Under the terms of our contract with NHS England we are able to offer general dentistry. However we are not permitted to undertake:
– Visits at home (domiciliary visits)
– Orthodontics for children
– Out of hours service
You have a right to express a preference to choose your practitioner; we will endeavour to comply, subject to our capacity.
Under these contract arrangements you have obligations to the practice, particularly with regard to attending appointments. Failure to attend for two consecutive appointments may mean termination of your course of treatment and removal from membership of the practice.
We hold the right to notify the PCT that we will discontinue services to any patients who commit an act of violence or behaviour unacceptable to us.
NHS charges are fixed by the government and again we ask for work to be paid for at each appointment.
If you qualify for free treatment under the NHS we will be able to discuss the details and give you advice.
Remember: if you are under 18 or 19 in full time education you qualify for free NHS dental care.
Your payment to the practice will fall into one of three bands. Types of treatment and cost for each band are on display on the practice notice board. If a combination of NHS and private work is required an estimate of costs will be given.
Band 1 course of 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 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 treatment – £244.30
This covers everything listed in Bands 1 and 2 above, plus crowns, dentures and bridges.
Free NHS dental treatment or help with health costs.
You may be eligible for help with all or part of the costs of your NHS dental treatment. To see if this applies to you, see the leaflet NHS dental services in England, which is available from any NHS dental practice or from HERE.
For advice on how to get help with health costs call 0300 330 1343 or go to the NHS Choices website at http://www.nhs.uk/healthcosts
For further information on NHS dental services and dental charges, see the leaflet NHS dental services in England or the dental services section of the NHS Choices website (www.nhs.uk), or ask your NHS England Area Team for help.
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