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Your Grocery Bag: Apples, Milk…and Cavity Filling?

In the UK, a dental clinic has opened in a Sainsbury’s grocery store.  The grocery store dental clinics aim to fill a patient need caused by the shortage of dentists in the UK.   BBC News reports,

Dentist Lance Knight said the practice aimed at “making dental healthcare more accessible and convenient to better meet patients’ needs.”

The private surgery will go head to head with the NHS, charging £16 for a check up, which is slightly less than NHS fees.