Brits Pull Their Own Teeth Thanks to National Health Insurance

June/09/2013 5:00AM
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A few years ago my wife and I were in the UK. We went to a party and I was chatting with one of the guests. He had spent the day visiting the dentist. He said he drove 70 miles to find a dentist who would see him for his issue and honor the government health insurance. From the looks of his teeth, he needed to do this another 50 times. It’s no joke about the state of dental health in the UK. He also told me that most dentists will take zero patients under the national health insurance. They survive on cash business. The way things used to be in this country before dental insurance.

This is a precursor for both ObamaCare and dental insurance here in the US. Many expect large companies to drop dental insurance as a benefit as they grapple with ObamaCare. It’s the ideal time to do so. In the confusion of ObamaCare and with everyone scrambling to fit their health insurance to the mess Obama created everyting is up for grabs. It used to be easy to define a competitive corporate benefit package. Soon it will be impossible. HR people all over America are trying to make points with management by saying this is how much money we can save the company with ObamaCare.

This could be the end-result:

Now we pull out our own teeth: Boom in DIY dental kits as patients cannot afford NHS fees

THOUSANDS of Britons are carrying out DIY dentistry, pulling their own teeth with pliers and using household glue to stick down fillings.

Up to a third of adults no longer have an NHS dentist

Unable to afford soaring charges, almost a fifth of people have all but given up going to their dentist, the Sunday Express has discovered.

There has been a surge in sales of dental kits at pharmacies including chemicals to whiten teeth.

Experts say that up to 200,000 DIY dentists risk injuring themselves and missing out on potentially life-saving check-ups.

Up to a third of adults no longer have an NHS dentist, according to the latest figures.

Gulf War veteran Ian Boynton, 46, from Woodmansey, East Yorkshire, pulled out 13 of his teeth with pliers because he was in agony and could not find an NHS dentist to treat him.

In another case a 46-year-old man from Wandsworth, south London, needed major surgery after he stuck a crown into his mouth with super glue which rotted the bone in his gum.

Other DIY dentists have whitened teeth with household cleaning products and popped ulcers with pins.

Dental surgeon Julian Perry warned: “DIY dentistry can be extremely harmful. It is vital patients get regular check-ups. Dentists can identify mouth cancer and problems linked to conditions such as heart disease.”

As many as 500,000 patients have been told wrongly they must pay privately for treatment

DIY dentistry can be extremely harmful. It is vital patients get regular check-ups. Dentists can identify mouth cancer and problems linked to conditions such as heart disease

Dental surgeon Julian Perry

Sandy Renton, 41, of Hove, East ­Sussex, lost a veneer leaving her with a stump at the front of her mouth. No NHS practices could take her on and she went to a private clinic which badly refitted her veneer and damaged another healthy tooth.

Mrs Renton eventually discovered Oasis, a new chain of dental practices that offers affordable private care and NHS treatments when it has space, which resolved her problems.

Since a new NHS contract was introduced in 2006, the number of crowns, bridges and dentures being fitted has fallen dramatically as dentists feel they are no longer paid enough for time-consuming procedures.

As many as 500,000 patients have been wrongly told by their dentist they must pay privately for treatment that should be available on the NHS.

Barry Cockcroft, Chief Dental Officer for NHS England, said: “All children and nearly one third of adults who see a dentist under the NHS get their treatment for free and 1.25 million more ­people now see NHS dentists than in May 2010.

“For those who do pay, NHS dentistry charges are very simple. Anyone worried about charges should speak to their dentist, who can help them ensure their treatment is affordable. No one should feel any need to put themselves in danger by attempting their own dentistry.”

__________________ “Nothing knits man to man like the frequent passage, from hand to hand, of cash.” Walter Richard Sickert


A friend of mine introduced me to the DDT. The Democrat Dental Death tax. Here’s how he says it will work.  The Democrat Dental Death Tax, ( DDT ). If the Democrats win the House back and keep control of the Senate in 2014, with enough votes , Obama, still in office then they will enact what I call DDT. Here is how it will work , when you die, and before the next of kin or relatives can receive the death certificate the government/state will require the body transferred from ( the funeral home/hospital or wherever the body is located at the time of death ) to a government/state run dental office so they can extract the silver, gold and porcelain from his/hers teeth and charge the next of kin or any relative the IRS can find 10 percent of their gross income for the procedure, and a fee for the round trip to and from the dental office. This is my spoof on the tax hungry government, but I have learned/experienced, with liberals in charge my spoof is not that far-fetched.

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