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Dentists
06-04-2006, 12:31 PM
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I visited my dentist yesterday and was told to my chagrin that as I had not visited for 15 months that even though I have been a patient for over 25 years I am no longer on the NHS list and as that list is "full" the dentist will only see me privately from hereon.

Also I need a crown - this is to cost £400 and he told me if I was to pay "cash" instead of on a credit card it would be £40 cheaper. I am a bit bemused by all this as this is the way I usually pay builders not a dentist and wonder what others think?
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06-04-2006, 12:40 PM
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I have heard this happen to others MariaRob - and no i dont think its right.

The whole dentist thing is a bug bear of mine. I cant afford to go privately - so i have always gone NHS. I went to my old dentist every 6 months, and i havent had any work done since i was 13 years old.

But when i moved to Suffolk i had to leave my old dentist behind. There is one ... yep one NHS dentist near where i live, and i am now on a waiting list. I have been waiting for over a year, and when i called recently to ask how much longer until i get to register i was told it 'might' be the end of summer.

That isnt good enough - what if i got toothache and needed treatment !!

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06-04-2006, 01:01 PM
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I think 'merchants' can charge differently for cash or credit, as they have to pay the card companies a %age of the transaction. But I also thought that they should have this information displayed clearly.

However I could be totally wrong, or out of date Huh. Your credit card company should be able to advise you though, or Trading Standards.

£400 for a crown :ohmy:.

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06-04-2006, 03:33 PM
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I've always found PJ extremely attractive. :naughty:

It annoys me all this private Dentist stuff. Dental health is a very important part of your overall health. Makes me mad we are paying National Insurance for something that is becoming increasingly hard to find.

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06-04-2006, 05:32 PM
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I despise going to the dentist, i hate having to lie still in the chair with my mouth wide open, i always feel like a blow up doll! and then the dentists voice ringing in my ears ' Mrs Baker could you open your mouth wider please'.Huh i don't like tools in my mouth.

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06-04-2006, 05:43 PM
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tigger Wrote:It annoys me all this private Dentist stuff. Dental health is a very important part of your overall health. Makes me mad we are paying National Insurance for something that is becoming increasingly hard to find.

One of the girls I work with feels extremely strongly about this & went as far as phoning her National Health department/centre or whatever & she asked for a list of what her National Health payment is used for. She was asked to put her request in writing together with a reason for the request which she did. She wants to know if she goes private for her docs & dentist stuff, if she gets a National Health reduction. I told her pigs might fly first but she has a letter saying they are looking into her request......

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06-04-2006, 05:43 PM
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tigger Wrote:It annoys me all this private Dentist stuff. Dental health is a very important part of your overall health. Makes me mad we are paying National Insurance for something that is becoming increasingly hard to find.

One of the girls I work with feels extremely strongly about this & went as far as phoning her National Health department/centre or whatever & she asked for a list of what her National Health payment is used for. She was asked to put her request in writing together with a reason for the request which she did. She wants to know if she goes private for her docs & dentist stuff, if she gets a National Health reduction. I told her pigs might fly first but she has a letter saying they are looking into her request......probably only a form letter to acknowledge her letter but you never know :kid:

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06-04-2006, 05:47 PM
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Jaycee do you always do everything twice? :wink2:

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06-04-2006, 05:53 PM
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Huh. Dentistry is a stone age profession!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/4882968.stm

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06-04-2006, 08:53 PM
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mikado Wrote:Huh. Dentistry is a stone age profession!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/4882968.stm

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OMG, it's bad enough going to the dentist as it is, but can you imagine if he came out with a flint drill:shocking:

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