Access to a dentist has become a big issue again in Pembrokeshire, says local MP Stephen Crabb.
On Friday, the Member of Parliament for Preseli Pembrokeshire met with the My Smile dental practice in Milford Haven to discuss the challenges facing the sector and to better understand how the new Welsh Government contract for dentists is working.
“Many local families are struggling to get a dental appointment, even for private work. There are real problems across Wales with recruitment and retention of dentists, both in the NHS and privately.
“In Wales, dentistry is devolved to Welsh Government in Cardiff who set the payment terms for dentists doing NHS work.
“It is clear that there is a lot of work to be done to get NHS dentistry back on a sustainable footing,“ adds Crabb. “Together with Paul Davies MS, I will keep up the pressure on Welsh Government to address these problems.“