Burgess & Hyder Dental Group offer all of our patients the option to be seen and to receive treatment on the NHS.
When you come to see us you will be given an initial examination (consultation) appointment. During this appointment the dentist will give your teeth and mouth a thorough examination, noting all, if any treatments required. During this appointment the dentist will discuss all treatment options available to you including costs of all options.
Following your appointment you will be provided with a tailor made treatment plan specific to your dental needs and requirements.
NHS treatments do incur a charge unless you can produce evidence of a current NHS exemption. Examples of these exemptions are:
You do not have to pay for NHS dental treatment if, when the treatment starts, you are:
- aged under 18
- under 19 and receiving 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 (however, you may have to pay for your dentures or bridges).
- You do not have to pay if, during the course of treatment, you or your partner, receive:
- Income Support
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
- Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
- Pension Credit guarantee credit
- Universal Credit
- you are named on a valid NHS tax credit exemption certificate or you are entitled to an NHS tax credit exemption certificate
- you are named on a valid HC2 certificate
If your name is on a valid HC3 certificate, you may not have to pay for all your treatment. Checks are made on free and reduced cost treatment claims. If you say you have the right to free treatment when you do not, you may incur a penalty charge.
You will not 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 or Pension Credit savings credit, when paid on their own.
Medical conditions do not exempt patients from payment for dental treatment.
You will be asked to show your dentist written proof that you do not have to pay for all or part of your NHS treatment. You will also be asked to sign a form to confirm that you do not have to pay.
Prices for NHS treatment are as follows:
NHS dental charges from 1 April 2015
Band 1 course of treatment £18.80
Band 2 course of treatment £51.30
Band 3 course of treatment £222.50
|This covers an examination, diagnosis (eg X-rays), advice on how to prevent future problems, a scale and polish if needed, and application of fluoride varnish or fissure sealant. If you require urgent care, even if your urgent treatment needs more than one appointment to complete, you will only need to pay one Band 1 charge.||This covers everything listed in Band 1 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.||This covers everything listed in Bands 1 and 2 above, plus crowns, dentures and bridges.|
Further information regarding NHS charges and treatments can be found on the NHS website.
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