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Play The Man
07-08-2009, 08:11 AM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1135582/Man-pulls-13-teeth-pliers-NHS-dentist.html

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2009/02/04/article-0-034B9396000005DC-526_468x608.jpg

A former soldier pulled his own teeth out with a pair of pliers because he could not find a dentist to take on NHS patients.

Iraq War veteran Ian Boynton could not afford to go private for treatment so instead took the drastic action to remove 13 of his teeth that were giving him severe pain.

The 42-year-old, from Beverley, East Yorkshire, had not had his teeth looked at since seeing the army dentist in 2003. He had not been registered with a dentist of his own since 2001.

He said: 'I've tried to get in at 30 dentists over the last eight years but have never been able to find one to take on NHS patients.'

But when Mr Boynton started suffering from toothache in 2006 he decided to take drastic action.

He said: 'I started having pain in a front tooth, which protruded slightly more than the others. I was constantly fiddling with it and wiggling it because it hurt so much.

'In the end I knew it had to come out and had to use the pliers to pull it. Amazingly, it did not hurt as much as you might think.

'I think I'd been prising it that much in the meantime that I'd been killing the nerve.'

In the last two years Mr Boynton has pulled out 13 top teeth including molars, incisors and canines. He now only has two teeth left in the roof of his mouth.

Perhaps, British forum members could comment. Is the dental care in England really that bad?

NateR
07-08-2009, 08:22 AM
That guy should be the poster boy for national health care. :laugh:

Play The Man
07-08-2009, 08:37 AM
That guy should be the poster boy for national health care. :laugh:

Perhaps we could have an Obama national health care poster caption contest? Who will start if off?

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2009/02/04/article-0-034B9396000005DC-526_468x608.jpg

Play The Man
07-08-2009, 09:01 AM
http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2009/02/04/article-0-034B9396000005DC-526_468x608.jpg

Obama National Health Care: You Should See What We Can Do With A Screwdriver!

Primadawn
07-08-2009, 02:11 PM
Dear me....looks like he still has quite a lot of work still to be done...yikes!:unsure-1:

County Mike
07-08-2009, 02:28 PM
That man has a hideous mouth. I just can't wait until we have nationalized free health care. Looks awesome!

Crisco
07-08-2009, 03:20 PM
To be fair guys the NHS doesn't cover dental.

The Brits are responsible for their own dental. This guy was just broke I suppose and couldn't afford to pay for the care.

Jason 16
07-08-2009, 05:13 PM
Dave I thought you said that all brits brush there teeth?:huh:

Play The Man
07-08-2009, 06:05 PM
To be fair guys the NHS doesn't cover dental.

The Brits are responsible for their own dental. This guy was just broke I suppose and couldn't afford to pay for the care.

The way I read it is NHS does have some kind of coverage; however, few dentists accept patients covered by just NHS, probably because the NHS reimbursement to dentists is lousy. Perhaps Tyburn, or another Brit, could clarify?

Crisco
07-08-2009, 07:03 PM
The way I read it is NHS does have some kind of coverage; however, few dentists accept patients covered by just NHS, probably because the NHS reimbursement to dentists is lousy. Perhaps Tyburn, or another Brit, could clarify?

In the ask a brit thread Dave mentioned that one of the causes of bad british teeth was that Dental was not covered under the NHS.

Play The Man
07-08-2009, 07:03 PM
http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/health/s/163/163813_hundreds_queue_for_dentist.html

HUNDREDS of people queued in the pouring rain for up to four hours to register at an NHS dentists last night.

In a scene reminiscent of January sales, patients from as far as Clitheroe, Blackburn and Halifax queued outside the Bury dental practice when it opened its door to NHS patients.

Inglewood House is offering 1,500 NHS patients the chance to register for one weekend only.

In the first hour alone, 300 patients were registered and managers are now advising patients to turn up early today if they want to bag the last places.

The practice, in Whitefield, closed its books to NHS patients more than six months ago but new management recruited two more dentists to take on extra patients.

Last week, the Manchester Evening News revealed how the practice had been swamped by hundreds of calls from patients asking for NHS treatment.

Hughes_GOAT
07-09-2009, 04:10 AM
damn!

Tyburn
07-12-2009, 06:05 PM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1135582/Man-pulls-13-teeth-pliers-NHS-dentist.html

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2009/02/04/article-0-034B9396000005DC-526_468x608.jpg



Perhaps, British forum members could comment. Is the dental care in England really that bad?
Well Dentistry isnt really covered by the National Health Service...what happens is some Private Dentists aggree to treat people at a lower price so long as the Government pay the other half of the treatment cost.

Ergo...it still costs bloody heaps to go to the dentists...thats if they dont decide to treat you!!

Neezar
07-13-2009, 12:29 PM
Well Dentistry isnt really covered by the National Health Service...what happens is some Private Dentists aggree to treat people at a lower price so long as the Government pay the other half of the treatment cost.

Ergo...it still costs bloody heaps to go to the dentists...thats if they dont decide to treat you!!

I don't understand. Why would the gov pay half if it isn't covered?

Tyburn
07-13-2009, 01:46 PM
I don't understand. Why would the gov pay half if it isn't covered?
I guess its subsidized :)

but not by bloody much :angry: