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Dental Services (Worthing)

Volume 972: debated on Monday 29 October 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many dentists in the Worthing constituency are prepared to provide dentures under the National Health Service.

As independent contractors, dentists are free to choose whether to accept any particular person requiring any particular treatment. I am unable, therefore, to say how many of the 33 dentists providing general dental services in the Worthing area would be prepared to accept patients requiring dentures under the National Health Service. Any patient who has difficulty should contact the family practitioner committee, which will do its best to help.