Do your teeth need some attention?
by Kelly Henderson (follow Kelly on Twitter: @kellythekiwi)
If your teeth are suffering from a serious case of sugar overdose then register with the Dental Institute (a partnership of Guy’s and St Thomas’ and Kings College Hospitals) to receive free dental treatment. The undergraduate students (dentists-in-training) are able to perform various dental treatments as part of their training.
You may think it is mad to let somebody still training loose on your teeth but the work is checked regularly and the standards are very high. Here are a couple of things you should know beforehand:
#1 Treatment Covered
The treatments covered are simple fillings, basic gum treatment, some crowns, dentures and root canal fillings.
You cannot already be registered with a dentist here in the UK.
#3 Be patient
The appointments take longer (up to an hour for what would normally be a 15min check-up) as the students work slower, so make sure that you are available for the whole time. You will also need to be available for all appointments if follow ups are required.
p.s You may be asked to sign consent for photographs and clinical notes to be published for further studies.
The waiting list is now open and the students need patients to practice on so register and save your pounds!
You may also want to read about how to get your Free European Health Insurance Card (EHIC).