Rossendale Free Press

DOCTOR’S NOTE

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CANCER FEARS AS ONE IN SEVEN OF US DON’T HAVE AN NHS DENTIST

MOUTH cancers could be going undiagnose­d as one in seven people have no access to an NHS dentist.

A report found eight million Brits are still waiting to join a practice.

The Associatio­n of Dental

Groups study warned of “potentiall­y over a million” fillings not done.

Chair Neil Carmichael said: “These figures represent real suffering. A host of treatments are piling up, as well as undiagnose­d mouth cancers.

“Even when Covid curbs are lifted, dealing with this will take months.”

The AoDG said the system is underfunde­d and called for more dentists to be drafted in.

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Eight million Brits don’t have a dentist

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