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Old 18.10.2013, 09:19
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Re: Does anyone knows the cost of a Dentist appointment in Bern Area

Just like pretty much everything in Switzerland, the TPW is a matter of strictly regulated calculations that must be done for every practice individually, depending on running expenses, range of services offered, and quite a few other factors. Whenever an invoice is contested before a cantonal Honorarprüfungskommission (dental fee examination and settlement commission), the TPW applied must be justified by the dentist.

Besides that, anything below a TPW of CHF 3.10, the standard for insurance cases, is absolutely unprofitable. So no, dentists can't charge what they like.

TPW can make a difference, but the decision as to what has to be done can make a difference that may be ten or even fifty times bigger. So you need a phone call for an appointment anyway, but asking about the TPW won't give you any useful information. Asking around may help.
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