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Job : Fri, June 10, 2022
Updated: Fri, June 10
A new owner has taken over a former BUPA dental practice in Flint, bringing relief to many townspeople.
BUPA decided to withdraw its dental service in Flint at the end of May, leaving a large number of NHS patients without a dentist.
At the time, the health board said it was considering several options to ‘ensure continuity of service’.
The practice, on Acorn Business Park in Flint, has now been taken over by Limewood Dental Care which will offer NHS dental services.
The dentist is expected to reopen in mid-June following renovations, existing patients will remain enrolled in the practice.
Delyn MP Rob Roberts said he had several meetings with BUPA, the health board and the British Dental Association to see “if it could be saved and what the plans were for patients”.
He said: “I am pleased to announce that they have sold the NHS Dental Services practice known as Oasis Dental Care Ltd which means the practice will continue to offer NHS dental services but under a new name. – Limewood Dental Care.”
“The premises are expected to reopen in mid-June, pending the completion of renovation and transition arrangements.”
“It will continue to provide access to urgent and priority NHS dental services during the transition and renovation phase, and all existing patients will remain registered with the practice.”
Mr Roberts added: “This is great news for Flint, but there is still a lot to do, so I will continue to work with the health board to try to improve and increase dental care provision. in Flint and throughout the riding.”