NHS charges are separated into three bands. Each band has a set cost.
BAND 1 – NHS charge £19.70
This covers an examination, diagnosis (e.g x-rays), advice on how to prevent future problems and a scale and polish if needed.
Urgent treatment, when you need to see a dentist immediately, also costs £16.50.
BAND 2 – NHS charge £53.90
This covers everything listed in Band One above, plus any further treatment such as fillings, root canal work or if your dentist needs to take out one or more of your teeth.
BAND 3 – NHS charge £233.70
This covers everything listed in Bands One and Two above, plus crowns, dentures or bridges that are clinically necessary.
Ways To Pay
Are you exempt from charges?
If you think you may qualify for free treatment under the NHS, ask our receptionists who can give advice. If you are under 18 or under 19 and in full-time education you automatically qualify for free treatment.
If you have to pay, our normal procedure is to take a deposit at the start of the treatment. Final payment should have been made before the end of the course. You can arrange the payment of your treatment in instalments as you attend your appointments.
We accept cash, credit and debit cards for payment.
We do not accept cheques.
Practice Plan is our own dental plan which we have designed to give you the benefits of being able to budget for your routine care, and have the benefits of worldwide emergency cover and trauma insurance, whilst paying a reduced amount for your treatment.
a flat monthly fee for routine work which is clearly defined as being covered by the plan (usually based on examinations, hygiene and x-rays)
discounted rates on additional work carried out
value for money
a scheme run from your own dental practice – providing a personal service
more time with your dentist and the hygienist
regular consultations and examinations
Worldwide Trauma and Emergency Callout Insurance with Redundancy Protection
peace of mind
The monthly rate is fixed with Practice Plan, with all patients paying the same amount.
You do not need to be dentally fit to join the Practice Plan scheme.
Private and Practice plan charges
Here is a list of our private fees – please note that this is a guide and you will be provided with an itemised and personalised estimate of your treatment costs after consultation with your dentist.