Changes to NHS Care
The current NHS Dental Contract came into effect on the 1st April 2006.
There is no longer:
- A fee per item of treatment
- NHS registration with a Practice/Dentist
- A registered list of NHS Patients
Now there is:
- A banding charge system (detailed below)
- Specific NHS and private sessions/times
Exempt patients and patients under 18 continue to receive free NHS treatment. Evidence of this must be provided at the start of your course of treatment.
Urgent dental treatment: £25.80
Covers emergency dental care including examination, x-rays, pain relief, trauma, temporary fillings, and adjusting dentures.
Band 1 dental treatment: £25.80
Covers an examination, diagnosis and advice. If necessary, it also includes x-rays, a scale and polish, and planning for further treatment.
Band 2 dental treatment: £70.70
Covers all treatment included in Band 1, plus additional treatment, such as fillings, root canal treatment and removing teeth (extractions).
Band 3 dental treatment: £306.80
Covers all treatment included in Bands 1 and 2, plus more complex procedures, such as crowns, dentures and bridges.
Find out more information about NHS fees from the NHS website.
NHS treatment is free if you are:
- Under 18 years of age
- Under 19 years old and in full-time education
- On NHS Tax Credit, Income Support, Pension Credit, Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance or Universal Credit (in certain circumstances)
- An expectant mother or have had a baby in the last 12 months
- Holder of an exemption certificate for help with NHS charges, e.g. HC2 or HC3 form
Find out more information about free treatment from the NHS website.
While cosmetic treatments are not covered by the NHS, we offer the latest services in cosmetic dentistry.
Visit our cosmetic dentistry information to find out more.