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NHS Dental Charges

As an NHS patient you only have to pay one charge for each course of treatment catergorised into the four bands as listed below:

Band 1 course of treatment – £20.60

This covers an examination, diagnosis (e.g. x-rays), advice on how to prevent future problems, and a scale and polish if needed.

Band 2 course of treatment – £56.30

This covers everything listed in Band 1 above, plus any further treatment such as fillings, root canal work or if your dentist needs to take out one or more of your teeth.

Band 3 course of treatment – £244.30

This covers everything listed in Bands 1 and 2 above, plus crowns, dentures or bridges.

Band 4 course of treatment (Urgent Care Appointment) - £20.60

This covers an emergency appointment for example either a prescription being issued, a temporary filling or a crown re cemented. This is only a short appointment to get you out of immediate pain or discomfort.

Please note that these prices increase annually on the 1st April each year.

Claiming free treatment?

It's your responsibility to check whether you're entitled before you declare that you don't have to pay. If you claim free NHS dental treatment that you're not entitled to, you could be facing a penalty charge of up too £100 - as well as the original treatment charge. An additional charge of up to £50 may apply if you don't pay within the required timescale.

Who's entitled?

The NHS will cover the cost of your treatment if you:

  • are under 18 years old
  • are aged 18 in full time education
  • are pregnant, or have had a baby in the 12 months before your treatment started
  • are included in an award for Income Support, income-related Employment and Support Allowance or income based Jobseeker's Allowance
  • are included in an award for Universal Credit, and your net earnings for the most recent assessment period must also be £435 or less (or £935 or less if your Universal Credit includes an element for a child or you have limited capability for work)
  • are included in an award for Pension Credit (Guarantee Credit)
  • are entitled to, or named on a valid NHS Tax Credit Exemption Certificate (to be entitled to an NHS Tax Credit Exemption Certificate, you must be included in an award of child tax credit, or working tax credit with a disability element (or both), and the annual family income used to calculate your tax credit award was £15,276 or less.
  • are named on a valid HC2 Certificate for full help with health costs (HC2W in Wales). If you're named on a valid HC3 or HCW3 certificate for partial help, you may be entitled to some help towards the cost of your treatment.

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