Tooth Bus to provide routine dental check-ups for anyone who hasn’t seen a dentist for two years or more
Thanks to the inconsistencies of National Health Service dental provision (something we have commented about on this website some time ago), Healthwatch Dorset have come up with a solution. Up and running since last month, they have launched the Tooth Bus. The Tooth Bus is to all intents a mobile dental service, fully equipped with the latest technology.
It has stopped in prominent locations throughout Oxfordshire, Dorset and Hampshire. The service is aimed at people who haven’t been to a dentist for two years or more. On behalf of NHS England, the service is provided by the Iosis Dental and Implant Clinic. The practice has six branches within the South of England.
As well as inviting people to pop in for a free check-up, the Tooth Bus has also stopped outside workplaces and worked for charitable bodies. On one occasion, they stopped at the Routes to Roots drop-in centre in Poole. The Christian charity’s centre, situated on Skinner Street in the maritime town, helps homeless people to get a roof over their head.
Do you think the Tooth Bus is a good idea? Feel free to air your views.
Smile Specialist Centre, 07 October 2017.