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Isle of Wight residents to lose NHS dentist

Posted by Joanne Mellor

Some residents on the Isle of Wight could be set to lose access to their NHS dentist as a result of a shake-up of services that has taken place on the island.

Head of primary care Caroline Morris, responsible for commissioning dental services, claimed alternative arrangements will be found for those who are no longer able to visit their usual dentist due to the changes.

Speaking to the Isle of Wight County Press, she said: “We will make sure no-one is left without a dentist and we will contact patients to inform them of the changes, so there’s no need to panic.”

It is thought around 1,000 residents on the Isle of Wight are set to be affected by the amendments to oral health services on the island.

Dr Nigel Carter, chief executive of the British Dental Health Federation, recently hailed the importance of maintaining a good level of oral health during the festive period.

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