Paying for Treatment

After your teeth have been examined and a treatment plan agreed, you will be given a written estimate of the cost of the work to be carried out.

Prices for private treatment are available on request.

NHS fees must be paid at the start of the course of treatment.

The money we collect from patients does not belong to the practice. We are obliged to collect the fees for the NHS and we are paid separately from this.

There are three bands of NHS Treatment.

Band 1: £23.80

Band 1 covers an examination, diagnosis and advice. If necessary, it also includes X-rays, a scale and polish, and planning for further treatment.

Band 2: £65.20

Band 2 covers all treatment included in Band 1, plus additional treatment, such as fillings, root canal treatment and removing teeth (extractions).

Band 3: £282.80

Band 3 covers all treatment included in Bands 1 and 2, plus more complex procedures, such as crowns, dentures and bridges.

Emergency or urgent treatment

If you require urgent care, you'll pay a Band 1 charge of £23.80.

You may get free or reduced-cost NHS dental treatment if you meet certain criteria.

It is very important that you bring your proof of entitlement with you.

You do not have to pay for NHS dental treatment if, when the treatment starts, you are:

  • aged under 18 

  • under 19 and receiving full-time education 

  • pregnant or have had a baby in the previous 12 months

You do not have to pay if, during the course of treatment, you or your partner receive:

  • Income Support 

  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) 

  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)

  • Pension Credit guarantee credit 

  • Universal Credit

OR

  • you are named on a valid NHS tax credit exemption certificate or you are entitled to an NHS tax credit exemption certificate 

  • you are named on a valid HC2 certificate

If you are on a low income other than one of the above benefits call the Low Income Scheme helpline on 0300 330 1343 to see if you are entitled to free or reduced-cost treatment.

If you are worried about the cost of dental treatment or find anything about the charges difficult to understand, please let us know.

Cancellations

If you are unable to keep an appointment, please let us have at least 24 hours notice.

We are very busy and have many patients waiting for appointments. If you let us know in advance that you can’t attend we can use your space for somebody else.

We will not charge you for missed or late cancelled NHS appointments but if this happens more than twice we will no longer be able to offer you dental treatment at our practice.