Government proposes new dental fees systemBMJ 1994; 309 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.309.6949.220 (Published 23 July 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:220
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Patients could pay close to the full cost of advanced NHS dental treatment under proposals contained in a government green paper published last week. The paper, Improving NHS Dentistry, says that charges for routine examinations could then be reduced. Patients with no exemptions currently pay 80% of the cost of their dental care.
In a radical reappraisal of the existing system, the green paper also suggests that dentists' remuneration should be based on the time committed to treating NHS patients rather than the …