NHS dental charges from 1 April 2020
There are three NHS charge bands:
- Band 1 course of treatment – £22.70
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 – £62.10
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 – £269.30
This covers everything listed in Bands 1 and 2 above, plus crowns, dentures and bridges.
If you fail to attend 2 appointments we reserve the right to deregister you from our Practice.
What if I need more treatment?
If, within two months of completing a course of treatment, you need more treatment from the same charge band or a lower one – such as another filling – you don’t have to pay anything extra.
However, after two months of completing a course of treatment , you will have to pay the NHS charge Band (listed above) for any dental treatment received.
Emergency or urgent treatment
If you require urgent care, you will only need to pay one Band 1 charge of £21.60. Most urgent treatments can be done in one appointment. However, if more than one visit is required and you return to the same dentist to complete your urgent treatment, the Band 1 urgent charge is all that you should pay.
Once your urgent course of treatment is complete, you may be advised to make another appointment for a separate course of non-urgent treatment. In this case, the relevant Band charge will apply.