I’ve searched and searched.
I can find NO report of a dental business closing anywhere. No doubt there will be some but some businesses, of all kinds, do close for a variety of reasons.
I did find one, above, expanding in the midst of the pandemic.
I can find roughly a zillion stories saying that many dental businesses might have to close unless they get more support from the Scottish Government.
None in Scotland seem to have closed finally during the first wave.
Of course, our NoMedia are full of stories:
In the middle of the BBC report, we read:
Prof Philip Taylor, of the Faculty of Dental Surgery at RCSEd, said that for NHS work the government was “providing very little towards treatment”. Fees are complex and can vary with each patient, but a dentist who fits a new metal crown for a back tooth on the NHS may receive a fee set by government of £80 to £100 – with the patient paying most of that. However, if the work was done privately, the RCSEd said the dentist could charge £300 to £400.
He’s in a well-padded bubble. He doesn’t see what he’s just said.
Read on to the bottom of the BBC report to see that £12 million per month is being paid by the Scottish Government to ‘support the incomes of NHS dental practices.’
Yes I am sick of the stories. No I’m not going to use that phrase. I avoid clichés…..’like the plague.’