A PLYMOUTH councillor is hoping to bring French and Spanish dentists to Devon and Cornwall on a ‘tooth ferry’ to take the pressure off the current system.
During the meeting of Plymouth City Council's health overview and scrutiny panel Dr David Salter outlined the proposed plans.
He hoped to bring dentists to the area on scheduled ferries so that they could treat patients in the south west and ease the problems affecting dental services.
Cllr Salter said no timescale for the proposed scheme had been set down yet, but that the councillors were hoping to investigate it 'within a matter of weeks'.
Dr Salter was inspired by similar plans, announced last month, to organise a ‘tooth ferry’ to carry patients from the Isle of Wight to Normandy for dental treatment.