Do you get paid Time off work for dentist appointments

(33 Posts)
lljkk Tue 16-Jul-19 22:13:13

Or do you have to take annual leave to see dentist.

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nitgel Tue 16-Jul-19 22:13:52


Snowy111 Tue 16-Jul-19 22:16:02

Not allowed in paid time, but allowed to make up the hours so as not to have to take leave

Try to make appts after work anyway

origamiunicorn Tue 16-Jul-19 22:16:20

Yes paid leave for medical appointments, dentist, GP, hospital etc.

KitKat1985 Tue 16-Jul-19 22:19:14

Wouldn't be allowed paid time off for a routine dental check-up no or other routine appointment no.

ps1991 Tue 16-Jul-19 22:20:41

Not if it was just a routine appointment, if t was an emergency then yes. I’m a teacher and we’re expected to make appointments for out of school time. But I know it depends on the school b

Lazypuppy Tue 16-Jul-19 23:05:20

Nole, unpaid time off. We have flexi so i use that,

TheFlis12345 Tue 16-Jul-19 23:10:36

Yup, paid time off for all medical appointments. In fact, my old boss suggested I get my hair cut in paid company time if it was easier as well grin

Whisky2014 Tue 16-Jul-19 23:11:43


Mumof1andacat Tue 16-Jul-19 23:19:49

We have to make the appointment in our own time or book annual leave

Spam88 Tue 16-Jul-19 23:21:42

I work in the NHS - no paid time off for appointments.

BackforGood Tue 16-Jul-19 23:31:36

No, of course not. Presuming you mean routine checkups ?

In agony / unable to work - then yes.
Operation - yes

Planned appointment, then no.

problem1234567 Tue 16-Jul-19 23:37:00

Yes, usually.
Depends how long it would take to travel to/from and how much waiting time is likely though.
Eg if out of the office for 60-90mins you can say 60mins of that is lunch break and just stay 30 mins late or start 30 mins earlier.
But they're not really that fussed as long as it's not all the time or out of the office for several hours.

leghairdontcare Tue 16-Jul-19 23:37:04

Yes, paid time off for dentist & doctor appointments. Although, I understand this isn't applied fairly throughout my workplace so maybe my manager is just a pushover?

newmumwithquestions Tue 16-Jul-19 23:37:35

I would and just make the time up. I work part time too but my days ‘off’ are with children so I can’t easily do appointments with them in tow.

I work more than my hours so I wouldn’t necessarily bother making my hours up immediately- it’ll happen naturally pretty quickly.

StumpyinSomerset Tue 16-Jul-19 23:42:23

No,we have to make appointments for our days off or get a colleague to swap shifts

lljkk Wed 17-Jul-19 05:50:06

Thanks. I also work in NHS & no flexi, either.
Broke a tooth last night. "Uncomfortable" rather than painful at moment.

Likely I'm looking at sometime next week at first date to get assessed, and maybe 2+ weeks after that before I can get an appointment for actual tooth repair that fits with all my other commitments. Baby food only for me?


Next yr, I'm weighing up whether to go back to my old job (flexi hrs & probably paid time for appointments). I suppose current tooth situation clarifies a lot about which job to have.

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EBearhug Wed 17-Jul-19 17:32:54

Where possible, I make appointments first thing in the morning and make the time up. When I had a hospital appointment, which I had no choice over the timing of, I spoke to my manager, and that was it, he sorted it as medical leave.

Disfordarkchocolate Wed 17-Jul-19 17:36:19

Flexi for dentist and GP appointments, paid time off for hospital appointments. Even when I've not had flex I've always been allowed to make time up.

Nautiloid Wed 17-Jul-19 17:37:50

We have to take annual leave or make time up for any health appointments.

daisypond Wed 17-Jul-19 17:40:37

No, not for a dentist, but we do for a doctor or hospital appointment.

icelollycraving Wed 17-Jul-19 17:50:02

No. All appointments to be arranged on my days off or annual leave.

D0ckD0ck364 Thu 18-Jul-19 00:35:08

No had to book time off as holiday

BrokenWing Thu 18-Jul-19 00:37:07

I can WFH so I can pop out for an appointment, but I work enough extra hours to cover it, so I guess it comes under TOIL

User12563356 Wed 28-Aug-19 19:09:16

What about having a tooth out under sedation which you have to schedule in?

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