On Wednesday, the Welsh Conservatives are leading a debate in the Senedd on dentistry in Wales after 25 years of Labour rule where many patients are waiting over two years to register with a Welsh NHS dentist.
Commenting ahead of the debate, Welsh Conservative Shadow Health Minister, Russell George MS said:
“93% of dental practices in Labour-run Wales are not taking on new Welsh NHS adult patients and over a third of dentists plan to reduce their Welsh NHS contracts. This is completely unsustainable.
“What has been sorely lacking from successive Labour Ministers in the Senedd is a coherent strategy to make healthcare professions, including dentistry, an attractive career option.
“Welsh Conservatives are calling on Labour to work with the British Dental Association to allow dental practices to increase their number of Welsh NHS patients and to boost the number of dentists by refunding tuition fees for dentists that work in Wales for five years after their studies.”