charged £5 for a mask at a BUPA orthodontist

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fourlegs
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charged £5 for a mask at a BUPA orthodontist

Postby fourlegs » Thu Apr 01, 2021 2:21 pm

dropped my fifteen year old off for a follow up ortho appointment and she was told that she couldn't wear the mask she was wearing but needed to wear one of their new masks and asked for £5. She didn't have any cash so they gave her one  'this once'. She was very embarrassed and of course cross with me that I didn't know.
Given that the braces cost over £2 000 and were paid for in full before the treatment started I feel that this is taking the proverbial?  It is only a fiver but the I feel its unnecessarily grabby, especially if it is going to be every time she goes. Apologies for the mini rant, would love to know if this is the norm?
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Re: charged £5 for a mask at a BUPA orthodontist

Postby Goldhawk » Thu Apr 01, 2021 5:13 pm

If you google £5 mask bupa orthodontist - you will find it's a PPE fee of £5 - they are not charging £5 for the paper mask they gave your child covid tariffOur COVID-19 safety tariff | Bupa Dental Care UK

 
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Re: charged £5 for a mask at a BUPA orthodontist

Postby Nanny2020ldn » Thu Apr 01, 2021 7:00 pm

It's a ppe charge

Different thing but my beauticians when open charges a ppe fee of about 3 gbp
And they provide a mask etc
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Re: charged £5 for a mask at a BUPA orthodontist

Postby fourlegs » Fri Apr 02, 2021 1:47 pm

thanks so much for the replies and explanations. I will phone ahead of her next appointment and pay for the PPE. Happy Easter!
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