HC Deb 29 January 1962 vol 652 c61W
87. Mr. Box

asked the Minister of Health what is the total number of dentists now practising in Wales; and what proportion of the population is covered by each dentist.

Miss Pitt

The number of dentists providing general dental services in Wales at 31st December, 1961, was 414. This represents one such dentist to 6,353 people.

88. Mr. Box

asked the Minister of Health what plans are in hand to increase the number of dentists in Wales pending completion of the dental school attached to the University Hospital of Wales at Cardiff.

Miss Pitt

Work is in progress on several schemes to provide additional places for dental students. These should help to increase the supply of dentists in Wales and elsewhere.

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