If you normally pay for NHS treatment, there will be three standard charges. The amount you pay will depend on the treatment you need to keep your teeth and gums healthy.

You will pay one of the three charges below:


This charge will include an examination, diagnosis and preventative care. If necessary this will include x-rays, scale and polish, and planning for further treatment.


This charge includes all necessary treatment covered by the £23.80 charge PLUS additional treatment such as fillings, root canal treatment or extractions.


This charge includes all necessary treatment covered by the £23.80 and £65.20 charges PLUS more complex procedures such as crowns, dentures or bridges.

You will pay one charge even if you need to visit more than once to complete a course of treatment.

If you need more treatment at the same charge level (e.g. an additional filling) within two months of seeing your dentist, this will be free of charge.

However, If you fall into following categories you are entitled to free dental treatment:

  • Patients under the age of 18
  • Patients who are 18 but still in full-time education
  • Expectant mothers
  • Nursing mothers
  • Others receiving various low income benefits

Please also see the poster displayed in our waiting area regarding patient dental charges or ask at our reception for a leaflet.