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NHS Charges

If you are not exempt from charges, you should pay one of the following charges for each course of treatment you receive:

Band 1 course of treatment – £19.70

This covers an examination, diagnosis (e.g. X-rays), advice on how to prevent future problems, 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 – £53.90

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 – £233.70

This covers everything listed in Bands 1 and 2 above, plus crowns, dentures or bridges.

Following are certain conditions in which NHS treatments are being provided free:

Under 18 years old
18 but in full-time education
Pregnant or have given birth within the last 12 months
If you or your partner are currently in receipt of:

Income Support,

Income Based Job-seeker’s Allowance Income –

related Employment & Support Allowance or Guarantee Pension Credit (not savings credit, use your award notice as evidence),

a NHS tax credit exemption certificate (card), or
Named on a valid HC2 certificate.
If you are named on a valid HC3 certificate, you might have some relief in your NHS dental treatment. The certificate tells you how much you will have to pay.
An NHS in patient and the treatment is carried out by the hospital dentist, or
An NHS Hospital Dental Service out patient. There may be a charge for dentures and bridges