What's the issue?
On 1 April NHS dental patient charges in England rose by 5%
If you treat NHS patients, we want to help you set the record straight on who benefits from this increase.
Dentists are health professionals not tax collectors. But since 2010 nearly £550 million has been cut from our budgets, and the difference has been plugged by inflation-busting hikes in patient charges.
The revenue raised by this increase doesn't go to dentists, and will do nothing to help the practices struggling to recruit staff or the patients unable to secure an appointment. Ministers are simply making our patients pay more so they can pay less.
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What can dentists do?
We are campaigning to make patients aware that this is an unacceptable state of affairs and we are telling Government that dentists and dental patients deserve better.
Download and display our poster
For BDA members, a paper copy of the poster will be available in the 12 April edition of the British Dental Journal.
Share our messages on your social media channels
Please take a photo of yourself and your team next to the poster and share your images with us via social media to help spread the word:
Twitter tag us @thebda and use the hashtag #TaxOnTeeth.
Facebook tag us by typing @thebritishdentalassociation in your post.
Instagram tag us @britishdentalassociation and please regram our posts.