NHS DENTAL TREATMENT CHARGES AND INFORMATION

Any treatment that your dentist believes is clinically necessary to achieve and maintain good oral health should be available on the NHS. You will not be charged for individual items within an NHS course of treatment.

Depending on what you need to have done, you should only ever be asked to pay one charge for each completed course of treatment, even if you need to visit your dentist more than once to finish it. For this, each course of treatment is separate into bandings as follows.....

NOTE - For Band 2, the costs are inclusive of everything listed in Band 1. For Band 3, the costs are inclusive of everything listed in Band 1 and 2.

For more information please visit: https://www.nhs.uk/nhs-services/dentists/dental-costs/understanding-nhs-dental-charges/

Tooth Exam
BAND 1 £23.80
Dentist Appointment
BAND 2 £65.20
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BAND 3 £282.80
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EMERGENCY £23.80

TREATMENTS FREE OF CHARGE

 

 

You do not have to pay a dental charge if:

  • you are having stitches removed

  • your dentist has to stop bleeding from your mouth

  • your dentures need repair

However, if it is not possible to repair your dentures and you need new ones then you'll have to pay for these.

You may also be exempt from NHS dental charges depending on your individual circumstances. The NHS Business Services Authority has an online tool that helps you check to see if you are exempt from NHS charges.

EXEMPTIONS FROM NHS DENTAL CHARGES:

 

You do not have to pay for NHS dental services if you're:

  • under 18, or under 19 and in full-time education

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

  • being treated in an NHS hospital and your treatment is carried out by the hospital dentist (but you may have to pay for any dentures or bridges)

  • receiving low income benefits, or you're under 20 and a dependant of someone receiving low income benefits

Low income benefits

You're entitled to free NHS dental treatment if you or your spouse (including civil partner) receive:

  • Income Support

  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance

  • Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance

  • Pension Credit Guarantee Credit

  • Universal Credit (in certain circumstances)

Certificates to help with health costs

You can receive free NHS dental treatment if you're entitled to or named on:

  • a valid NHS tax credit exemption certificate

  • a valid HC2 certificate – which is available for people on a low income

  • a valid maternity exemption certificate

People named on an NHS certificate for partial help with health costs (HC3) may also get help.

NOTE - PLEASE ENSURE YOU SELECT THE CORRECT EXEMPTION WHEN FILLING OUT OUR PRACTICE FORMS AND ENSURE FULL HONESTY. FAILURE TO DO RISKS BEING FINED BY THE NHS

If you have completed a course of treatment and need more treatment

 

If you have completed one course of treatment but you need another treatment, you do not have to pay again if:

  • you need more treatment within the same or a lower charge band (such as another filling) within 2 months of completing a course of treatment

  • you need repair work or a replacement for crowns, bridges or dentures within a year of the original work being done – you should return to the same dentist, but certain conditions apply, which your dentist should discuss with you