All the treatment that your dentist believes is necessary to achieve and maintain good oral health is available on the NHS. This includes any treatment you need to keep your mouth, teeth and gums healthy and free of pain, but excludes any purely cosmetic treatment. Depending on what you need to have done, you should only ever be asked to pay one charge for each complete course of treatment within three bands of treatment.
If you need to visit your dentist more than once to finish it. You will not be charged for individual items within the course of treatment. If you need urgent care, even if your urgent treatment requires more than one appointment at the same dentist to complete, you will only need to pay one Band 1 charge.
If you are on a low income you may be eligible to receive financial help through the NHS Low Income Scheme. To apply for an HC2 certificate, you should complete form HC1, which is available from Jobcentre Plus offices or from our reception. You can also get an HC1 form by calling 0845 610 1112.