Responding to our campaign, the Government has announced today that it will act to ensure dentistry charges and treatment plans are clearer and easier to understand. This announcement comes as part of the Government's plan to bring down bills for families called 'A better deal'.
Existing rules state that dentists must prominently display a price list in their surgery and set out treatment costs upfront. However, our research found that that 51% of people visiting their dentists didn’t see a price list and one in five weren’t clear about costs ahead of their treatment.
So as part of our campaign to Clean Up Dental Costs we called on dentists and regulators to act to end the confusion for consumers.
Commenting on today’s announcement, our executive director, Richard Lloyd said:
‘We warmly welcome the Government's plan to help consumers get a better deal.
‘Hidden charges are still too common in markets we all rely on. By making it easier for consumers to save time and money, these reforms are good for people, businesses and growth in the economy.’