Bridgwater residents unable to register with dentist amid NHS shortage

RESIDENTS in Bridgwater are now facing extreme difficulty to register at a dentist as the nation as a whole is facing a ‘dental timebomb’. 

The British Dental Association (BDA) warned NHS dentistry is on the brink of collapse and that can be seen in Bridgwater and surrounding areas.

Currently there are no dentists in the immediate area of Bridgwater that are accepting new patients, unless referred.

Shawn Charlwood, from the BDA, told the Northern Ecgho: “This Government has ensured many dentists cannot see a future in this service.

“Without urgent reform and adequate funding there is little hope we can halt this exodus.”

He added: “Access problems remain the norm, oral health inequality is set to widen, while a growing number of dentists are walking away from the NHS.

“This is how NHS dentistry will die – a lingering decline that unchecked will leave millions of patients with no options.”

This is what the position is of all the dentists in the Bridgwater and surrounding Sedgemoor area:

Parade Dental Practice – Only taking new NHS patients who have been referred

Kings Square Dental Practice – Not taking any new NHS patients at the moment

Cornhill Dental Practice – Has not recently given an update on whether they’re taking new NHS patients. Contact them for more information

Corner House Dental Practice – Has not recently given an update on whether they’re taking new NHS patients. Contact them for more information

Bridgwater Dental Access Centre – Only taking new NHS patients who have been referred

mydentist, Symons Way, Bridgwater – Not taking any new NHS patients at the moment

ORTHOWORLD 2000 – Has not recently given an update on whether they’re taking new NHS patients. Contact them for more information

Quantock View Dental Centre – Has not recently given an update on whether they’re taking new NHS patients. Contact them for more information

North Petherton Dental Practice – Not taking any new NHS patients at the moment

Burnham House Dental Practice – Has not recently given an update on whether they’re taking new NHS patients. Contact them for more information

College Street Dental Practice – Not taking any new NHS patients at the moment

Last Updated: 17 October 2022



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