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Dental care in Wales receives boost

Posted by Allie Wright

Oral health levels in Wales could be set for a boost as a result of the opening of a new centre in the nation.

It is estimated as many as 10,000 people in the Cynon Valley do not have a dentist, which has led to the Cardiff and Vale University health board setting up a new dental teaching unit in Mountain Ash.

Peter Ash, the consultant in charge, told BBC News patients will be able to access any type of dentistry at the facility.

“We’ve come to this area because we’ve identified that there is a need for dental care,” he said.

Residents who take advantage of the treatment on offer at the location will be told how to go about signing up with a dentist once the work on their teeth is completed.

West Cornwall MP Andrew George recently told the Cornishman newspaper that 2,000 people in Penzance are currently on a waiting list for an NHS dentist.

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