Published: 15/08/2002, Volume III, No. 5818 Page 8

Dental care will be commissioned and funded locally by primary care trusts under proposals to reorganise NHS dentistry announced last week.NHS Dentistry: options for change also proposes to end the direct link between payments and treatments, replacing the 'piecework' system with contracts, salaries and capitation-based arrangements.The plans will be piloted in ten demonstration sites.

www. doh. gov. uk/cdo/optionsforchange