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Night Time and Weekend Appointments as English Dentists Tackle Backlog

January 25, 2022
by Ella Pickover, PA Health Correspondent


NHS dental patients are to be offered care over weekends and into the night as dentists try to tackle the backlog of care built up by the COVID-19 pandemic, officials have said.

More than 350,000 additional dentist appointments are to be made available to patients in England over the coming months, the NHS said.

NHS dental services across the country are to be awarded a share of a £50 million funding pot to help services recover to pre-pandemic levels.

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