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How important is it to be regular?

In dentistry, many authorities claim regular checks can lead to unnecessary treatments. Michael Watson asks your thoughts

It all started in a very traditional way – a letter to The Times. Then head of the Royal College of GPs, Dr Clare Gerada added here powerful views; only to be rebutted by the medical director of Public Health England.

It was the row about health checks for the over-40s, which Dr Gerada called a ‘waste of time’.

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