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Meeting on Government Dentistry Service 1st November 2010

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P A G Public Meeting

"Improving our NHS Dental Service"


a presentation by Colin Partington BDS,

former chair of the Isle of Man dental association

7.30 p.m. Monday 1st November 2010

Manx Legion Club, Market Hill, Douglas

Colin Partington, former Chair  of the Isle of Man Dental Association, has some controversial views about NHS dental provision here. He is convinced that the system is currently an expensive nonsense and  that it could be vastly improved for half the current cost.

Health Minister, David Anderson, has announced consultation for a new "Oral Health Strategy" which aims to set the direction for the next five years in terms of preventing tooth decay. It also focuses on modernising primary care dental services.

As usual P A G encourages members to respond to such consultations and believes that presenting an alternative view may assist in providing a more balanced perspective. Many will remember the controversy over government's ill fated fluoridation proposals so the chance to exert an influence on the proposed Oral Health Strategy* is welcome.

Those of you who have heard Mr Partington on Manx Radio will know that he presents his ideas in a forthright manner which will ensure a lively debate.

Come along and join in.    Let your friends know - everyone is welcome - admission free!



0 #2 Access is a Government issueRobert Birnie 2010-11-04 12:23
Colin presented a very balanced view of the problems within the dental NHS provision and of the OHS document.

In response to MR my practices in Douglas at 36 Woodbourne Road and Peel on the Ballawattlewort h estate are both accepting new patients on a private "pay as you go basis."
The costs are transparent and may not be as great as imagined!
0 #1 Something needs to be done!Guest 2010-11-01 11:36
Hope the dental meeting goes well. Something needs to be done! I've recently had difficulties accessing dental treatment, either NHS or private.
Finally got fixed up with a private dentist. Government should be doing better on this!

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