Our COVID-19 safety tariff
Personal protective equipment (PPE) has always been worn by our clinical teams in practice and ensuring the safety of our patients and clinicians has always been our priority.
However, during the pandemic we saw a significant increase in the global demand for PPE and as a result its cost.
Additionally, guidelines from the Government, which were introduced during the COVID-19 outbreak, mean our clinicians now have to wear more enhanced PPE to minimise the risk of cross-contamination during certain treatments.
When you combine the increase in PPE costs with the enhanced PPE that is needed to keep you safe, the only way we can keep our practices open is to charge a safety tariff for private patients.
We have introduced a separate tariff so we can be completely transparent with you about the extra cost. Other dentists may be passing the PPE cost onto you in other ways.
The safety tariff will be applied to each private appointment and adjusted to the level of PPE required for your treatment.
Please be reassured that this is a temporary measure. We regularly review the tariff and are committed to keeping costs to a minimum. We have already reduced the tariff since it was introduced and will continue to do so where possible.
We hope you understand these measures allow us to keep our practices open and treat you safely.