Corwen Mobile Dental Unit Could Be Axed

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Residents of Corwen are up in arms after it was revealed that a mobile dental unit, which serves the local area, may be axed.

Plans to axe the mobile dental unit and create a dental suite were discussed at a meeting of the Llangollen Workstream Committee, which was called to talk about plans for a new health centre in Llangollen.

The new centre would replace the existing mobile dental unit, which means that some patients would face a 12 mile trip to see a dentist in Llangollen.

Residents are angry about the news and campaigners have already started a petition to keep the service up and running.

A spokesperson for Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board said that a decision on the future of the mobile dental unit will not be made until all stakeholders have been consulted in September. He added that plans to create a new dental suite in the new health centre are being considered in a bid to provide patients with solutions to problems, which arise at a mobile facility.

The original plans for the health centre did not include dental services, but the health board feels that a permanent clinic would improve services for local people. A new clinic would also enable more patients to be treated, which would improve access to services and reduce waiting times.

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