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Less than half of adults saw NHS dentist in past two years, figures show | UK News

Less than half of adults in England were seen by an NHS dentist over the last two years, according to new data.

Figures from NHS Digital have shown that within a 24-month period, up to the end of February, only 49.7% of adults received any dental treatment.

Within the same time period, only 59% – less than two-thirds – of children were seen by a dentist.

Embargoed to 1300 Sunday April 26 File photo dated 19/05/11 of a dentist at work. A special "kickstart" package to save dentists from the impact of the coronavirus crisis is needed, a representative organisation in Ireland said.
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Dental practices were forced to close for several months due to the coronavirus pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic led to the practices closing in March, which resulted in a fall in numbers visiting dentists, however overall attendance was said to have been “in a bad place” even before lockdown.

Some 21.01 million adult patients were seen for NHS dental treatment in the 24 months to the end of June, down 876,000 compared with the 24 months to the end of February.

A similar decline

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General Hospital, the multi Emmy Award-Winning drama series hailed by critics as the ‘The Greatest Soap Opera of All Time’, will celebrate 55 years of broadcasting in 2018. The tradition of passion, intrigue, and adventure takes place in the fictional town of Port Charles, set in upstate New York. The glamour and excitement of those who have come to find their destinies in this familiar seaport town intertwine with the lives, loves, and fortunes of beloved, well-known faces. And, as always, love and danger continue to abound whether on the docks, in the ER, at brownstones, or trespassing on Quartermaine property with contemporary story lines and unforgettable characters. In the past several years, General Hospital has been praised by national organizations for elevating the public awareness of several important social issues. It has received three SHINE awards for its continued contribution to the awareness of sexual responsibility. The Ryan White

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