yrs ago... My dental treatment since then has been on a slippery slide. Since the new payment regime for dentists was introduced, where dentists get one payment for a course of treatment (which could include a dozen fillings and numerous other procedures for £24), I have noticed a sudden and disturbing trend for my Wythenshawe dentist to do ANY work. In fact, my latest visit I was told I had a few problems but instead of resolving those problems the dentist concerned said I would be best seeing a dental hygienist at the practice. The thing is, he does not operate under NHS but is private. Seriously... dentists are not doing what they are employed to do, I feel my dentist is waiting till my teeth rot, because they can't be bothered doing the work needed for the payments they receive. Anyone know of a decent dentist ( NHS or Private )? I might even have a check up by a private dentist.... then have another one by my NHS dentist and see what discrepancies appear. What authority might I approach with this? The local health authority maybe!