November 18, 2019
by BBC News
Everyone will be entitled to a “free teeth MOT” in England under a Labour government, the party says.
Labour is proposing to scrap band one dentistry charges, which cover a check up, a scale and polish, and any X-rays that may be needed.
It believes patients are put off going because of the fee – a check up costs £22.70 – with many ending up in A&E.
Dental leaders welcomed the move, but said there was a shortage of dentists that needed addressing too.
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