Larry Clyde has been on the waiting list for a general dentist appointment for 27 months.
Larry Clyde has been on the waiting list for a general dentist appointment for 27 months. Mike Knott BUN270718DENTIST1

Meet the pensioner waiting two years to see the dentist

A BUNDABERG man with a mouth full of decaying teeth has been on the waiting list to see his dentist for over 27 months.

Larry Clyde has lived the past two years of his life to the dull beat of a thumping toothache.

When the pain began in May 2016, the 68-year-old contacted Wide Bay Hospital and Health Services to book in a general appointment with the next available dentist.

To his dismay, however, the person on the other end of the line told him the wait time was more than 18 months long.

On May 31 the pensioner was seen as an emergency patient to treat an upper front tooth. His tooth was pulled out at a subsequent appointment.

Read the full story at the Bundaberg NewsMail

Larry Clyde has been waiting for twenty-six months to see a dentist.
Larry Clyde has been waiting for twenty-six months to see a dentist. Mike Knott BUN270718DENTIST3

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