'We pulled out our own teeth'
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Couple pulled out own teeth after failing to find NHS dentist

A couple in need of dental care say they had to pull out their own teeth because no NHS dentist will treat them.

A BBC News analysis of 2,500 dental practices on the NHS Choices website found half were not accepting new adult NHS patients, while two-fifths were not accepting new child NHS patients.

NHS England said 95% of people seeking an appointment could get one, but Rebecca Brearey and Nick Oldroyd, who live in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, said no local NHS dentists would treat them.

  • 06 Sep 2017
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