Yep, that´s me, or rather, was me a couple of years ago.
I actually managed to get myself barred from the dentists surgery – stupid cow she was (not me, the dentist) 😉
Can´t actually remember or find if I posted it before so.. here it is:
My son had a fixed brace for a couple of years, everything seemed fine and at the age of 16 or so we were told that was it, no more problems.
By the time he was nearly 18 we noticed that his teeth were, how to put it, uneven to say the least. However, the dentist had since gone bankrupt – I mean come on, doesn´t that say it all??
So we took him to a dental clinic and were told that we would only have a claim to re-start treatment on the NHS if we were to start proceedings before he turned 18 and – to obtain his dental records for quickness.
Said and done, shouldn´t be a problem I thought, and called said bankrupt dentist who is still open by the way.
To cut a long story short, 15 or so phone calls and they still refused to give me a copy of his records (legally mine anyway).
I got fed up when they repeatedly told me that they would send them by post so I went round one evening and respectfully and quietly (and I stress that) asked to speak to the dentist.
I sat down, waited for him to come and was told (again) no problem, he would send them out the following day (which, by the way, he did, albeit not to me but to the new dentist – result);-)
However what I got was a letter barring me from entering the premises because:
Mr Dentist has gone bankrupt and Mrs Dentist had taken over from and employed him now as a mere employee (Mr & Mrs being married of course).
Mr Dentist was not authorised to hand out any records and Mrs Dentist would not like to se me on the premises again – as if I would anyhow.
As for the rest, she wrote, please refer back to Mrs Dentist lawyer as well as Mr Dentist lawyer as well as the bankruptcy lawyer.
Stupid cow – I rest my case 😉