Scheme means more access to dentists

PATIENTS in Suffolk should be able to have better access to their dentists thanks to a new scheme.

PATIENTS in Suffolk should be able to have better access to their dentists thanks to a new scheme.

Eighteen dental surgeries across the county have signed-up to a pilot project to offer longer opening hours to existing NHS dental patients.

The scheme is part of a �2million project to improve dental services in Suffolk.

The surgeries that have opted to take part will be open for longer hours and some will also open over weekends.


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The pilot scheme will run until April 24 2009, after that NHS Suffolk will assess its popularity with a view to offering extended opening hours on a more permanent basis.

Dentists taking part include Ipswich's Appolonia Dental Centre, Crowe Dental Surgeries, Garrick Way Dental Surgery, The Tooth Place, Staffa Lodge Dental Group, Stoke Park Dental Care, The Dental Surgery in Berners Street, Lighthouse Dental Practice and The Dental Surgery in Fonnereau Road, as well as Aldeburgh Dental Practice, Framlingham Dental Surgery, The Dental Surgery in Stowmarket and Tavern Street Dental Practice in Stowmarket.

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