Euro Dental provide free NHS dental treatment.
For advice on help with health costs call 0845 850 1166 or see 'Help with health costs' (HC11), available from Jobcentre Plus
offices, NHS dentists, or from http://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/
Free NHS dental treatment or help with health costs
do not have to pay for NHS dental treatment if, when the treatment starts, you are:
Aged under 18
19 and receiving full-time education
- Pregnant or a mother who has had a baby in the previous 12 months
in an NHS hospital and your treatment is carried out by the hospital dentist
- An NHS Hospital Dental Service outpatient
(however, you may have to pay for your dentures or bridges)
You also do not have to pay if, when the
treatment starts, or when you are asked to pay:
You are included in an award of:
Employment and Support
- Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance
- Pension Credit guarantee credit
You will not be exempt from paying because
you receive Incapacity Benefit, contribution-based Employment and Support Allowance, contribution-based Jobseeker's Allowance,
Disability Living Allowance, Council Tax Benefit, Housing Benefit, or Pension Credit savings credit, when paid on their own.
Medical conditions do not exempt patients from payment for dental treatment.
You will be asked to show your dentist
written proof that you can claim, free, all or part of your NHS treatment. You will also be asked to sign a form to confirm
that you do not have to pay. If your name is on a valid HC3 certificate, you may not have to pay for all your treatment. Checks
are made on free and reduced cost treatment claims. If you say you have the right to free treatment when you do not, you may
incur a penalty charge.
For advice on help with health costs call 0845 850 1166 or see 'Help with
health costs' (HC11), available from Jobcentre Plus offices, NHS dentists, or from http://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/
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 - £16.50
This covers an examination, diagnosis (e.g. X-rays), advice on how to prevent future problems, a scale and polish
if needed and application of fluoride varnish or fissure sealants. If you require urgent care, even if your urgent treatment
needs more than one appointment to complete, you will only need to pay one Band 1 charge.
2 course of treatment - £45.60
This covers everything listed in Band 1 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 treatment - £198.00
This covers everything listed
in Bands 1 and 2 above, plus crowns, dentures or bridges.
How often should I expect to see the dentist for a routine check-up?
Visiting your dentist is important. The interval between check-ups will depend on how healthy your mouth, teeth and
gums are at different times of your life. This will alter with changes in your general health or lifestyle, and your risk
of future problems. If you have problems with your mouth or teeth between planned check-ups, ask your dentist for an earlier
What treatments should I expect to be provided under the NHS?
You will be able to have all treatment provided under the NHS that your dentist feels is clinically necessary in
order to keep your teeth, gums and mouth healthy. If your dentist says that you need a particular type of treatment, you should
not be asked to pay for it privately.