NHS Dentist in United Kingdom Practices
We welcome NHS New Patients in our U.K. Practices
Some people are nervous about registering with a new dentist. It may be that you have moved to a new geographical area and wondering if you can register as NHS or if you need to find the money for Private Dentistry. We welcome new NHS Patients in our practices, please call us today to register.
We encourage everyone to have a check-up every 6 months and meet with our Hygienist who will make sure your teeth have no tartar or decay building up. You need to look after your teeth; a pleasant smile is enviable.
What does NHS Dental Treatments mean?
- Your dental check-ups are free
- You can have the same Dentist professional for your family
- You have access to the range of services we offer as a Dental Practice
What to expect from your Dentist
When you register with our Dental Practice we will answer any questions you may have, however please click this link to read standard Scottish Government guidelines. When you have had your checkup your Dentist will discuss a Dental plan with you and discuss any charges.
Please ask our Nurse Receptionist for an up-to-date list of charges, below is a rough guideline. The actual cost may differ.
If you register as a NHS Patient but want to add a private service i.e. cosmetic teeth whitening, please ask us for information. You have access to the same range of treatments that a private patient does.
NHS Dental Charges (Approx. Guide)Please ask your local Nurse Receptionist for a list of their prices.
Diagnosis and Prevention Treatments
- Clinical Examination – No Charge
- Visual Copy of Report – £3.50
- Radiographic examination and radiological report – £3.50
- Hygienist Appointment with advice on oral hygiene – £7.50
- Application of fissure sealants as a primary preventive measure to pits and fissures. Price per tooth. – £6.70
- Application of topical fluoride preparations to all teeth for patients who show evidence of a high risk of rapidly advancing dental caries. – £32.05
- Scaling, polishing and simple periodontal treatment, including oral hygiene instruction Per course of treatment. – £10.65
- Treatment of periodontal diseases requiring more than 1 visit including oral hygiene instruction, scaling, polishing and marginal correction of fillings. Per course of treatment – £26.10
- Treatment of chronic periodontal diseases including root-planing, deep scaling and, where required, marginal correction of restorations, irrigation of periodontal pockets, sub-gingival curettage and/or gingival packing of affected teeth, and all necessary scaling and polishing. – £33.30 for 1 – 4 affected teeth
- Gingivectomy, gingivoplasty and similar procedures, with post-operative management. The first 2 adjacent teeth in one jaw – £18.45
- Raising and replacement of a mucoperiosteal flap with any necessary curettage, root planing and bone resection – £40.65
- Free gingival grafts including raising tissue from a donor site and preparation of a recipient site, with post-operative instruction and management – £65.40
- Simple excision of soft tissue to lengthen crowns in connection with veneers, crowns, bridges, dentures, and/or obturators. – £6.75 per tooth
- Permanent fillings, including any dressings, pulp capping, or other preparatory treatment – £7.30
- Tunnel restorations in permanent or retained deciduous teeth, undertaken to conserve sound tooth structure as an alternative to treatment.- £14.25
- Additional fee for patients with an exceptional medical condition for the replacement of 1 or more amalgam fillings. – £8.95
- Treatment of any surface of a permanent tooth using glass ionomer cement, where the tooth would otherwise be extracted. – £12.34
- Facing or refacing a permanent upper tooth anterior to the first premolar, normally for patients aged 17 years or over, and including acid etch retention, other necessary preparation of the enamel and temporary coverage of the tooth – £86.00
Inlays and Crowns
- In permanent teeth and in retained deciduous teeth, normally for patients aged 17 years or over, inclusive of all preparation, dressing, pulp capping, pins incorporated in castings, cores fabricated in the mouth and temporary coverage during construction) £56.50
- Normally for patients over 17 years. Fees are inclusive of all preparatory treatment, dressing, pulp capping, pins incorporated in castings and cores fabricated in the mouth. – £87.30
- Administration of a single intravenous sedative agent or inhalation sedation, using a dedicated machine capable of delivering a fixed maximum level of nitrous oxide and a fixed minimum level of oxygen when providing inhalation sedation, by a doctor or a dentist other than the dentist carrying out the treatment to include any preliminary investigation and blood testing. – £21.40
- Provision of dentures in synthetic resin, including all necessary backing and tagging. Full upper and lower dentures. – £148.50
- For conditions of the gingivae/oral mucosa (including pericoronitis, ulcers and herpetic lesions), including any necessary oral hygiene instruction and/or the issue of a prescription – £6.50
- The above prices are taken from the Statement of Dental Renumeration issued by the National Health Service (General Dental Services) (Scotland) as amended on 1 November 2015.
- You can read all about dental charges in this advice from NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde.
- NHS dental examinations are free of charge to all patients.
- Patients under 18 or between 18 – 19 and in full time education are exempt from charges.
- Patients on certain benefits may also be exempt of charges on proof of exemption.
- Other NHS treatments will have a charge attached. There is a maximum charge for NHS dental treatment which we don’t go above. Currently this is approx.. £365 (but always check with us for up to date dental prices).