We have taken 700 New patients in January alone and and now we can not take NHS new Patients until further notice. This is to provide high quality service to existing patients.
At present our practice offers NHS treatment to over 70,000 patients.
The charges you pay depend on the treatment you require to keep your mouth, gums and teeth healthy. You will only ever be asked to pay one charge for each complete course of treatment, even if you need to visit your dentist more than once to finish it – either Band 1, Band 2 or Band 3. In some cases, patients are required to be referred to another dentist for another course of treatment, if this happens you can expect a pay a second charge or in particular areas of dentistry you may be required to be referred outside of the clinic (see Treatment on referral). Some minor treatments, including having stitches removed or repair to dentures (if they can be mended), are free.
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 www.dh.gov.uk/dentistry
For advice on how to get help with health costs call 0845 850 1166 or see ‘Help with health costs’ (HC11), which is available from Jobcentre Plus offices, NHS dentists, or from www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk
Full details of our NHS charging can be found here