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NHS Dental Charges

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 – £22.70

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

Band 2 course of treatment – £62.10

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

Band 3 course of treatment – £269.30

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

Band 4 course of treatment (Urgent Care Appointment) - £22.70

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, these prices increase annually on the 1st April.

Claiming free treatment?

Claiming free treatment?

It is your responsibility to check whether you're entitled to free treatment 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 to £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.

Please check the NHS website to see whether you may be entitled to free NHS dental treatment. 

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