Charlie Duffield (2021) gets teeth into Metro expose

Charlie’s story, which appeared as a feature in the publication in April, centred round an investigation into the horrifying rise of DIY dentistry.

Charlie explains: “I had been following this story for a while but it was challenging to produce – so few people were willing to share their experiences as they felt so ashamed. In most cases, a lack of initial treatment just spiraled into a nightmarish scenario. Their dental problems impacted every area of life; and, as one interviewee observed, the underlying issues predate the pandemic.”

Despite the challenges, Charlie found the process satisfying: “I enjoyed investigating the complexities of the story, but sadly found no easy conclusion. I hope it opens people’s eyes to an area of healthcare which has been disregarded by successive governments, and the effects of cumulative years of neglect.” 

Read the story in full here