1.1 These terms and conditions shall govern your use of our website.
1.2 By using our website, you accept these terms and conditions in full; accordingly, if you disagree with these terms and conditions or any part of these terms and conditions, you must not use our website.
1.3 If you register with our website, submit any material to our website or use any of our website services, we will ask you to expressly agree to these terms and conditions.
2.1 This document was created using a template from SEQ Legal (http://www.seqlegal.com).
3. Copyright notice
3.1 Copyright (c) 1971 Oral Health Foundation.
3.2 Subject to the express provisions of these terms and conditions:
(a) we, together with our licensors, own and control all the copyright and other intellectual property rights in our website and the material on our website; and
(b) all the copyright and other intellectual property rights in our website and the material on our website are reserved.
4. Licence to use website
4.1 You may:
(a) view pages from our website in a web browser;
(b) download pages from our website for caching in a web browser;
(c) print pages from our website;
(d) Stream audio and video files from our website; and
(e) Use our website services by means of a web browser, subject to the other provisions of these terms and conditions.
4.2 Except as expressly permitted by Section 4.1 or the other provisions of these terms and conditions, you must not download any material from our website or save any such material to your computer.
4.3 You may only use our website for your own personal and business purposes, and you must not use our website for any other purposes.
4.4 Except as expressly permitted by these terms and conditions, you must not edit or otherwise modify any material on our website.
4.5 Unless you own or control the relevant rights in the material, you must not:
(a) republish material from our website (including republication on another website);
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(c) show any material from our website in public;
(d) exploit material from our website for a commercial purpose; or
(e) redistribute material from our website.
4.6 Notwithstanding Section 4.5, you may redistribute our news, blogs, audio, video, newsletter in print and electronic form to any person.
4.7 We reserve the right to restrict access to areas of our website, or indeed our whole website, at our discretion; you must not circumvent or bypass, or attempt to circumvent or bypass, any access restriction measures on our website.
5. Acceptable use
5.1 You must not:
(a) use our website in any way or take any action that causes, or may cause, damage to the website or impairment of the performance, availability or accessibility of the website;
(b) use our website in any way that is unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful, or in connection with any unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful purpose or activity;
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(d) Conduct any systematic or automated data collection activities (including without limitation scraping, data mining, data extraction and data harvesting) on or in relation to our website without our express written consent;
(e) Access or otherwise interact with our website using any robot, spider or other automated means, except for the purpose of search engine indexing;
(f) Violate the directives set out in the robots.txt file for our website; or
(g) Use data collected from our website for any direct marketing activity (including without limitation email marketing, SMS marketing, telemarketing and direct mailing).
5.2 You must not use data collected from our website to contact individuals, companies or other persons or entities.
5.3 You must ensure that all the information you supply to us through our website, or in relation to our website, is true, accurate, current, complete and non-misleading.
6. Registration and accounts
6.1 You may register for an account with our website by completing and submitting the account registration form on our website, and clicking on the verification link in the email that the website will send to you.
6.2 You must not allow any other person to use your account to access the website.
6.3 You must notify us in writing immediately if you become aware of any unauthorised use of your account.
6.4 You must not use any other person's account to access the website, unless you have that person's express permission to do so.
7. User login details
7.1 If you register for an account with our website, or you will be asked to choose a user ID and password.
7.2 Your user ID must not be liable to mislead and must comply with the content rules set out in Section 10; you must not use your account or user ID for or in connection with the impersonation of any person.
7.3 You must keep your password confidential.
7.4 You must notify us in writing immediately if you become aware of any disclosure of your password.
7.5 You are responsible for any activity on our website arising out of any failure to keep your password confidential, and may be held liable for any losses arising out of such a failure.
8. Cancellation and suspension of account
8.1 We may:
(a) suspend your account;
(b) cancel your account; and/or
(c) edit your account details, at any time in our sole discretion without notice or explanation.
8.2 You may cancel your account on our website using your account control panel on the website.
9. Your content: licence
9.1 In these terms and conditions, "your content" means all works and materials (including without limitation text, graphics, images, audio material, video material, audio-visual material, scripts, software and files) that you submit to us or our website for storage or publication on, processing by, or transmission via, our website.
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9.5 You hereby waive all your moral rights in your content to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law; and you warrant and represent that all other moral rights in your content have been waived to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law.
9.6 You may edit your content to the extent permitted using the editing functionality made available on our website.
9.7 Without prejudice to our other rights under these terms and conditions, if you breach any provision of these terms and conditions in any way, or if we reasonably suspect that you have breached these terms and conditions in any way, we may delete, unpublish or edit any or all of your content.
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10.3 Your content, and the use of your content by us in accordance with these terms and conditions, must not:
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11. Limited warranties
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(a) the completeness or accuracy of the information published on our website;
(b) that the material on the website is up to date; or
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11.2 We reserve the right to discontinue or alter any or all of our website services, and to stop publishing our website, at any time in our sole discretion without notice or explanation; and save to the extent expressly provided otherwise in these terms and conditions, you will not be entitled to any compensation or other payment upon the discontinuance or alteration of any website services, or if we stop publishing the website.
11.3 To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law and subject to Section 12.1, we exclude all representations and warranties relating to the subject matter of these terms and conditions, our website and the use of our website.
12. Limitations and exclusions of liability
12.1 Nothing in these terms and conditions will:
(a) limit or exclude any liability for death or personal injury resulting from negligence;
(b) limit or exclude any liability for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation;
(c) limit any liabilities in any way that is not permitted under applicable law; or
(d) exclude any liabilities that may not be excluded under applicable law.
12.2 The limitations and exclusions of liability set out in this Section 12 and elsewhere in these terms and conditions:
(a) are subject to Section 12.1; and
(b) govern all liabilities arising under these terms and conditions or relating to the subject matter of these terms and conditions, including liabilities arising in contract, in tort (including negligence) and for breach of statutory duty, except to the extent expressly provided otherwise in these terms and conditions.
12.3 To the extent that our website and the information and services on our website are provided free of charge, we will not be liable for any loss or damage of any nature.
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12.8 You accept that we have an interest in limiting the personal liability of our officers and employees and, having regard to that interest, you acknowledge that we are a limited liability entity; you agree that you will not bring any claim personally against our officers or employees in respect of any losses you suffer in connection with the website or these terms and conditions (this will not, of course, limit or exclude the liability of the limited liability entity itself for the acts and omissions of our officers and employees).
13. Breaches of these terms and conditions
13.1 Without prejudice to our other rights under these terms and conditions, if you breach these terms and conditions in any way, or if we reasonably suspect that you have breached these terms and conditions in any way, we may:
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(b) temporarily suspend your access to our website;
(c) permanently prohibit you from accessing our website;
(d) block computers using your IP address from accessing our website;
(e) contact any or all of your internet service providers and request that they block your access to our website;
(f) commence legal action against you, whether for breach of contract or otherwise; and/or
(g) suspend or delete your account on our website.
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14.1 We may revise these terms and conditions from time to time.
14.2 The revised terms and conditions shall apply to the use of our website from the date of publication of the revised terms and conditions on the website, and you hereby waive any right you may otherwise have to be notified of, or to consent to, revisions of these terms and conditions.] OR [We will give you written notice of any revision of these terms and conditions, and the revised terms and conditions will apply to the use of our website from the date that we give you such notice; if you do not agree to the revised terms and conditions, you must stop using our website.
14.3 If you have given your express agreement to these terms and conditions, we will ask for your express agreement to any revision of these terms and conditions; and if you do not give your express agreement to the revised terms and conditions within such period as we may specify, we will disable or delete your account on the website, and you must stop using the website.
15.1 You hereby agree that we may assign, transfer, sub-contract or otherwise deal with our rights and/or obligations under these terms and conditions.
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16.1 If a provision of these terms and conditions is determined by any court or other competent authority to be unlawful and/or unenforceable, the other provisions will continue in effect.
16.2 If any unlawful and/or unenforceable provision of these terms and conditions would be lawful or enforceable if part of it were deleted, that part will be deemed to be deleted, and the rest of the provision will continue in effect.
17. Third party rights
17.1 A contract under these terms and conditions is for our benefit and your benefit, and is not intended to benefit or be enforceable by any third party.
17.2 The exercise of the parties' rights under a contract under these terms and conditions is not subject to the consent of any third party.
18. Entire agreement
18.1 Subject to Section 12.1, these terms and conditions, together with our privacy and cookies policy, shall constitute the entire agreement between you and us in relation to your use of our website and shall supersede all previous agreements between you and us in relation to your use of our website.
19. Law and jurisdiction
19.1 These terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law.
19.2 Any disputes relating to these terms and conditions shall be subject to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England.
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20.1 We are registered in Companies House and the Charity Commission; you can find the online version of the register at https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/companies-house and https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/charity-commission. Our company registration number is 1027338 and our charity number is 263198.
20.2 We are subject to the Charity Commission, which is supervised by the British Government.
20.3 We are registered as Oral Health Foundation with Charity Commission in the United Kingdom and are subject to rules, which can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/charity-commission.
20.4 Our VAT number is 366046156.
21. Our details
21.1 This website is owned and operated by Oral Health Foundation.
21.2 We are registered in England and Wales under registration number 1027338, and our registered office is at Smile House, 2 East Union Street, Rugby, Warwickshire, CV22 6AJ.
21.3 You can contact us:
(a) by post, using the postal address given above;
(b) using our website contact form;
(c) by telephone, on the contact number published on our website from time to time; or
(d) by email, using the email address published on our website from time to time.
Dental practices have different procedures. Following an assessment of your treatment needs, some dental practices may ask for the whole payment for your treatment up front, some will ask you to pay after it has all been completed and others may ask you to pay in stages.Can I pay for dental treatment in installments? ›
Dental Payment Plan (Capitation Plan) – A payment plan offered by a dentist which allows you to pay a monthly amount towards any treatment received. Pros: With a dental payment plan, or capitation plan, you pay a regular monthly amount, which can be an effective way to spread the costs.Can you pay for NHS dental treatment in installments? ›
You will pay only one charge even if you need to go to the dentist more than once to complete a course of treatment, but your dentist may collect this charge in instalments. Some patients may be entitled to help towards their dental costs.What makes you exempt from NHS dental charges? ›
You do not have to pay for NHS dental services if you're: under 18, or under 19 and in full-time education. pregnant or have had a baby in the last 12 months. being treated in an NHS hospital and your treatment is carried out by the hospital dentist (but you may have to pay for any dentures or bridges)Why do dentists make you pay upfront? ›
It requires a lot of skill on the doctor's part and there are extremely high fees for materials and lab work that the doctor has to pay for many months in advance to you having a finished product. That's why asking for payment upfront is not uncommon.Is it worth going private for dental treatment? ›
Undoubtedly, private dentistry does cost more but the additional expense often reflects benefits such as those already discussed, i.e. longer appointment times, more thorough treatments (such as when you visit the hygienist for a deep scale and polish), better equipment, cutting-edge materials and techniques, help for ...How do dentists take payments? ›
Even if you can't afford to pay in full, your dentist may be willing to arrange an in-house payment plan. You might, for example, pay one third of the treatment cost up-front with the balance spread over the next six months. Again, this is more likely to be an option if you're a long-term patient with a good history.How much does it cost to replace a full set of teeth? ›
Full mouth dental implant procedure costs can range anywhere from roughly $7,000 to $68,000 overall. These types of implants have an average cost of around $25,000. Keep in mind that it can cost anywhere from $3,500 to $30,000 to get a top or bottom set of full mouth dental implants.Why are dentists not seeing NHS patients? ›
Why can't I find an NHS dentist? Dental care isn't set up in the same way as GP care. This is why you don't have to register with a dentist in the area that you live. Dental practices hold contracts for NHS patients with NHS England, and there are not enough dentists to cover NHS treatment for everyone.Can you mix NHS and private dental treatment? ›
NHS patients can choose a private treatment option if they wish without it affecting their NHS status. Patients are able to mix treatment options and have NHS and private work the same course of treatment.
You can apply for finance at 0% APR*, also called interest-free finance, to pay for treatments that cost between £500 and £50,000, provided you select a repayment term of 12, 18, 24, 36 or 40 months. If you prefer a longer repayment term of 48 or 60 months, you can apply for finance at 7.9% APR representative*.What is the criteria for free dental care on universal credit? ›
If you're getting Universal Credit, your entitlement to free NHS dental treatment depends on your earnings for the most recent assessment period. You're entitled if your earnings during that period were: £435 or less.Do you have to pay NHS dentist upfront? ›
You may be asked for payment at any point during a Course of Treatment (CoT). Some dental practices may ask for the whole payment up front, during the CoT, or after the CoT has finished. NHS dentists can only charge patients under the rules set out by the Patient Charge Regulations.What is the criteria for NHS dental treatment? ›
- aged under 18, or under 19 and in qualifying full-time education.
- pregnant or have had a baby in the previous 12 months.
- staying in an NHS hospital and your treatment is carried out by the hospital dentist.
It is against the rules for a dentist to refuse a specific treatment, such as root canal work, on the NHS, but then offer to do it privately.How can I pay less at the dentist? ›
- Schedule Regular Cleanings. Musketeer/Getty Images. ...
- Triage. Getty Images. ...
- Purchase a Dental Discount Plan. Getty Images. ...
- Ask for a Cash Discount. gerenme / Getty Images. ...
- Set Up a Payment Plan. Getty Images. ...
- Ask Lots of Questions. Getty Images. ...
- Tap Your FSA. ...
- Go to a Dental School.
Physicians and dentists (hospitals too) are used to negotiating. You can have the conversation up front, before the medical visit or procedure. Alternatively, if you get the bill and believe the fee was excessive or can't afford it, you can try bargaining it down at that point.Can dentist bill you later? ›
Believe it or not, most dentists with financing require patients to pay upfront before commencing treatment. In this case, a third party provides the funding to the provider and bills the individual later in installments.Why do private dentists charge so much? ›
Cutting edge treatments are naturally quite expensive. Especially those complex treatments requiring years of additional training for the dentist involved. Some treatments also make use of expensive processes and materials which have to be factored into the cost.Are NHS or private dentists better? ›
Private treatment will always give you the best possible functional but also cosmetic result. You are able to have private appointments at anytime a practice is open including. Private treatment gives us complete freedom to provide the very highest standard of treatment and materials.
NHS patients are treated with the same care as our private patients though the government does impose some restrictions and fixes the patient charges nationally. We must follow government guidelines for recalling patients which may mean you may not be entitled to a check up or clean as often as you want.What are the 4 main categories of dental coverage? ›
Common Dental Insurance Tiers
Class 1: Preventative and diagnostic care, such as x-rays and cleanings. Class 2: Basic restorative care, including fillings and root canals. Class 3: Major restorative care, including dentures, bridges, and crowns.
patient are required to make a deposit when booking a new patient appointments, treatments and appointments with the specialists and Hygienist. This will be put towards your treatment cost. For Dental treatments lasting more than 30 minutes, we may take a deposit of 50% of the treatment cost.How much is a crown? ›
In general, a regular dental crown will cost between $1100 and $1500. However, prices will vary depending on the type of crown chosen. Fees will vary according to the treatment you need before the final crown is cemented, so if you need bone grafting, a root canal or gum surgery, the price of a crown will go up.What is the cheapest way to replace all teeth? ›
Dentures are usually the cheapest way to replace missing teeth or even a full mouth of teeth. Also called “false teeth”, these cheap tooth replacements are removable appliances with any number of fake teeth attached to a wire and acrylic frame.What's the cheapest way to replace your teeth? ›
A dental implant is the cheapest way to fix teeth after an injury, cavities, or rotten teeth. In addition, this method of tooth replacement is long-lasting. This is because your replaced tooth is on a strong foundation.
For instance, a full mouth dental implant procedure — frequently referred to as full mouth crown and bridge implants — may require as many as 12 to 16 dental implants, or six to eight implants for the upper jaw and six to eight implants for the lower jaw.How long is the waiting list for a NHS dentist? ›
Operationally, the NHS expects that 92% of those on a waiting list at any point in time should have been waiting for less than 18 weeks.When did NHS dentistry stop being free? ›
Money was tight and demand was rising. So ministers came up with a radical plan - they introduced charges for dentistry, prescriptions and spectacles. The move in 1952 was controversial, but did enough to get the NHS out of a tricky hole.Why is it so hard to get an NHS dentist? ›
The crux of the problem, according to practising dentist and BDA board member Paul Woodhouse, is that the government is only providing about 50 per cent of the funding needed for dental practices to care for every patient, meaning that half of the population was being left without an NHS dentist.
The only major difference between NHS crown treatment and private treatment is the waiting times. With NHS dental charges, there is typically a long waiting list for certain dental procedures, the main reason being it's cheaper than opting for private treatment.How much is a tooth extraction UK private? ›
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|Soft Tissue Extraction||£175.00||£35.00|
|Surgical Wisdom Tooth Extraction||£275.00||£55.00|
Anyone can apply to register with an NHS dentist and you are entitled to register with more than one dentist if you wish. You can attend any dentist you like, not just the dentist nearest to you.Is dental finance hard to get? ›
Dental finance is an easy and simple way to borrow money to cover dental expenses. If you need to have dental work done but you can't afford to pay for it right now, dental finance is perfect for you. Depending on how much money you need to borrow will depend on the terms of your loan.How can I get free dental implants UK? ›
You may be eligible for free dental implants under the NHS if you are on benefits and there is a clinical need. It's important to note that you cannot get dental implants on the NHS for cosmetic purposes alone, regardless of income.What age do you get free dental treatment in the UK? ›
If you are aged 16, 17 or 18 and aren't in full-time education, you get: free NHS dental treatment for any course of treatment that starts before your 18th birthday. free NHS dental check ups, if you are 18 and live in Scotland or Wales. free NHS prescriptions, if you live in Scotland or Wales.How do I prove to my dentist IM on Universal Credit? ›
You should present a copy of your Universal Credit award notice to prove your entitlement. You'll need to have met the eligibility criteria in the last completed Universal Credit assessment period before your health costs arose. The NHS Business Services Authority provides an online eligibility checker.Why is dental not covered by universal healthcare? ›
However, the government instituted a co-payment for services in 1952 as a cost-saving measure. Cutting dental coverage in view of limited budgets suggests that dental care was a discretionary benefit that, unlike other medical services, need not be unconditionally provided under the UHC of the national health system.Does UC entitle you to free dental care? ›
You can get help paying for dental treatment if you get UC as a single person or a member of a couple if: your UC does not include a child element or limited capability for work and you had earnings, or combined earnings, of £435 or less.Can a dentist ask for payment up front? ›
Dental practices have different procedures. Following an assessment of your treatment needs, some dental practices may ask for the whole payment for your treatment up front, some will ask you to pay after it has all been completed and others may ask you to pay in stages.
You will pay only one charge even if you need to go to the dentist more than once to complete a course of treatment, but your dentist may collect this charge in instalments. Some patients may be entitled to help towards their dental costs.Will NHS dental charges increase in 2022? ›
Any and all NHS dental treatment costs one of three charges: £23.80, £65.20 or £282.80. The charges usually go up by a few pounds each April.Will the NHS pay for new teeth? ›
The NHS will cover dental care that is clinically necessary for your mouth, teeth and gums to stay healthy. Dental implant treatment is only available on the NHS in certain cases, so treatment usually needs to be paid for privately.Can a dentist remove you from their NHS list? ›
Due to the high number of people wishing to receive NHS dental treatment and the very long waiting lists, your dental practice has no choice but to remove patients who have not attended for two years or more from the NHS list.Why are dentists quitting NHS? ›
Overstretched and underfunded many NHS dentists are already looking to the exit. MPs need to know that real reform won't wait. NHS dentistry is at a real crunch point. Despite working as flat out as we can under the constraints, patients in our area are finding major problems trying to access care.Why are UK dentists not taking NHS patients? ›
If a dentist carries out more NHS work than they have been contracted to do, not only are they not paid for the extra work done, but they have to bear the cost of any overheads and materials — so it makes no financial sense for them to take on patients with complex needs.Do dentists have to display prices? ›
Dentists must display private fees in a place where patients can view them before consultation. For certain specified procedures a single fee should apply. The fee for certain other procedures should be shown as a range with both the minimum and maximum fee clearly stated.How much is it to fill your front teeth? ›
Composite fillings are made from a resin designed to match the color of tooth enamel. They aren't as noticeable as metal fillings, but they are less durable. Composite fillings may cost between $150 to $300 for 1–2 teeth or $200 to $550 for 3 or more teeth.Is dental treatment free for over 60 in UK? ›
If you're aged 60 and over, you get free: NHS prescriptions. NHS sight tests. NHS dental check-ups in Scotland or Wales.Can you negotiate prices with dentist? ›
Physicians and dentists (hospitals too) are used to negotiating. You can have the conversation up front, before the medical visit or procedure. Alternatively, if you get the bill and believe the fee was excessive or can't afford it, you can try bargaining it down at that point.
Dentists can detect clues about your overall health. Your mouth problems can be related to diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease, certain types of cancers, among others. They may be the first to notice the symptoms and will refer you to a primary care doctor for follow-up.Do dentists upsell? ›
Upselling is a great strategy for boosting your bottom line, but it is one that most dentists probably avoid. After all, dentistry is a medical field. Selling patients treatments that they do not need may seem unethical, but there are exceptions.How much does it cost to fill 10 cavities? ›
In general, they will run you about $50 to $150 per filling, or about $120 to $300 for three or more tooth surfaces.How long does it take to fill 3 cavities? ›
The maximum time required for filling a moderate cavity doesn't exceed 40 minutes per tooth. Therefore if you have three intermediate holes, expect to spend about a couple of hours at the dentist's office to restore your tooth to full functionality with dental fillings.Can cavities go away? ›
Enamel can repair itself by using minerals from saliva, and fluoride from toothpaste or other sources. But if the tooth decay process continues, more minerals are lost. Over time, the enamel is weakened and destroyed, forming a cavity. A cavity is permanent damage that a dentist has to repair with a filling.Is it better to go to a private dentist or NHS? ›
Private treatment will always give you the best possible functional but also cosmetic result. You are able to have private appointments at anytime a practice is open including. Private treatment gives us complete freedom to provide the very highest standard of treatment and materials.Can an NHS dentist refuse to treat you? ›
Can a dentist decide what treatment to do privately or on the NHS? Any treatment which is required to keep your teeth and gums in a healthy condition is available on the NHS, so if your dentist recommends a specific treatment then they should not say that you have to have it done privately.Do you pay for dental treatment on state pension? ›
You're entitled to free NHS dental treatment if you or your partner gets either: Pension Credit Guarantee Credit. Pension Credit Guarantee Credit with Savings Credit.
- aged under 18, or under 19 and in qualifying full-time education.
- pregnant or have had a baby in the previous 12 months.
- staying in an NHS hospital and your treatment is carried out by the hospital dentist.
NHS dental care is free of charge for children under the age of 18, and for those under 19 and in full-time education.