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NHS dental fees at MK Dental Practice

All our dentists are registered with the General Dental Council (GDC) and our practice is regulated and monitored by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Who is entitled to free NHS dental treatment in England?

Dentistry is one of the few NHS services where the patient is required to pay a contribution towards the cost of their dental care. However there are some circumstances where you may be eligible for free treatment.

You will not have to pay for NHS dental treatment if you're:

  • Under 18, or under 19 and in full-time education
  • Pregnant or have had a baby in the previous 12 months
  • Being treated in an NHS hospital and your treatment is carried out by the hospital dentist (but you may have to pay for any dentures or bridges)
  • Receiving low income benefits, or you're under 20 and a dependant of someone receiving low income benefits

You're also entitled to free NHS dental treatment if you or your spouse (including civil partner) receive:

  • Income Support
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance
  • Pension Credit Guarantee Credit
  • Universal Credit (in certain circumstances)

If you do need to pay for your dental treatment the NHS provides 3 bands

Band What's Covered Cost
Band 1 This covers an examination, diagnosis (including X-rays), advice on how to prevent future problems and preventative care such as the application of fluoride varnish or fissure sealant if appropriate. £22.70
Band 2 This covers everything listed in Band 1 above, plus any further treatment such as fillings, simple root canal work or removal of teeth but not more complex items covered by Band 3. £62.10
Band 3 This covers everything listed in Bands 1 and 2 above, plus crowns, dentures, bridges and other laboratory work. £269.30
Emergency This covers emergency care in a primary care NHS dental practice such as pain relief or a temporary filling. £22.70