NHS Care

We are proud to provide NHS dental care, and we aim to provide the highest possible standards for every patient we treat. If we are unable to provide care on the NHS that is necessary, such as complex root canal treatment, we will endeavour to acquire funding from NHS England to have this treatment provided by a specialist. This is how we ourselves would expect to be treated, so it is the only way we can consider caring for our patients. We have provided below information regarding the provision of NHS dental treatment within our surgery, if you have any questions regarding NHS treatment, please do not hesitate to contact us for further information.

Cost

NHS dental treatment falls into three pricing catagories, depending on the treatment you require. The cost of your treatment will be explained to you before any treatment is undertaken, and a copy of the estimate given to you for your records. The three catagories are £21.60, £59.10, and £256.50. Please click on the link below for further information relating to dental charges.

 

 

Available treatments

All treatment that is clinically necessary is available on the NHS. This includes crown and bridgework, root canal treatment and composite (white) fillings on all teeth. NHS treatment however does not include treatment that is purely of an aesthetic nature, such as the replacement of a functional amalgam filling with a composite one. Please click the link below to view our full range of NHS dental treatments.

 

Emergency treatment

Unfortunately, there are occasions when emergency treatment is required. We will do our utmost to see all dental emergencies from registered patients on the same day that they call. It is an NHS England requirement that all practices offer an emergency appointment within 48 hours of your call. An NHS emergency course of treatment is £21.60, which includes treatment only to get you out of immediate pain and discomfort. Please click on the link below for our practice policy on emergency appointments.

 

 

Recall appointments

Examination frequencies are no longer the routine six monthly, as every patient is an individual and the exam interval is tailored to suit your needs. This can be as short as three monthly, or as long as two years.There are many factors that form a part of our judgement, including your current dental needs, your medical history, your social factors and your oral hygiene habits. Please click on the link below for further information about how we decide how often you should visit the dentist.

 

 

Guarantees

All NHS fillings and lab made fixed restorations have a one year guarantee, and should anything happen to it that is beyond your control you will have it replaced free of charge, provided that it is replaced with a like for like item. For dentures, a replacement appliance has a charge of £81.35 per appliance. Once you have completed a course of treatment, should you need to return to the surgery for any further treatment within sixty days, you may not need to pay for this additional appointment. Please click below for more information regarding continuations of courses of treatment.

 

 

Referrals

If you require an appointment with a specialist, the practice will apply to NHS England for funding for you to see the appropriate specialist in order to provide the highest possible standard of care to meet your needs. This can include an endodontic specialist to provide root canal treatment, an oral surgery specialist for complex extractions, or a periodontal specialist to manage your gum health. NHS dentistry should not be a barrier to accessing the best care. We have provided further information below on our practice process for identifying and making appropriate referrals.

 

 

Exemption from charges

There are times when you will be eligible for exemption from NHS dental charges, this can be fixed (such as being under the age of 18) or circumstantial. When you come for your appointment, you will be given a form to complete which will give you the options available to indicate whether you are exmpt or not. The practice will need to see proof of the exemption, so please remember to bring this with you to each appointment. Please click on the link below for further information.

 

Terms and conditions

Our practice will provide NHS treatment for all registered NHS dental patients at the practice. However, there are circumstances that will lead to removal from our NHS list. We ask that all patients attend for their appointments, and if they need be be cancelled at least 24 hours notice is given. We also expect our staff to be treated appropriately, and for bills to be paid promptly. Please find below a link to the terms and conditions of receiving treatment at our practice.

 

 

 

All NHS dental practices are required to maintain an up to date NHS website page, with current details of staff, opening hours and availability to register as an NHS patient. In addition, the NHS website provides patients with an opportunity to provide feedback regarding the treatment they have received. Please click on the image on the right to link to our NHS page.

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