Future of preventive dentistry

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.309.6964.1302a (Published 12 November 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:1302
  1. A S Blinkhorn,
  2. P J Holloway,
  3. N H F Wilson
  1. Turner Dental School, University Dental Hospital of Manchester, Manchester M15 6FH.

    EDITOR, - Aubrey Sheiham presents an interesting picture of dentistry in Britain today, but his view that we could do with fewer dentists and less treatment is one sided.1 At present, the demand for dental services is still higher than the supply in areas away from centres of population in the south east of England. The Netherlands, which shared Sheiham's philosophy and closed all but one of its dental schools, is now reopening two despite having one of the …

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