Dentaid confirms 10 new clinic dates for those struggling to access dental care in Kirklees

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Oral health charity, Dentaid, has confirmed ten new clinic dates for those struggling to access dental care in the Kirklees area of West Yorkshire.

The charity conducted one-off free dental clinics for patients who weren’t registered with a dentist a couple of years ago, and the programme has since expanded with the help of funding from Kirklees Council.

Access to dental services in the area was very poor, and this meant that many patients, particularly those from the most deprived towns and those unable to afford regular dental checks, were left without dental care. Dentaid stepped in to help, and now, volunteers are running regular clinics, bringing dental treatment to an ever-growing group of residents.

Dentaid has hosted 12 drop-in dental days so far this year, and the charity recently announced a further ten clinic dates thanks to extra funding from Kirklees Council. The next run of sessions will start in Dewsbury on Friday 8th November, with appointments available on Friday and Saturday at the Town Hall. The team of volunteers will then visit the Taleem Centre on the 13th November, Pentland Infant School on the 18th, Ravensthorpe Community Centre on the 25th and Dewsbury Moor Children’s Centre on November 26th

The final stretch of dates includes clinics held on Thursday November 28th and Tuesday 2nd December at Overthorpe C of E Academy followed by sessions at Dewsbury Town Hall on the 30th and Ravensthorpe Community Centre on Monday 9th December. Hours of operation run from 10am until 3pm (apart from the clinic at Pentland Infant School, which will open until 4pm). No appointments are necessary.

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