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Pam’s story

Pam Myatt is 81 and loves sea swimming, tennis, and photography. In 2016 she was diagnosed with throat cancer which spread to her tonsils. Her left tonsil was removed and she started radiotherapy and chemotherapy in 2017. Although she has now finished her cancer treatment, it has caused lasting damage to her teeth which are now at a much greater risk of decay and damage. Pam spent thousands of pounds on private dental treatment before Dentaid started its regular clinics at University Hospital Southampton and she was fearful of how much more it would cost. “I started to get problems with my teeth but there aren’t any NHS dentists taking new patients so I had to go private which cost thousands of pounds. I noticed my teeth started to erode and decay and turned opaque white. It was devastating. You have a feeling of isolation and not knowing where to turn. I can’t tell you how relieved I was to find Dentaid. It’s such a huge relief and everyone is such a nice team. I’ve had full x-rays and several fillings. Just today, I’ve had three fillings which would have cost me about £450 otherwise. I was feeling pretty desperate before I heard about Dentaid but I’m incredibly pleased and grateful to be here.”