New NHS dental practice to open in Marham
A new NHS dental practice is due to open in Marham which will provide a full range of services not only for RAF personnel but also the wider community.
News of its arrival will be welcomed in West Norfolk where access to NHS dental services is believed to be the lowest in the East of England, with some patients having to travel as far afield as Lincolnshire and Suffolk for treatment.
The Marham practice is due to be up and running in April and will boast state-of-the-art facilities.
Marham Dental Practice, located at 1 Ash Road, is being set up by DentistryForYou, a group of dental practices which are all NHS dental practices.
It has been chosen as the preferred provider for NHS services and is working closely with NHS England, Defence Infrastructure Organisation, Healthwatch Norfolk, RAF Marham and the Norfolk Armed Forces Covenant to cater for the dental needs of Marham and the surrounding area.
Prinicpal director of DentistryForYou, Dr Esmail Harunani told the Lynn News: "NHS England identified a tremendous need for NHS dental treatment in this area.”
"NHS England has given us a contract that allows us to service the needs of the local residents as well as those living in the wider area. There will be no limits on where people live who need to use the practice."
"I am a strong believer in NHS dentistry and have been working with the NHS since 1986.”
There is also a provision for people who want to be seen privately, such as for cosmetic treatments.
The practice will be within a house which is undergoing a full refurbishment. It will have three surgeries furnished with the latest in high-tech dental equipment.
Said Dr Harunani: " We do not turn away a person in pain. Emergency patients will be seen on the same day. We will provide a full cohort of general dental services.”
The practice will offer early morning appointments on Wednesdays, starting at 8am and running through to 6pm. On Tuesdays and Thursdays there will be evening appointments until 7pm and it will also be open on Saturday mornings from 9am to 1pm. On other weekdays it is open from 9am-6pm.
People can register their details now by visiting https://www.dentistryforyou.co.uk/marham-dental-practice/ and clicking on the registration link. The telephone number of the practice is 01553 860153.
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