NHS dental charges from 1 April 2017
If you pay for your NHS dental care this is what you will be charged
Depending on what treatment you need, you should only ever be asked to pay one charge for each complete course of treatment, even if you need to visit your dentist more than once to finish it. You will not be charged for individual items within the course of treatment.
Band 1 course of NHS dental treatment – £20.60
This covers an examination, diagnosis (eg X-rays), advice on how to prevent future problems, a scale and polish if needed, and application of fluoride varnish or fissure sealant. If you require urgent care, even if your urgent treatment needs more than one appointment to complete, you will only need to pay one Band 1 charge.
Band 2 course of NHS dental 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 NHS dental treatment – £244.30
This covers everything listed in Bands 1 and 2 above, plus crowns, dentures and bridges
Please note: From time to time we may not always be able to immediately provide NHS dental treatment to new patients, this is due to having used our allocation of NHS funding for that period. In these circumstances we will offer patients to either go on our NHS waiting list or Independent dental treatments.