I’m thinking about Clayton still.
I email the practice to seek confirmation about the cost bracket/category in which my treatment will fall. I explain that if it is the basic category I may be inclined to go head but if it falls into the next category, which is an extra £1000, then it would be cost-prohibitive.
Update: 5 days on, I never received a reply so it’s an easy decision (I think it was anyhow).
Update 2: I do receive a letter by post (20/08/11). Doesn’t change my mind though. No lee-way from the dentist (how predictable!) Basically, I have to pay £200 to determine whether I pay another £1000 for my treatment (and now even root canal treatment is mentioned – not impressed). Even so, it wouldn’t have changed my decision.