Kirklees

People in Dewsbury who were finding it difficult to access dental care received free treatment on a mobile dental unit.
More than 180 people attended the unit that visited schools, community centres and public buildings over a two-week period in September 2017.


The first patient, Phillip Rushforth, had five teeth extracted after suffering weeks of dental pain that was preventing him sleeping. He said he had been unable to register with an NHS dentist in the town.
A team of incredible volunteers, including foundation dentists, ran the clinics. They saw up to 30 patients a day and extracted many painful teeth.


Some patients arrived in tears due to excruciating dental pain and left with smiles on their faces following treatment.
The project was funded by Kirklees Council which awarded Dentaid a £7060 grant.