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Free dental services for local residents at South Bristol Community Hospital

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Local residents will be able to access free dental care at South Bristol Community Hospital.

Dental student teams at the hospital – also working as part of Bristol Dental Hospital and School – are looking for a variety of new patients.

Clinical lead for dental services and teaching, Alison Lee says: “…We already deliver a popular service within the area; we are now reaching out to more of the South Bristol community to engage with people of all ages and backgrounds. We need the people of South Bristol to help us develop and train future dental professionals…

“The first visit is an assessment appointment when a dental, medical and social history is taken and a thorough examination (check-up), including dental x-rays and other simple tests, is carried out.  People are then told about their oral health, advised on future disease prevention and any treatment needed planned.

“All routine dental care and treatment can be carried out by students. They are able to treat most people, and for more complicated procedures, they always direct people to best care…”

Groups and individuals interested in working with South Bristol Community Hospital (SBCH) dental services or accessing care should contact Alison by email or call 0117 342 9791. For more information on SBCH dental services, call 0117 342 9792.