And that’s on top of routine check-ups, hygiene appointments and a number of fillings.All this would normally have cost a hefty five-figure sum – but Rebecca hasn’t paid a single penny.‘When I tell friends that my dental work is done by students, their first reaction is that I’m mad – but my teeth look great.
The whole family have been going there ever since.’According to the British Dental Association, one person in 12 suffers a severe dental problem, but clinics reported last year an estimated 68 per cent of patients now defer treatment for financial reasons.
Fees in Britain are among the highest in Europe, with recent research suggesting a bill for a simple check-up can be as much as £124.
In 2008, Citizens Advice found that one in six of the 1,800 people they surveyed had been unable to get access to an NHS dentist in England and Wales.
If your cute-and-single dentist asks you out for dinner next Friday, say yes.
Not that money is everything…but most dentists make a great living.