"NHS dentist and resulting hospital surgery"

About: Essex County Hospital / Orthodontics

(as the patient),

I had been living a rather nomadic life for the last 10/15 years in which time my teeth really suffered. I have now managed to get my life more organised and settled. Due to all the bad press I believed that the NHS dental service was in the throes of terminal decline. Except I found a large choice of willing dentists and was seen two days after my first inquiry, the result being a diagnosis of having to have eight extractions under general anaesthetic. I had the operation about 6 weeks later with a totally reassuring professionalism. The hospital was ultra modern and the equipment was absolutely state of the art. I cant wait to eat my first apple in a decade. Thank you NHS as soon I'll be presentable enough to be to able to rejoin the job market. Mark B.

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