My timing is of course perfect. Two news stories from the past couple of weeks:
ST ANDREWS DENTAL CRISIS STARTS TO BITE
NHS DENTAL SERVICE IN 'TERMINAL DECAY'
Ho hum. There just doesn't appear to be any way of handing a patient from the dental hospital back to a dental practice. They could not even give me a list of NHS dentists to ring round. I was surprised to learn that unlike medical notes your dental notes do not follow you about. I have an impressive folder at the dental hospital and it seams silly that will not be available to whoever I move to. I will have to tell the story of failed anaesthetic as a young child yet again.
There are three NHS dentists listed in the St Andrews area on the NHS Fife web site - but only in a MS Word file! - one is not taking on more patients - one is only taking on private patients - the other is the one that shut last week.