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Dentists can’t pass on payment card fees
From 13 January 2018 a new EU directive called the Payment Services Directive comes into force. This will stop businesses such as dental practices from being able to apply charges when patients use their debit or credit cards to make payments.
BDA guidance has always been that patients must not be charged anything other than what is in the NHS Dental Charges Regulations. These regulations only allow NHS providers to charge for the relevant banded course of treatment and nothing more.
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