Chester Dental Clinic is currently registering new NHS patients.
To register please contact the clinic on 01244 350858.
Dental care explained.You will receive FREE NHS dental treatment if (when your treatment starts) you are;
- aged under 18
- aged 18 and in full-time education
- pregnant or a mother who has had a baby in the previous 12 months
- receiving, or your partner is receiving, Income Support, Income-based Jobseekers Allowance, income related Employment and Support Allowance or Pension Credit guarantee credit
- have, or your name is on, a valid NHS tax credit exemption certificate
- have the right to full help under the NHS Low Income Scheme (i.e. you are named on a valid HC2 certificate)
How to claim FREE NHS dental treatment
You will be asked to show your dentist written proof that you can claim free NHS treatment. You will also be asked to sign a form (NHS PR) to confirm that you do not have to pay.
adults who have to pay for NHS dental care
The charge depends on the treatment you require to keep your teeth and gums healthy. All charges apply to an overall course of treatments, and not the individual items within the course of treatment.
There are only three pay bands for treatment.
Band 1 course of treatment
£17.50 - 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 course of treatments
£48.00 - This covers everything listed in band1 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 treatments
£209.00 - This covers everything listed in band 1 and 2 above, plus crowns, dentures or bridges.
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.
It is important for adults and children to receive routine checks and advice and you should continue to see your dentist regularly.
If you have any further question please contact the clinic or alternatively you can access the NHS dentistry in England: information or patients leaflet or the NHS information sites below.
Want general information on a condition or treatment?
Visit the British Dental Health Foundation where they have over 40 online leaflets.
Want to find out about dental treatment?, Want to know how to look after your teeth better?
Visit the new BDA Smile web site.
Want to learn about dental anatomy, conditions, treatments and good oral health?
Visit the BDA's cutting edge 3D Educational web site.