HC Deb 19 June 1972 vol 839 c41W
Dr. Summerskill

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether he will authorise the provision of preventive dentistry under the National Health Service.

Sir K. Joseph

Oral hygiene instruction and advice are already available to National Health Service patients. The need for the inclusion of additional preventive measures in the dental services available under the National Health Service is a matter which the Working Party on the Dental Services is considering.