HC Deb 20 December 1972 vol 848 c373W
Mr. Meacher

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many National Health Service dentists are currently engaged in preventive work; how much of their time is spent in specifically preventive treatment; and what is calculated to be the saving to the National Health Service as a result.

Mr. Alison

Although with few exceptions all dentists actively concerned with the treatment of patients undertake preventive work detailed information about the time spent in this way and estimates of consequential savings to the National Health Service are not available.

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