We want you to be fully aware of the treatment we are proposing, the reason why we are proposing it and of the fees that you will pay before treatment starts. We also want you to be aware of when your fees will be due, in most cases this will be at the end of each appointment.
To do this we will:
We review our fees every year, and based on our current costs and the current market conditions, we will decide whether to increase some or all our fees. We will let you know the result of the fee review with an email and a link to our new prices on the website. If the Dental plan fees have risen and you have a plan with us, then you also be informed of this prior to the increase.
If we raise our fees and you have a treatment plan that is less than 90 days old, the prices on it will be valid for 3 months from the date of the rise. Treatment plans that are older than 90 days will be subject to the new fees.
The two major factors we take into consideration when adjusting our fees are our costs and the market conditions. Our costs are everything we need to pay for to run Edinburgh Dental Studio, there are all sorts of costs ranging from cleaning and insurance to energy. By far, our biggest of these are staff costs which include wages and continuous professional development, the materials we use and the laboratory costs.
We want you to have confidence in our team and that we are providing the best possible service and treatment. To do this we need the best people working for us. We think it is only right to pay them a fair wage.
The cost for materials and laboratories varies hugely. We could reduce our fees by using cheaper, materials that do not have biocompatible properties or find a cheaper laboratory, but we have found over the years that this is often a false economy. In the world of dental materials and laboratories it is almost universally true that you get what you pay for, if we used a cheaper filling material it will not look as nice or last as long and may not fit as well, look as natural or be as strong. Ultimately, you may end up paying more.
Dental material costs also change based on the world market. Most of the items we use are manufactured in Europe, and any changes to the relationship between Britain and its trading partners will cause costs to fluctuate.
We consider all these factors when deciding if we should increase any of our fees.
Fair pricing is more than just the outright value of our services, we also believe there are certain principles that we try to uphold.
The skills and experience of the dentist really do matter. At Edinburgh Dental Studio we only work with dentists, hygienists and specialists who share our ethos, have high ethical and environmental standards and excellent dental skills. Our team has a wealth of knowledge, experience and qualifications which is invaluable. We think it is fair to pay them what they are worth.
We hope that this fair pricing policy has answered any questions you may have. If you have not found what you are looking for, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are always here to help.