From 1 April 2019, if you are not exempt from charges, you should pay one of the following rates for each course of treatment you receive:
Band 1 Course of treatment
This covers an examinations, diagnosis (e.g. x-rays), advice on how to prevent future problems, and a descaling if needed.
Band 2 Course of treatment
This covers everything listed in Band 1 above, plus any further treatments such as fillings, root canal work or if your dentist needs to take out  your teeth.
Band 3 Course of treatment
This covers everything listed in Band 1 and 2 above, plus crowns, dentures or bridges (labwork) where clinically necessary.
Further information
Detailed information about each treatment band can be found in the NHS dental treatments section. It does not cover cosmetic work like removal of tea or tobacco staining, white fillings, tooth whitening or cosmetic crowns and bridges.
There is an increasingly joined up approach by Government agencies to cross reference anyone’s entitlement to¬† benefits and consequently to look into claims for free dental care.¬† Please be sure of YOUR entitlement before you sign your NHS forms claiming free treatment.¬†¬† We have had clients who have been fined for claiming free treatment to which they are not entitled . The average fine is ¬£100 plus the¬† cost of the treatment.¬† This may be intentional or inadvertent as some benefits have 2 strands to them; one that entitles the claimant to free care whilst the other ( with the same name of the benefit) doesn’t.¬†¬† It is not the responsibility of Acacia Dental to be aware of your social circumstance or to know which benefits you may claim. Please do not put our staff in the position of tax collector or claims manager by asking their advice on your circumstances.¬†¬† Free treatment needs to be claimed up front so it would be massively appreciated if you could please attend with your full details to hand. We have had patients fined by the authorities for claiming free dental treatment when they are not entitled..they do check!
NHS dentistry is no longer based on Hereford county health .   Herefordshire NHS services fall within the  wider health organisation known as Arden, Herefordshire and Worcestershire Local Area Team based at Wildewood in Worcester