I have been tasked to find out average costs, if such a thing exists, for dental fees as we are planning on a price increase and want to know how our fees compare to others. We are based in Buckinghamshire. Is anyone prepared to share how much their practice charges for:
Exams scale and policy with dentist
Every six months I usually look at other practice websites, in our area, and compare prices that way. Most practices have their fee schedule on their website.
We looked at this a few months back for our practice. We choose another 4 practices in our area and looked at their website then for what information was not available on the websites we called and made patient enquires. I have attached the log sheets we used.
Log sheet can be found in the template section
Exams £45.00, £65.00 new patient
Exams scale and policy with dentist WOULDN'T HAPPEN
Hygienist treatment from £50.00 half hour
Emergency appointments £60.00
X-rays £18.00 small and £45.00 OPG
Our dentists don't do scale and polishes, our fees are as follows:
Exam (10 mins) £48.50 (includes x-rays)
1 x H20 £49.50
1 x H30 £74.00
1 x H40 £99.00
10 min emergency appt £51.00
20 min emergency appt £76.50
Full Gold Crown £350
Core Fabricated £50
Post and Core Lab Fabricated £85
Empress Crowns £450
Empress Vaneers £400
Zirconia Crowns £495
Onlay/Inlay Gold £300
Onlay/Inlay Composite £250
Only/Inlay Ceramic £275
Co-Cr 1-3 Teeth £650
Co-Cr >4 £700
Extractions (Routine) £60
Extractions (Surgical) £85
Bleaching £150 per arch
New patient consult £48 + x-rays
S&P with Dentist – £33 for 15 mins
X-ray £6 each
Hygiene visit £33.00 for 20 mins £47.50 for 30 mins
Emergency appointment 15 mins £35-£48 depending on treatment for the relief of pain. Antibiotics, dress drain, temp dressing, etc.
The one point you may wish to take in to consideration is the way the air flows due to cross infection control.
Our units are over the doors facing into the surgery and we were told this was not the best option.
Check with your PCT cross infection control nurse if you are an NHS practice, if you are a private practice maybe consult the HTM 01-05 document to see if that has any information or the BDA.
Our fees are as follows, bearing in mind we are in Devon:
New patient exam £70.00 (40 min appt incl. 2 bitewings)
Routine exam £38.00 (15 mins)
Scale and polish (dentist or hyg) £48.50 30 mins £66.70 40 mins £ 97.50
Emergency appointment £50.00 + any treatment
X-rays £9.00 PA / Bitewings £29.00 OPG