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Parts of England have one NHS dentist for thousands of people, data shows

Analysis reveals locations of dental deserts as continuing fallout from pandemic leaves service ‘on last legs’

Dental patients are still suffering from the fallout of the Covid-19 pandemic, as parts of England are left with only one NHS dentist for thousands of people.

In North Lincolnshire, there were just 54 NHS dentists – equivalent to one for every 3,199 people – at the end of March, NHS Digital figures show. This means every NHS dentist in the area would have to work nine-hour days every working day of the year without holidays for each resident to receive one annual checkup on the NHS.

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