Dentist fees go up 4.5% but orthodonists are cheaper

The fees which dentists are officially allowed to charge next year will be based on 2011’s fees plus 4.5%, the Dutch health authority said on Wednesday.

This year dentists were free to set their own charges but the experiment has been dropped after MPs said prices had risen too sharply.
The new charges will come into effect in January.
However, the cost of visiting an orthodontist will be down 16% on 2011’s prices as part of government efforts to force down prices. Orthodontists fees were also cut by 16% in 2011.
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