At Queensway Dental Clinic we provide an NHS general dental care service for our existing NHS patients.
Although we are not currently accepting any new NHS patients for general dental care, we are able to accept those NHS patients referred by their own dentist for Specialist Oral Surgery or Specialist Orthodontic services. This is because our contract enables us to offer adults an oral surgery service and those aged 17 and under living in Teesside an orthodontic service for brace treatment.
NHS dental charges from 1 April 2017
The charge you pay depends on the treatment needed to keep your mouth, gums and teeth healthy. You will only ever be asked to pay one charge for each complete course of treatment, even if you need to visit your dentist more than once to finish it – either Band 1, Band 2 or Band 3.
If you have to be referred to another dentist for another, separate course of treatment, you can expect a second charge. Some minor treatments, including having stitches removed or repair to dentures (if they can be mended), are free.
If you are not exempt from charges, you should pay one of the following charges for each course of treatment you receive:
Band 1 course of treatment: £20.60
This covers an examination, diagnosis (eg X-rays), advice on how to prevent future problems, a scale and polish if needed, and an application of fluoride varnish or fissure sealant. If you require urgent care, even if your urgent treatment requires more than one appointment to be completed, you will need to pay one Band 1 charge only.
Band 2 course of treatment: £56.30
This covers everything listed in Band 1 above, plus any further treatment such as having fillings, root canal treatment work as well as covering the cost of taking out one or more of your teeth where necessary.
Band 3 course of treatment: £244.30
This covers everything list in Bands 1 and 2 above, plus provision of crowns, dentures and bridges.