The research is worrying but the dentist chain believes its growing presence, which will see it open 40 practices in London by 2018, will change the face of dentistry in the capital. These new branches will offer clear and affordable pricing to patients with check-ups at just £24.95 – the service is called “Oasis Basics” – and a full range of clearly priced and competitive dental and orthodontic services. There will also be access to NHS dentistry wherever possible. The first of these exciting new sites is in Kingston, which already has a rapidly growing patient list.
Justin Ash, chief executive at Oasis Dental Care, said: “The findings are alarming, that so many people in the London are not clear about what their dental practices are offering and even struggle to trust their dentists. It seems that in London, patients are particularly confused and this needs to be addressed. That’s why we’re rolling out fixed priced, affordable dentistry options in London as well as providing comprehensive information on all the options available, clear treatment plans and of course high quality care in a high tech environment.”
The dentist chain’s 10th London practice will be open seven days a week, and Monday – Friday it’ll be open 8am – 8pm so patients can visit at a time convenient to them. It will offer its full range of services, including Oasis Basics.
Ash continued: “It’s this approach to dentistry, making it clear, affordable, accessible and consistently high quality that has seen us grow the business by a third over the last three years, even though the market has been shrinking.”
The research also reveals that just 2.2 million of the 4.8 million Londoners (46%) that have a dentist think pricing is transparent in their regular practice, compared with 52% for the rest of GB. When it comes to honesty, 70% of patients outside the capital trust their dentist, but this falls to 63% in London. And the proportion of patients who think their dentist listens to their needs and explains the dental care options is 68% in London compared with 71% for the rest of GB.
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