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In this pilot episode of the Guardian's new Unreported Britain podcast - which was produced with support from the Orwell Foundation - journalist, Stephen Armstrong  uncovers a crisis happening right under our noses - literally.

He speaks to dentist Dr Jane Lelean, who volunteers for Dentaid, a charity whose services are usually reserved for the poorest countries in the world but are now being rolled out across the UK. We also hear from fellow dentist Dr Ian Wilson and community worker Sharon McAuley about the sorry state of NHS dentistry and how this leads some people - such as Alistair Pulling - to turn to the likes of DIY dentistry.

Finally, Stephen explores how we got to this point and asks whether the system itself is totally skewed to ignore those individuals who need it most.