HC Deb 30 July 1962 vol 664 c27
43. Mr. Ridley

asked the Minister of Health what steps he has taken to ensure that piece-rate payment for dental treatment does not result in poor quality work.

Mr. Powell

My regional dental officers examine a sample of patients treated.

Mr. Ridley

Is my right hon. Friend aware that some people feel that the high salaries which some dentists receive are achieved at the expense of quality of work? Is he quite satisfied— and can he assure the public—that that is not so and that his machinery for checking that that is not the case is adequate?

Mr. Powell

This is a matter which is very much in the minds of my dental officers, whose duty it is to keep surveillance over the standard of dentistry in the general dental service.

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