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Crowning glory.

The reasons for the rise in popularity of private dentistry date back
to 1990 when a new NHS contract was introduced for dentists, along with
the concept of registration. Demand for NHS treatment surged over the
following two years, with the cost of treatment rising 12% above

This led to the imposition of a 7% fee cut by the government in 1992.

The British Dental Association subsequently balloted its members who
decided not to accept any new NHS patients, but to continue seeing those

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