Profit gap between private and NHS dental practices has broadened significantly, says study

In the run-up to the recent Budget, The National Association of Specialist Dental Accountants and Lawyers (NASDAL) published statistics highlighting dentists’ earnings throughout the 2014/15 tax year.

The report highlighted an increasing profit gap between private and NHS dental practices, which appears to have widened considerably since NASDAL’s last report in 2013/14.

Back in 2014, private sector profits exceeded NHS practice profits by a remarkably small margin, yet 2015 saw the gap between the two significantly widen – in what could be the beginnings of a new trend.

According to the report, last year an average private practice made a profit of approximately £140,129 per principal, with an average NHS practice profit coming in £14,000 lower, at £129,265.

According to NASDAL’s study, private practices also saw an increase in fee income of around 8 per cent.

In other areas, NASDAL reported very little change in comparison with the 2014 statistics.

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