A mobile dental unit offering free treatment for people who are struggling to access dental care is returning to Kirklees next week (February 18th – 22nd)
Dental charity Dentaid is running four clinics offering emergency treatment and oral health advice for people who are suffering dental pain and are not registered with a dentist.
No appointments are necessary and people can turn up and wait to be seen by the team of volunteer dental professionals. Treatments available include extractions, fillings and dental screening. Two clinics will take place at Dewsbury Moor children’s centre on February 18th and 19th followed by a further two clinics at Thornhill Lees community centre on February 21st and 22nd.
Dentaid’s mobile dental unit is a frequent visitor to Kirklees. In autumn 2017, 304 people were seen at 11 clinics and last year a further 99 people received treatment on the unit. Hundreds of painful teeth were extracted or filled and many more people had a scale and polish, oral cancer screening, fluoride varnish treatments and oral health advice.