Dentists condemn call for child migrants' teeth to be tested
A Tory MP who called for child migrants arriving in the UK from Calais to have their teeth tested to verify their ages has been condemned by dentists.
A number of unaccompanied children from the "Jungle" camp have arrived to join relatives in the UK - amid suggestions they could be adults trying to get in.
David Davies, MP for Monmouth, said mandatory teeth checks would reassure people the UK was not being exploited.
But the British Dental Association said such checks would be unethical.
The BDA, which represents dentists and dental students in the UK, also disputed claims that... read more
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