Battle Road Dental Practice is pleased to be able to offer a full range of NHS dental services. For the most up to date information on our current status for welcoming new NHS patients please view our page on the NHS choices website.
If you pay NHS charges, instead of paying a proportion of the cost of your treatment, you will pay one of four fixed charges relating to the type of care and treatment you require. The charge bands are given below.
NHS dental care is still free to children under 18, or under 19 in full-time education, as well as pregnant women and new mothers and people on certain state benefits. Please ask us for further details on possible exemptions.
The practice team will be happy to answer any questions you have about NHS charges.
|Name||Examples of treatment||Patient charge|
|Band 1: Diagnosis, treatment planning and maintenance||Clinical examination, x-rays, scaling and polishing, preventive dental work such as oral hygiene instruction.||£22.70|
|Band 2: Simple treatment||Fillings, extractions, surgical procedures.||£62.10|
|Band 3: Provisions of appliances||Complex treatment which includes a laboratory element such as crowns and dentures.||£269.30|
|Urgent treatment||Treatment required where there is severe pain or the risk of oral health significantly deteriorating.||£22.70|
There is no additional charge for treatment carried out under sedation.
Information on the cost of NHS dental care or a written quotation for private care is available from reception after your consultation. You may pay for your dental care by cash, cheque, credit or debit card. Please note that a failed cheque would incur a £7.50 charge. Full payment must be made by the time your treatment is complete.
At the end of your course of treatment, your dentist will advise you of when you will need to be seen again. As an NHS practice, we now follow guidelines issued by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) on how often patients need to be seen by their dentist. This is based on an individual’s oral health needs. The Department of Health wishes NHS resources to be allocated to those who need it most. You can of course visit your dentist more often privately if you prefer to talk to your dentist more regularly about your oral health needs. You may also have a regular private oral hygiene visit.
In an emergency, practice patients are entitled to advice and necessary treatment. Urgent/emergency treatment is defined as treatment required where there is severe pain or the risk of oral health significantly deteriorating. If you feel that you may need to be seen by your dentist before your next appointment, telephone the practice on 08443 879788*, if possible leaving a message before 8.00 am.
During practice hours, you should explain the nature of the emergency to the receptionist who will arrange an appropriate appointment. Out-of-hours, you should telephone: 08443 879788* and follow the instructions given in the recorded message.
Dental advice can also be obtained by calling the NHS Dental Helpline on 0300 1231663.
Monday - Tuesday
8.30 am - 8.00 pm
Wednesday - Friday
8.30 am - 5.30 pm
Tel: 01424 713051*
NHS Dental Helpline: 0300 1231663