Residents of the Isle of Wight who need dental treatment, are taking what’s been called the “tooth ferry” to France.
Cowes independent councillor Bernard Buckle is frustrated by the lack of NHS dentists on the Isle of Wight and he’s planning a form of dental tourism to address the problem.
He’s decided to organise a coach and ferry trip to Cherbourg for up to 50 people who need urgent work on their teeth.
Mr Buckle is charging each patient Â£120 for two nights’ accommodation, travel and dental treatment. The councillor said he felt that travelling to continental Europe was the only way for people living on the Isle of Wight to receive affordable treatment.0