Dentists to show fees
THE National Consumer Agency has welcomed the mandatory display of fees at private dental practices nationwide.
The announcement by the Dental Council of Ireland of a new Code of Practice follows the NCA's call for improved price display following the publication in May 2010 of its study into levels of price display.
The study showed that only 32pc of dentists displayed a price list on their premises -- but this will change under the new code.
The NCA said that discussions on a similar initiative are ongoing with the relevant regulatory body and representative groups in the area of Medical General Practice.