Finance

Costs of dental treatment
 
  • Our staff will inform you of the initial costs of a consultation. Following a detailed examination by your dentist, we will discuss with you a treatment plan of your choice, together with an estimation of charges. A written treatment plan is always offered for any extensive dental treatments or upon request.

  • NHS and Private Treatment Fees change on an annual basis. Please see practice posters or ask a member of staff for more details.

  • Some people may qualify for full or partial exemption from NHS dental charges. If you would like more information please ask our Receptionists.

  • Please note that patients who fail to complete a course of NHS dental treatment may need to pay a further charge, if they return at a later date to continue with their dental treatment.

Payment for treatment
 

 Under the new NHS regulations, the Practice is entitled to ask you to pay the full costs of your treatment in advance, before beginning your treatment. We may ask you for a deposit for any treatment involving laboratory-work.

NHS

 

The new dental contract, introduced by the government in 2006, aimed to simplify the way in which NHS patients charges were calculated based on the complexity of the course of treatment. Treatment is free for children and some groups of adults such as those on a low income and students under the age of 19 and still in full time education.

 

  • Band 1 : £23.80

    • This covers an examination, diagnosis (eg x-rays), advice on how to prevent future problems, a scale and polish if needed, and an 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 : £65.20

    • 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 : £282.80

    • This Covers everything listed in Bands 1 and 2 above, plus crowns, dentures and bridges.

                       Denplan
 

Our Denplan patients pay a fixed monthly fee by direct debit knowing that all their routine dental examinations/treatments are already paid for. The Monthly fee is calculated by using a standardised method at your first initial examination appointment. Each patient will be assigned to a fee catergory from A to E depending on your oral health as patients will little evidence of past dental problems will pay the lowest fee's as a patient who has a history or regular fillings, crowns, gum disease etc. Within the Denplan Care all the patients routine and emergency dental work is covered,the only additional fee's are payments for technician's fees where a laboratory item such as a veneer, denture or crown is involved. Please see below the price of each Catergory as of 1st January 2018:

  • A : £13.65 Per Month

  • B: £21.30 Per Month

  • C: £27.65 Per Month

  • D: £37.35 Per Month

  • E: £42.50 Per Month

Private treatment

 

We offer a full range of dental treatment. Patients (both adult and child) can choose to be seen entirely privately, receive a mixture of NHS and private treatment, or receive only NHS dental treatment. Please note that not all dentists in the practice will see new NHS patients.

 

Any treatment not covered under the NHS can be carried out on a private basis. This includes tooth whitening, large white fillings and white crowns on back teeth, amongst many others.

 

Private patients receive extended treatment sessions and treatment using materials of superior quality.