NHS

NHS treatment is offered according to NHS funding and regulations. Please note since 2008 there is no longer registration with a dentist. However, we operate a notional list of patients who have had a check-up with us in the last 2 years. If it has been longer than 2 years since your last check-up you may need to wait to re-register with us as a new patient (depending on our NHS availibility).

It is very important to remember that failing to attend an NHS appointment may result in termination of NHS registration. Please click here to see our policy on missed appointments.

Some people don’t have to pay for NHS dental treatment – see Who is entitled to free NHS dental treatment in England?

Please note the NHS routinely checks exemption details and issues fines if an exemption is incorrectly claimed. See https://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/nhs-penalty-charges.


Emergency or urgent treatment

If you require urgent care, you will pay a Band 1 charge of £22.70.

Most urgent treatments can be done in one appointment.

Once your urgent course of treatment is complete, you may be advised to make another appointment for a separate course of non-urgent treatment. In this case, the relevant NHS banding charge will apply.


There are three NHS charge bands. From April 2019 to March 2020, the costs are as follows:

Band 1: £22.70 covers an examination, diagnosis and advice. If necessary, it also includes X-rays, a scale and polish, and planning for further treatment.

Band 2: £62.10 covers all treatment included in Band 1, plus additional treatment, such as fillings, root canal treatment, and removing teeth (extractions).

Band 3: £269.30 covers all treatment included in Bands 1 and 2, plus more complex procedures, such as crowns, dentures and bridges.

For more information, click here.