Trainee dentists offering free treatment in Birmingham
Free dental work is being offered at two locations in Birmingham as part of a student dentist training programme
Birmingham Dental Hospital and The University of Birmingham School of Dentistry are offering dental treatment for adults who may require fillings, crowns, dentures or root canal work as part of the training programme.
Courses of treatment are now available and are free of charge, with the exception of dentures where a standard NHS charge applies.
The invitation follows the success of a similar campaign last year in which nearly 1,000 patients received treatment.
Anyone interested will need to be assessed for suitability and able to attend daytime appointments. Work will be carried out by student dentists under qualified supervision.
The offer applies to routine dental treatment and not emergency problems.
Birmingham Dental Hospital, now in its 151st year, has a high national reputation for the quality of its dentist training. Dr David Attrill, senior lecturer and consultant said: "We were able to offer treatment to nearly 1,000 patients as a result of a similar recruitment campaign last year.
“Following last year’s success, we are again asking potential patients to get in touch so that, subject to suitability, we can offer them free treatment in well-equipped facilities. If anyone thinks they have a need for routine dental treatment then they may well be eligible.
“The University of Birmingham has a proud reputation for its dentist training, and we would welcome members of the public coming forward. As well as receiving dental care, they would be helping to train the next generation of dentists.”
Anyone interested can book an initial appointment to check their suitability or obtain further information by phoning 0121 255 9171, emailing BDHPTScreen@sbpct.nhs.uk or writing to Patient Screening Recruitment Office, Birmingham Dental Hospital, St Chad's Queensway, Birmingham B4 6NN.