Health Dentistry

  • How CQC regulates: Primary care dental services provider handbook - Which? response (PDF: 378Kb)
    23 January 2015

    Following up on our Clean up dental costs campaign, we call for the CQC to proactively monitor dentists to ensure that they are consistently displaying price lists and providing eligible patients with treatment plans.

  • Clean up dental costs - Detailed briefing (PDF: 241Kb)
    19 January 2015

    Which? research has shown that dentists are not being transparent about the costs of treatment. This detailed policy briefing sets out the key problems that our investigations uncovered and the actions that should be taken by key stakeholders to clean up dental costs.

  • Clean up dental costs - Summary briefing (PDF: 169Kb)
    19 January 2015

    Which? research has shown that dentists are not being transparent about the costs of treatment. This summary briefing sets out the key problems that our investigations uncovered and the action we want to be taken as a result.

  • OFT private healthcare market study - Which? comments (PDF: 107Kb)
    17 May 2011

    Which? found that patients lack a source of comparable information on private dental prices, indicative private prices are rarely on display in private dental surgeries and patients have mixed views of their dentist recommending cosmetic treatments.

  • Developing revalidation: Your chance to get involved - Which? Response (PDF: 108Kb)
    09 September 2009

    Which? agreed that a key objective of revalidation is to reassure patients and the public that those standards are met. We were pleased that the GDC pledged to take patient views into account when developing revalidation.

  • Independent review of NHS dentistry in England - Which? Response (PDF: 96Kb)
    14 July 2009

    Which? called on the Government to fix remaining access problems, provide clear and well-publicised routes to NHS dentists along flexible and patient-friendly care pathways, base guidelines on evidence, and ensure that quality was monitored and rewarded.

  • Transforming NHS dentistry (Conservative Party) - Which? Response (PDF: 113Kb)
    10 July 2009

    Which? called for urgent identification and filling of remaining gaps in services, incentives for dentists to provide quality preventive care to more patients, clear and well-publicised routes to NHS dentists, and flexible dentist-patient relationships.

  • Independent review of NHS dentistry - Which? Response (PDF: 392Kb)
    25 March 2009

    Which? reported that access to NHS dentists was actually fairly good but there are still localised problems which need to be fixed. Consumers are confused about the treatments they are entitled to and the price they should pay.


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