Dentaid mobile unit set to return to Dewsbury to host free clinics

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A mobile dental unit provided by the charity, Dentaid, is set to return to Dewsbury between the 18th and the 21st February.

The clinic, which will be staffed by Dentaid volunteers, will offer free dental treatment to people who are struggling to access or afford dental care. The clinics have been funded by Kirklees Council in partnership with Dentaid.

The mobile unit will host four clinics, with two in Dewsbury and two in Thornhill Lees. The Dewsbury clinics will take place at Dewsbury Moor Children’s Centre on February 18th and 19th and the other surgeries are scheduled for the 20 th and 21 st February at Thornhill Lees Community Centre. Sessions will run from 9am until 4pm in Dewsbury and 11am to 5pm in Thornhill Lees. Appointments are not required, and there will be a range of treatments on offer, including extraction, fillings and routine check-ups.

Despite investment in the area to create thousands of new NHS dental places, there are still many people in Kirklees who are struggling to get a dental appointment, and the mobile clinic should ease access issues. Dentaid’s CEO, Andy Evans, is particularly keen to target those who need emergency treatment. The volunteer team will be on hand to offer advice, as well as provide treatment and pain relief.

The service is available to patients who are not currently registered with an NHS dentist. Anyone who is interested is advised to visit one of the clinics. The team will assess patients before arranging treatment, which will be administered free of charge.

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