There are three categories under which all NHS treatments fall: Band 1, Band 2 and Band 3. These are set charges for each course of treatment – (exceptions apply and you will be notified during the course of your treatment).
|Treatment||Band 1 (£20.60)||Band 2 (£56.30)||Band 3 (£244.30)|
|Advice on how to prevent dental disease|
|Scale and polish if clinically required|
|Application of fluoride varnish or fissure sealant|
|Removal of teeth|
You do not have to pay a dental charge:
If you are referred to another dentist within the practice whilst you are undergoing a course of treatment you will only pay one charge. However – if you are referred to an external dentist or specialist, further charges will apply as it will be regarded as a separate course of treatment. The amount you need to pay will always be discussed with you by your dentist beforehand.
All charges for NHS treatment will be collected at the start of the course of treatment before any treatment is carried out.
If you have paid for NHS treatment but later found out that you were actually entitled to have it free or at a reduced rate, you can claim a refund of the NHS charge. This will need to be requested within three months of the date that you paid for your treatment and cannot be claimed directly from the practice. To find out how to claim a refund in this event you can visit the NHS choices website.