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NHS Or Private Dentist

If you are looking for a good dentist with time to ensure you are receiving the best care for your teeth you may be wondering what the difference is between Private or NHS care.

It is not a matter of Private dentists charging more for the same level of care as you receive in an NHS practice.  It is about finding a good dentist who will do everything they can  to help you keep your own teeth for as long as possible, whilst educating you on the best methods for maximum oral hygiene.

You may find this article helps make your decision easier!

Interesting statistics from a recent poll for Daybreak regarding NHS care in the UK

‘95% of dentists’ say NHS system hinders patient care

‘93% of NHS dentists’ would give different treatment

UK NHS Dentist The overwhelming majority of dentists said they have ended an appointment feeling they could give the patient better care if they did not have to meet NHS targets.

In an exclusive poll for Daybreak, the GDPUK found:

At least 93% have felt they could have given a patient better treatment after an appointment but were unable to due to limitations imposed by the NHS system in England.

A further 55% felt after an appointment they could have carried out more thorough checks but were limitations imposed by the NHS system in England prevented them from doing so.

96% think pressure to meet NHS targets in England compromises the level of care given to patients.
93% of respondents say they worry about not meeting targets set by NHS England.

Tavistock Drive Dental Care provide adult care on a private basis which allows us to invest in our facilities and spend chair-side time with you that our patients expect, and without which it is not possible to offer the care that we believe current standards demand.

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