Dental healthcare not funded by a state or governmental body. It is usually funded by direct payments from the patient on a fee-per-item basis, by fixed regular monthly payments, or by dental insurance policies. Dentists in Wales providing private dental care must register with the Healthcare Inspectorate Wales (HIW) under the Care Standards Act 2000 (modified by the Private Dentistry (Wales) Regulations 2008).
http://www.hiw.org.uk Website of the Healthcare Inspectorate Wales.
http://www.oft.gov.uk/shared_oft/consumer_leaflets/general/oft660.pdf The Office of Fair Trading guide to private dentistry.