The NHS will spend £8 million a year on dentistry in England, and the money is only on top of the £7.4 billion already spent by the NHS.
That is because the money for dentistry is split equally between the different hospitals and other NHS organisations in the country.
That means hospitals that provide dental care in the most deprived areas of the country can only spend on a small fraction of the money that the more affluent hospitals can spend on the same dental treatment.
That’s a problem, because the NHS is already struggling to cope with the costs of treating some of the poorest people in the world.
The funding has been so stretched that some dentists have had to make the decision to stop caring for their patients after a couple of years, which means that some teeth may be left to crack and fall out for many years to come.
That has left dentists worried about the health and wellbeing of the teeth they have treated.
And dentists say they are seeing some of these cases of dental problems in their patients that they did not see in the past.
In some cases, it is so bad that they are considering the option of leaving the NHS altogether.
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Some dentists are not sure whether they should even stay in the profession if the NHS does not provide a better funding package.
Some are worried about how long the dentistry will be needed to get the NHS’s support, and whether they will be able to get other jobs after the dentists retirement.
The NHS has been able to provide dental services at a higher level than ever before, thanks to the new dentistry contracts with the private sector.
However, it has also been under increasing pressure to keep up with the increasing demand.
The NHS was supposed to be able pay its bills through private sector contractors, but this has not happened, partly because private contractors have not been able or willing to invest in the NHS tooth crowns and replacement dentistry, says the NHS Foundation Trust.
And even if the private dental sector were to invest more money in the teeth and crowns, it would still be up against the NHS budget and it will still be facing the same pressures.
This is because private dentistry has been under a state-funded contract since the late 1980s, when the NHS was privatised.
So the dentist is not necessarily entitled to the same benefits as the public sector when it comes to the NHS dental benefits, says Dr Sarah Coughlan from the British Dental Association.
She says it is also worth asking whether the dentition can be paid for through private contractors in the first place.
For example, some dentistry workers who are already well off and able to afford their private dentists fees will have to pay the same amount of money, or even more, to keep their private dental practice going, even if they are not able to access the NHS crowns.
One of the things that we are hearing about is that some of our patients are having to have their private dentist appointments for the first time, because they cannot afford to pay their private teeth or crowns upfront, says Sarah Wollaston from the Association of Dentists of Great Britain.
So what are we doing to make sure that the NHS remains an option for the millions of people in need?