St Austell and Newquay NHS Dentist Survey

How long have you been waiting for an NHS dentist?

We know there's a problem with finding an NHS dentist in Cornwall, and I've been working to solve it since long before the pandemic.  We know Covid has only made the situation worse.

But we don't know how many people are having difficulties getting seen.

Dentists don’t have “waiting lists” in the same way as GPs or hospitals – so even the NHS has no way of knowing how many people need dental treatment.  

Please fill out this survey, which will help me work with the other Cornish MPs to make the case to the NHS for better NHS dentist treatment in Cornwall.


Dentist Survey

  • Current Dentistry questions
  • Making this survey representative
  • Your details
1.1. Are you registered with a dentist?
1.2. If you are registered with a private dentist, would you register with an NHS dentist if one was available?
1.3. How far are you willing to travel to access a dentist?
1.4. Are you waiting to be allocated to an NHS dentist?
1.5. If yes, how long have you been waiting?
1.6. Are you waiting for an appointment?
1.7. If yes, how long have you been waiting?
1.8. What sort of appointment are you waiting for?
Clinical examination, radiographs, scaling and polishing, preventative dental work, such as oral health advice.
Urgent Treatment including examination, radiographs, dressings, recementing crowns, up to two extractions, one filling.
Simple treatment, like 2 or more fillings, including root canal therapy, three or more extractions, surgical procedures and denture additions.
Complex treatment, which includes a laboratory element, such as bridgework, crowns, and dentures.
1.9. Are you concerned about your oral health?