Practices consider it a vote of confidence
Patients have ventured across the border to receive dental care for many years now, and nothing suggests that trend is abating.
Dentistry in Northern Ireland is attractive for many reasons: all aspects of private care are widely available, from routine care for your family through to cosmetic work, smile alignment and implant work to replace missing teeth.
Private dentistry is regulated, giving patients confidence that standards guarantees are in place across aspects including the practice facilities, information about treatment options and having in place a complaints process.
Dentists in Northern Ireland take it as a compliment that people choose to seek care from across the border.
For me, and the practitioners I represent, every patient who chooses to seek care from us is giving a vote of confidence.
- Dr Peter Crooks is chair of the Northern Ireland Dental Practice Committee British Dental Association