Out of date dentistry laws means patients are paying more money for treatment than on the mainland, members of Jersey’s dental profession have said. Under 1961 legislation, dental work must be carried out by qualified dentists but people are calling for Jersey to follow the UK, where simple treatments can be carried out more cheaply by dental hygienists.
Dr Jon Sproson, a dentist practising in Jersey, said: “The denial of these things to people in Jersey is clearly costing patients money and denying them access to services. That’s wrong.”
Dental professionals also say the existing regulations hamper recruitment because hygienists from outside the island see Jersey as restrictive.
Health officials said new rules are in the process of being drafted.
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