A new report released by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) in Britain has found that a large section of dentists are deliberately failing to mention to their patients about their NHS entitlements so that they pay for their private treatment.
The report said that more than half a million Britons are needlessly paying money for private treatment as they are not being given sufficient information about choices of dentists and treatments available.
AdvertisementThe report went on to state that the dental industry does not always work in the best interests of the patients.
The chief executive of the OFT, John Fingleton said that there are concerns over the dental industry which should be tackled quickly in the interests of the patients. "All too often patients lack access to the information they need, for example when choosing a dentist or when getting dental treatment. We also unearthed evidence that some patients may be receiving deliberately inaccurate information about their entitlement to NHS dental treatment, and we expect to see robust action taken against such potential misconduct by dentists", he said.
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