Although in Kent and Medway we have some of the best levels of oral health in England as measured by national surveys, there are still variations across the area. The proportion of children having suffered no dental decay at all is high but within these figures there are differences seen from one local authority to another.
Access to an NHS dentist has been a major issue for many people locally and nationally. It has also been the case that inequalities in health were matched with inequalities in dental services. However, changes have been introduced in Primary Care Trust (PCT) contracting arrangements which should promote improvement in the availability of NHS care across Kent and Medway.
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