NHS patients

NHS PATIENTS

Asden House Dental Clinic offers a range of NHS Treatments. Some people may be able to receive free dental treatments, such as patients under 18 years of age, expectant and nursing mothers, or people on particular benefits.

Other people may be able to apply for help to cover the costs of NHS dental treatments, such as students. This information is not exhaustive so why not call our friendly receptionist on 0121 553 5683 for more information.

Patients who are exempt from dental charges must bring their evidence of exemption to every course of treatment.

NHS Dental charges from 1st April 2019

Band 1 – £22.70
This covers an examination, diagnosis (e.g. x-rays), advice on how to prevent future problems, and a scale and polish if needed.
Band 2 – £62.10
This covers everything listed in Band 1 above, plus any further treatments such as fillings, root canal work or if your dentist needs to take out one or   more of your teeth.
Band 3 – £269.30
This covers everything listed in Bands 1 and 2 above, plus crowns, dentures or bridges.
Your treatment costs explained The charge you pay depends on the treatment you need to keep your teeth and gums healthy. All charges apply to an overall course of treatment, and not individual items within the course of treatment. You will only have to pay one charge for each course of treatment – even if you need to visit your dentist more than once to finish it. If you need more treatment within the same charge band (for example, an additional filling) within two months of completing a course of treatment, you do not have to pay anything extra.You do not have to pay to have your dentures repaired, to have stitches out, or if your dentist has to stop blood loss.You may need to pay all, or some, of your treatment costs before you start a course of treatment. Always ask the receptionist for a receipt.