Image source, PA Image caption, Patients in Frampton and Flaxpits surgeries will now need torbut paying more money for treatment
Patient group express concern over lack of access to NHS dentists in South Gloucestershire after two surgeries have gone private.
Surgeries at Frampton and Flaxpits indicate that NHS goals cannot be achieved without putting patients and staff at risk. and they have to go private in order to survive.
Vicky Marriott, of Healthwatch, an independent statutory body representing patients, said not being able to receive NHS care was a "real concern " ".
NHS Dentistry has been invited to comment.
In a letter to patients, Dr Dimitri Haddjeri, dentist at Framptom and Flaxpits, said that " dentistry at high volume goal-oriented "was " not goal-oriented "and did not prioritize the patient.
He said that NHS goals docould not be achieved without putting patients and staff at risk.
Mrs Marriott said there were "huge problems " for people trying to find NHS care in South Gloucestershire, Bristol and North Somerset.
"Between July and September of this year, in Bristol alone, we had 73 people contacting us saying they had emailed or phoned every dental office to see if they can get treatment and couldn't, "she said.
'Not viable for me '
"The fact that patients have no choice and are offered private care and not being able to have NHS care is a real concern, ' "she added.
Caregiver Sean Burgess said he has universal credit and will not be able to afford to continue using Frampton Dental Surgery.
"I get £ 500 per month. I have to buy myfood and things like that so it's just not viable for me. If you have universal credit, that only covers NHS treatment, "he added.
Jane Conlon, who has been a patient at Flaxpits dental practice for 40 years, has said she was disappointed with the decision.
"This was expected at one point and it 's not a huge surprise, " she said. " I think it is a sign of the times. "
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