The Tooth Bus Comes To Fleet
Our press release in the local Fleet newspaper;
The Tooth Bus - a new mobile dental clinic providing free NHS dental check-ups - will be stopping in Fleet from 6-13 June, as part of its tour of Hampshire towns over the next couple of months.
The Tooth Bus will be stopping in Fleet as part of a drive to improve access to NHS dentistry and deliver oral health promotion in the county. Winchester-based Iosis Dental Clinic has been commissioned by NHS Hampshire to deliver the service which will provide free dental check-ups to people who have not seen an NHS dentist for two years or more.
Shapour Hariri, Director of Iosis Dental Clinic said:
“This is a major new dental health drive that aims to actively tackle the perceived lack of access to NHS dental services across Hampshire and neighbouring counties. Our new Tooth Bus will be touring across Hampshire, Oxfordshire, Berkshire and the Isle of Wight providing oral health education, together with a free dental check-up for patients who have not seen an NHS dentist in the previous two years. If a patient is found to need treatment, they will be referred on to a local NHS dental practice so that they can receive ongoing dental care.
“We have been running a similar mobile service to selected communities in Hampshire over the last 18 months, so our experience has helped in providing the expertise that the Primary Care Trust was looking for. Mobile health care of this sort is a fantastic way of reaching out to communities who may not have easy access to dental or health clinics and can also be a good way of connecting health care with hard to reach communities.”