Britain’s dentist system needs fixing – the NHS is broken, says DR AZAD EYRUMLU | Express Comment | Comment

Britain’s dentist system needs fixing – the NHS is broken, says DR AZAD EYRUMLU | Express Comment | Comment

So it is little wonder almost half of dentists have reduced their national health service commitments over the past two years, according to the British Dental Association (BDA).

All of this is having a huge impact on patient care. The way NHS dental contracts work is a little complicated but I believe it is the reason we are where we are today.

Dentists sign up to a system based on UDAs, or Units of Dental Activity. This means a clinic is paid a certain amount of money in return for delivering a set number of these.

Dentists will see patients and carry out work that is needed, with more complex treatment requiring a higher number of UDAs than a simple check-up.

So if people have missed checkups due to Covid, or need more advanced dental work due to stress – they might have started to…

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