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Schools, Norfolk (Dental Treatment)

Volume 481: debated on Thursday 30 November 1950

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asked the Minister of Education how many school dentists have been at work in Norfolk this term; and what proportion of the pupils are receiving dental attention.

Five, Sir. I understand that nearly half the school population of the area are receiving regular dental inspection and treatment.

Emergency treatment is available for the greater part of the other half, and where we can do so we are attempting to increase it.

Can the Minister say whether there has been any response in Norfolk or elsewhere to the circular sent out three or four months ago from the British Dental Association, urging local groups of dentists to take part in this work on a part-time basis?

There has been some response but I cannot, without notice, state to what extent.