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School Dental Service

Volume 481: debated on Thursday 30 November 1950

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asked the Minister of Education how many dentists are required for the School Dental Service in Northants; how many are now serving in it; and what steps he proposes to take to improve services by the use of mobile dental clinics or otherwise.

I understand that the local education authority have approved an establishment of seven dental officers and that they at present have five. The only way to remedy the present deficiencies of the School Dental Service is to have more school dentists, and I hope that the present negotiations on the Dental Whitley Council will result in a satisfactory settlement which will subsequently improve the position.