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May 16 2013

Socialism Leads to D.I.Y. Dentistry in Britain

Since Britain is still a few years ahead of us regarding the collectivization of healthcare, let’s look across the pond to see what the Hopey Changey future holds regarding dentistry:

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

Up to a third of adults no longer have an NHS [National Health Service] 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. …

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.

In the 18th century, Britain came to dominate the planet in part because improvements in healthcare led to a population explosion. Thanks to socialism, healthcare is now figuring prominently in Britain’s decline.

Socialized dentistry could explain Austin Powers's smile.

On tips from Bob Roberts and Henry.

11 Responses to “Socialism Leads to D.I.Y. Dentistry in Britain”

  1. Bee says:

    A dentist in England is first required to become a regular MD. Only THEN can he proceed with attaining his degree in dentistry.

  2. Winston Smith says:

    Better photo would be a Ferengi from Star Trek or better yet The Morlocks from the 1960 movie Time Machine since that was set in London. That is what Brits are evolving into. Brits have notoriously bad teeth to begin wit. LOL

  3. Sam Adams says:

    How was this not predictable?

    Dentists (and doctors) don’t get paid enough to justify their work. Fewer kids go into medicine because the big money is elsewhere. Fewer doctors will remain to treat essentially the same number, and probably sicker, number of patients. The remaining doctors are further overworked…..

  4. dan says:

    Two pulled teeth I couldn’t afford root-canals and crowns on molars: $500 each/one hour each
    one repaired front crown:$180/one-half hour
    ….should have married the dentists daughter when I had the chance

  5. Momster says:

    Once Obamascare kicks in the elderly will be doing DIY knee replacements.

    Otherwise, as Obama himself said–you may not get that knee replacement–just take the blue pill.

    Yeah, here, take Obama’s blue pill and have your grieving relatives call us in the morning.

    Death panels?–NAH!

  6. Momster says:

    We don’t need no stinkin’ panels!

  7. WTSherman1864 says:

    Right, well the whole point of the Austin Power toothy look was to serve as a stereotype so no surprises there.

  8. observations says:


  9. KHarn says:

    “observations says:May 16, 2013 at 12:47 pm”

    No ASSHOLE, we wish that the GOVERNMENT would get the hell out of PRIVATE ENTERPRISE like they did in he old days when you could just call up your doctor or dentist and make an appointment.

    The United States pours THE MOST MONEY into education than ay other country and we are getting classes on RECYCLING and SOCIALISM in return.

    You are an idiot.

  10. KHarn says:


    Everyone on this board has OBJECTED to government bailouts. OBAMA thinks they are great for his billionaire SUPPORTERS.

  11. […] Socialism Leads to D.I.Y. Dentistry in Britain – Ouch.  The government can force you to  use their insurance plan, but they haven’t figured out how to force people to be dentists. This is the predictable and inevitable results of socialized medicine. […]

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