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Dental patients 'being misled'

Half a million patients may be being given the wrong information about NHS dental entitlements and paying more for private treatment as a result, new research has found.

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Campaign to help patients understand NHS entitlements

The Office of Fair Trading has launched a campaign to help patients understand more about their rights when visiting the dentist.

The 'Right to Smile' campaign has been launched to help patients make informed decisions, understand more about their entitlements to NHS treatment.

Judith Frame, OFT Head of Campaigns, said: "This campaign aims to help patients be clearer about what to expect, and more engaged when making decisions about their choice of dentist and treatments."

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