NHS CHARGes

NHS Fee Guide for existing patients:

Please see below guidance on NHS charges depending on dental treatment required.

BAND 1 CHARGE: £23.80
Dental examination, x-rays if needed, scale and polish if deemed clinically necessary by dentist, oral healthcare and prevention advice. Band 1 alos includes some fissure sealants and all steps to diagnose and prevent decay.

BAND 2 CHARGE: £65.20
In addition to Band 1 services, Band 2 charge covers fillings, root canal therapy and tooth extractions, including wisdom tooth.

BAND 3 CHARGE: £282.80
In addition to the treatments covered in Bands 1 and 2, Band 3 includes all relevant laboratory work and this includes treatments such as crowns, bridge work, inlays and dentures.

EMERGENCY TREATMENT: £23.80
Emergency dental treatment required to alleviate tooth pain whilst not undergoing a course of treatment is covered within Band 1 charges. 

NHS Fee Exemptions:

You are entitled to free NHS dentistry if you are:

  • Under 18, or under 19 and in full-time education.
  • Pregnant or have had  a baby in the last 12 months.

You may also be exempt from NHS dental charges if you or your partner receive any of the following benefits, or if you are under 20 and a dependent of someone receiving one of these benefits:

  • Income Support
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Guarantee Pension Credit 
  • Universal Credit and meet the criteria.

Also if you are entitled to, or named on:

  • a valid NHS tax credit exemption certificate
  • a valid HC2 certificate
  • a partial-help valid HC3 certificate.

Please bring all evidence of exemptions to the practice as we need to record that we have seen the relevant paperwork.

More About NHS Treatment:

Please visit the NHS website if you require a more detailed breakdown of costings or more information about fee exemptions. Also, be aware that cosmetic dental treatments are not covered by NHS banded payments. This includes dental implants, teeth whitening, white crowns on back teeth, sports mouth guards, teeth straightening and dental hygiene visits. If you have any questions about NHS charges, please speak to one of our reception team and they will do their best to help answer your questions or concerns.