Tories plan to fine no-shows at dentists
Dentists will be able to fine patients who fail to turn up to appointments under new Tory plans.
The Conservative Party also unveiled its promise to ensure a dental check up for every five year old throughout the country.
The pledges are part of a planned overhaul of NHS dental service generally and are part of the party’s draft manifesto.
Launching the Conservatives’ election campaign, leader David Cameron said that healthcare was his top priority and that he represented ‘the party of the NHS’.
The announcement marked the start of 2010’s election campaigning.
The Conservative leader also pledged to channel more health spending to poorer areas to tackle the growing gap in life expectancy between the wealthier and less well off.