Posts Tagged ‘dental costs’

NHS dental charges to increase on April 1st

NHS dental charges to increase on April 1st

NHS dental charges will increase on the 1st April, the Department of Health has confirmed. Health minister Philip Dunne revealed that the cost of band 1 treatments will rise by 90p, band 2 prices will go up by £2.40 and the cost of band 3 treatments will increase by £10.60. The charges apply to patients […]


Which? Survey Reveals That Dental Costs are Unclear for Patients

Which? Survey Reveals That Dental Costs are Unclear for Patients

A survey conducted by Which? has revealed that patients could be paying too much for dental treatment because dentists are not making their pricing policy clear. Consumer group Which? found that one fifth of people were overcharged for dental treatment and 50% of survey participants claimed that there was no list of fees displayed in […]


More People Using Loans And Credit Cards To Pay Dental Bills

More People Using Loans And Credit Cards To Pay Dental Bills

A survey has revealed that more people are using credit cards or taking out loans to pay dental bills. The survey, which was carried out by Simplyhealth, showed that more people are using credit cards and borrowing money from family or friends or taking out a payday loan to pay for dental treatment over £200. […]


1 In 5 Ontarians Missing Dental Appointments Due To Cost

1 In 5 Ontarians Missing Dental Appointments Due To Cost

A new survey has shown that 1 in 5 Ontarians are avoiding the dentist because they cannot afford to pay for treatment. The survey, which was conducted by Public Health Ontario, revealed that 20 per cent of those in Ontario do not visit the dentist as a result of cost, with thousands consequently suffering from […]


Denplan To Launch New Discount Dental Plan For Employees

Denplan To Launch New Discount Dental Plan For Employees

Denplan will launch a new discount dental plan to allow employers to join a network to provide discounted dental care for employees, employers will have the opportunity to use and promote dentists in their local area. Denplan has already offered 6,500 member dentists the chance to join the scheme and 1,500 have already signed up. […]


Brits Looking Abroad for Dental Deals

Brits Looking Abroad for Dental Deals

As a growing number of British people put off dental treatment due to the cost, dental tourism is becoming increasingly popular. Dental tourism involves travelling abroad for treatment and is so popular because prices abroad can be up to 70% lower than prices in the UK and there are often no waiting lists. Research has […]


Thousands Avoiding Dental Care in New Zealand Due to Cost

Thousands Avoiding Dental Care in New Zealand Due to Cost

A Ministry of Health survey has revealed that thousands of people in New Zealand are avoiding dental treatment, because they cannot afford to pay the bill. The survey, which was carried out in 2009, revealed that almost half of adults had avoided going to see the dentist because of the cost of dental treatment. The […]


Only 5% of British employees given dental cover

Only 5% of British employees given dental cover

A study conducted by Cigna Healthcare Benefits has found that 5 percent of British employees receive dental cover through their employers. The research also revealed that almost a third of participants delayed or cancelled dental appointments due to cost, despite the fact that 93 percent of them rated oral health as either important or very […]


Skipping Dental Check-Ups Contribute to Bigger Bills

Skipping Dental Check-Ups Contribute to Bigger Bills

Dentists in St Petersburg, Brandon and New Tampa have reported an increase in patient numbers in recent months, but the cost of missing appointments is adding up and patients who have skipped check-ups over the last two or more years are now facing larger dental bills. Dentists across America suffered during the recession because many […]


Consumer Watchdog issues warning to Dental Patients

Consumer Watchdog issues warning to Dental Patients

A consumer watchdog has issued a warning to dental patients in Ireland; according to the watchdog some dentists are charging extremely high rates and patients could save hundreds, even thousands of pounds by shopping around or travelling to other countries for treatment. An investigation by the Irish Independent revealed that dental prices vary according to […]