NHS dental charges

There are 3 NHS charge bands:

Band 1

  • Covers an examination, diagnosis and advice. If necessary, it also includes X-rays, a scale and polish, and planning for further treatment.

Band 2

  • Covers all treatment included in Band 1, plus additional treatment, such as fillings, root canal treatment and removing teeth (extractions).

Band 3

  • Covers all treatment included in Bands 1 and 2, plus more complex procedures, such as crowns, dentures and bridges.

Practice Policies:

  • Patients are obliged to contact the practice at least once every 2 years for an exam and course of treatment to maintain their registration within the practice. It is the patients’ responsibility to book routine examinations. 
  • Patients who fail to attend appointments twice within 3 years will be removed from the practice list
  • Two late cancellations (less than 24 hours) are recognised as one missed appointment.
  • A reminder is sent only out of courtesy when the appointment is scheduled. Not receiving a reminder is not a justification for a missed appointment.