NHS SERVICES

The current NHS contract was introduced in 2006 and aimed to simplify the way patient charges are calculated .

Treatment is placed into " BANDS " depending on the complexity of what is required .

The three bands are outlined below.

BAND 1

Band 1 is for simple treatments including :

Examination of teeth

Simple cleaning

X-Rays

BAND 2

Band 2 consists of more complex items such as :

Fillings

Root canal treatment

Extraction of teeth

Treatment of more established gum disease.

BAND 3

Band 3 involves more complicated work usually with the aid of a dental technician.

Items such as :

Crowns

Bridges

Dentures

CHARGES

As of April 2018 charges are as follows:

Band 1 - £23.80

Band 2 - £65.20

Band 3 - £282.80

FREE TREATMENT

Children under the age of 18 receive free treatment on the NHS, as do some categories of adults, such as pregnant woman and mothers with a baby under the age of one year.

Receipt of certain benefits may also exempt you from paying for treatment .

If you are in any doubt about whether you are entitled to free treatement please ask a member of our team.