LETTER : Price of a smile

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From Mr Simon Fox, BDS

Sir: Liz Hunt ("Do your teeth hurt yet?", 16 March) bemoans the fact that she cannot easily register with an NHS dentist. Why does she want to register with an NHS dentist?

I'd like to see Ms Hunt go into a solicitor's office and ask for £4 worth of advice (the cost of an NHS check-up). What sort of advice would be given I wonder, and what faith would she place in such advice? I suspect that Ms Hunt cares about her teeth and I suggest that she finds a dentist who has the time to do the same.

Yours faithfully,


Dental Surgeon

St Austell, Cornwall