Health Shield sees dental claims rise by 18%

Needing urgent dental procedures was main reason for claiming

Hemma Visavadia
clock • 1 min read
Health Shield sees dental claims rise by 18%

Health Shield Friendly Society saw an 18.2% increase in dental claims on its Health Cash Plans compared with last year, with the average value per treatment reaching £50.

Health Shield stated an increase in claims may be due to the growing number of people requiring urgent dental procedures after the pandemic and not being able to see a dentist more regularly in a bid to cut costs. A seperate study by health and social care service Healthwatch also revealed that despite having access to dental care via the NHS, nearly two thirds (61%) of respondents said it was too expensive. Meanwhile, over one quarter (27%) struggled to pay for treatment or had to avoi...

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