Posts Tagged ‘dental costs’

New report suggests 2 million Australians avoid going to the dentist every year due to cost

New report suggests 2 million Australians avoid going to the dentist every year due to cost

A new report suggests that 2 million dental patients are putting off going to the dentist due to cost every year in Australia. Research conducted by the Grattan Institute revealed that cost is a barrier for a growing number of adults across Australia, with more and more people putting off dental visits or going abroad […]


The British Dental Association calls for the Mayor to step in as oral health standards slip among children in London

The British Dental Association calls for the Mayor to step in as oral health standards slip among children in London

The British Dental Association has urged the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, to take action after new statistics showed that standards of oral health among children in London have deteriorated. An inquiry revealed that rates of decay have increased in 10 of the city’s boroughs, with 3,500 children under 5 in London having teeth removed […]


Dewsbury MP criticises NHS dental fee increase

Dewsbury MP criticises NHS dental fee increase

The MP for Dewsbury, Mirfield and Kirkburton has criticised the government after it was revealed that NHS dental fees will increase by up to 5% on April 1st. The Department of Health confirmed that charges for dental services will increase in England. The cost of a check-up and other band 1 treatments will rise by […]


Australian charity backs calls for dental vouchers for seniors

Australian charity backs calls for dental vouchers for seniors

A charity in Australia is backing calls for dental vouchers for seniors. The Benevolent Society is supporting Mayo politician, Rebekah Sharkie, in her quest to make dental care more affordable for older people. Ms Sharkie is launching a campaign for a new dental voucher, which would enable seniors in need to access up to $1,000 […]


NHS dental charges to increase in April

NHS dental charges to increase in April

The cost of NHS dental services is set to rise in April, the Department of Health has confirmed. From April 1st 2019, the price of band 1, 2 and 3 treatments will increase across England. The cost of a check-up, a band 1 treatment, will increase by £1.10 to £22.70, while the cost of band […]


Offender ordered to contribute to dental costs after assaulting police officer in Spalding

Offender ordered to contribute to dental costs after assaulting police officer in Spalding

A Spalding man has been ordered to pay £1,000 towards the cost of dental treatment after leaving a police officer with severe facial injuries. The man, who has not been named, assaulted an officer who was attending a domestic abuse incident in August, leaving him with a broken tooth and facial injuries. The man had […]


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 […]