Tonight we will hear our expert panel answer your most pressing questions relating to the future of NHS dentistry.
Dentistry Question Time debate will kick off this evening (Tuesday 2 March), the first in a series of live discussions focusing on the most pertinent topics of today.
Hosted by FMC’s Julian English, tonight’s chat will revolve around the topic ‘Is there a future for NHS dentistry after COVID-19?’
This comes as more than seven in 10 are still struggling to access dentistry as patients continue to carry out DIY dentistry, Healthwatch England revealed.
The report also found that people looking for NHS dental treatment were often told they would have to wait. The times cited were anywhere between two months and two years for an appointment.
Our expert panel includes:
- Simon Thackery – private dentist based in Nottinghamshire
- Eddie Crouch – chair of the British Dental Association (BDA)
- Clare Robinson – NHS dentist based in Liverpool
- Nigel Jones – sales and marketing director at Practice Plan.
‘The last year has thrown an abundance of unforeseen challenges at the dental profession,’ Julian English, editorial director at FMC, says.
‘In particular, there’s a lot of questions surrounding NHS dentistry and how the pandemic will shape its direction. The first round table – is there a future for NHS dentistry after COVID-19? – is a must-see for both NHS and private dental teams as we head into 2021.
‘From dentists to hygienists, it is also a great opportunity to ask the questions that you want answered.
‘We hope Dentistry Question Time will ignite some healthy debate, with a focus on the most relevant issues facing the profession right now.’
To get involved you can sign up here. To submit your questions you can also visit www.dentistry.co.uk/webinars/dentistry-question-time.