Luke at the Peninsula Dental School
Luke at the Peninsula Dental School

There are over 20,000 people waiting for an NHS dentist in Plymouth. I know that a lack of NHS dentists is causing real pain and trouble for people across our city. This is leading to more and more people attending the Emergency Department at Derriford with teeth issues because they simply can’t see an NHS dentist.

We have England’s best dental school in Plymouth who are working hard to help people, but there aren’t enough students to replace all the NHS dentists we are losing. Since being elected in 2017 I have been arguing for urgent action on dentistry from Ministers. Six years on this is now an acute problem. I want to hear from you about your dental experiences so I can make an even stronger case to Ministers that they must do better and prioritise fixing NHS dentistry.

Please complete the survey below and share with friends and relatives in Plymouth so we can get a bigger sample size. Thank you!

Plymouth Dentistry Survey 2023

1. Are you registered with a dentist?

3. How long does it take you to get an appointment/ to be seen by your NHS dentist?

4. When was the last time that you saw your NHS dentist?

5. How long does it take for you to book an appointment/be seen by your private dentist?

6. When was the last time that you saw your private dentist?

8. Have you seen your dental prices increase over the last 12 months?

10. Would you say your dentistry is affordable?

12. If yes, how long have you been on the NHS dental waiting list?

14. Have you ever tried to do your own (DIY) dentistry?

15. Have you ever had to visit the A&E department at Derriford Hospital for a dental emergency?

17. How concerned are you about your dental health?

If yes, please state how many in your answer.

20. If yes, how concerned are you about your children's dental health?

23. Have you been removed from the register of an NHS dental practice within the last two years?

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