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How can I find out my dentists new practice?

Hi

I’ve just started going to the dentist after many years not visiting one. (NHS)

I’ve had a series of fillings, and am really pleased with the work done, and the manner in which it was done.

When paying for the treatment, I was told my dentist will be leaving before my check up in 6 months time.

Its disappointing to get trust in a dentist and now have to start visiting a new one.

Would it be acceptable for me to try and contact the dentist directly by leaving a message for them to call me, and ask if they are moving to another local practice?

Don’t want to pester them, but equally would like to visit them if they’re merely moving somewhere else nearby.

thanks

I can understand how you feel .
The dentist will probably have a clause in their contract preventing them from telling people where they are going .
However in my view a patient is not ‘owned’ by a dental practice but has the right to choose who they want to see .
You could look up the dentist on the General dental Councils website to find out the address they are registered at and write to them , Or tell the practice you are seeing that you want to know where the person is going .
If you dont feel comfortable with the new dentist you are only having a check up at least

Answer provided by: Dr Jennifer Pinder Retired
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