NHS Dental Patients

All of our practices offer NHS treatment. For some people, this means that they are eligible to free dental treatment eg. Patients under the age of 18, expectant mothers, nursing mothers or people who claim certain benefits, such as Working Families Tax Credit. In some cases, such as students you can also apply for help with the cost of NHS dental treatment. The above is not exhaustive information, so the staff at the practice will be able to inform you, and explain what is applicable to you and your family.

Patients charges from 1st April 2018

Band 1 course of treatment £21.60
This covers an examination, diagnosis (e.g. x-rays) advice on how to prevent future problems, and a scale and polish if needed. Urgent treatment, when you need to see a dentist immediately, also costs £18.80.

Band 2 course of treatment £59.10
This covers everything listed in Band 1 above, plus any further treatment such as fillings, root canal work or if your dentist needs to take out one or more of your teeth.

Band 3 course of treatment £256.50
This covers everything listed in Bands 1 and 2 above, plus crowns, dentures or bridges.

Your treatment costs explained

The charge you pay depends on the treatment you need to keep your teeth and gums healthy. All charges apply to an overall course of treatment, and not the individual items within the course of treatment.

You will only have to pay one charge for each course of treatment – even if you need to visit your dentist more than once to finish it. You do not have to pay to have your dentures repaired.

(But if you pay for your prescriptions, you will pay the usual charge when you collect your medicine from your pharmacist.) You may need to pay all, or some, of your treatment costs before you start a course of treatment.

Always ask the practice for a receipt.

If you are interested in any of our services and require an appointment, contact us on 024 7668 6690.