A Government plan to tackle problems finding dental care have been welcomed by a West Norfolk MP.
James Wild, who represents North West Norfolk, is pleased with the plans which include offering money to dentists to work in areas where there are major shortages, and projects to help young people understand the importance of looking after their teeth.
He said: “Making it easier to see a NHS dentists is an issue I have campaigned on repeatedly and the new Smile practice has treated thousands of people but more needs to be done. So I welcome the new measures targeted at areas such as Norfolk including a new patient bonus, up to £20,000 to encourage dentists to work in rural areas, rolling out dental vans to provide treatment in coastal areas, and a focus on prevention and better oral health for children.
“As part of longer-term action, I support plans which are well developed for undergraduate training places at UEA. This would help address a lack of training locally and complement the planned provision of dental apprenticeships at the College of West Anglia.”
You can download a video of Mr Wild raising the issue in Parliament by clicking the link below