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Welsh Dental Patients ‘Might Never’ Get 6-Month Check-ups Again

December 2, 2021
by BBC

Dentists may never catch up with the backlog of patients waiting for check-ups, a leading dentist has warned.

Dr Russell Gidney said around 6,000 of his patients had not been given a routine check-up in the past year because of Covid restrictions.

NHS Wales figures show courses of dental treatment dropped by over three quarters in 2020-21.

The Welsh government said dental services would get an extra £3m this year to support pandemic recovery.

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