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May 1 be with you!

Direct access works elsewhere in healthcare so why not for dentistry, asks Michael Watson

May Day used to be marked in Oxford by some students jumping off the Magdalen College Bridge into the River Cherwell. Health and Safety have in recent years closed the bridge to prevent serious injury as the water under the bridge is only two feet deep there.

For the dental profession this year, May 1 is the occasion when hygienists and therapists especially can take the plunge and see patients direct, without their having to see a dentist first.

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