Some people may be entitled to free NHS dental treatment
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
• staying in an NHS hospital and your treatment is carried out by the hospital dentist
• an NHS hospital dental service outpatient (however, you may have to pay for your dentures or bridges).
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
• you are named on a valid NHS tax credit exemption certificate or you are entitled to an NHS tax credit exemption certificate
• you are named on a valid HC2 certificate.
You will be asked to show your dentist written proof that you are entitled to help with dental treatment costs.
If you are not sure you are entitled to help, then you must pay. You can afterwards claim a refund, but make sure you keep all receipts. For further information click here to visit the NHS Choices website.