Sunday, July 02, 2006

Filling in

Shortage of false teeth fear when new rules bite
By Karyn Miller
(Filed: 02/07/2006)

A shortage of false teeth is looming as new regulations threaten to put thousands of denture-makers out of business.
An estimated 5,000 dental technicians, known as denturists, make more than half of the false teeth used by Britain's estimated 13 million denture wearers.
Under rules introduced by the General Dental Council, denturists will be banned from working in the UK unless they have passed an approved course and have registered with the GDC.
However, the nearest course is 3,500 miles away in Toronto, and costs £14,000. To date, only six British denturists have enrolled.
Daily Telegraph


Blogger Kristen said...

Wow, that bites.

Get it? BITES?

I slay me.

7:40 PM  
Blogger ByronB said...


Course, if you haven't got teeth, it probably sucks!

1:08 AM  
Blogger gazza27 said...

I'm reading this an hour before i'm going the dentist,hope he doesent tell me he's taking all my teath out?

1:27 AM  
Blogger ByronB said...

Coincidence - I've got a dentist appointment tomorrow morning! Hope yours goes OK.

If there's a lot to be done, they reckon it's cheaper to fly to Hungary for treatment !!!

3:01 AM  

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