At Village Dental Practice, we are delighted to advise we are ACCEPTING NEW NHS patients.

 

Unlike GP practices, you do not need to be in a catchment area to be a patient of ours. Moreover, if you simply want to change dental practice then give us a call and leave the rest to us.

 

NHS dental charges

 

Urgent dental treatment – £22.70

This band covers emergency care, such as pain relief or a temporary filling, in a primary care dental practice. Find out more about dental emergency and out-of-hours care.

Band 1 course of treatment – £22.70

Band 2 course of treatment – £62.10

Band 3 course of treatment – £269.30

 

Who's entitled to free dental care?

 

If one or more of the criteria listed below applies to you when your treatment starts, you'll be entitled to free NHS dental care.

You're entitled if you are:

  • aged under 18, or under 19 and in qualifying full-time education

  • pregnant or have had a baby in the previous 12 months

  • staying in an NHS hospital and your treatment is carried out by the hospital dentist

  • an NHS hospital dental service outpatient – but you may have to pay for your dentures or bridges

You're also entitled if you or your partner – including civil partner – receive:

  • Income Support

  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance

  • Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance

  • Pension Credit Guarantee Credit

  • Universal Credit and meet the criteria

If you're entitled to or named on:

  • a valid NHS tax credit exemption certificate

  • a valid HC2 certificate

People named on an NHS certificate for partial help with health costs (HC3) may also get help.

 

You will also be asked to sign a form to confirm that you don't have to pay. Dentists aren’t responsible for advising patients on exemptions, and it’s the patients responsibility to know if they’re exempt. If you wrongly make a claim for a dental charge, you may be sent a penalty charge notice from the NHS. You would have to pay the cost of the dental charge, plus a penalty of £100.

You won't be exempt from paying because you receive

  • Incapacity Benefit,

  • contribution-based Employment and Support Allowance,

  • contribution-based Jobseeker's Allowance,

  • Disability Living Allowance,

  • Council Tax Benefit,

  • Housing Benefit

  • Pension Credit Savings Credit

Medical conditions don't exempt patients from payment for dental treatment.

 

Further information on NHS treatment and current charges can be found here.