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My wife had an appointment with her dentist this morning. Until recently it was a two-man practice but the other partner - a rising root-canal star, apparently - has gone to work in Harley Street. She asked the dentist if he was going to get anybody in to fill the spare surgery, and he said not. He added that this was the quietest he had known it in 30 years of dentisting.

Important to add that this practice is quite expensive and I don't think it does NHS work (in fact I am sure that's so - NHS dentists rare as hens' teeth around 'ere), so business from relatively well-heeled patients has dropped away. To put it in context, although this is not a super-rich area, it's quite flush AT THE MOMENT. E.g. Emma Thompson and her mum live round the corner, and I passed Patsy Kensit on the street this morning while I was pushing the pram. Best of all, Bert Kwok is a local.

Anyway, thirty years. Chew on it.

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It s funny how many professions you thought would be immune but I know a lot of solicitors are really suffering as the conveyancing dries up.it was their bread and butter..

I agree - anyone know a plastic sugeon? How many pairs of MEW-tits were "launched" (is that the right verb?) on the back (or front if a competent surgeon) of this HPI we had? Many of these specialist surgeon's businesses will be going tits up now, especially with cheap eastern european surgery-vacations competing. More doctors for the NHS we hope, which will be good so long as they do not try to keep their skills up by practising during shifts at A&E (although drunken chavs would be acceptable fodder for medical experiments)

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My wife had an appointment with her dentist this morning. Until recently it was a two-man practice but the other partner - a rising root-canal star, apparently - has gone to work in Harley Street. She asked the dentist if he was going to get anybody in to fill the spare surgery, and he said not. He added that this was the quietest he had known it in 30 years of dentisting.

Important to add that this practice is quite expensive and I don't think it does NHS work (in fact I am sure that's so - NHS dentists rare as hens' teeth around 'ere), so business from relatively well-heeled patients has dropped away. To put it in context, although this is not a super-rich area, it's quite flush AT THE MOMENT. E.g. Emma Thompson and her mum live round the corner, and I passed Patsy Kensit on the street this morning while I was pushing the pram. Best of all, Bert Kwok is a local.

Anyway, thirty years. Chew on it.

hey, are you based in West Hampstead ?

Is that the Dental surgery on West endLane near Brocca ?

My GF went for check up + scaling. They charge £57 to clean your teeth, no wonder nobody's going any more !!!

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hey, are you based in West Hampstead ?

Is that the Dental surgery on West endLane near Brocca ?

My GF went for check up + scaling. They charge £57 to clean your teeth, no wonder nobody's going any more !!!

That's right, and no, it's not the one in the main parade near La Brocca, it's at the top of West End Lane just before Finchley Road (next door to the deli).

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