The DFO Guides

The Dental Fusion Organisation publishes three industry-standard guides for its members.

Designed to assist in the fee and wage setting rounds that take place annually and to assist members in making spending decisions when making capital investments, the Dental Fusion Organisation Guides set the industry-standards for current fees and wages; and quality in equipment and services. All the Guides are based on actual research and members' data.

Additionally, each DFO Guide includes our assessment of the dentistry market and a summary of upward and downward trends.

Published in March in time for the 1st April pay round, the DFO NHS & Private Wages Guide is a survey of staff wages in primary dental care.

At that time, dentists are actively engaged in wage setting, to coincide with the implementation of the recommendation of the Review Body on Doctors’ and Dentists’ Remuneration.

The official NHS & Private Wages Guide covers the following areas:

  • Nurse wages (in training)
  • Nurse wages (qualified)
  • Nurse wages (trainer)
  • Hygienist Wages (employed)
  • Hygienist Fees (self-employed)

Survey opening and closing dates and Guide publication dates are sent to members in our internal email newsletter. Return one of the DFO surveys and claim £25 credit towards DFO membership.

For a full list of survey dates and Guide publication dates, see the DFO Events page.

Join as a Principal, Practice, Associate or Corporate member and you will receive all of the current and future Guides FREE in addition to many other benefits.

We can’t remember when it was first published, but receiving the DFO's unique Private Fees Guide is the benefit that members most look forward each year.

It is the only Guide that is based on the results of a survey of dentists' actual expenses and approved by the Office of Fair Trading. Highly sought after as a historical record of private fees by lawyers and courts alike!

The official DFO Private Fees Guide covers the following areas:

  • Diagnosis
  • Periodontal treatment
  • Cosmetic treatment
  • Restorative dentistry
  • Crown & bridgework
  • Hygienist treatment
  • Extractions
  • Endodontics / Root treatment
  • Orthodontics
  • Prosthetics / Dentures
  • Implants
  • Emergency treatment

Published in September in time for Dental Showcase, the DFO Equipment & Service Buyers Awards are based on recommendations from members for equipment and services that they have found to be excellent in use within their practices.

The official DFO Equipment & Services Buyers Awards cover the following areas:

  • Surgery Design
  • Surgery Equipment
  • Dental Equipment
  • Technology
  • Sundries
  • Restorations
  • Services
  • Prevention

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