Free dental check ups are available in Italy during October for those making an appointment with one of the more than 10,000 dentists all over Italy who are members of ANDI (the national association of dentists). Members of ANDI offer this service in conjunction with a leading toothpaste manufacturer to encourage the Italians to look after their teeth properly and to remind them that prevention is cheaper and less painful than cure. For information tel. 800600100 or visit