what are UK charges for checkup on NHS?

Discussion in 'Dental Archive' started by Svend Gr, Jul 16, 2004.

  1. Svend Gr

    Svend Gr Guest

    WHat is the charge for visiting a dentist to have a checkup and
    scale & polish on the NHS?
     
    Svend Gr, Jul 16, 2004
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    Alex Hill Guest

    Svend Gr wrote:
    Nothing if your a student or on some kind of benefits otherwise around
    £4 depending where you go.
     
    Alex Hill, Jul 16, 2004
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    Malev Guest

    Good time to ask, I went this morning.
    Check up, descale, polish = £ 13
     
    Malev, Jul 16, 2004
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    Aosmosis Guest

    How long did the scale last?
    I have PTs that have lots of calculus, nearly every single tooth
    interproximally etc, it took a good hour with an ultrasonic to remove all
    supragingival calculus from man+max arches
     
    Aosmosis, Jul 16, 2004
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  5. On Fri, 16 Jul 2004 16:41:55 +0100, Alex Hill
    In a year or two, the dentists may pay you ....... to show up.
     
    Joel M. Eichen, D.D.S., Jul 16, 2004
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  6. I would pay L13 anytime .......


    JOEL
     
    Joel M. Eichen, D.D.S., Jul 16, 2004
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  7. I would charge M13 or N13 ......

     
    Joel M. Eichen, D.D.S., Jul 16, 2004
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    Tone Guest

    On Fri, 16 Jul 2004 13:31:53 -0400, "Joel M. Eichen, D.D.S."

    What's an M or N ?

    Pop round here and Ill get the angle grinder out.
    That's clean them, and your gums up fine
     
    Tone, Jul 16, 2004
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  9. FIRST tell me what the weird L means ........

    This puppy .... £ ...........

     
    Joel M. Eichen, D.D.S., Jul 16, 2004
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    John Chewter Guest

    First you need £25 for the Taxi Fare to the nearest NHS dentist - assuming
    you can find a Dentist with an open list in your county.
     
    John Chewter, Jul 16, 2004
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    The Webby Guest

    Are you really British?

    TW

     
    The Webby, Jul 16, 2004
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  12. Svend Gr

    John Chewter Guest

    I am I dont know about the others.
    I design Dental Software.
    Today UK Gov anounced 40% increase in Dental Training places to fight this
    problem


     
    John Chewter, Jul 17, 2004
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    The Webby Guest

    Thank you for the reply.
    TW

     
    The Webby, Jul 17, 2004
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  14. On Fri, 16 Jul 2004 23:02:58 +0000 (UTC), "John Chewter"
    You mean the problem of too many dental programmers?


    JOEL
     
    Joel M. Eichen, D.D.S., Jul 17, 2004
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    Dr. Steve Guest

    Hi John,

    Do you think a 40% increase in the number of people trained to provide
    services would solve this problem? After all, it will still cost the dental
    offices more to provide the services than they would get paid by NHS
    (assuming efforts are made to provide very good care). Or,,,, am I looking
    at the problem the wrong way? It seems to me that increasing the number of
    providers does not address the fact that this is an expensive service to
    provide people.

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    Dr. Steve, Jul 17, 2004
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    John Chewter Guest

    The Gov says its going to get another 1000 NHS dentists on stream in the
    next 2 years, although its not clear where they will come from :s

    The NHS system is basically payment for treatment - so the "drill 'em & fill
    'em" guys can do ok-sh by working long hours in a production line fashion
    but there is almost nothing paid for prevention/advice etc.

    Some small towns and villages actually have no NHS adult provision. If you
    complain you usually get reffered to a dental hospital unit possibly many
    miles away.

    Despite what the private Dentists say most of them do do NHS for the
    children of their paying patients (which is covered by NHS).

     
    John Chewter, Jul 17, 2004
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    The Webby Guest

    What is the policy for children and (maybe) pregnant women?
    TW

     
    The Webby, Jul 17, 2004
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    John Chewter Guest

    I'm just a (no so) humble techie creator & perveyor of software snake-oil
    and just see whats on the clinical systems I visit. Pregnant women are
    covered and people on some Social Benefits. We need a UK dentist to jump in
    here...........

     
    John Chewter, Jul 17, 2004
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    Joe Lee Guest


    *PRAT*
     
    Joe Lee, Jul 17, 2004
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  20. Svend Gr

    John Chewter Guest

    Its in his job description.
     
    John Chewter, Jul 17, 2004
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