Under the NHS, the charge you pay depends on the treatment you need to keep your mouth, teeth and gums healthy. You will only ever be asked to pay one charge for each complete course of treatment, even if you need to visit your dentist more than once to finish it. Each course of treatment should be completed within 2 months, if it is not completed within 2 months you may have to pain NHS dental charges again. The bands for treatment are: Band 1, Band 2 or Band 3.
Do I qualify as an NHS exempt patient?
You are an exempt patient if you are:
- You are under 18 years of age
- You are 18 years old and in full time education
- You are pregnant
- You have had a baby in the last 12 months
Or, you are entitled to free NHS dental services because during the course of treatment you or your partner receive:
- Income support (Incapacity benefit and disability Living Allowance do not count)
- Income-based Jobseekers Allowance (Contribution-based does not count)
- Income-related Employment & Support Allowance (Contribution-related does not count)
- Pension Credit Guarantee Credit (Savings Credit on its own does not count)
These are the only benefits that entitle you to free NHS dental services. A proof will be requested upon registration and at subsequent visits to check if you are still exempt. Please ask a member of our team if you are unsure whether you are exempt for NHS dental services. If you declare information that isn’t correct you may be liable for a £100 fine.