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By next year everybody who wants admittance to an NHS dentist should have it, according to the NHS operating framework issued by the Department of group  Health insurance. This might prove a challenging objective to meet. While the latest figures from the NHS Information Centre show that that the number of people visiting an NHS dentist has returned to the level achieved before the opening of the much-maligned 2006 dentist contract, other research suggests that access remains a noteworthy problem.

Health insurance and money plan provider Simplyhealthâ??s 2010 dental investigation found that 39% of respondents had struggled to find an NHS dentist, up from 35% in 2009. Nine per cent had given up their search on the whole while 24% had struggled to discover an NHS dentist for their children.
Insurers believe that this backdrop is likely to lend weight to the case for companies to invest in dental benefits and are heartening intermediaries to take the memorandum to their clients.

â??This idea that everything is back to where it was tends to contradict what people are finding on the ground,â? says Jack Briggs, mediator sales and marketing director at cash plan provider Simplyhealth. â??The knowledge we have is that a lot more companies consider dental benefits are worth investing in because they get better morale and can have an impact on the business intermission.â?

â??Considering the financial climate and the pressures on the NHS we do not be expecting to see a drastically improved NHS provision for custom dental treatment,â? says Danny Hodgson, specialist sales consultant for Bupa. â??For this reason we fully anticipate the command for private dental insurance to stay behind high and even produce as the economy strengthens.â?

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