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Dental Services

Volume 490: debated on Monday 30 March 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether (a) complete upper and lower dentures, (b) complete upper dentures only, (c) complete lower dentures only, (d) partial upper and lower acrylic dentures, (e) partial upper acrylic dentures only, (f) partial lower acrylic dentures only, (g) partial upper and lower cobalt chrome dentures, (h) partial upper cobalt chrome dentures only and (i) partial lower cobalt chrome dentures only have been provided under the NHS since the introduction of the new dental contract in April 2006. (266741)

The contractual obligation is for the contractor to provide all proper and necessary dental care and treatment that the patient is willing to undergo. Where appropriate this will include provision of full (complete) or partial dentures, overdentures and obturators in synthetic resin or metal or both synthetic resin and metal, including any cast or wrought metal components or aids to retention.