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NHS Dental Treatment

Currently, we are only accepting new child NHS patients (under 18 years old)

Through our partnership with NHS England we provide treatment that you need to keep your mouth, teeth and gums healthy and free of pain. Decisions about which treatment is appropriate for you will be based upon a clinical assessment and clinical judgement. The dentist will offer you a treatment option that is clinically appropriate.  The dentist will make it clear to you which treatments can be provided under the NHS and which can only be provided on a private basis so you can make an informed choice. Where alternative private options have been considered then your treatment plan will detail these options. You'll be asked to sign the plan and you'll be given a copy to keep.

Understanding NHS dental charges

Dentistry is one of the few NHS services where you have to pay a contribution towards the cost of your care. The NHS tells us how much we must charge you for NHS dental care, and the amount you pay depends on the treatments you need.

Charges from 1 April 2024

• Band 1 course of treatment – £26.80
This covers an examination, diagnosis and advice. If necessary, it also includes X-rays, a scale and polish, and planning for further treatment.

• Band 2 course of treatment – £73.50

This covers all treatment included in Band 1, plus additional treatment, such as (but not limited to) fillings, root canal treatment and removing teeth (extractions).

• Band 3 course of treatment – £319.10

This covers all treatment included in Bands 1 and 2, plus more complex procedures, such as crowns, dentures and bridges.

• Emergency dental treatment - £26.80

If you require urgent care, you'll pay a Band 1 charge of £25.80.  Most urgent treatments can be done in one appointment. Once your urgent course of treatment is complete, you may be advised to make another appointment for a separate course of non-urgent treatment.  In this case, the relevant NHS banding charge will apply.


Exemptions from NHS Dental Charges

You do not have to pay for NHS dental treatment if, when the treatment starts, you are:
aged under 18
under 19 and receiving full-time education
pregnant or have had a baby in the previous 12 months

You do not have to pay if, during the course of treatment, you or your partner, receive:
Income Support
Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
Pension Credit guarantee credit
Universal Credit and meet the criteria
you are named on or entitled to a valid NHS tax credit exemption certificate

you are named on a valid HC2 certificate

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If your name is on a valid HC3 certificate, you may not have to pay for all your treatment.


Checks are made on free and reduced cost treatment claims. If you say you have the right to free treatment when you do not, you may incur a penalty charge.  You will also be asked to sign a NHS form to confirm that you do not have to pay for NHS dental treatment.

Note - You will not be exempt from paying because you receive: Incapacity Benefit, Contribution-based Employment and Support Allowance, Contribution-based Jobseeker’s Allowance, Disability Living Allowance, Council Tax Benefit, Housing Benefit or Pension Credit savings credit, when paid on their own.
Medical conditions do not exempt patients from payment for dental treatment.


Should you be unable to attend an appointment, the practice would require 24 hours notice. Cancellations made within 24 hours will be classed as a late cancellation.

Should you miss two NHS appointments by late cancelling or failing to attend you may lose your place at the practice.