National Health Service

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What treatments are available on the NHS?

All treatment that is, in your dentist's opinion, clinically necessary to protect and maintain good oral health is available on the NHS. This means the NHS provides any treatment that you need to keep your mouth, teeth, and gums healthy and free of pain.

 

NHS dental treatments do not include cosmetic treatments that are not clinically necessary, such as teeth whitening. Cosmetic treatments like this are used to improve the appearance of your teeth and are only available privately.

 

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We are regulated by the Care Quality Commission

What will I pay?

NHS treatment is free for children under the age of 18. NHS dental charges are sorted into three price bands and reviewed yearly by the government. You will not be charged for individual items within an NHS course of treatment. As of the 14th December 2020:

Band 1:  £23.80

Covers an examination, diagnosis and advice. Emergency treatment (when you need to see a dentist immediately) also costs £23.80.

If necessary, it also includes X-rays, a scale and polish, and planning for further treatment.

Band 2:  £65.20

Covers all treatment included in Band 1, plus additional treatment, such as fillings, root canal treatment and removing teeth (extractions).

Band 3:  £282.80

Covers all treatment included in Bands 1 and 2, plus more complex procedures, such as crowns, dentures and bridges.

Can I claim free treatment?

You may qualify for dental treatment free of charge on the NHS. Check here to see who may be exempt from a charge...

 

 

Cancellation and failed appointment policy

We ask for a minimum of 24 hours notice for appointment cancellations or changes. Adult patients failing to attend two or more appointments without proper notification will result in a block on NHS appointment booking at the practice. This is due to the high demand for NHS appointments. Missed appointments prevent us from scheduling another patient that could benefit from our services. 

We provide an appointment SMS and email reminder service. To benefit from this service ensure that contact details are updated with the practice. We thank you for your understanding.