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Dr Ilja Sapiro MSc

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NHS Prices

Dental treatments that are done under the NHS are those that are considered to be necessary to obtain and keep a good dental health condition. The treatments are categorised into three distinct bands with set prices. These charges are applicable only for treatments under the NHS, and under private dentistry.

Patients will be charged one-time for every completed treatment course, even if the treatment involves more than one visit to the dentist for its completion.

NHs Dental Charges (Effective April 1, 2014)

Band 1 – £20.60

  • Dental examination
  • Diagnostics (images, x-rays)
  • Health advice and tips on the prevention of dental problems
  • Application of fissure sealant
  • Application of fluoride varnish
  • Scale and polish
  • Urgent/emergency dental care – only one Band 1 charge will need to be paid, even if the emergency treatment needs to be completed in more than one dental appointment.

Band 2 – £56.30

This price covers all of the treatments listed under Band 1, with the addition of further dental treatments such as a root canal treatment, dental fillings, or tooth extractions (for decayed teeth, or wisdom teeth).

Band 3 – £244.30

This price covers all of the treatments listed under Bands 1 and 2, plus the addition of further treatments such as dentures, dental crowns, and dental bridges.

*Orthodontic treatment is available under Band 3 for patients under 18 years of age, provided that the treatment is considered as clinically necessary. Minor orthodontic irregularities are not covered by the NHS.

Free Dental Care under the NHS

NHS dental treatments are free for those who are:

  • Under 18 years of age
  • Under 19 years of age, and currently receiving full-time education
  • Staying in an NHS hospital, with the hospital dentist carrying out the treatment
  • Pregnant, or have had a baby in the last 12 months
  • An outpatient with an NHS hospital dental health service (dental restorations such as dental bridges or dentures may need to be paid for).

Treatment under the NHS is also free for those who receive, as the treatment starts, the following:

  • Income Support
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Pension Credit guarantee credit
  • Universal Credit

Other exemptions from paying treatments under the NHS include those who are:

  • Entitled to an NHS tax credit exemption certificate, or those named on a valid NHS tax credit exemption certificate;
  • Named on a valid HC2 certificate