Thursday, November 15, 2007
The joys of dentists
For the past 3 months I have been trying to find an NHS dentist near where I live, or near Uni.
Due to living in the middle of town there are few NHS dentists (if any) around the place, and the nearest ones are in some of the less nice areas surrounding the city centre, or in the opposite direction from uni with poor transport links.
There are lots who have websites saying they do take on NHS patients, but upon phoning you discover that they only do that in March for one week.
So this week I tried phoning further afield, and still found that most of those I could get numbers for are taking on private patients only. This leaves me in a quandry:
1) Bite the bullet and pay up for a monthly dental plan
2) Risk not having a dentist and having to go to the dental hospital if it goes wrong.
3) Go to a dentist miles away, who takes on NHS patients.
4) Keep looking - this one kinda links with number 2!