NHS SERVICES AVAILABLE

We have agreed with hampshire PCT to provide NHS services to adults and children. Your dentist will provide you with a treatment plan detailing the cost of any NHS treatment needed or private care agreed.

Comments about our service:

Alternatively where NHS treatment has been provided you can contact: Hampshire Primary Care Trust (hamp-pct.commentsandcomplaints@nhs.net or on 023-80627600) or The Independent Complaints Advocacy Service (www.seap.org.uk/icas or 01256-463758)

Further advice is available from the General Dental Council (www.gdc-uk.org or 0845-6120540), or your local Citizens Advice Bureau.

A copy of our full complaints procedure is available at the practice.


NHS dental charges from 1st April 2014

The charge you pay depends on the treatment you need to keep your mouth, gums and teeth 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 – either Band 1, Band 2 or Band 3.

If you are not exempt from charges, you should pay one of the following charges for each course of treatment you receive:

Band 1 course of treatment – £22.70

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.

Urgent treatment – £22.70

Band 2 course of treatment – £62.10

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.

Band 3 course of treatment – £269.30

This covers everything listed in Bands 1 and 2 above, plus crowns, dentures and bridges.

Free NHS dental treatment or help with health costs

You may be eligible for help with all or part of the costs of your NHS dental treatment. To see if this applies to you, see the leaflet NHS dental services in England, which is available
from any NHS dental practice or from www.gov.uk/government/publications/leaflet-and-poster-on-nhs-dental-services 

For advice on how to get help with health costs call 0300 330 1343 or go to the NHS Choices
website at www.nhs.uk/healthcosts

For further information on NHS dental services and dental charges, see the leaflet NHS dental services in England or the dental services section of the NHS Choices website (www.nhs.uk), or ask your NHS England Area Team for help.

For more advice on receiving help with the cost on NHS dental treatment, go to www.cfsms.nhs.uk and click on ‘Entitled to help with NHS costs’