Dental Charges

The charge you pay depends on the treatment you need to keep your mouth, teeth and gums healthy. You will only be asked to pay one charge for each complete course of treatment, even if you need to visit your dentist more than once to finish it. All charges will be discussed with you prior to treatment, so you are aware of the price band your treatment will fall into.

 

NHS prices fall into three bands related to the treatment you might receive. These are:

 

Band 1 course of treatment - £22.70
This covers an examination, diagnosis (eg: X-rays), advice on how to prevent future problems, a scale and polish if needed, and application of fluoride varnish or fissure sealant. If you require urgent care, even if your urgent treatment needs more than one treatment to complete, you will only need to pay the Band 1 charge.
 
Band 2 course of treatment - £62.10
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 - £269.30
This covers everything listed in Bands 1 and 2 above, plus crowns, dentures and bridges.

 


Emergency dental treatment – £22.70 
This covers emergency care in a primary care NHS dental practice such as pain relief or a temporary filling.

A full list of our private dental charges are available from our reception staff. Please do not hesitate to ask for one if needed. Estimates will always be given and agreed prior to treatment.


Payments

Please note that we do not run an accounts system so all treatment must be paid for on the day it is carried out. 


Free NHS Treatment

 

You are entitled to free NHS dental treatment if, when the treatment starts, you are:

  • Aged under 18
  • Under 19 and in full-time education
  • Pregnant, or a mother who has had a baby in the previous 12 months

 

You are also entitled if, when treatment starts, or when you are asked to pay if you are in award of:

  • Income support
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s allowance
  • Pension Credit guarantee credit
  • Universal credit

 Or

  • You are named on a valid NHS tax credit exemption certificate, or you are to an NHS tax exemption certificate
  • You are named on a valid HC2 certificate