This covers an examination, diagnosis and advice. If necessary, it also includes X-rays, a scale and polish and planning for further treatment. Band 1: £18.80
This covers all treatment covered by Band 1, plus additional treatment such
as fillings, root canal treatment and the removal of teeth (extractions).
Band 2: £51.50
This covers all treatment covered by Bands 1 and 2, plus more complex procedures such as crowns, dentures and bridges. Band 3: £222.50
The following are entitled to free NHS dental treatment, but you must bring proof of the benefit you are claiming to each appointment.
Anyone under the age of 18 years of age
Anyone aged 18 who is in full time education. (Please bring your student ID)
If you are pregnant
If you have had a baby within the last 12 months
Income Support (Incapacity benefit and Disability living allowance do NOT count
Income-based Jobseekers Allowance (Contribution-based does NOT count)
Income-related Employment & Support Allowance (Contribution-related does NOT count)
Pension Credit Guarantee Credit (Savings Credit on its own does NOT count)
NHS Tax Credit Exemption Certificate (You are not automatically entitled because you receive Tax Credits, there are qualifying conditions. If you qualify you will be sent an exemption card. You must bring this card to your appointments)
Be aware that at the beginning of each course of treatment you will be asked to sign a NHS declaration form confirming your entitlement to free NHS dental treatment. If the information that you give us is not correct and you are not entitled, then you will have to pay a penalty of £100 plus the cost of the treatment, back to the Dental Practice Board.
You are also entitled to reduced cost NHS dental services because if you are named on a HC3 certificate that is valid during the course of your treatment which limits the amount you have to pay.
The NHS will not provide cosmetic treatments such as teeth whitening, which you may want to make your teeth more attractive but which are not clinically necessary. After discussing your treatment needs and all the options available to you with your dentist, you may choose to have some general dental treatments provided privately separately to the NHS treatment. This may be carried out at the same time as your course of NHS treatment. The dentist should discuss the options with you so that you can make an informed choice. Your dentist should also explain any risks, as well as the costs, of all treatments and should give you advice on how to keep your teeth, gums and mouth healthy.