New dental practice could open in Lake, Isle of Wight

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A new dental practice could open in Lake on the Isle of Wight if plans are approved by the Isle of Wight Council.

Plans to convert a vacant shop and first-floor flat into a dental practice have been submitted by a Mr and Mrs Wilson. The proposal relates to premises on Sandown Road.

The shop, which is vacant and has fallen into a state of disrepair, was formerly a Swinton Insurance branch. The site is close to Beech Grove Surgery, which has now closed following the retirement of the GP. 

In a statement accompanying the plans, Mr and Mrs Wilson have promised to invest in the premises to renovate the unit to create a modern, accessible surgery. The front of the property would be altered and enhanced to spruce up the exterior and carry the brand name, and the internal layout would be modified to form treatment rooms, reception and waiting areas, decontamination facilities and toilets. 

Residents will be able to comment on the plans and share their opinions and thoughts until the 21st April.

Access to dental services on the island is a problem, and it is thought that local patients will welcome the idea of having a dental surgery on their doorstep. Currently, existing practices have waiting lists and some patients are waiting several months to join a register or to book an appointment for the treatment they need.

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