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Our Commitment to Fair Charges

The practice provides a full range of both NHS and Private dental care. To ensure complete clarity and transparency with costs an estimate will always be provided to every patient to confirm and sign following an examination and prior to any further treatment. A copy will be held on file and the other returned to the patient. The estimate will clearly indicate whether the treatment being recommended is NHS or Private and the exact cost of treatment. The practice will always make it clear which treatment/s you are entitled to have under the NHS, and which treatments can be carried out as Private.

NHS Bands and Prices (2017)

From 1 April 2017, if you are not exempt from charges, you will pay one of the following banded rates for each course of NHS treatment you receive.

Band 1

  • Cost is per treatment.
  • Covers an examination, diagnosis and advice.
  • If necessary, it also includes X-rays, a scale and polish and planning for further treatment.

Band 2

  • Cost is per treatment.
  • Covers all treatment covered by Band 1, plus additional treatment, such as fillings, root canal treatment and removing teeth (extractions).

Band 3

  • Cost is per treatment.
  • Covers all treatment covered by Bands 1 and 2, plus more complex procedures, such as crowns, dentures and bridges.

Our NHS Patient Policy

Patients are removed from our NHS lists if they do not attend the practice within a two year period or fail to attend more than two appointments they have made. These policies are in place to help improve access for other patients that are seeking regular dental care and to prevent the wastage of valuable and limited NHS resources.