A new survey has found that 40 per cent of workers in the UK have been forced to take time off work to have emergency dental work carried out in the past 12 months.
Cover Magazine highlighted the research conducted by SimplyHealth as part of its Consumer Oral Health Survey. The publication also noted that this time off equates to employees losing 7.5 hours of their working time to attend dental appointments.
What’s more, over half (55 per cent) admitted to taking time off work because they needed to get emergency dental treatment for their child. On average, these employees lost 7.1 hours of work as a result.