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Cash injection to improve Essex dental care

Posted by Joanne Mellor

Standards of oral healthcare in Essex could be set to improve in the coming months as a result of a cash injection into services in the county, in information that could be included in dental marketing campaigns.

It is thought thousands of extra people in Essex will be able to access NHS dental care due to the £700,000 that is being made available, reports the Brentwood Weekly News.

This amount of money equates to an extra 30,000 courses of NHS treatment for up to 9,000 additional patients, who will now be able to access NHS care across areas such as Basildon, Castle Point, Thurrock and Southend.

Some 18 dental practices across Essex have been given the funding and are now taking on new patients as a result.

Access to NHS dental care in Norfolk was recently criticised by Mark Ter-Berg, who runs rural dental practices in Long Stratton and Brundal and told the Norwich Evening News that residents in rural locations are being forced to travel too far for treatment.

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